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…

Barug candidates woo INC members

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama hopes to get the endorsement of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) this coming elections.  The mayor was joined by councilorial candidates, Vice Mayor Donaldo Hontiveros,  Councilor Joel Garganera,…

How to talk to each other about politics

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 03/31/2022

As elections draw near, more and more people are engaging in political posts and discussions. Talking politics can seem adversarial—pro vs. anti; your candidate vs. mine. We openly spar with strangers on the internet who are supporters…

GAB to start-up leagues: Avoid sponsorships, donations from political candidates

Glendale G. Rosal 02/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As numerous regional basketball leagues are expected to start their respective seasons this year, the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) have strongly reminded them to avoid accepting donations and sponsorships from political candidates.…

Davide: I hope Cebu mayors will support Leni 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Vice Governor Hilario Davide III has reiterated his support to the Presidential bid of Vice President Ma. Leonor ‘Leni’ Robredo.  Davide hopes that several mayors in Cebu will also support her.  In…

Now for the hard part

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 02/09/2022

There was a time when the leading candidate of today, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., seemed a has-been. He had, after all, spent the entirety of President Duterte’s term steadily losing his election protest. Around this time last year,…

Educated by the voters

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 12/07/2021

I always feel discomfort when I hear talk about the need for “voter education,” usually in the context of lamenting the nature of the candidates who tend to get the strongest support from the Filipino voting public.…

Bongbong & Sara in Cebu this Nov. 26 as guests for LMP conference

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will be in Cebu again but this time, officially as a tandem for next year’s elections. Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco confirmed…

Question No. 22 and perjury

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 11/18/2021

It used to be that one of the gravest sins a politician could commit was to lie to the people. Truthfulness to the public has even been enshrined in the 1987 Constitution, which declares that “Public office…

Cebu City departments get new heads following election resignations — Casas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Administrator Floro Casas, Jr., said that at least four departments in the City Hall have changed their heads or officers-in-charge as a result of the recent filing of candidacies. The Cebu…

BOPK’s choice: Margot-Franklyn tandem

Morexette Marie Erram 10/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A different name has emerged to lead the mayoralty race of Bando-Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) for next year’s elections.  Former Cebu City Councilor Margot Osmeña on Monday, October 4 confirmed to CDN Digital…

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