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The jackpot for the Powerball lottery has soared to a record $600 million and the top prize may swell to nearly $1 billion if no one draws the winning numbers this weekend, a lottery official said on Friday.
The potential payout of Saturday’s jackpot could mean a one-time lump sum payment of $376.9 million. Officials reported brisk ticket sales across the country.
Malacañang congratulated the six new senators proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) last Thursday.
“The people have spoken and we congratulate the senators on their new and renewed mandate,” deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte said.
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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) may have earned high praises from Malacanang for the orderly mid-term elections last Monday but it now has a lot of explaining to do about the problematic canvassing of votes.
Deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte has urged the Comelec to address mounting concerns raised by some groups about the way it is handling the post-election operations.
By CECIL MORELLA
The Philippines held elections Monday seen as crucial for President Aquino’s bold reform agenda, as deadly violence and grafttainted candidates underlined the nation’s deep-rooted problems.
Aquino has called for the midterm polls, in which thousands of local leaders plus national legislators will be elected, to be a referendum on his efforts to transform...
Malacañang is pleased that the Supreme Court (SC) has halted the implementation of the controversial money ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
With the money ban out of the way, deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte said authorities can now focus on efforts to ensure clean and credible elections on May 13.
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The flurry of complaints from the banking sector has prompted President Benigno S. Aquino III to order the Cabinet to immediately study the impact of a money ban enforced by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
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UNITED NATIONS – Four UN peacekeepers, all from the Philippines, were abducted on the Golan Heights on Tuesday by an armed group believed to be the same one to have abducted 21 Filipino peacekeepers two months ago, the United Nations said.
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JAKARTA (AFP) — US rock band Aerosmith has cancelled a concert scheduled this week in Jakarta on safety concerns, a concert promoter said Sunday, following threats to bomb the Myanmar embassy in the Indonesian capital.
“We received the official confirmation yesterday from the Aerosmith management cancelling the May 11 concert in Jakarta over safety concerns,” said Sarah...
Contrary to a rumored imminent breakup, Team PNoy remains intact and can emerge victorious in the upcoming elections, according to a Palace official.
Deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte yesterday denied allegations that the administration candidates have engaged in cunning propaganda to discredit each other in the Senate race.
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There may be no announcement of a wage increase on May 1 but workers are encouraged not to shut their doors to non-wage benefits that will be presented by government.
Malacañang has called on labor groups to keep an open mind about the package of non-wage benefits that will be rolled out on Labor Day.
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