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DILG PROMOTES FIVE BFP OFFICIALS TO GENERAL

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año promoted five Regional Directors (RDs) of the Bureau[...]

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MAY 13 ELECTIONS CREDIBLE AMID VCM GLITCHES: SOTTO

May 16, 2019 - 7:50 PM

MANILA — Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday said the recently-concluded May 2019 mid-term elections were credible amid several glitches involving vote counting machines (VCMs). In a press conference, Sotto said there is only a small percentage of reported VCM glitches that marred the election process, but the issue was only brought to the fore […]

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LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR PDP-LABAN BETS IN DAVAO DEL NORTE

May 16, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Candidates under PDP-Laban in Davao del Norte delivered a landslide victory over the Floirendo-Del Rosario led candidates of Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP). Proclaimed winners in the province were Edwin I. Jubahib, governor; Rey “Chiong Oy” Uy, vice governor; Congressman Alan Dujali, second district; and Cong. Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez for the first district. In his Facebook […]

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SUPPORTERS OF RIVAL POLITICAL CLANS CLASH IN MAGUINDANAO

May 16, 2019 - 6:55 PM

COTABATO CITY — A 10-minute clash erupted Tuesday between armed supporters of rival political clans in the town of Talitay in Maguindanao province sending a few hundreds of civilians scampering to safer grounds. No casualty was reported in the incident. Maj. Arvin John Encinas, Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, identified the warring supporters as those belonging […]

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FRESNEDI DOMINATES MIDTERM POLLS IN MUNTINLUPA

May 15, 2019 - 4:03 PM

MANILA – Jaime Fresnedi and his allies scored a landslide victory to become Muntinlupa City mayor for the third time in this year’s midterm elections, local reports said. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Tuesday proclaimed Fresnedi as mayor and running mate Temy Simundac as vice mayor after bagging 164,144 votes and 116,825 votes, respectively. […]

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UNTRANSMITTED ELECTION RETURNS MAY STILL CHANGE RANKINGS: NAMFREL

May 15, 2019 - 3:58 PM

As of 10:16 AM of May 15, Wednesday, the results in the partial and unofficial senatorial count in the COMELEC Transparency Server cover 97.75% or 83,842 of the local Election Returns (ER) from all over the country. This leaves 2.25% of 85,769 local ERs not yet included in the count. The delay in the transmission […]

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NO RESULTS AFFECTED IN ELECTION SERVER GLITCH: COMELEC

May 15, 2019 - 3:50 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) assured Tuesday that no election result was compromised amid the issues encountered by the transparency server on the night of election day. “Hindi affected ‘yong resulta ng ating transparency server (The transparency server’s result was not affected). In fact, during the investigation by our IT team, the server is still […]

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OVER 650K POLL MATERIALS REMOVED IN ‘OPLAN BAKLAS’: NCRPO

May 15, 2019 - 3:49 PM

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has removed more than 650,000 election campaign materials in Metro Manila as part of the ‘Oplan Baklas’. Major Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said police officers helped remove 654,859 election materials in places outside common poster areas designated by the Commission on […]

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COMELEC, LENTE KICK OFF MANUAL COUNT OF SAMPLE VOTES IN 2019 POLLS

May 15, 2019 - 3:48 PM

RANDOM MANUAL AUDIT. Volunteer teachers from the National Capital Region, serving as the RMA auditors, check the contents of the ballot box assigned to them. (PNA photo by Joyce Ann L. Rocamora) MANILA — The manual counting and tallying of votes in selected clustered precincts nationwide kicked off on Wednesday during the random manual audit (RMA) in […]

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CRISOLOGO FACES RAPS OVER SCUFFLE WITH COPS IN ‘VOTE BUYING’ INCIDENT

May 13, 2019 - 10:56 PM

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday filed charges against Quezon City mayoral candidate Vicente “Bingbong” Crisologo and his son over the scuffle with police officers who responded to an alleged vote buying incident the previous night. The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) filed charges of obstruction of justice, direct assault, and unjust vexation […]

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NUMBER OF DEFECTIVE VCMS ‘WITHIN RANGE’: COMELEC

May 13, 2019 - 10:52 PM

MANILA — The number of vote counting machines (VCMs) that malfunctioned in Monday’s polls is still ‘within range’, a Commission on Elections official said. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez noted that they will analyze all the different failures encountered as far as the machines are concerned. “What we see right now is 400 to 600 machines and […]

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PEACEFUL SITUATION AS POLL PRECINCTS CLOSE: AFP

May 13, 2019 - 10:51 PM

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) lauded the Filipino people for the peaceful conduct of the mid-term elections as polling precincts closed at 6 p.m. on Monday. “The AFP congratulates the Filipino people for the successful conduct of the National and Local Elections 2019 and their peaceful exercise of their right to choose […]

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VCM GLITCHES, MINOR INCIDENTS MAR GENERALLY PEACEFUL POLLS

May 13, 2019 - 10:50 PM

MANILA — Voting in most polling stations ended at 6 p.m. Monday, with a number of vote counting machines (VCMs) malfunctioning, several incidents of alleged vote-buying and other minor incidents marring what has been a generally smooth and peaceful mid-term elections. According to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), between 400 to 600 out of the 85,000 […]

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EX-SEN. ALVAREZ WITHDRAWS FROM CONGRESSIONAL RACE DUE TO VOTE-BUYING

May 12, 2019 - 6:41 PM

MANILA — Former Senator Heherson Alvarez has withdrawn from his bid to represent the fourth legislative district of Isabela due to “massive vote-buying.” Alvarez, in a statement, said he could no longer participate in the congressional race since vote-buying violated the freedom of people to select their own leaders. “I cannot continue to participate in this […]

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ELECTIVE POSTS IN APAYAO REMAIN UNCONTESTED

May 12, 2019 - 3:58 PM

BAGUIO CITY — All candidates for elective positions in the provincial level in Apayao — congressman, governor, vice governor and members of the provincial board including the elective posts in five out of the seven towns, from mayor down to councilor– are unopposed. Records at the local Commission on Elections (Comelec) also showed that the contest […]

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DAVNOR GOVERNOR’S RACE HEATS UP AS ELECTION CAMPAIGN ENDS

May 12, 2019 - 3:31 PM

DAVAO CITY — The fight for governor of Davao del Norte province continued to heat up as political mudslinging was carried out even on the final days of the campaign period for Monday’s election. Edwin Jubahib, who is running for governor against Rodney del Rosario, made a last-ditch effort to clear his name against accusations of […]

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PRECINCT FINDER WEBSITE NOW ACCESSIBLE: DICT

May 11, 2019 - 8:08 PM

MANILA — Voters may now be able to know the polling precincts where they will vote for Monday’s mid-term elections. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced on Friday that the public may access the Precinct Finder through its website www.gov.ph/web/precinctfinder to confirm their voter status, as well as the location of their voting precincts, by […]

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