Petalcorin: Several factors, not threats, led to drop in Cebu City voter turnout in May 13 polls

Delta Dyrecka Letigio and Benjie Talisic 06/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) reported an 81 percent voter turnout in the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. Lawyer Veronico Petalcorin, Comelec- 7 director, made his report during the critiquing…

Over 17K newly elected, reelected officials to undergo DILG training

Doris C. Bongcac 05/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is now preparing to train a total of 17,754 government officials who were elected for the first time or given a fresh mandate during…

Garganera concedes defeat

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera has conceded his defeat in the race for a seat in the Cebu City Council. “I may not have made it this time but I am already beyond grateful,” he…

Cortes promises to adopt participatory gov’t, credits NQ’s help for his victory

Doris C. Bongcac 05/14/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Mandaue City mayor-elect Jonas Cortes has made a commitment to bring his government closer to city residents when he assumes office starting on June 30. Cortes said that he wanted to practice a…

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