Expect more checkpoints in Cebu City as police implement gun ban by Jan 9

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Motorists should expect a series of checkpoints around the city as police implement the national gun ban starting January 9, 2022, as part of their security measures in the coming May elections. Police…

Pacquiao promises a house for every Filipino in 4-5 years

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao, who is running for President of the country for the upcoming 2022 elections, promised that he would prioritize providing housing to homeless Filipinos should he win the presidency. In fact,…

Samsam Gullas on ‘switch’: I want to protect my wife

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas said that his swapping candidacies with his wife, Rhea, is an attempt to shield her from the mudslinging of political rivals. In a Facebook post, the…

Chan’s candidate for councilor withdraws

Futch Anthony Inso 11/11/2021

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A candidate for city councilor of Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan’s Team Libre has decided to withdraw his candidacy. Pajo barangay councilor Retchie Martinez made this announcement during the “Pederasyon ng…

One withdraws candidacy but no substitutions so far in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) has noted only one withdrawal of candidacy and no substitutions as of November 9, 2021, a week before the deadline for withdrawals and substitutions on November…

Comelec spox flags ‘misleading’ statement from Marcos’ camp

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter 11/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez on Wednesday flagged as “misleading” a press release (PR) from the camp of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. that seeks to discredit a petition recently filed…

Pacquiao: Voters know who is faking public service

Neil Mercado 10/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Voters know which candidates are faking—and which are true to—public service, presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao said Thursday. His statement came after critics have called him out for alleged vote-buying as he publicly handed…

Face-to-face debates? Bring it on says Pacquiao

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/29/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Presidential aspirant and incumbent Senator Manny Pacquiao said he has no problem with face-to-face debates. In an interview with reporters in Cebu on Thursday, Pacquiao said he is not afraid of such…

Is Cebu City allowing political motorcades?

Derycka C. Letigio 10/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is finalizing its guidelines on political motorcades and caravans that are expected to take place in the city now that aspirants have filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COC). Councilor Joel Garganera,…

Barug PDP-Laban bets file candidacies on last day

Dyrecka Letigio 10/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The candidates of Barug PDP-Laban in coalition with Kugi Uswag Sugbo (KUSUG) and Panaghiusa have filed their candidacies on the last day of the filing on October 8, 2021. The group was led…

Comelec Cebu City: Not all aspirants will become candidates

Dyrecka Letigio 10/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminds aspirants that filing the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) is not a guarantee of their becoming official candidates.  Lawyer Chauncey Boholst, North District election officer said…

Bag-ong Mandaue offers new vision, hope for Mandauehanons

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Candidates from Bag-ong Mandaue, the city’s newest political contender have filed their certificates of candidacy on Tuesday afternoon, October 5, 2021. Bag-ong Mandaue is led by mayoral aspirant and former city councilor Atty.…

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