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SENATOR-ELECT LAPID HAS YET TO FILE SOCE: COMELEC

MANILA — Senator-elect Manuel "Lito" Lapid is the only winning senatorial candidate in the May 2019 polls who has yet to[...]

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CARDEMA NO-SHOW AT COMELEC HEARING

June 25, 2019 - 10:31 PM

MANILA — Unlike in the last two hearings of the petitions filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) questioning his substitution as a nominee of the Duterte Youth party-list, Ronald Cardema was a no-show at Tuesday’s proceedings. Lawyer Rani Angeli Supnet, the nominee’s counsel, said Cardema was unable to be at the hearing as he is […]

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COMELEC TO DELIBERATE ON CONSOLIDATION OF PETITIONS VS. CARDEMA

June 20, 2019 - 1:34 AM

Former National Youth Commission chairperson Ronald Cardema (in black polo shirt). (PNA photo by Ferdinand Patinio)  MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division will deliberate on the testimonies of both parties to consolidate the petitions questioning the substitution by former National Youth Commission (NYC) chairman Ronald Cardema as the first nominee of Duterte Youth Party-list. […]

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SOTTO MEETS EUSEBIO AMID PASIG ELECTORAL PROTEST

June 17, 2019 - 5:18 PM

PASIG CITY – Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto has meet with outgoing Mayor Robert “Bobby” Eusebio amid the electoral protest filed by his predecessor. In a Facebook post, Sotto expressed his gratitude to the incumbent mayor and his department heads led by City Administrator Dianeth Valencia for making the first meeting between their transition teams […]

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SOTTO SEEKS DISMISSAL OF EUSEBIO ELECTORAL PROTEST

June 7, 2019 - 6:07 PM

PASIG CITY – Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto is seeking the dismissal of an election protest filed by his predecessor Mayor Robert “Bobby” Eusebio, local reports said.   To recall, Eusebio has formally lodged his election protest on the grounds of cheating. This, despite Sotto garnering 205,830 votes against Eusebio’s 119,222 votes.   In his […]

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8 DEAD IN 51 POST-ELECTION INCIDENTS: PNP

May 31, 2019 - 12:56 AM

MANILA — A total of eight people were killed and 14 were injured in 51 incidents of violence after the May 13 elections, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Thursday. PNP spokesman, Col. Bernard Banac said based on National Election Monitoring Action Center (NEMAC) from May 14 to 29, most of the victims are barangay officials […]

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NEW QC OFFICIALS, 2 OTHERS FACE VOTE-BUYING RAPS

May 31, 2019 - 12:52 AM

MANILA — A vote-buying case was filed on Thursday against newly-elected Quezon City mayor Joy Belmonte and vice mayor Gian Sotto with two others at the Commission on Elections (Comelec). In a three-page complaint affidavit, PDP-Laban campaign manager Michael Defensor and secretary general Edwin Rodriguez said the respondents, which also include congressional candidate Elizabeth Delarmante and […]

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KIDAPAWAN CITY ELECTED OFFICIALS TAKE OATH

May 25, 2019 - 3:07 PM

OATH-TAKING. Reelected Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista (center) took his oath Friday with his family in attendance. Other elected officials also took their oath before Judge Arvin Sadiri Balagot of the Regional Trial Court – Kidapawan City in ceremonies held at the city gymnasium. (Photo courtesy of Kidapawan CIO) KIDAPAWAN CITY – Mayor-elect Joseph Evangelista and vice mayor-elect […]

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SENATORIAL PROCLAMATION 2019

May 23, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The newly elected senators have been proclaimed on Wednesday, May 22, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The 12 senator-elect came with their family and friends except for Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go whose family is in Davao. Nancy Binay’s father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, accompanied her daughter at the proclamation. Ramon “Bong” […]

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COMELEC PROCLAIMS WINNING PARTY-LIST GROUPS

May 23, 2019 - 12:15 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), on Wednesday officially proclaimed the winning 51 party-list groups in the May 13 midterm national and local elections at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum in Pasay City. The 51 party-list groups, according to the Comelec, are entitled to 61 […]

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IT’S OVER: COMELEC WRAPS UP COUNT, PROCLAIMS NEW SENATORS

May 22, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has proclaimed the winners of the 2019 senatorial elections in the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), May 22, 2019—after a staggering time to wait of who’s who to break in the so-called “Magic 12.” The names of the newly-elected lawmakers were called according to the number of votes garnered, starting […]

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COMELEC VOWS TO ‘EXPLAIN IN DETAIL’ 7-HOUR POLL DISPLAY DELAY

May 21, 2019 - 6:19 PM

MANILA — Following calls from the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday assured it will provide a detailed technical explanation on the delays encountered in the 2019 midterm elections. “We will (explain the bottlenecks). I just can’t give the technical explanation now because obviously, it will be the […]

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SEN KIKO QUITS AS PARTY BETS LOSE SENATE POLLS

May 21, 2019 - 5:57 PM

MANILA – Opposition Sen. Francis Pangilinan quits his post as the president of the Liberal Party (LP) after the party failed to win senate seats in the recent 2019 midterm-elections.   Pangilinan said he would vacate his position in the party on June 30.   “As campaign manager for the Otso Diretso slate, I was […]

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1.68-M VOTES LEFT FOR CANVASSING BEFORE ELECTION RESULTS ARE OUT

May 20, 2019 - 9:01 PM

MANILA — Only 1.68 million votes remain for canvassing before the official 2019 midterm elections results are out, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Sunday. “The remaining votes to be canvassed is 1,683,938 for Isabela, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United States and Nigeria,” said Frances Arabe, assistant director at the Comelec Education and Information Department, […]

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2019 POLLS VOTER TURNOUT NOW AT 75%-78%

May 20, 2019 - 9:00 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is nearing its estimate of between 75 percent and 78 percent voter turnout in the recently-concluded national and local polls. In a press briefing on Monday morning, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said that as of Sunday, the partial number of voters who participated in the May 13 polls is […]

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COMELEC READY FOR PROCLAMATION OF 2019 POLL WINNERS

May 20, 2019 - 8:58 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready to welcome President Rodrigo R. Duterte if he decides to attend the proclamation of the 12 new senators, mostly administration bets, in case it would push through on Tuesday. In a press briefing on Monday, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said it is not yet certain if Duterte […]

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5 REMAINING COCs TO CANVASS – COMELEC

May 20, 2019 - 5:29 PM

  Only five remaining certificates of canvass (COCs) were left for Commission on Elections (Comelec) to process. James Jimenez, Comelec spokesperson said on Monday during the press conference, that these COCs would come from Isabela Province, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Washington DC and, Nigeria. He also said Jones, Isabela is currently conducting special elections […]

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