From 2016 to 2022: Provinces’ flip key to Marcos win

Kurt dela Peña 05/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Far different from 2016, when Leni Robredo took down Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s vice presidential bid by a hairline, the 2022 election saw Marcos win in 64 out of 81 provinces. Robredo, who won in 42 provinces…

Jose Rizal didn’t die for this

Darwin Pesco - @inquirerdotnet 05/13/2022

We just had another Election Day. Every three years, we always hear worn-out messages like “every vote counts.” But does it really though? My longtime friend thinks otherwise. He has this unwavering stance that voting is a…

PNP to exercise ‘maximum restraint and tolerance’ on 2022 poll protesters

Daphne Galvez 05/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s police force on Thursday said it would “exercise maximum restraint and tolerance” as groups stage rallies to register their protest over the conduct of the 2022 national and local elections. According to…

In Daanbantayan, clean up of election posters begins

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two days after the 2022 National and Local Elections took place on Monday, May 9, 2022, personnel from Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu began taking down campaign posters. The local government of Daanbantayan…

Comelec, sitting as NBOC, suspends canvassing, to resume Tuesday afternoon

Christia Marie Ramos 05/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), suspended the canvassing of votes on Monday afternoon. “At this point, we are still awaiting electronic transmission of the results and,…

Nearly 100,000 passengers left Cebu ports from May 4-7 — CPA

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — About 100,000 outbound passengers filled Cebu ports days ahead of the May 9, 2022 local and national elections. Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) spokesperson Mary Knoll Bolasa said they logged a total of 98,427…

Police: Liquor ban on May 8 and 9

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The purchase, sales and drinking of liquor is prohibited for two days, from May 8 and 9. Anyone caught violating the election-related liquor ban would be arrested and face imprisonment of one to…

Close to 2,000 security personnel to be deployed for May 9 elections in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Close to 2,000 personnel from different government agencies will be deployed in various parts of Central Visayas to ensure peace and order during the conduct of the May 9 national and local elections. …

Chiz Escudero to Cebuano voters: Maintain a healthy debate, respect each other

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senatorial candidate, Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero encouraged Cebuano voters to maintain a healthy debate and respect each other’s choices as the elections heat up. This was, he said, amid the heightened online…

Catriona Gray paints the universe pink; chooses Leni-Kiko tandem

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 04/19/2022

CEBU, Philippines— Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray finally made her stand in the upcoming May 2022 elections. Catriona announced in her latest vlog titled “Pinuno: Para Sa Bayan,” her bets for the presidential and vice presidential positions.…

UniTeam woos Cebu voters in its ‘biggest rally yet’

Inquirer.net, Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Daog na. Daog na.”  This chant echoed repetitively in what was described as the UniTeam’s ‘biggest rally yet’ held here last Monday, April 18. At least 300,000 individuals trooped to the Filinvest Grounds…

Gun ban violators in Central Visayas reach 250

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Law enforcers in Central Visayas have already apprehended more than 200 individuals for violating the existing election gun ban.  Data from the Regional Election Monitoring Action Center (REMAC-7) of the Police Regional Office…

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