Radaza’s camp cries foul over Ahong party’s posters in Olango Wharf posts

Futch Anthony Inso 05/04/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines– The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Lapu-Lapu City has confirmed receiving a complaint from Team Deretso of lone district representative Paz Radaza, accusing Team Ahong-Team Libre of Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan of postinig campaign…

Rama, Osmeña told to explain display of tarpaulins on gov’t structures

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two candidates for mayor in Cebu City were asked to explain the display of their tarpaulins on government structures. Marilou Paredes, in-charge of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in the city’s south…

Few illegal campaign posters removed during Oplan Baklas in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the May 2022 polls just around the corner, Cebu City’s Commission on Elections North District  removed a few campaign posters that did not conform with the allowed size and those that were posted…

Oplan Baklas in Cebu City starts on April 19

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu City will start on Tuesday afternoon, April 19, 2022, the removal of campaign materials that do not conform with the allowed size and those that are…

One-time, big-time Oplan Baklas slated in Cebu province

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Elections in Cebu (Comelec-Cebu) is slated to conduct a one-time, big-time Oplan Baklas on April 12, 2022. Lawyer Jerome Brillantes, acting provincial elections supervisor of Comelec-Cebu, confirmed on Monday, April…

COMELEC commissioner reminds Cebuano candidates: Conduct a clean campaign

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Commissioner Aimee Ferolino of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) reminds Cebuano candidates to conduct a clean campaign this year. This she said a day before the start of the local campaign period on…

Intensified ‘Oplan Baklas’ to start during local campaign – Comelec

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —A Comelec official here said they will  intensify implementation of ‘Oplan Baklas’ in Cebu City when local campaign starts on March 25, 2022. Attorney Edwin Cadungog, acting election officer of the Commission on Elections…

COMELEC: ‘Helpless’ in countering vote buying done online

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Cebu City admitted that they have insufficient resources to counter vote-buying done through electronic money transfer for the upcoming 2022 elections. According to Attorney Edwin Cadungog, election…

Guanzon: ‘Oplan Baklas’ is trespassing, put ‘beware of dogs’ sign on gates

Neil Arwin Mercado 02/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon is opposing the removal of campaign materials displayed on private properties, even jokingly saying house dogs can be let loose if authorities trespass private premises. Guanzon…

Comelec warns private property owners vs displaying big campaign posters

Cathrine Gonzales 02/18/2022

  MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Friday, February 18, 2022, that it may file cases against private property owners who will “remain adamant” on keeping oversized campaign materials displayed on their premises. Comelec…

Freedom of expression, speech are not absolute rights, says Comelec 

Neil Arwin Mercado 02/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Freedom is not absolute, and on this argument Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez anchored the legality of the actions of Oplan Baklas in taking down election and campaign materials even in private places.…

Cebu City police starts ‘Oplan Baklas’

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City police, together with representatives from the city’s Commission on Elections (Comelec)  offices, will start implementing ‘Oplan Baklas,’ or the removing of illegal campaign materials, on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Oplan…

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