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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 »

Should people support Du30’s appointment of village officials?


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


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 »

Comelec open on holidays


THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) said they will be open tomorrow even if it’s a holiday. Comelec provincial supervisor Lionel Castillano said they will be open even during holidays except Sundays for the registration of voters for next year’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. The voter’s registration period started last November 7 and ends […]

Posted: November 28th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Fail-safes on Uber


Was thinking about writing a piece on the “Letter to the Readers” made by the New York Times in which it admitted its shortcomings in its coverage of this year’s US elections and how this letter was viewed as an apology by other media outlets like Fox News as well as US President-elect Donald Trump. […]

Posted: November 17th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Castillano: No word yet on resumption of registration for SK, barangay polls


IT is still not clear yet when the registration for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and Barangay Elections will resume. Cebu Provincial Election supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano told reporters yesterday he still has not received an advice from the Commission on Election (Comelec) Manila as to the resumption of registration. Although the Comelec already issued a memorandum […]

Posted: October 3rd, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Reviving the ROTC


President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to revive the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in high school and college may be quite unpopular with the millennial generation, but we understand his call for discipline among the citizenry, especially the youth who has been declared time and again as the country’s future. Those who managed to scrape by […]

Posted: August 7th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Comelec: No extension of voters’ registration


THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu Provincial office will no longer extend the voters’ registration for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Cebu Provincial Election supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano told reporters yesterday that under the voters’ registration law, there will be “no registration 90 days before the election.” The barangay and SK elections will […]

Posted: August 2nd, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Voters for SK, brgy. polls hit 80K mark


MORE than 80,000 youths in Cebu registered for the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and barangay elections in October this year. As of yesterday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu province said there were 80,717 youths between 15 to 17 years old who trooped to their office to register during the registration period from July 15 to […]

Posted: August 1st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Results of barangay polls crucial to party dominance in council


With barangay elections this October slowly heating up, members of the Cebu City Council have begun involving themselves in the campaign trail as results of this election are considered crucial in directing the leadership of the Cebu City government. Cebu City Councilor Jose “Joey” Daluz admitted that they have all become very interested in the […]

Posted: July 30th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »