Mark Ernest Famatigan


    Mark Ernest Famatigan is a news writer who focuses on Philippine politics. He is an advocate for press freedom and regularly follows developments on the Philippine economy.

  • COMELEC’s Guanzon says Marcos’s party is threatening her

    Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon claims that she is being threatened by Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) – Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s political party.

  • Rita Avila disappointed with Boy Abunda after interview with Leni Robredo

    Actress Rita Avila expressed disappointment to talk show host Boy Abunda after he supposedly kept on cutting her answers during the time-bound Q&A session.

  • Marcos: Corruption is a human condition

    In his one-on-one interview with talk show host Boy Abunda, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that corruption has to be “minimized”, and that it is a “human condition.”

  • Where does Bongbong Marcos stand on key issues?

    Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is arguably the most controversial presidential candidate running in the 2022 national elections. Let’s see what he has to say on certain key issues.

  • Solon reminds Marcos: Failure to file SALN 'an impeachable offense'

    Senatorial aspirant Neri Colmenares criticized Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for his plan to withhold his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Network (SALN) from the public.

  • COMMENT: You can’t mess up if you don’t show up

    It comes to no surprise that Marcos Jr. would decline an interview with Jessica Soho. It is simply not in his interest to do so.

  • Inting will be acting chair as Abas exits COMELEC

    Commissioner Socorro Inting will act as the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chair starting February 3 in preparation for Chairman Sheriff Abas’ imminent resignation from the Commission.

  • Walden Bello blasts GMA for exclusion of Ka Leody

    Vice presidential candidate and former Akbayan Party-list representative Walden Bello called out GMA Network on the exclusion of presidential aspirant and labor leader Ka Leody de Guzman, saying that it was “a blow against fairness in media and democratic inclusion.”

  • Marcos camp calls Jessica Soho 'biased', GMA hits back

    After failing to appear in the interviews hosted by GMA Network’s Jessica Soho, Marcos spokesperson Atty. Vic Rodriguez said that award-winning journalist Jessica Soho was “biased against the Marcoses.”

  • Survey: Leni has best pro-poor platform

    A survey conducted by Radyo Veritas revealed that presidential aspirant and Vice President Leni Robredo has the track record and platform most beneficial to the poor.

  • Labor leader: A no-show candidate in debates may be hiding things

    Presidential aspirant Ka Leody de Guzman stressed the importance of attending the debates organized by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), saying that candidates who fail to appear for the arguments may be “capricious” or “hiding something.”

  • Mommy issues? Mothers for Change rep says mother has 'different meanings'

    Mothers for Change (MOCHA) party-list candidate Michele Gumabao, who is not a mother, responded to criticisms by insisting that the word “mother” has “different meanings.”

  • Vico claps back at Bernardo: Did I say anything about his family?

    After being alleged that he “tainted” Pasig City vice mayor Iyo Caruncho Bernardo’s family reputation, mayor Vico Sotto responded: “Bakit ‘family's reputation’.. may sinabi ba ako tungkol sa pamilya niya? (Why ‘family’s reputation’.. did I say anything about his family?)”, with a matching crylaugh emoji.

  • Poll watchdog concerned with imminent COMELEC appointees

    Election watchdog organization Kontra Daya (Against Fraud) expressed concern on the composition of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) once the terms of three of its officials end this February.

  • Labor leader: Tallano gold myth made to oppress the people

    Presidential aspirant and labor leader Ka Leody de Guzman commented on the Tallano gold myth – a story being circulated by pro-Marcos propagandists across several social media platforms.

  • COMELEC finalizes 2022 ballot

    The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has finalized the list of candidates for the upcoming 2022 national elections on Monday, January 17. Included in the ballot is Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., despite the ongoing legal cases he is confronting regarding his candidacy.

  • COMELEC: Presence in poll debates not mandatory

    Commission on Elections (COMELEC) information director James Jimenez said that presence in the electoral debates organized by the Commission was fully up to the candidates.

  • Legal battle on Marcos COC continues as petitioners move for reconsideration

    Petitioners calling for the dismissal of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s Certificate of Candidacy (COC) will continue their legal battle in the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) en banc after their petition was denied by the 2nd division Monday (January 17).

  • 2 pro-farmer party-list members shot dead in Sorsogon

    Amid the election gun-ban, two unidentified men gunned down husband and wife farmers Silvestre Fortades Jr. and Rose Marie Galias on January 15 in Barcelona, Sorsogon, says human rights organization Karapatan Sorsogon. Fortades and Galias were members of Sorsogon’s chapter of Anakpawis (Toiling Masses) Party-list.

  • Youth group urges gov’t for 2-week ‘academic health break’ in NCR

    As COVID-19 cases surge in light of the new Omicron variant, Kabataan Party-list, a youth sector group in Congress, called on the government to give students a two-week “academic health break” for students, parents, and teachers.