Voters registration for Brgy, SK elex this July

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Voters registration is expected to resume this July for the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Lawyer Jerome Brillantes, acting Elections Supervisor of the Commission on Elections in Cebu (Comelec-Cebu), said they…

Why Soce is important

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 06/13/2022

Why do our laws require all candidates, whether they won or lost, to file with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) their respective “statement[s] of contributions and expenses” (Soce) within 30 days from Election Day (that is, on…

7 candidates fail to file SOCEs in Cebu City, to incur penalties

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least seven losing candidates were not able to file their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs) in the Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) district offices. Marilou Paredes, the South District election…

53 out of 60 SOCEs filed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Out of the 60 candidates in Cebu City, at least 53 have submitted their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) as of 7 pm on June 8, 2022. Marilou Paredes, the North District…

30 Cebu candidates file SOCEs a few hours before deadline

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The deadline for the submission of Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs) is up in a few hours, and in Cebu province, 30 candidates have already filed their documents. Data from the Commission…

Only three so far submit SOCE in Lapu-Lapu — Comelec

Futch Anthony Inso 06/07/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Only three candidates here who ran in the recent May elections have submitted their Statement of Contribution and Expenditures (SOCE), according to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Lapu-Lapu City. Among those who submitted their…

Bongbong Marcos’ PFP spent P272 million for presidential campaign — SOCE

Neil Arwin Mercado 06/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) spent P272 million for the campaign of president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the 2022 national elections. This was according to the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE)…

Eleven candidates in Cebu City submitted SOCEs so far

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The deadline for the submission of the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs) for candidates is just around the corner — on June 8, 2022. Yet on Friday, June 3, 2022, only 11…

Comelec: Nearly 1,000 vote buying cases under investigation

Daniza Fernandez 05/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is investigating nearly 1,000 vote buying cases, Commissioner George Garcia said Monday. Comelec has issued subpoenas to respondents to explain the supposed vote buying incidents, said Garcia. “In the…

Comelec wants laws vs online trolls, regulated social media

Daniza Fernandez 05/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will push for laws regulating social media and eliminating the use of trolls during the campaign period. “We would like to readily admit that because of the absence of…

Teachers serving elections told: Claim honoraria until next week

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Teachers who served in the recent elections and who have yet to claim their honoraria are given until next week to do so. Commission on Election (Comelec) Officer for the South District, Marilou…

Comelec: No proof of vote shaving, padding

Daniza Fernandez 05/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — There is no proof of any vote shaving or vote padding in the recently-concluded May polls, Commission on Elections (Comelec) acting spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco assured the public Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Laudiangco was…

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