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GENSAN BARANGAY CHAIR GUNNED DOWN

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- An incumbent barangay chair here was gunned down by an unidentified motorcycle-riding suspect near the city's main[...]

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DILG: NO NEED FOR CARDEMA TO RESIGN

February 22, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Amid calls for the youth commissioner to resign from his position, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año believes that the chairman of the National Youth Commission (NYC) does not have to step down from his post. “I don’t see enough reason for NYC chairman Ronald Gian Carlo L. Cardema […]

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COMELEC TAPS LEYTE EXECS TO HELP REMOVE ILLEGALLY PLACED POSTERS

February 22, 2019 - 1:38 PM

TACLOBAN CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Leyte provincial office has asked local government officials to help take down illegally posted campaign materials. In a meeting with mayors at the provincial capitol on Wednesday, Comelec Leyte provincial director Juan Bautista Beato Jr. said they need the help of local government officials since it is part […]

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DILG: 349 GOV’T EXECS PAY CPP-NPA EXTORTION MONEY, PERMIT TO CAMPAIGN

February 21, 2019 - 4:47 PM

RETIRED ANALYST PHOTO CREDIT Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año today bared a watchlist containing 349 local and national government officials are allegedly providing support to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) by form of extortion money and permit to campaign fees. Año says that based […]

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CHED TO BAN POLL BETS IN GRAD CEREMONIES

February 20, 2019 - 6:50 PM

MANILA — Candidates running in the May 2019 elections are not allowed as guest speakers in graduation ceremonies of public and private higher education institutions (HEIs), an official of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Wednesday. “We’re issuing a memorandum by next week after the commission en banc, enjoining all the higher education institutions, not […]

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NARCO-LIST WILL HELP VOTERS MAKE ‘INTELLIGENT CHOICE’: PALACE

February 20, 2019 - 6:49 PM

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday said a proposal from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to release a list of politicians allegedly involved in illegal drugs will help voters make ‘intelligent choice”. “As far as the Secretary of DILG is concerned there is a need to provide people with information para magkaroon sila ng (so that […]

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CONGRESSIONAL BET REPORTS DEATH THREAT TO POLICE

February 20, 2019 - 6:45 PM

DEATH THREAT. Former Pinamungajan town mayor Geraldine Gaye Yapha, who is running for a congressional seat in Cebu’s Third District, answers questions from Cebu newsmen after reporting to the police having received a note containing a death threat. (Screengrab from former mayor Geraldine Gaye Yapha’s Facebook page) CEBU CITY — A former mayor of the southern town of Pinamungajan who is running […]

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DISCOUNTED POLITICAL ADS WILL LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: PALACE

February 19, 2019 - 5:05 PM

MANILA — The signing of a law that will allow reasonable rates for political advertisements will level the playing field for candidates during the campaign season, Malacañang said on Monday. “This new measure on discounted political advertisements would benefit all candidates of the political spectrum and hopefully would level the playing field, in accordance with the […]

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PERMIT NEEDED TO POST POLITICAL ADS ON PUVS

February 19, 2019 - 5:04 PM

MANILA — Political advertisements are allowed to be posted on public utility vehicles (PUVs) such as jeepneys, buses and taxis as long as a permit is secured from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). In a statement on Tuesday, the LTFRB said operators should secure a permit for posting transit political ads that comply […]

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2 SOLONS BACK SARA DUTERTE AS COUNTRY’S NEXT PRESIDENT

February 19, 2019 - 5:03 PM

MANILA — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said Davao City mayor and presidential daughter Sara Duterte still remains as his top choice among the “young emerging leaders” to become the next president of the country. Lacson made the remark when asked about the possibility of Duterte’s possible bid for presidency in 2022. “Nauna na akong nagsabi […]

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COMELEC ADMITS HANDS TIED ON PRE-CAMPAIGN ADS

February 18, 2019 - 5:46 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday said that they can do nothing about the election candidates and their premature campaign expenses going way above the normal. “Unfortunately, we cannot do anything about it,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said. Jimenez said that the poll body only looks after the spending of candidates during the […]

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BELMONTE FILES LIBEL, CYBER LIBEL RAPS VS. MORATO, 10 OTHERS

February 18, 2019 - 5:26 PM

MANILA — Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte on Monday filed libel and cyber libel cases against former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairman Manuel Morato and 10 others allegedly for a “factually incorrect and malicious” article, recalling a case that had already been dismissed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office. […]

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DILG DIRECTS LGUS TO CLEAR GOV’T PROPERTIES OF CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

February 18, 2019 - 4:54 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed all local government units (LGUs) to clear all government facilities, properties, and vehicles of political campaign materials. “We will not allow candidates to use government properties as a platform for their election campaign. It’s clearly prohibited. Government buildings, properties, vehicles, and equipment are for […]

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ELECTION OFFICERS IN 3 VISAYAS CITIES RESHUFFLED

February 17, 2019 - 5:07 PM

BACOLOD CITY — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has ordered the re-assignments of election officers in three highly-urbanized cities in the Visayas ahead of the May 13 mid-term elections. Bacolod City Election Officer IV Mavil Majarucon-Sia confirmed that she has received the order dated February 11 issued by Comelec Executive Director Jose M. Tolentino Jr. for […]

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BATAAN CANDIDATES SIGN PACT FOR CREDIBLE POLLS

February 17, 2019 - 5:03 PM

INTEGRITY PLEDGE. Bataan Governor Albert Garcia and Vice Governor Cris Garcia, both running unopposed for fresh terms in the May elections, affix their signature on the Integrity Pledge during the signing of a peace covenant for honest and peaceful elections in the province at the Saint Joseph Cathedral in Balanga City, Bataan on Saturday, February 16, 2019. (Photo by Ernie […]

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‘NO NEED TO CAMPAIGN, MY MISTAHS WILL VOTE FOR ME’: BATO

February 16, 2019 - 11:43 PM

BAGUIO CITY — Retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa is confident he will get the votes of his mistahs (batchmates) at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). “I don’t need to campaign among my fellow PMAers because they will surely vote for me. No matter how strong are their discouragements, the PMAers are not partisan […]

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PRIVATE TEACHERS IN CEBU EYED TO SERVE IN MAY 13 POLLS

February 15, 2019 - 4:44 PM

TEACHERS IN HOT SPOTS. Commission on Election (Comelec) 7 (Central Visayas) Regional Director Rafael Olaño urges public school teachers to serve in May 13, 2019 midterm elections, despite placing their town as hot spot area. (Photo courtesy of PIA-3 Facebook page) CEBU CITY — The top election officer in Central Visayas on Friday said his office has prepared […]

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