Unaccounted Voter Registration Verification Machines opened nine months after elections

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unaccounted Voter Registration Verification Machines (VRVM) from Barangays Mabolo, Capitol Site, and Apas, have been opened nine months after the May 13, 2019 elections. Lawyer Marchel Sarno, the Cebu City North District election…

Comelec turns to Cebu City gov’t for better equipment in district offices

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) is seeking support from the Cebu City local government unit (LGU) to help improve the two district offices. Lawyer Marchel Sarno, South District election officer, said…

Technical issues cause Comelec Cebu City to serve fewer 1st day voter’s registrants

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 400 of the usual 1,000 Cebu City residents were served by the Commission on Elections in Cebu City (Comelec Cebu City) on the first day of voter’s registrations this year for the…

Osmeña spends 900K more than Labella in recent polls

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Outgoing Mayor Tomas Osmeña spent more than P1.8 million during the election campaign from March to May 2019, which is at least P900,ooo more than his opponent, incoming Mayor Edgardo Labella…

Comelec Cebu City waits for candidates’ SOCE on last day of filing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Election (Comelec) in Cebu City will be waiting until 8 p.m. tonight, June 13, for the candidates to file their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE). According to Lawyer Marchel…

Comelec tells Cebu City candidates: Take down campaign posters

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All of the candidates who sought elective posts in Monday’s election will have to take responsibility for their own litter, said Lawyer Marchel Sarno, Cebu City south district election officer. Sarno said it…

Comelec: Broken machines should not disrupt election; VRVM fails

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Broken Voting Machines should not disrupt the voting process. This was the statement of Lawyer Marchel Sarno, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu City South District election officer, on the complaints of voters that…

Comelec exec waits for Tom’s request; Garma seeks probe on checkpoint incident

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it is aware of the political situation in the city as both the police and the administration have manifested to the Comelec their concerns against…

Cebu City Treasurer readies measures to secure ballots for May 13 polls

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Treasurer’s Office (CCTO) is preparing all the necessary security measures to protect the ballots which will be housed in its office prior to distribution during the May 13 midterms and…

Comelec: Cops have discretion where to set up checkpoints

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police have the discretion on where to establish checkpoints. Amid questions on the establishment of a checkpoint near the residence of Cebu City reelectionist Mayor Tomas Osmeña, the Commission on Election (Comelec)…

Comelec Cebu City chief: 10-day deadline on cops for strafing incidents’ probe reasonable, but …

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 10-day ultimatum of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to the police to solve last week’s strafing incidents on the houses of barangay chiefs in Cebu City’s mountain barangays is a reasonable time…

Cebu City Comelec to start taking note of candidates’ offenses

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Commission on Election (Comelec) will start documenting campaign materials and other election paraphernalia in the city following the start of the campaign period on Friday, March 29. Lawyer Marchel Sarno,…

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