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…

Garma sets rules on naming politicians frequenting raided illegal poker house

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police will only reveal the names of public officials and employees who allegedly frequented the illegal poker house that was raided earlier today, February 1, when they can obtain photos and videos showing…

Tomas to politicians: Do not politicize Sinulog

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is once again asking politicians, especially from the national government, to refrain from putting up their tarpaulins near the Sinulog routes. In a post published on his official…

Organizers to politicians: No campaigning, speeches during Sinulog festival

Doris C. Bongcac 01/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No speeches please. This was the reminder of Sinulog 2019 organizers to politicians who might wish to join this year’s celebration. Malou Innocando-Tabar, information officer of the Cebu City government, said in today’s…

PNP validating reports on politicians linked to kidnapping

Inquirer.net 11/26/2018

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is validating reports that some local politicians have gotten involved with kidnap-for-ransom groups to raise funds for the upcoming elections. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said the PNP had intelligence reports…

Palma ask politicians to have ‘pure’ intentions

Futch A. Inso 10/11/2018

  Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma expressed support for politicians with pure intentions who will be filing their certificate of candidacy (COC) for next year’s election. Palma said that they should serve as an instrument for change and…

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