Post-elections, 30 SK bets disqualified in Central Visayas

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/16/2018

At least 30 Sangguniang Kabataan (Sk) candidates in Central Visayas, were disqualified by the Commission on Election (COMELEC0 after failing to meet the age requirement. Comelec Provincial Election Officer Lawyer Ferdinand Gujilde said these candidates did not…

Election protest mulled

Norman V. Mendoza 05/15/2018

With her defeat in the barangay elections, Punta Engaño Barangay Captain Josie Hayashi is planning to file an election protest as her group were gathering evidence allegedly of cheating by the rival camp. Crisanto Estardo, Hayashi’s opponent,…

Election candidates from media: 10 bets win, 10 others lose

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/15/2018

AT LEAST 10 mediamen were successful in their bid to become barangay officials in this years elections while at least 10 others also failed in their election run. The winners included Dennes Tabar, who was elected as…

Osmeña thanks supporters for choosing Barangay and Sk candidates under BOPK

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/15/2018

Is there now a change in the political landscape in Cebu City? Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña thinks so as he announced that barangay (village) captains under the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) dominated in the barangay…

NUP personnel arrested for carrying gun on election day

Benjie B. Talisic, Fe Marie Dumaboc 05/14/2018

A non-uniformed personnel (NUP) of Opao police station was arrested after he was caught carrying a firearm outside Gerardo Ouano National High School in Barangay Opao, Mandaue City at past 2:00 p.m., Monday (May 14). The arrested…

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…

Liquor ban remains until midnight

PIT Intern 05/14/2018

Chief Superintendent Robert Quenery, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) Director, reminds the public that the liquor ban is still effective despite the official end of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls. The nationwide voting…

Lesser voters participated in Barangay, SK polls

Morexette Erram, PIT Intern 05/14/2018

Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (COMELEC-7) Director Veronico Petalcorin revealed that only 70 to 80% of the registered voters exercised their right to suffrage in the region for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. The…

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…