Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 08:04 p.m.
MANILA -- Malacañang expressed satisfaction on Tuesday over the conduct of the 2013 midterm elections despite some glitches encountered by the Commission on Elections and some reported violent incidents that transpired during Monday's exercise.
This as the Palace said that the results of the senatorial polls based on unofficial tallies were an affirmation on President Benigno Aquino III's reforms.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 07:55 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 7:55 p.m.) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) suspended the canvassing of party-list votes on Tuesday after several questions were aired by the legal counsels and representatives over how the votes for the 12 disqualified party-lists will be treated.
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said they entertained proposals such as whether the votes for the 12 groups will be counted separately, conditionally, or not at all.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 06:52 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III and Manila mayor-elect Joseph Estrada could work together despite the latter coming from another political party, a Palace official said Tuesday.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, in a news briefing, said that Aquino and Estrada are in good terms.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 06:12 p.m.
CEBU CITY (Updated) -- The 2013 midterm elections have created a new twist in the political climate in the vote-rich province of Cebu, as old political families -- Gullas and Osmena -- were defeated in the recently concluded race.
Outgoing Representative Eduardo Gullas (1st district, Cebu), who served the province in various positions, lost the mayoralty race in Talisay City to Liberal Party’s Johnny delos Reyes.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 03:45 p.m.
CEBU (5th Update, 5:57 p.m.) -- Reelectionist Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama emerged victorious in this year's midterm polls, handing Representative Tomas Osmena his first loss in the mayoral race since 1988.
Team Rama’s victory was welcomed Tuesday with cheers from a number of supporters, who stayed at the Cebu City Hall for hours since Monday to witness the canvassing. Mayor Rama joined the crowd after the proclamation Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 04:39 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 4:39 p.m.) -- Administration candidate Grace Poe-Llamanzares was winning the May 13 senatorial elections, according to the partial official tally of the National Board of Canvassers (NBoC).
Poe received 391,906 votes out of the six certificates of canvass (COCs) submitted to the NBoC on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 01:26 p.m.
MANILA -- Former President Joseph Estrada and running mate Isko Moreno were officially proclaimed Tuesday as the new mayor and vice mayor, respectively, of Manila City.
Estrada and Moreno were proclaimed by the Manila Board of Canvassers at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium past 12 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 12:14 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 1:56 p.m.) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday has allowed the proclamation of winners based on incomplete results of the canvassing of votes but is subject to annulment in case of errors.
The poll body issued Resolution 9700 after more than 50 local candidates presumed as winners have asked for immediate proclamation.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:23 a.m.
MANILA (Updated 1:37 p.m.) -- Team PNoy's Grace Poe-Llamanzares was leading in the partial unofficial count midday of Tuesday by the Commission on Election (Comelec) and its citizen's arm Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).
Aside from Poe, eight senatorial candidates of the administration-backed coalition and three members of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) were included in the so-called "Magic 12."
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:20 a.m.
MANILA — Former President Joseph Estrada was leading in the vote-count for mayor of Manila on Tuesday in what could be his first elected post since he was ousted in a 2001 revolt on corruption charges.
Estrada is running against incumbent Mayor Alfredo Lim, who was backed by President Benigno Aquino III.