Palace congratulates Leni Robredo for winning the vice presidential race

Malacanang congratulated Vice President-elect Leni Robredo saying it expects the new Vice President to stand for the rule of law and fight threats to democracy. “Ang tagumpay ni Leni Robredo ay tagumpay ng sambayanang nananalig at naninindigan sa mga prinsipyo ng Daang Matuwid,” he said in a statement in a radio interview Saturday. “Siya ay simbolo ng katatagan ng kababaihang Pilipino sa aspeto ng pamumuno sa bansa, bunsod ng kanyang Read More

Malacanang confident on expeditious canvassing of votes for president and vice president

Malacanang has expressed confidence on the expeditious and impartial canvassing of votes for president and vice president by the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC). The House of Representatives, which will resume sessions on Monday following a three-month break, and the Senate are scheduled to meet on May 24 to form the NBOC, which is tasked to proclaim the country’s new president and vice president. The canvassing will be held on Read More

Palace optimistic over administration bets’ chances in May 9 polls

A Malacañang official has expressed hope that Filipino voters would support the administration’s candidates during the May 9 elections to continue the reforms initiated by President Benigno S. Aquino III. “We note the Pulso ng Bayan Pre-Electoral national survey of Pulse Asia covering the period April 16 to 20, 2016. When asked about results of public opinion surveys on voters’ preferences in Lipa City last 21 April, President Aquino stressed Read More

President Aquino to voters: Make government’s achievements permanent by choosing Daang Matuwid coalition

(CLARK, Pampanga) President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday urged the electorate to make the positive changes accomplished by his administration permanent by voting for the Daang Matuwid coalition on May 9. “Kung hindi niyo nadadama ‘yung mga ginawa natin, nagkulang kami. Kung kayo naman ho nakita niyo ‘yung kalsada, eskwelahan, miyembro ng Pantawid (Pamilyang Pilipino Program), pinalawak na PhilHealth at marami pang iba, pati na ‘yung pagtutugon sa mga Read More

Palace optimistic on orderly conduct of May 9 elections

Malacanang on Sunday expressed optimism that next month’s local and national elections would be an orderly one. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is doing its best to ensure the integrity of the automated voting system which will be used in the May 9 polls. “Tungkulin ng Commission on Elections (COMELEC) na tiyakin ang integridad at kaayusan ng darating na halalan. Tiwala ang pamahalaan na Read More