Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Philippine Elections 2016 (UPDATE 5)

The story so far on the 2016 Philippine Elections...

  • Geraldine Roman, age 49, made history as the first transgender woman politician to be elected for a seat in Congress after proclaimed by COMELEC as representative in the first congressional district, after garnering 106,015 votes against the 64,643 cast for Hermosa Mayor Danilo Malana of Aksyon Demokratiko.
  • Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he would settle the South China Sea dispute with multilateral talks that would include allies United States and Australia, and the claimant nations against China.
  • Former boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao presumptively won a seat to the Senate based on the election results. He placed eighth out of a field of 50 candidates in a national race where the top 12 vie for the upper house, a powerful legislative body that has often served as a springboard to office.
  • The board of canvasses of Mountain Province proclaimed that Kathy Jyll Mayaen, the daughter of the late governor Leonard Mayaen, as the provinces' new chief executive on Tuesday night despite questions on her substitution for her father. Mayaen filed her COC last week seeking as a replacement to her father, who ran independently until he passed away from a heart failure on the 31st of March.
  • The United States government said it was keen to work with Rodrigo Duterte, who emerged as the clear winner in the Philippine presidential elections,
  • Rodrigo Duterte promises that he will never use bad words to the public, now that he's guaranteed to take control of the Philippines as the new leader.

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