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Aquino Says Philippine Electoral Fraud Would Trigger Turmoil

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By Francisco Alcuaz Jr. and Haslinda Amin April 27 (Bloomberg) — Philippine presidential frontrunner Benigno Aquino said only fraud can stop him winning next month’s election and any such attempt would trigger unrest comparable with the protests that swept his mother to power 24 years ago.

Villar: I will spare no one for graft

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The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – Defending himself from the “Villarroyo” tag, Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. vowed to spare no one, including President Arroyo, in charging people guilty of graft and corruption.

Candidates Court Philippine Pastor

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Boasting Seven Million Followers, Quiboloy Will Soon ‘Reveal’ Whom God Has Chosen as Country’s Next President By JAMES HOOKWAY DAVAO CITY, the Philippines—The Philippines’ tele-evangelists exert a larger-than-life influence each time elections come around. This year, Filipino presidential candidates are hoping to bag the support of one in particular: Read more »

The Next Aquino: Can Noynoy Save The Philippines?

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By ISHAAN THAROOR It’s past midnight in Zamboanga and Benigno (Noynoy) Aquino III slouches in his chair, a glass of Coke in one hand and a cigarette in another. He’s tired and bleary-eyed and wracked by a cold. A grueling day of audiences, processions and interviews in three different Read more »

Celebrities bring on the campaign glitter

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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

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

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