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Comelec urges youth to register for SK polls

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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 »

Should people support Du30’s appointment of village officials?

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The recent plan of President Rodrigo Duterte in postponing again the baranggay election and suggesting that he himself would instead appoint baranggay officials drew mixed reactions. There are those who totally agree with the President. Others are totally opposed, and there are also those who agree with the postponement but frown on the idea of […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Unprecedented control

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The Duterte administration has only until August this year to enact and approve a law that will suspend this year’s barangay elections for an undetermined period and allow the President to appoint barangay officials, but this early, it has raised a lot of critical questions on its constitutionality and its chief motive. Sure, President Rodrigo […]

Posted: March 29th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Brgy polls should proceed – Davide

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AS TALKS about another possible postponement of this year’s upcoming barangay elections continues, the province’s top officials weigh-in on the issue. Gov. Hilario Davide III said that he heard reports that along with the supposed postponement of the barangay elections, the municipal mayors would be given authority to appoint local barangay officials. Davide said that […]

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

Exec says law required to postpone brgy polls

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Talks about possible postponement of the barangay elections scheduled in October this year will have no bearing in the Commission on Elections (Comelec) until a law will be enacted declaring its postponement. Lawyer Lionel Castillano, Comelec Cebu provincial supervisor, said this amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s earlier statement on postponing the barangay elections during first general […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Duterte mulls postponement of barangay elections anew

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President Rodrigo Duterte wants the barangay elections postponed again. In a speech before the first general assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) at the Manila Hotel on Tuesday, the President said he did not want the barangay elections held this year due to the purported influence of drug money in the […]

Posted: March 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

COMELEC ORDERS A RECOUNT

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Second Division has issued an order which facilitates the recount of 20 percent of votes cast in Cebu City’s mayoralty race last May. The best solution to resolve the allegations of defeated mayoralty candidate Michael Rama against Tomas Osmeña and vice versa was for them to do a recount, according […]

Posted: December 4th, 2016 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Duterte tops UP Cebu mock polls

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DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte may be elected president if the elections were held today based on a mock survey done by the University of the Philippines-Cebu held ahead of the 5 p.m. presidential debate. As of 2pm, Duterte received at least 150 red stamps from the spectators now gathered at the UP-Cebu grounds, mostly […]

Posted: March 20th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Comelec Cebu supervisor to transfer to Negros

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A NEW election supervisor will be assigned to Cebu province on Tuesday this week, Feb. 16. Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano will be relocated temporarily to Negros Oriental and will be replaced by Atty. Eliseo Labaria, Bohol provincial election supervisor. “It’s only for the election period, not permanent,” Castillano told Cebu […]

Posted: February 13th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Police nab suspects in Dumanjug strafing case

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POLICE arrested three of the suspects in the strafing incident involving the vice mayoral candidate of the Liberal Party-Cebu chapter for Dumanjug town last Friday. Senior Insp. Arvi Arbuis, chief of the Dumanjug police precinct, identified the suspects as 18-year old Dexter James Aniñon, who reportedly served as lookout, Joselito Quirante Gicale, a 35-year-old resident […]

Posted: December 5th, 2015 in Breaking | Read More »