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Re-electionist Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto III on Friday revealed that he is going to vote for Sen. Grace Poe despite being a part of the senatorial slate of Vice President Jejomar Binay's United Nationalist Alliance.

A few presidential candidates have expressed their concern over the glitches in the preparations of the Commission on Elections for the May 9 elections.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday evening said that his statement against Kilusang Mayo Uno during his proclamation rally was taken out of context.

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will hold simulated elections tomorrow in 20 cities and towns across the country, covering more than 25,000 registered voters.

With his latest approval ratings still at respectable levels, President Aquino said he hopes his popularity will rub off on his chosen successor and propel the latter to victory in the elections.

Japan and Korea have expressed interest in research and exploration of the mineral resource-rich Benham Rise, an underwater volcanic ridge located in the Philippine Sea east of Isabela.

Taking a dig at his closest rival, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay said he never left the country despite the hardships and persecution he experienced.

Supporters of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte and running mate Sen. Alan Cayetano have launched inspirational scratch cards, a scheme that allows them to donate funds for the tandem’s campaign war chest.

An aging Navy supply ship transporting provisions to Pag-asa Island sailed back to mainland Palawan due to mechanical trouble.

Metro Rail Transit Holdings chairman Robert John Sobrepeña’s credibility was questioned yesterday after he blamed Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel   Roxas II for the issues hounding the train system’s contract.

Liberal Party vice chairman and Senate President Franklin Drilon reiterated yesterday his call to President Aquino to sign an executive order that will increase the salaries of government employees at least for this year as a Valentine’s gift.

Aside from “bullying” by China in the West Philippine and South China Seas, the upcoming US-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in California will also take up the recent rocket launch of North Korea, a foreign affairs official said yesterday.

Customs agents have seized 6,000 pieces of smuggled Peking duck from Hong Kong in the Port of Batangas.