05/13/16

2016 Elections: The Victors In The Metro Manila Races

And just like that, election day has passed and, as far as Metro Manila is concerned, the votes are all counted and the winners now proclaimed. Considering how long the campaign season has been, (not even counting the pre-campaign period “movements” being done by many candidates) it is ironic that election season in the metropolis is now over just after a day or two.

After the heated election season, the metropolis’ 17 political units now have their leaders who will serve for the next 3 years. Some leaders managed to retain their posts, while other units saw different faces taking the helm this election, though not necessarily new. Today, we shall be looking at the victors of the 2016 elections in Metro Manila for this special Roamer’s Roundup.

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05/3/16

2016 Elections: The Most Contested Fights In Metro Manila

Barely a week is left before the entire country casts their ballots on May 9 for various national and local positions, from the president down to the city or municipal councilor. While the Urban Roamer does not deal much with politics, especially on a national level, this roamer feels it is appropriate on the other hand to discuss the local elections happening within the area of Metropolitan Manila.

As far as the Metro Manila local elections are concerned, some fights are virtually no-contests like in Quezon City and Pasig, actual no contests like in Parañaque, while some have hotly contested fights but not on the same interest and intensity as the cities we shall be looking at here.

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02/10/16

Campaign Kickoff in the Metropolis

Yesterday, February 9, marks the official start of the campaign period for the 2016 Philippine elections. Something that is sure to elicit surprise since candidates have been doing this “campaigning” for months now, albeit they don’t really say “vote for him/her.” But I digress.

Of the five main presidential bets and their tickets, three of them held their respective proclamation rallies in Metro Manila itself. So let’s see what is out there. Continue reading