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SENATOR PROCLAMATION 2019

The newly elected senators have been proclaimed on Wednesday, May 22, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The 12[...]

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COMELEC OPTIMISTIC TO GET HIGH VOTER TURNOUT IN OAV

April 25, 2019 - 5:53 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said it is ‘cautiously’ optimistic that overseas absentee voting (OAV) for the May 13 midterm elections will have a high voter turnout. This after Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez noted that a good number of Filipinos abroad have cast their votes for the national positions during the first […]

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BE NEUTRAL IN GIVING PERMITS FOR CAMPAIGN RALLIES, DILG TO LGU EXECS

April 25, 2019 - 5:52 PM

MANILA — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday reminded officials of local government units to be fair in issuing permits for political rallies as the May 13 mid-term polls draw near. “Play a fair game. Let us not deprive voters (of) the chance to get to know their candidates to help […]

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NEW CATBALOGAN CITY COUNCILORS ASSUME POSTS

April 25, 2019 - 5:00 PM

NEW PUBLIC SERVANTS. Judge Odelon Mabutin administers the oath-taking of seven new city councilors of Catbalogan City in Samar on Monday (April 22, 2019). The new officials assumed post three months after the Office of the Ombudsman suspended the city mayor, vice mayor, and seven legislators over controversial land acquisition deal. (Photo by Roel Amazona) CATBALOGAN CITY, […]

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SC ASKED TO ALLOW POLL WATCHERS TO TAKE PHOTOS

April 24, 2019 - 6:50 PM

MANILA — Various individuals and groups asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on digital photo taking by watchers of candidates in the May 13 mid-term polls. In a 44-page suit, the petitioners urged the SC to hand down a writ of mandamus for the Comelec among […]

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DON’T VOTE FOR CANDIDATES WITH PENDING CORRUPTION CASES: PACC CHIEF

April 23, 2019 - 6:20 PM

MANILA — Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez on Tuesday urged the public not to vote for politicians with pending corruption cases. In his speech at the Stop Crimes against Women Summit 2019, which was organized by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) and the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), Jimenez said these politicians are […]

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SC ISSUES STATUS QUO ORDER ON BAGUIO MAYORALTY POLL ROW

April 23, 2019 - 6:19 PM

MANILA — A mayoralty candidate in Baguio City can still run in the May polls despite being disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). In its three-page status quo ante order dated April 11, the Supreme Court (SC) directed the Comelec against implementing its Minute Resolution No. 19-0286 dated last March 6 disqualifying lawyer Edgar Avila […]

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LGU EXECS BANNED FROM NATIONAL GOVERNMENT PAYOUTS

April 22, 2019 - 3:48 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has prohibited all local elective officials and politicians from participating in national government programs and activities including payouts as the election season heats up. The DILG made the announcement in a memorandum circular promulgated by DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, saying such initiatives could be used as […]

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GUNMEN FIRE AT LA UNION TOWN EXEC’S HOUSE

April 20, 2019 - 1:58 PM

BALAOAN, La Union — The Balaoan Police is looking at all angles for the possible motive and arrest of the riding-in-tandem gunmen who riddled the house of the town’s municipal engineer here with bullets Wednesday night. In an interview Thursday, Capt. Juanito Buaron, town’s police chief, said the shooting incident happened at 7:42 p.m. at the […]

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COMELEC, AFP, PNP FINE-TUNE SECURITY PREPS FOR MAY POLLS

April 16, 2019 - 8:24 PM

MANILA —The national government is exerting all efforts to ensure a peaceful and orderly conduct of the May 13 mid-term elections. Several ranking officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Commission on Elections (Comelec) made the assurance during a high-level meeting on Tuesday at the AFP Commissioned Officers’ Club […]

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NO CAMPAIGNING ON MAUNDY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY: COMELEC

April 16, 2019 - 8:24 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday reminded candidates running for national and local positions in the May 2019 mid-term polls that campaigning is prohibited on Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19). Commissioner Luie Tito Guia said Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, including the day before the election, are “quiet periods”. […]

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OVERSEAS VOTING KICKS OFF WITHOUT HITCH: ENVOYS

April 15, 2019 - 3:22 PM

MANILA — The kickoff of overseas absentee voting (OAV) was generally successful, as Filipinos abroad cast their votes for the 2019 mid-term polls beginning last Saturday in different Philippine Embassies and Consulates General around the world, diplomats said. At the Philippine Embassy in Moscow which covers the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Ukraine, and Belarus, more than […]

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ABRA MAYOR BET SLAPS BECAUSE OF VOTE-BUYING FIASCO

April 15, 2019 - 2:38 PM

VIGAN CITY – One mayoralty bet in Bangued, Abra is under fire for slapping three victims because of vote-buying allegations. Police Major Dominador de Guzman, chief of Bangued, Abra municipal station said that he received a report regarding former Bangued Mayor Ryan Luna slapping when the latter had asked three locals which mayor they prefer […]

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KIDAPAWAN COMELEC POSTS NAMES, PRECINCTS OF VOTERS

April 13, 2019 - 10:13 PM

POSTED. The total list of voters posted in front of the Comelec office in Kidapawan City as seen in this handout photo. (Photo courtesy of Comelec Kidapawan) TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Kidapawan City has released the names of registered voters of the city and their respective voting centers ahead of […]

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DILG ENDORSES ELECTIONEERING CASES VS. 52 LOCAL EXECS

April 13, 2019 - 10:10 PM

MANILA — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday endorsed to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) the complaints against 52 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials for allegedly being involved in partisan political activities. DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III submitted a letter containing the statements of people and the names of the […]

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SARA URGES DAVAOENOS TO UNITE IN PURSUIT OF LASTING PEACE

April 11, 2019 - 5:25 PM

DAVAO CITY- Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has urged Davaoenos to unite in pursuing lasting peace for the city and for the country. She urged to get inspiration from the valor of the veterans to be resilient. “Let us all be of one mind in this pursuit of achieving lasting peace for our city and for our […]

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FILE RAPS VS. BONG GO IF NARCO-VIDEO IS TRUE

April 9, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Malacañang has dared those claiming senatorial bet Christopher “Bong” Go is involved in illegal drugs to file charges against him but stressed that these are merely black propaganda against the administration. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a palace interview that the video circulating online is meant to discredit Go, President Duterte’s former aide.  “That’s […]

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