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China extends greeting to leading candidates in PH

China congratulated the Philippines on the smooth presidential election. Our congratulations also go to the leading candidates. We hope and believe that various political forces in the Philippines will continue to work in solidarity for national renewal and development, said Zhao Lijian, Chinas Foreign Ministry spokesperson. #In60words

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Robredo's top allies suffer defeat in Mindanao

Some of the well-known allies of Vice President Leni Robredo in Mindanao have suffered defeat in the last elections. #In60words

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PNP calls for sobriety as groups, individuals plan protest actions

The Philippine National Police (PNP) urged the supporters of losing candidates to remain calm amid calls for protest actions over questions on alleged election irregularities.

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Eastern Metro Manila and Rizal local poll winners

Familiar faces reined anew and retained their mayoral posts in the eastern part of Metro Manila during the national and local elections on Monday. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto got a fresh mandate as the local Commission on Elections officially proclaimed him the winner Tuesday morning.

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Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro gets new mandate

MARIKINA Mayor Marcy Teodoro was re-elected in the mayoral race in the city, as he beat former mayor and Congressman Bayani Fernando. Teodoro garnered 183,878 votes against Fernandos 40,149.

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After witness retractions, HRW calls for De Limas release

After Department of Justice key witness Rafael Ragos, a former official of the Bureau of Corrections, retracted his testimonies against Sen. Leila De Lima, calls for the detained senators release continue to mount. The Human Rights Watch called on Philippine authorities to drop the charges and investigate claims of witnesses that they were coerced to give their testimony....

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New York Consulate logs third VCM failure

The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York reported its third Vote Counting Machine used in ballot feeding has malfunctioned. Two other machines encountered technical issues in late April. The Consulate assured ballot feeding would continue using its last VCM.

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MNLF endorses Uniteam's BBM-Sara tandem

The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) endorsed the Uniteam tandem of presidential aspirant and former senator Bongbong Marcos and vice-presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Sunday for the May 9 local and national elections. #In60words

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Robredo challenges Marcos to debate

Vice President Leni Robredo said she would not be participating in the Comelec's panel interview, but instead, she challenged survey frontrunner Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. to a debate, as she pointed out that Marcos is the sole candidate who has yet to face the public in a debate with other candidates. #In60words

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Ex-Altas basketball star wins MVP award in Pilipinas Super League

Gab Dagangon was named MVP in the first season of Pilipinas Super League Pearl of the Orient Cup. He averaged 15.5 points per game for his team, Davao Occidental Tigers. The Tigers won P2 million cash as a prize for winning the championship.

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