Unseated Negros Oriental gov starts packing but not leaving yet

Karlowe Brier 10/10/2022

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — Unseated Negros Oriental Gov. Pryde Henry Teves announced he was ready to go but would not do so unless ordered by the Supreme Court. Teves, in his radio program on Saturday,…

Comelec proclaims new governor of Negros Oriental

Karlowe Brier 10/04/2022

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — Negros Oriental has a new governor in the person of the province’s immediate past chief executive. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday officially declared Roel Degamo, who was then seeking reelection, as…

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Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 09/21/2022

A few months ago, before the elections, my doctor and I were discussing my column. He wondered where the vividness of my descriptions of martial law came from; I was too young then, he said. I was…

Comelec mulls shorter campaign period for barangay-SK polls

Zacarian Sarao 09/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said it is planning to shorten the campaign period for those who will run in the 2022 barangay and Sanggunihang Kabataan elections (BSKE) set from October 6…

SK head Resch asks COA to check, audit SK transactions

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from issues surrounding the postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and Barangay elections, Cebu City Councilor and SK Federation-Cebu City head Jessica Resch also wants the Commission on Audit (COA) to check…

Comelec chief wants decision on barangay, SK polls before end of the month

Daniza Fernandez 08/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman George Garcia is hoping that fate of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections slated on December 5, will be known before the end of the month. Several measures have…

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Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 08/05/2022

It is August. There are occasional rains but no major storms so far. We had a bad earthquake and many in the northern part of the country are still reeling from it. At the same time, considering…

Comelec ends registration with 2.59 million new voters

John Eric Mendoza 07/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) logged almost 2.6 newly-registered voters on Saturday, the last day of voter registration. The exact figure is 2,593,909, according to Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco. The figure is broken down by…

Registrants crowd COMELEC registration center during last day of voters registration

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Eligible voters who have yet to register may still do so until 3 p.m. of Saturday, July 23, 2022. Off-site registration for Cebu City is still on going , as of this writing, at…

Last-minute voter registrants told to exercise patience

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Cebu City North District has appealed to qualified voters who plan to beat the deadline of the Comelec registration for barangay and SK elections on Saturday,…

Still high turnout of registrants in Mandaue, Comelec says

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/15/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Commission on Elections in Mandaue City continues to record a high number of voter registrants for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Lawyer Anna Fleur Gujilde, election officer, said currently, they average 400 registrants…

Comelec: Barangay, SK polls to push through in December unless new law is passed

Neil Arwin Mercado 07/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Tuesday the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections will continue in December unless a new law postponing it will be passed. Comelec acting spokesperson Rex Laudiangco said this…

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