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GUNMEN FIRE AT LA UNION TOWN EXEC’S HOUSE

BALAOAN, La Union -- The Balaoan Police is looking at all angles for the possible motive and arrest of the riding-in-tandem[...]

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23 GOV’T OFFICIALS NABBED, ISIS BANNER FOUND

April 1, 2019 - 3:47 PM

MANILA — Twenty-three incumbent elective officials were arrested by the police authorities, confiscating from them multiple firearms and explosives, including black flags bearing the insignia of the international terrorist pact Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Philippine National Police (PNP) conducted a one-time-big-time (OTBT) operations aimed to secure the mid-term elections in May. […]

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CAMPAIGN PERIOD FOR METRO MANILA LOCAL BETS BEGINS SMOOTHLY

March 31, 2019 - 8:00 PM

MANILA — The first two days of the campaign period for local candidates in Metro Manila was “generally peaceful”, according to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO). “No untoward incidents for the past two days related to election,” said Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO Director, in a text message sent to Philippine News Agency (PNA) […]

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12 OF 36 MAGUINDANAO TOWNS HAVE UNOPPOSED MAYORAL CANDIDATES

March 29, 2019 - 3:10 PM

COTABATO CITY – Candidates for mayor and vice mayor in 12 out of 36 towns in Maguindanao are running unopposed and are sure winners in the May 2019 local polls. Based on the list of candidates from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Maguindanao, the towns where mayoral and vice mayoral aspirants have no rivals are […]

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EX-CONGRESSMAN NOW BARMM PARLIAMENT SPEAKER

March 29, 2019 - 3:07 PM

COTABATO CITY — Officials of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) on Friday elected a former member of the House of Representatives as speaker of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) interim parliament.  Lawyer Pangalian Balindong, former deputy House speaker for Mindanao, will lead the parliament until the regional elections slated in 2022.  Earlier, Balindong […]

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DILG, LEAGUE OF LGUS REMIND CANDIDATES: DON’T GIVE IN TO NPA EXTORTION

March 28, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), together with the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), reminds candidates for the 2019 Midterm Elections to not give in to New People’s Army’s (NPA) extortion scheme during local campaign period. In a joint press statement, DILG and ULAP “remind all candidates running for […]

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COMELEC TELLS LOCAL BETS TO KEEP CAMPAIGN CLEAN, PEACEFUL

March 28, 2019 - 7:39 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday reminded candidates to keep their campaign clean and peaceful, ahead of the start of the campaign period for local bets. “We remind the candidates to please keep the campaigns clean. Like literally clean because the tendency of local campaign is to leave trash behind whenever they would […]

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QC EXEC ASSURES RIGHTS OF LGBT COMMUNITY

March 28, 2019 - 7:38 PM

MANILA — Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte on Thursday assured that they will continue to protect the rights of the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community. “Our message to the LGBT sector is that you are safe here, we welcome you here, we protect your rights here and you can call Quezon […]

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COMELEC ALL SET FOR START OF LOCAL CAMPAIGN

March 28, 2019 - 7:37 PM

MANILA — As local candidates gear up for the May 13 elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has expressed its readiness for the start of the campaign period for local aspirants on Friday. “We are as ready as we will ever be,” Comelec spokesperson, James Jimenez, said in an interview Wednesday. Jimenez noted that their city/municipal […]

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ELECTIONISTS IN CONFLICT: ONLY 8 OF 50 SIGN PEACE COVENANT IN ISABELA

March 28, 2019 - 6:39 PM

CLEAN POLLS. Eight candidates, along with police, military and election officers, and some voters pledge to support clean elections at the Saint Michael the Archangel Cathedral in Upi village, Gamu, Isabela, March 26, 2019. (Photo by Villamor Visaya Jr.) GAMU, Isabela — Out of the total of 50 provincial and congressional candidates in Isabela, only eight showed up for the […]

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VOTERS URGED LOOK AT BETS’ TRACK RECORD, INTEGRITY, PLATFORM

March 27, 2019 - 6:31 PM

MANILA — The electorate must look at the track record, integrity and platform before choosing candidates to support in the May mid-term elections, Quezon City vice mayor Joy Belmonte said on Wednesday. Belmonte said the people must be reflective in electing their leaders and consider looking into the candidate’s personality, and background to assess if they […]

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HUGPONG NG PAGBABAGO WOO VOTERS IN ILOILO PROVINCE

March 27, 2019 - 6:29 PM

HNP IN ILOILO. Some of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) senatorial bets seek the support of more than 6, 000 voters in Iloilo province during their campaign rally at the City of Passi Arena on Tuesday (March 26, 2019). (Photo by Gail Momblan) ILOILO CITY — Thousands of Ilonggo voters welcomed Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) candidates even if […]

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DEADLINE FOR ‘DOMINANT PARTIES’ PETITIONS SET MARCH 27: COMELEC

March 27, 2019 - 6:29 PM

MANILA — Political parties have only until Wednesday to file a petition for accreditation before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the determination of the dominant majority party, dominant minority party, among others, in connection with the May 13, 2019 National and Local Elections. The poll body noted that petitions for accreditation of 10 major national […]

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MAYOR DROPS PLAN TO SUE TREASURER, FOR NOW

March 27, 2019 - 5:59 PM

ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa said he temporarily dropped his plan to file a case against Treasurer Jinny Hermano over the latter’s continued defiance to sign the payrolls of excess job hires. In an interview Monday, Espinosa said the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines prevents him from filing a case against Hermano. “The only […]

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POE URGES STRICT REVIEW, MONITORING OF GOV’T TRANSACTIONS

March 27, 2019 - 2:16 PM

SANTA ROSA CITY, Laguna — Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday called for stricter monitoring of government transactions, stressing the need for greater transparency about contracts entered into by government agencies with the private sector, especially with public utility service providers. Poe, who spoke before a multisectoral forum composed mostly of women’s and senior citizen groups at […]

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LOCAL BETS HAVE UNTIL THURSDAY TO REMOVE ILLEGAL POSTERS: COMELEC

March 26, 2019 - 9:24 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday reminded local candidates to take down their illegal campaign posters and streamers until Thursday, March 28, a day before the start of the campaign period. In a notice to all candidates and parties for the May 13, National and Local Elections, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said aspirants […]

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HUGPONG NG PAGBABAGO SEALS ALLIANCE WITH BACOLOD-BASED PARTY

March 26, 2019 - 9:23 PM

ALLIANCE FORGED. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, chairperson of Hugpong ng Pagbabago, and Mayor Evelio Leonardia, head of Grupo Progreso, shake hands after signing the alliance agreement, in the presence of HNP senatorial candidates and GP local candidates at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City on Monday night (March 25, 2019).  (Photo by Nanette L. Guadalquiver) […]

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