Proclamation of winning but disqualified candidates may be suspended, says COMELEC-7

Marthy Lubiano 05/14/2018

  If declared as winners, the proclamation of nine disqualified Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) bets in Central Visayas may be suspended. The COMELEC Central Office earlier released a memorandum containing the names of candidates who can…

Uncontested candidates not yet official winners, says COMELEC Cebu

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/14/2018

With several Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) candidates running unopposed, Commission on Elections (COMELEC) officials reiterate that uncontested candidates are not automatically proclaimed as winners. “The law defines a winner as the candidate who obtained highest number…

Comelec Cebu: “A peaceful election”

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/14/2018

“A Peaceful election.” This was the assessment of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu Provincial Election Supervisor Lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano after the voting for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election in Cebu ended at 3 pm…

Comelec Cebu reminds supporters to avoid distribute sample ballots

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/14/2018

The distribution of sample ballots during election day is strictly not allowed, says Comelec Cebu. This, after Comelec Provincial Election Supervisor Lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano, received reports that candidate’s supporters are still distributing sample ballots to voters…

Comelec to voters: “Vote early to avoid long lines”

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/14/2018

Commission on Election (Comelec) Provincial Election Officer Lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano urges voters go to their designated polling precincts early to avoid long lines and miss the 3 pm cutoff. Castillano said that those who arrived at…

Comelec Cebu urges voters to be patient amid long queues

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/14/2018

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Provincial Election Supervisor Lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano asked voters for their patience and calm attitude on today’s election as long queues may be expected. He also urged voters to rehydrate themselves and bring…

Comelec urges voters to testify vs vote buyers

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/13/2018

“Help us indict candidates who resort to vote buying.” Commission on Elections (Comelec) Regional Director Veronico Petalcorin appealed to the public to take a stand with them and testify against Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) candidates who…

Comelec issues reminders to voting public

Raul Constantine Tabanao 05/13/2018

On the eve of the country’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) issued anew a list of prohibitions and requirements to the voting public. Among the prohibited activities are: Carrying of firearms…

COMELEC to assist indigenous peoples, illiterates, PWD

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/07/2018

Comelec Provincial Election Supervisor Lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano assures to give assistance to indigenous people, illiterate voters, and persons with disabilities (PWDs) on May 14 election. He said there are many indigenous people (IP) who are active…

COMELEC AFFIRMS TUBURAN HOTSPOTS

Rosalie O. Abatayo and Benjie Talisic 05/06/2018

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu province has affirmed the recommendation of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) to place six barangays in Tuburan under the Election Watchlist Areas (EWAs) due to history of electoral violence…

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