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Day: May 8, 2022

Female senators honor women on Mother’s Day

Female senators on Sunday reminded Filipinos to appreciate the effort and sacrifices of all mothers and mother figures who have devoted their lives to nurture families. Senator Risa Hontiveros said the choice to become a mother is a decision a woman should have the right to make. “Today, let’s recognize the deep love and sacrifice all these kinds of mothers and all these types of women have given us. We are enough. To all the women who choose to be mothers, salamat sa walang sawang pagmamahal (Thank you for your eternal love),” she said in a statement. Senator Cynthia Villar

John Lee elected as HKSAR’s sixth-term chief executive designate

The returning officer for the election of the sixth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Sunday said John Lee has been elected as the chief executive designate. The former chief secretary for administration of the HKSAR government won a total of 1,416 votes, surpassing the threshold of 750 votes to win the election. Lee made a short speech after the announcement of the election results, expressing gratitude to members of the Election Committee who turned out to vote and to the Hong Kong residents. The polling hours ran from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. local

Cabanatuan bishop asks faithful to pray for clean elections

Masses will be celebrated in parishes within the Diocese of Cabanatuan here on election day for faithful to attend before casting their votes, and the churches will be open for the whole day to everyone who would want to pray after voting. In a letter, Bishop Sorfonio Bancud asked Apostolado ng Panalangin, Adoracion Nocturna Filipina, and other lay associations and religious movements (LARM) to lead in praying until the election results are out. “Lubhang napakahalaga ng gawaing politikal na ito sapagkat tayo ay nasa isang maselang yugto ng ating kasaysayan (This political activity is very important because we are in

4 dead as alleged vote-buying triggers shooting in Ilocos Sur

Allegations of vote-buying reportedly triggered a shooting incident that left four dead in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur on Saturday morning. Charges will be filed against the two groups composed of supporters of rival mayoral candidates, according to a press briefing at the provincial capitol on Sunday attended by Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis Singson, Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Director Col. Wilson Doromal, and Ilocos Sur provincial election supervisor Alipio Castillo. Six supporters of mayoral candidate Alrico Favis — Guillermo Unciano, Agustin Unciano, Dante Tolentino, Archie Garcia, Menelio Oliver Jr, all of Barangay Patong; and Albert Bańez of Barangay San Ramon —

Local artist ‘begs’ CDO residents not to sell their votes

Wearing a long-sleeved white Barong Tagalog, slacks, and black shoes, Nicolas “Nic” Aca looks odd standing in the middle of J.R. Borja Street, one of the busiest thoroughfares here. The 53-year-old multitalented artist could be mistaken for a politician or a lawyer. On Saturday morning, Aca was carrying on his shoulder a small bamboo pole where a cooking pot hangs from one end and a discarded ballot box on the other. “Boto dili ibaligya (Don’t sell your votes),” he repeatedly told passersby while he stood under the heat of the sun and amid the danger of being run over on

Pacquiao bats for pro-poor measures as campaign ends

Senator Manny Pacquaio ended his campaign in his hometown General Santos City on Saturday the way he started it: Reiterating his presidency will be pro-poor. During his miting de avance, he said the country’s tax measures must be reformed to help the poor improve their living conditions. “Kaya mahal lahat ng bilihin, dahil ang taas ng taxes natin (All prices of commodities are high because of high taxes),” the 43-year-old Pacquiao said. If he wins, Pacquiao assured at least five millionaires will dare to invest in the country and will give livelihood opportunities to the marginalized. He also called out

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