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Celebrities bring on the campaign glitter

By Carmela G. Lapena – Pinoys are crazy about celebrities. Politicians know it. This is probably why they tap stars to support their candidacy. Star power is believed to translate to much-needed votes. Now, with just months until the May polls, politicians are bringing out the big guns. Read more »

No turning back: Pacquiao seeks congress seat anew

By Jon Perez – Knocked out the last time, Manny Pacquiao will once again try his luck inside the political ring.

Mar formally accepts offer to be Noynoy's running mate

By Amita Legaspi and Jam Sisante – Vowing to end the “greed” and “tayo-tayo system” that has dominated Philippine politics, Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday formally accepted the offer of Liberal Party standard bearer Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to be the party’s vice presidential bet in Read more »

Mikey: Received many wedding gifts, contributions

By EDMER F. PANESA – Presidential son and Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo said Tuesday that a hefty portion of his wealth – with which he was able to acquire a residential house worth $1.32-million (roughly P63.7 million) in California – came from wedding gifts and campaign contributions. Read more »

FVR: GMA must stop deluding RP on constituent assembly

By Sandy Araneta and Marvin Sy – Former President Fidel Ramos told President Arroyo yesterday not to delude the people “with titillations” on the constituent assembly (con-ass) and that she should make her plans for the 2010 elections clear.

2010 polls certain–GMA

President announces Lakas-Kampi merger By Angelo S. Samonte, Reporter President Gloria Arroyo gave an assurance on Thursday that the 2010 elections would push through. She cited the merger of administration political parties Lakas-CMD and Kampi as “tangible proof” that there was no stopping the polls next year.