Opposition needs 9 seats to gain Senate majority control
By Raïssa Robles
Between now and February 12 when the campaign period officially starts, a lot of men and women will be huddled in rooms across the country negotiating political support and spoils.
President Rodrigo Duterte needs to make a clean sweep of the Senate race if he wants to consolidate his power and get the Senate to approve his charter change.
But the chances of him doing that, political analyst Ramon Casiple told me, are halos wala (nearly nil). [READ MORE…]