DSWD-7 to politicians: Don’t use agency’s programs in campaign, speeches

Futch Anthony Inso 05/01/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) reminds candidates not to use the agency’s programs for their political advancement in lieu of the upcoming May 9 elections. Leah Quintana,…

Politicians, celebrities woo Cebuano voters

Doris C. Bongcac 04/07/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Various concerts and other entertainment activities are scheduled in Cebu before this weekend as national candidates try to court Cebuano voters. All of these activities will be for free. Cebu, the most vote…

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.…

Pacquiao to voters: Don’t let political tactics make a fool out of you

Morexette Marie Erram 11/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao is still running for the country’s most powerful position.  During a press conference here on Sunday, November 14, Pacquiao said there would be no major changes in his plans for…

Cebu City police station chief asks politicians to coordinate for planned visits

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A station commander in Cebu City is appealing to candidates to coordinate with police if they plan to  visit specific areas here. Police Major Janelito Marquez, chief of the Labangon Police Station, made…

Comelec Cebu City to aspiring candidates: Don’t bring supporters when filing COCs

Dyrecka Letigio 09/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) is already preparing for the election season, and this early, they are reminding the candidates to expect changes in the traditional filing of COCs. Omar Sharif…

Politics and scandal

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 09/15/2021

Politicians live in glass houses. When one of them starts to throw stones, as the President has been doing to distract the public from the current Senate blue ribbon committee investigation into the acquisition of overpriced medical…

EOC of Cebu City: No political gatherings for now

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center or EOC is appealing to politicians and political parties to avoid holding gatherings as the election season approaches. The EOC is concerned that the city’s cases would…

Edu Manzano calls out former politicians who want to keep titles: ‘Why should I call an ex-mayor mayor?’

Niña V. Guno - @NGunoINQ 03/02/2020

Veteran actor Edu Manzano criticized former politicians who insist on being called by a title even if they are no longer elected officials. Manzano recounted on Twitter last Saturday, Feb. 29 his experience at a dinner where…

Palma to politicians on Holy Week campaigning: Keep activities morally clean

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Those politicians who can’t spare the Holy Week for their campaign should at least keep their activities decent and morally clean. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has urged candidates for the upcoming May 2019…

2 senators, CHR oppose naming of politicians on narcolist

Inquirer.net 03/04/2019

Two administration senators on Sunday opposed the plan of Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to publish President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called narcolist in the run-up to midterm elections in May. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) also rejected the…

DepEd reminds schools: Graduation, other school activities should not involve politicians

Rosalie Abatayo 02/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) is reminding  public school administrators not to solicit contributions or invite candidates in this year’s midterm polls to school activities such as graduation or commencement…

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