Should we trust surveys?

Sometime ago I was commissioned by a local politician to conduct a survey adding that I should make him appear winner in the results. I was taken aback and asked about the real purpose of the survey he wanted. Was it for campaign strategy development or for propaganda? He replied that he wants both. I … Continue reading Should we trust surveys?

Irosin denounces Russian invasion of Ukraine, offers support to Ukrainians

The Municipality of Irosin, Sorsogon through its Mayor, Alfredo "Pidoy" Cielo, Jr., denounced the Russian invasion of Ukraine calling the act as a "path paved by megalomaniac and an apparently strong man towards a war of irreversible and lasting horrible consequences". In an open statement posted on Facebook and other social media pages of the … Continue reading Irosin denounces Russian invasion of Ukraine, offers support to Ukrainians

Salceda backs Robredo; Vice President thanks unity of Bicol politicians

FEB 9, 2022 5:34 PM PHT RHAYDZ BARCIA ALBAY, Philippines – Lawmaker Joey Salceda, the Bicolano politician who once egged on Davao City mayor Sara Duterte to gun for the presidency, on Wednesday, February 9, bared his final choice – Vice President and opposition presidential candidate Leni Robredo. Thousands of supporters waited patiently at the … Continue reading Salceda backs Robredo; Vice President thanks unity of Bicol politicians

Will command votes work for Noel Rosal in Albay’s gubernatorial race?

By Atty. Oliver Olaybal Of the three congressional leaders in Albay, gubernatorial candidate Noel Rosal has the support of Joey Salceda and Nando Gonzalez of the second and third districts. Re-electionist governor Al Francis Bichara has the support of Edcel Lagman of the first district. As Rosal leaves Legazpi City for the provincial bout, he … Continue reading Will command votes work for Noel Rosal in Albay’s gubernatorial race?

Albay lifts border control

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 35Series of 2021 LIFTING THE CHECKPOINT/BORDER CONTROL OF THE PROVINCE OF ALBAY••• SECTION 1. LIFTING THE CHECKPOINT/BORDER CONTROL. – All checkpoints/border control manned by the Philippine National Police within the Province of Albay are hereby lifted.Nevertheless, reasonable restrictions may be imposed by the LGU of destination, which should not be stricter as … Continue reading Albay lifts border control

2022 Elections: Will CamNorte’s Egay Tallado serve a ‘5th Term’ as governor?

Will the people of Camarines Norte give Egay Tallado a fresh gubernatorial mandate despite being considered a recidivist in dismissing provincial employees? Or will former Jose Panganiban Mayor Ricarte Padilla finally snatch the seat this coming 2022?