- Duterte wins Philippine presidency in official count Updated: May-27-16 10:59 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine lawmakers completed the official vote count from May 9 elections on Friday and announced that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency by an overwhelming margin, while Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice president.
- Pacquiao's Senate victory brings him closer to presidency Updated: May-19-16 7:29 am
MANILA, Philippines - Boxing great Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed Thursday as a winner of a Philippine Senate seat, bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency.
- Aquinos' legacy clouded by Duterte win, support for a Marcos Updated: May-11-16 7:38 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine leader Benigno Aquino III had called this week's election a referendum on his "straight path" style of reformist governance, but his candidate lost by millions of votes to a shoot-from-the-lip mayor.
- China hopes for progress with new Philippine government Updated: May-10-16 10:44 am
BEIJING - China said Tuesday that it hopes to work with the Philippines' new government to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea, but insisted the onus is on Manila to lower tensions.
- Marcos Jr. asks that unofficial VP vote count be halted Updated: May-10-16 7:54 am
MANILA, Philippines - The late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos' son, who is running for vice president, called Tuesday for a stop to an unofficial vote count that shows his rival has overtaken him.
- The Latest: Duterte leads unofficial Philippine vote count Updated: May-09-16 2:48 pm
MANILA, Philippines - The latest on the presidential election in the Philippines, where Rodrigo Duterte, the mayor of the southern city of Davao, led pre-election polls, promising to wipe out crime and corruption if he wins (all times local):
- A look at the candidates in Philippine presidential election Updated: May-08-16 10:56 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine voters on Monday will elect a successor to President Benigno Aquino III, choosing from among a diverse cast of candidates.
- Philippine election could cause heartburn for its US ally Updated: May-07-16 2:50 am
WASHINGTON - The upcoming Philippine presidential election could cause some heartburn in Washington. The winner of Monday's vote will be hand-maiden to the most crucial U.S. relationship in Southeast Asia, and the front-runner has not inspired confidence with his casual threats to shoot criminals and by joking about the gang rape and killing of a foreign missionary.
- Aquino's pick for Philippine president banks on clean image Updated: May-06-16 8:26 am
MANILA, Philippines - A U.S.-educated investment banker and the richest Philippine presidential aspirant, Mar Roxas lacks the dramatic life stories of his rivals, including a tough-talking mayor with a public vow to dump criminals in Manila Bay and a foundling who made it big in politics.
- Corruption allegations hound Binay in Philippine election Updated: May-05-16 5:54 am
MANILA, Philippines - In a poor Southeast Asian country with a soft spot for the underdog, Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has tried to turn online jokes about his dark complexion and small stature to his advantage by portraying himself in campaign ads as an everyman who understands the struggles of the underclass.