Comelec Cebu City waits for candidates’ SOCE on last day of filing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Election (Comelec) in Cebu City will be waiting until 8 p.m. tonight, June 13, for the candidates to file their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE). According to Lawyer Marchel…

Final, official count: Villar 1st, Binay 12th in Senate race

/INQ.net 05/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Re-electionist Sen. Cynthia Villar topped the 2019 senatorial race dominated by administration-backed candidates as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) finished the counting of all votes for the midterm elections. The Comelec, sitting as the…

Cebu City voter turnout drops: Comelec says ‘fear’ prompted some voters to skip Monday’s polls

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fewer voters went out to cast their votes in Cebu City in Monday’s election. Lawyer Chauncey Boholst, chairman of the City Board of Canvassers and the Cebu City north district election officer, said…

Voting orderly at Mandaue City Central School despite long queues

Doris C. Bongcac 05/13/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Despite the long queues, voting remained orderly at the Mandaue City Central School, one of the bigger polling centers in Mandaue City. The public school accommodated voters from the neighboring barangays of Centro,…

Police tighten security in San Fernando on eve of election day

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/12/2019

SAN FERNANDO, Cebu — Random checkpoints are in place in San Fernando town on Sunday night, the eve of May 13, 2019 elections.  Police Major Lymel Pasquin, San Fernando Police Station chief, said they had already heightened…

Montealto warns operators against use of their PUJs as service vehicle for voters

Futch Anthony Inso 05/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Do not allow your Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJs) to be used to transport voters to their polling centers in Monday’s election. Pujs used for the purpose can be considered as “colorum,” said Director…

Travellers leave Cebu to go back to their provinces for Monday’s election

Benjie Talisic 05/12/2019

LOOK: Travellers have started to crowd Terminal 1 at the Ports of Cebu early today, May 12, to go back home to their provinces for Monday’s midterm election. Port personnel assist the crowd to ensure their comfortable…

Police assure neutrality in Mandaue elections

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/11/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Amid allegations of police ‘bias’ in neighboring Cebu City, the police in Mandaue City has vowed to maintain impartiality in securing the May 13 midterm elections. On Friday, May 10, the police and…

San Fernando violence: Feliciano denies keeping goons

Doris C. Bongcac 05/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Businessman Ruben Feliciano admitted that the four men who were arrested in the mountain barangay of Bugho, San Fernando town were among the supporters and volunteers who joined his political sortie in the…

Comelec probes claims of police involvement in Cebu City’s politics

Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) has heeded the request of Senator Panfilo Lacson to investigate the alleged involvement of police officers in the political scene of Cebu City. Lawyer Veronico…

Mandaue Comelec to allow police officers inside voting centers

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/09/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — To prevent any untoward incident in voting areas during the election day, the police will be allowed to stay inside voting centers in Mandaue City. This is despite the rule set by the…

Police deployment to Mandaue polling centers starts

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/09/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu —  The deployment of over 150 personnel from the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) to voting centers has begun Thursday, May 9. Some four to 10 policemen are detailed in each of the 27…

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