LIST: Watchdog Names ‘Political Dynasties’ in Partylist System

Photo by Ryan Leagogo, Inquirer.Net Poll watchdog Kontradaya on Wednesday released the names of partylist groups linked to political dynasties, claiming that the system is “no longer for the marginalized and underrepresented.” “With a recent Supreme Court ruling allowing nominees to run even if they do not belong to the marginalized and underrepresented sector that they claim to represent, it was only a matter of time for the partylist system to be overrun by the same political dynasties common in local politics,” the group said in a statement. It claimed…

2 Estudyante sa Marinduque, Nalunod

Bea at Charles (also on B&W picture) | Photo by MNHS File Dalawang estudyante ang nasawi matapos malunod sa dagat sa Laylay, Boac, Marinduque kaninang hapon. Kinilala ang mga nasawi na sina Charles Hanson M. Adaya at Bea Jiliane pawang mag-aaral ng Marinduque National High School. Source and courtesy: @hero_peewee, GMA News Breaking

Ilang Pasahero sa Balanacan Port, Stranded

Stranded ang ilang pasahero sa Balanacan PortPhoto courtesy: Nherizza Quinto Stranded na ang ilang pasahero sa dami ng tao at haba ng pila sa Balanacan Port ngayong Lunes, Marso 28. Kaya naman muling pinapaalalahanan ang mga pasahero na magbaon ng additional na pagkain kagaya ng biscuit, sandwich at tubig. Magbaon din ng mahaba at maraming pasensya. Sa mga aalis na may kasamang bata at senior citizen, mas mainam na ipagpaliban muna ito sa ngayon at mangyaring sa mga susunod na araw na lamang bumiyahe kapag ang dami ng pasahero ay humupa…

‘Unseated’ Marinduque Rep Laments SC’s ‘Double Standard’

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP. Gina Reyes shows her proof of citizenship afterbeing disqualified despite winning in the 2013 congressional racein Marinduque. File photo by Rappler Former Marinduque Representative Regina Ongsiako-Reyes says that she and Senator Grace Poe faced similar disqualification cases but only differed on how the high court handled the cases MANILA, Philippines – Only two weeks after the Supreme Court allowed Senator Grace Poe to run for president, an unseated district representative lamented what she called the “double standard” of the high tribunal in handling disqualification cases in lower elective…