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The Compostela experience


There was practically nothing that Arthur Despi can do short of outright defiance of a Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruling that effectively voided his legitimacy as Bantayan mayor. With Despi not showing up, it was easy for the provincial office of the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG-7) […]

Posted: May 15th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Comelec proclaims Escario as new Bantayan Mayor


Ian Christopher Escario has been formally proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as the new mayor of Bantayan town, Cebu in a simple ceremony at the Comelec office in Intramuros, Manila on Monday morning. In a phone interview, Escario said he will also be taking his oath of office before Court of Appeals (CA) […]

Posted: May 8th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Comelec to conduct ballot inventory today


THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial office will proceed with the inventory, sealing and turnover of ballot boxes contested by the camp of former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama at 8:30 am today. The ballot boxes will be taken out of the container vans located near the City Treasurer’s Office at City Hall for the […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Long lines mark last day of Comelec registration


As expected, long lines marked the last day of the voters’ registration as hundreds of last-minute applicants trooped to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) satellite registration area in Cebu City at a mall along Fuente Osmeña. Comelec chairperson Andres Bautista’s reminder for voters to register before the last day fell on deaf ears as many […]

Posted: April 29th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Comelec urges youth to register for SK polls


Deadline for voter registration is on April 29 With only a few days left before the registration deadline, the Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) is urging the youth to register for the upcoming October 2017 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Comelec-7 Assistant Regional Director Veronico Petalcorin said during the Kapihan sa PIA (Philippine Information […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Cebu City election protest: Comelec orders transport of ballot boxes


The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has ordered the transport of the ballot boxes of pilot protested precincts by defeated Cebu City Mayor candidate Michael Rama. In an order dated April 17, the Comelec Second Division has ordered the election officers in Cebu City and the City Treasurer’s Office to make an inventory and to seal […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Macarine to swim from Dumaguete to Siquijor


LAWYER Ingemar Macarine resumes his clarion call to clean our oceans and seas as sets to swim the rough seas that connect Siquijor Island and Dumaguete City today. If successful, this will be the 26th successful open water swim for the 29-year old lawyer and environmentalist who is fondly called the Pinoy Aquaman. His most […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Comelec holds special registration for voters


IN observance of National Women’s Month celebration, the Commission on Election (Comelec) will be holding a special satellite registration today for women voters. Comelec provincial supervisor Lionel Castillano said that their central office has issued a resolution requiring highly urbanized cities, including Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu to hold the special registration, dubbed the Special Satellite […]

Posted: March 7th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Comelec conducts registration in campuses


WITH only three months to go before the deadline on the registration for both barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will conduct satellite registration for SK voters in schools. “What we observed was that even in our satellite offices in the towns, the turnout of registrants were minimal. That’s why […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Provincial Capitol: Of fresh mandates and new chapters


(Part 1) In true Cebuano fashion, the year 2016 kicked off with the Sinulog festivities; but for the Cebu provincial government, last year’s events had a different twist in light of Cebu’s hosting of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) from January 23 to 31. Held just a few days after the Sinulog festival, the […]

Posted: January 2nd, 2017 in Headlines,Special Feature | Read More »