Santiago denies she will drop from race to give way to Duterte "I WILL not back down from this race."
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago put to rest rumors circulating online that she would withdraw from the presidential derby to make way for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte whom she allegedly supports.
"I have high regard for Mayor Duterte but I will not back down from this race. Until victory," Santiago said in a post on her official Facebook pageon Tuesday.
Last Saturday, Duterte announced that he will run for president after the Senate Election Tribunal junked Grace Poe's disqualification case.
Duterte said that Poe is not a natural-born Filipino citizen and must not become president.
...Keep on reading: Santiago denies she will drop from race to give way to Duterte
Another Marcos in Malacañang? It May Happen Sooner Than You Think Remember the old hit song "Yesterday Once More" by the Carpenters? Well yesterday could be back in our future someday soon. Okay here's the scenario. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. wins the Vice Presidential race because all that hidden Marcos wealth was suddenly "unhidden" to buy his election. Then assume his teammate Miriam Defensor Santiago, with some of that Marcos money to boost her poll numbers, becomes president. What the Philippines will then have is an extremely volatile situation—like a bottle of nitroglycerine resting against a jackhammer; one wrong move and everything goes kaboom! ...
Duterte’s 2016 bid by substitution a ‘bad precedent,’ solon says Allies of Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Mar Roxas scored Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for his presidential bid in 2016 by substituting MartinDio, who earlier filed what others say is a defective certificate of candidacy (COC).
Laguna Rep. Dan Fernandez even called it a "badprecedent" if Duterte is allowed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to takeDio'splace as presidential candidateof Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
In a press conference Tuesday, Fernandez pointed out thatDio's certificate of candidacy is defective because it indicated thatDio would run for Pasay city mayor instead of president.
"Can he ...Keep on reading: Duterte’s 2016 bid by substitution a ‘bad precedent,’ solon says
Tax court grants Estrada’ plea, junks BIR’s P2.9B tax valuation THE Court of Tax Appeals has dismissed the P2.9-billion 2001tax assessment against formerpresident and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and his wife, former senator Eloisa Ejercito.
In a 41-page decision, the Tax Court's second division through Associate Justice Juanito Castaneda, Jr. said the tax assessment madeby then Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Lilia Hefti cannot be sustained.
"(W)hile it appears that the assessmentcontains factual and legal bases, the Court is not precluded fromevaluating the propriety of the facts and the law on which it is based," the Tax Court said.
The BIR used as basis in its tax assessment the Jose Velarde accou...Keep on reading: Tax court grants Estrada’ plea, junks BIR’s P2.9B tax valuation
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