Voters urged to register before Jan. 31 to avoid last minute crowd — Comelec-Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/27/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Mandaue City (Comelec-Mandaue) is urging voters to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections before the last day on Jan. 31 to avoid crowding. The Barangay and…

Election of brgy, SK has been postponed many times, it should have pushed through — Lapu Vice Mayor Sitoy

Futch Anthony Inso 10/14/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Vice Mayor Celedonio “Celsi” Sitoy said he was against postpoining the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections from December 2022 to October 2023 because elections for these positions had been postponed…

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Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 09/21/2022

A few months ago, before the elections, my doctor and I were discussing my column. He wondered where the vividness of my descriptions of martial law came from; I was too young then, he said. I was…

7 candidates fail to file SOCEs in Cebu City, to incur penalties

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least seven losing candidates were not able to file their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs) in the Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) district offices. Marilou Paredes, the South District election…

53 out of 60 SOCEs filed in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Out of the 60 candidates in Cebu City, at least 53 have submitted their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) as of 7 pm on June 8, 2022. Marilou Paredes, the North District…

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…

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