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With just two days left before the May 9 elections, Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II appealed yesterday to rival Sen. Grace Poe to “unite” with him against what he called a “looming dictatorship.”

“We will be victorious in the May 9 elections.”

Despite strong demand, customers of power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will see electricity bills go down by P0.41 per kilowatt-hour (kwh) this month as overall generation charge decreased due to lower fuel costs of natural gas plants.

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He could not have been a secret agent of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as he had never stayed far from her for long periods, Sen. Grace Poe said yesterday of her husband Neil Llamanzares as she defended him from insinuations by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago that he was involved in clandestine activities for the US spy agency.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is a dangerous candidate as he and his supporters apparently would not accept defeat in the elections, according to presidential candidate Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

To help voters make an informed choice in May, The Philippine STAR is conducting interviews with the presidential aspirants, in no particular order, depending on their availability in the heat of the campaign.

The Philippines has secured a fresh recognition of its anti-corruption efforts, improving its score and rank in a regional survey that gave its nod to the outgoing Aquino administration.

Liberal Party (LP) vice presidential bet Leni Robredo made a fervent appeal for a solid vote from fellow Bicolanos in her hometown here for her and LP presidential bet Mar Roxas three days before the elections.

The Catholic religious sect El Shaddai has endorsed Vice President Jejomar Binay for president and Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for vice president, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) camp disclosed yesterday.

Security forces vowed to ensure the will of the people would be reflected in the elections on May 9.

Saying “the truth definitely hurts,” Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV yesterday defended a television ad he funded showing children reacting to video clips of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cussing and mouthing expletives and kissing women.

Millions of Filipinos will be able to get free access to breaking election news and updates at the Bilang Pilipino website through the SafeZone mobile application.

The camp of presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hit the current administration and Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Mar Roxas for allegedly sabotaging the venue for Duterte’s miting de avance at the Rizal Park tomorrow afternoon.