CCPO to establish ‘technical working group’ against vote buying

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is planning to create a ‘technical working group’ to study the possibility of vote-buying being done online or through money transfer as they foresee this happening in…

Police say monitoring vote-buying is a challenge due to cashless transactions

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/18/2021

Cebu City, Philippines—Police officials here admitted that cashless transactions make it difficult to monitor vote-buying in the upcoming 2022 National Elections. Both the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) and Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) expressed similar claims…

Cogon Ramos SK officials, members cleared of vote-buying raps

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The two Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials from Barangay Cogon Ramos in Cebu City and two of their youth volunteers have been cleared from allegations of vote-buying on the evening of May 11, two…

BMO worker denies vote-buying rap: Money was payment for debt owed

Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “The money I gave the four men were payment for a debt I owed them.” This was the explanation of Andrea Fernandez, 66, on why she gave money to the four men when…

Presence of senior citizens crowding Mabolo barangay hall raises suspicions of vote buying

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Elderly voters crowded the Mabolo barangay hall in Cebu City starting at 6 a.m. today, May 13. The presence of a huge crowd of people inside the barangay hall that is located beside…

BMO staff nabbed for vote buying in Lorega San Miguel

Benjie Talisic 05/13/2019

(Updated 1 p.m.) Cebu City, Philippines—A 66-year-old woman was arrested in Barangay Lorega San Miguel here on Monday morning, May 13, 2019, for allegedly vote buying. Police Staff Sergeant Rose Ada Jungao from the Parian Police, the…

2 Cogon Ramos SK councilors, 2 others jailed for ‘vote buying’

Doris C. Bongcac 05/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Four people from Barangay Cogon Ramos in Cebu City, including two Sanguniang Kabataan Councilors, were arrested by the police late night on Saturday on accusations of vote buying. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña…

DILG tells voters to choose ‘matino, mahusay, maaasahan’ leaders

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/07/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Mandaue City reminded voters anew to choose leaders who are “matino, mahusay at maaasahan” (sensible, competent, and reliable). The agency spearheaded a caravan early…

Comelec: Buying or selling votes? You can be jailed

Inquirer 04/30/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Buying and selling votes are election offenses that have corresponding penalties and jail time under the law, a Commission on Elections (Comelec) official warned Tuesday. “It’s an election offense. You can be jailed, you…

After vote-buying, graft watch is in order

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 05/15/2018

Amidst rampant allegation of vote-buying from both the winning and losing candidates, there is not much that we can do unless somebody will come forward with hard evidence to pin down vote-buying winning or losing candidates as…

WIDESPREAD VOTE-BUYING MARS POLLS

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/14/2018

BARANGAY AND SK ELECTIONS Open and brazen vote-buying was reported in practically all parts of Cebu yesterday, amid a few election-related violence in what police and election authorities concluded as a “generally peaceful” barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan…

Osmeña denies allegations on BOPK vote buying

Morexette B. Erram 05/14/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña denied reports that some candidates under the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) party attempted to buy votes for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. “They say everyone is vote buying. I’m not…

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