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…

BSP urges public: Don’t deposit bills with staple wires, cellophane tapes

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Banks will no longer accept mutilated bills with staple wires or adhesives like cellophane tapes, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Regional Director Leonides Sumbi said in a press conference on Wednesday, May 8. Sumbi issued the…

CPPO to deploy 2K policemen to secure Monday’s polls

Zena V. Magto 05/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) will deploy at least 2,000 policemen to secure the 1,094 polling precincts in Cebu province. Police Colonel Manuel Abrugena, CPPO director, said that they will also be…

Oliva: May 10 is final schedule for IBP debate

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/06/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Two postponements are more than enough. Lawyer Regal Oliva, president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter, said that they will already push with the scheduled debate on May…

Mandaue City treasurer receives official ballots for Monday’s election

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/06/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Treasurer’s Office now has custody of the official ballots that will be used in Monday’s midterm election. Lawyer Regal Oliva, the Mandaue City treasurer, said that the ballots were properly…

Police, soldiers to secure San Fernando’s hinterland barangays on election day

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/05/2019

SAN FERNANDO, Cebu — The police in San Fernando town in southern Cebu will put up an advanced command post in Barangay Magsico starting on May 10 to cover the security needs of the town’s hinterland barangays…

RMFB-7 prepare troops for election deployment

Doris C. Bongcac 05/05/2019

LOOK: In preparation for the May 13 midterm election, personnel from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion in Central Visayas (RMFB-7) were made to undergo inspection of their firearms and augmentation paraphernalia at the parade grounds of Camp…

Veco prepares contingency plan for May 13 polls

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Visayan Electric Company (Veco) has committed to provide faster response if power outages occur in polling places within its service areas during the May 13 polls. Veco chief operating officer Anton Mari Perdices said…

Cebu City debate: No campaign materials, balloons please

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Campaign materials and even balloons will not be allowed at the venue of the Cebu City mayoral debate that is scheduled on Monday afternoon. Lawyer Regal Oliva, president of the Integrated Bar of the…

Cebu City skatepark construction postponed after May 13 election – Gabuya

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Skateboarding enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer for the promised Cebu City skatepark to be realized. Councilor Eugenio Gabuya Jr., the deputy mayor for sports, said that the start of the…

Comelec-7 chief: We are 99.9% ready for May 13 election

Zena V. Magto 05/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The teachers, who will be part of the Board of Election Inspectors, have already been briefed on how to operate the Voter Registration Verification Machine (VRVM). Lawyer Veronico Petalcorin, acting Commission on Election…

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