Tokyo Olympic postponement inevitable, says IOC official

AFP 03/24/2020

Senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official Dick Pound said Monday a postponement of this year’s Tokyo Olympics is now inevitable as the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic. The IOC said on Sunday the body would wait…

IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics in 4 weeks of talks

AP 03/23/2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The IOC will look at postponing the Tokyo Olympics during four weeks of talks announced Sunday amid mounting criticism by athletes and sports officials during the coronavirus pandemic. Consultation with Japanese public authorities, global…

Cebuana beauty queens agree with decision to suspend MUP activities

Michelle Joy Padayhag 03/16/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebuana beauty queens expressed their support to Miss Universe Philippines’ decision to suspend all pageant activities due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Lou Dominique Piczon, who wears the sash of Mandaue City, said what is…

Athletes, sports officials say suspending CVIRAA is the right move

Mars G. Alison 03/12/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – It may be an inconvenience for some, but some athletes and sports officials from Central Visayas believe that suspending the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) sports meet is the right move.…

Comelec: No funds wasted despite Barangay, SK polls postponement

Rosalie Abatayo 12/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The postponement of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE) to December 2022 will give the Commission on Elections (Comelec) more than enough time to devise measures that will make the next scheduled…

Comelec slows down procurement as BSKE 2020 postponement looms

Rosalie Abatayo 09/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has “slowed down” the procurement process of the election paraphernalia for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) 2020 in the light of the looming postponement of the…

Senate OKs on second reading bill postponing barangay, SK elections

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 09/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Tuesday approved on second reading the bill seeking to postpone the village (barangay) and youth council elections. The Senate approved on second reading Senate Bill No. 1043 which seeks to hold…

Labella sought postponement of IBP debate to see Duterte at Malacañang Palace

Doris C. Bongcac 05/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – His need to attend a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacañang Palace was the reason why Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgar Labella sought the postponement of the debate that he was…

Duterte postpones barangay elections

Inquirer.net 10/04/2017

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar confirmed this in a text message to INQUIRER.net. Asked if the President signed on Tuesday the bill postponing the said elections, he replied, “Yes.” The new law was signed less than a month before the scheduled…

Postponement of SK elections a ‘betrayal’

Winston Ensomo 09/22/2017

OFFICERS of the Kabataan party-list in Cebu slammed the country’s legislators for approving the postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections from October this year to May 2018. Calling the move a “betrayal to the citizens,” Kabataan…

Mixed reactions over postponement of brgy, SK polls

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/21/2017

CEBU City officials expressed exasperation over the postponement, yet again, of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to May 2018. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he hopes this will be the last postponement of the…

Davide welcomes postponement of barangay and SK polls but says no to appointment

Intern 08/11/2017

  CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III would have wanted the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to push through this October but nevertheless welcomed its postponement as long as there will be no appointments. Last Monday, the House…

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