Lagman says public funds being used for Cha-cha drive

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Albay 2nd District Representative Edcel Lagman alleges that funds from the public coffers are being utilized to advocate for charter change (Cha-cha). However, Ako Bicol party-list Representative Elizaldy Co maintains that Lagman is specifically…

Maguikay Brgy Captain Gumera finally proclaimed winner of barangay elections

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/13/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — After more than a month, Maguikay Barangay Captain Eduardo Gumera Sr. was finally proclaimed winner of the last Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. Gumera on Wednesday, December 13, was proclaimed by Jomar Caborog,…

Philippines bans vote machine firm implicated in US bribery probe

11/30/2023

The Philippines’ election regulator on Wednesday banned a voting machine firm from bidding for election contracts after the company was implicated in a corruption probe launched by the US government. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it…

SOCE: Comelec-7 will not grant extension of filing

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 11/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) has once again reiterated that there will be no extensions for the filing of the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures or SOCE after November 29.…

Comelec disqualifies 39 BSKE candidates

Adrian Parungao 11/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has disqualified 18 more candidates in the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataang Elections (BSKE). To date, the number of BKSE candidates disqualified by the poll body stands at 39.…

Special election in Negros Oriental canceled by Comelec on House urging

11/09/2023

The special election in the third congressional district of Negros Oriental set for Dec. 9 was canceled by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday following the House of Representatives adoption of a resolution urging the poll…

SOCE submission of Mandaue BSKE bets to start next week

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/08/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) candidates in Mandaue City will start submitting their Statement of Contribution and Expenditure (SOCE) next week. Lawyer Anna Fleur Gujilde, election officer of the city’s Commission on…

Degamo vs Teves floated in Negros Oriental 3rd district special poll

Kaye Brier 11/06/2023

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — At least two names coming from the opposing Teves and Degamo political families are being floated to battle it out in the special election in the third district of Negros Oriental on…

BJMP to provide assistance to 3 inmates who won BSKE

Faith Argosino 11/05/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Three inmates who won the October 30 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE) will receive assistance from officials of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in performing their duties while in detention,…

Comelec reminds candidates to dispose campaign materials properly

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 11/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In case there are still campaign materials around you after the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on October 30, the director of the Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) urged the…

Barangay and SK candidates have until Nov. 29 to file their SOCE – Comelec

Doris C. Bongcac 11/05/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Winning and losing candidates in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) have until November 29 to submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) to the Comelec office where they filed their…

Comelec mulls taking control of Negros Oriental district in special poll to replace Teves

Zacarian Sarao 11/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it might place the third district of Negros Oriental under its control during the special election on December 9 to fill the seat that was vacated by expelled…

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