Sinas: Comelec gun ban in full implementation

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Chief Superintendent Debold Sinas, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) said that the implementation of the Commission on Elections (Cpmelec) gun ban is well underway in the entire region.  According to…

Councilor’s death may upgrade San Fernando’s election watchlist status

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –––The killing of a reelectionist councillor in San Fernando town could be enough reason to upgrade the municipality’s election watchlist status especially if the police would find that the killing has links to the…

Local election officers given until Jan 31 to submit list of members of electoral boards 

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/09/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – Election Officers (EOs) from the local government units (LGUs) of Cebu have until January 31 to submit their initial list of  members of the electoral boards (EB) to the provincial office of…

Dignified speech: An election issue

Editorial 12/09/2018

How dignified will public discourse be as we draw nearer to the elections in May 2019? If our conversations become less charitable than ever, it will be in many ways due to the unwillingness of President Rodrigo…

PNP identifies 7 ‘election watchlist areas’ in Cebu

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 12/06/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines- The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has included four cities and three towns in Cebu in its Election Watchlist Areas (Ewas) to ensure the conduct of a clean and honest May 2019…

Church and State separation: An election issue

Editorial 12/02/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte’s attacks on the Catholic Church reached a new low when he accused Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of stealing and insinuated that the prelate may be on drugs. No less than professors of the…

Children’s welfare: An election issue

Editorial 11/25/2018

What is the true state of Filipino children? In the educational system, K to 12 promised that those who would finish senior would be employable. We still need to see empirical evidence of that. Many employers in…

Press freedom: An election issue

11/16/2018

We need in the national legislature senators and congressmen who would defend press freedom. Lest the public forget, their participation in our democratic experiment is enabled by an unfettered mass media. Unfortunately, the press in the Philippines…

Inflation: An election issue

11/09/2018

Soon the Advent season will arrive and after this, the season of Christmas. Small to big time traders are trying to cash in and have started to raise prices of goods and services. It is incumbent upon…

Traffic: An election issue

Editorial 11/04/2018

Especially for metropolitan areas like Cebu, solving traffic woes should be central to the platforms of governance of candidates for election in May 2019. As we learned earlier this year, the country loses P3.5 billion daily to…

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