Comelec grants P18-billion election contract to Korean-led consortium

Dexter Cabalza 02/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has approved a nearly P18 billion contract to lease an automated election system for the 2025 midterm polls to a joint venture led by the controversial South Korean company Miru…

Cutie del Mar to join Rama’s group in 2025 elections

Kim Ablaña 02/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Familiar faces will be joining the group of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama in the 2025 midterm elections. On Wednesday, the mayor said that he will still have his nephew, Rep. Eduardo “Edu”…

Elections 2025: Guide on Voters Registration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/13/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Registration for voter applications for the midterm elections next year has begun. The voter registration is only for a limited time but the Commission on Elections (Comelec) vowed to accommodate as many aspiring…

2025 Elections: Cebu logs 5,082 new applications – Comelec

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/13/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province has logged a total of 5,082 applications on the first day of the voter registration for the 2025 elections. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu spokesperson Omar Sharif Mamalinta revealed this data…

Ex-PDEA regional chief vows city-wide sports program in Cebu City mayoral bid

Glendale G. Rosal 02/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (PDEA-7) regional director Yogi Felimon Ruiz eyes a comprehensive and city-wide sports program set this March. As a political newcomer, Ruiz aims to run for mayor of Cebu…

PH reaffirms commitment to ‘One China’ policy after Taiwan elections

Tina G. Santos 01/15/2024

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday reiterated the country’s commitment to the “One China” policy, following the election of pro-independence leader Lai Ching-Te as Taiwan’s new president. The DFA’s statement aligns with US President Joe…

Taiwan’s voters rebuff China and give ruling party third presidential term

01/14/2024

TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwanese voters swept the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te into power on Saturday, strongly rejecting Chinese pressure to spurn him, as China said it would not give up on achieving “reunification”.…

What if Donald Trump is convicted? 

12/01/2023

NEW YORK  — The Republican National Committee’s rules for next year’s nominating contest and convention were released this week without addressing a question the GOP could well face next summer: Can the party’s delegates vote for a different candidate…

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.…

DILG revokes SOCE requirement, elected BSK officials to submit it to Comelec

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 11/22/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — (UPDATED) The Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) clarified on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, that the elected Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (BSK) officials can assume their positions once they…

SK chairpersons who won in Mandaue told to give genuine public service

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/10/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – SK chairpersons who won during the recent Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) in Mandaue City underwent mandatory training at the session hall of the city hall on Friday, Nov. 10. The training…

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