Comelec: Cebu City voter registration time extended until 7 p.m.

Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that the voter registration time at the mall registration sites has been extended to 7 p.m. on weekdays. The Comelec national office has released a…

Comelec gets IATF nod to simulate voting in pandemic scenario

Leila B. Salaverria, Patricia Denise Chiu 10/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s COVID-19 pandemic task force has allowed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to conduct a voting simulation exercise in San Juan City on October 23, calling it an essential activity in preparation for the…

Text blasting machines illicitly sold; ‘weaponized’ by pols

Miguel Camus 10/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said it would run after sources of illegal radio gear such as text blast machines that a growing number of politicians or political groups were secretly using in their…

‘Rock,’ paper, Sara? COC filings feel like a game

DJ Yap, Dona Z. Pazzibugan - @inquirerdotnet 10/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Speculations on who will be the administration party’s presidential candidate in the 2022 elections took a bizarre turn on Friday with the last-minute appearance of Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa as its standard-bearer. The Commission…

Police did not expect crowd of supporters to flock to Talisay city hall

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Police in Talisay City said they did not expect the crowd of supporters to flock outside the city hall on Friday morning, October 8, 2021, or on the day of the filing of…

Voters, register!

Guillermo M. Luz - @inquirerdotnet 10/09/2021

A key phase of the 2022 elections has been substantively completed, at least until substitution day. The period for filing of certificates of candidacy ran from Oct. 1 to 8, with all potential candidates filing for positions…

COC filing amid COVID-19: So far, so good in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The filing of candidacy for next year’s polls is coming to an end. Despite challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and new protocols in place, everything went smoothly so far in Cebu province.…

Another Osmeña vs Rama fight brewing in Cebu City South District

Dyrecka Letigio 10/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two household names in the political arena in Cebu City will be fighting head-on for two major positions this coming election: the mayoral seat and the congressional seat for the South District. It…

Radaza, Team Deretso file COCs

Futch Anthony Inso 10/06/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Team Deretso candidates, headed by Lapu-Lapu City lone district representative Paz Radaza, have formally filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) on Wednesday morning, October 6, 2021, at the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office…

5 BO-PK candidates file COCs, back Margot for mayor

Dyrecka Letigio 10/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) allies filed their certificates of candidacy on Tuesday morning, October 5, ahead of the others. But they gave the assurance that their group remains intact and that they…

Familiar names, unfamiliar faces: A Marcos, an Aquino file COCs

Zacarian Sarao 10/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A Marcos filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Sunday, the sole aspiring president to do so on the third day of the week-long filing of COCs. No, he’s not Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.…

Groups urge Comelec to implement measures for 2022 post-election cleanup

Jigger Jerusalem 10/03/2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines — Several environmental groups have sent a letter appealing to the Chairman Sheriff Abas of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to initiate pro-environment measures ahead of the 2022 elections. Among…

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