Comelec: Nearly 1,000 vote buying cases under investigation

Daniza Fernandez 05/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is investigating nearly 1,000 vote buying cases, Commissioner George Garcia said Monday. Comelec has issued subpoenas to respondents to explain the supposed vote buying incidents, said Garcia. “In the…

‘Vote-buying’ spree drives mobile phone sales

Chris Panganiban 05/15/2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur, Philippines —Mobile phones are selling like hotcakes after the May 9 general elections, thanks to local politics. For two straight days after the polls, many of the popular mobile phone brands were…

Niña Mabatid denies giving ‘pakapin’ to seniors

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Councilor Prisca Niña Mabatid has admitted to having distributed paper bags to her constituents, especially the senior citizens who dropped by her campaign headquarters early on Monday morning, on their way…

Bimbo Fernandez: Win or lose, fight for transformative governance continues

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Whatever will be the outcome of the elections, urban poor leader Francisco “Bimbo” Fernandez said he will continue his fight for transformative governance. Fernandez, a vice mayoral candidate in Cebu City and former…

Tumulak calls out ‘massive’ vote buying in Cebu City: Shame on them

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City mayoral candidate, Councilor David Tumulak, called out candidates practicing vote buying this elections.  “Grabe gyod ang nahitabo karon. This is the first time in the history of Cebu City na grabe…

Mandaue sitio residents get P100 to P1,000 in crisp bills

Doris C. Bongcac 05/08/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — It’s already 9 p.m. and residents of this thickly populated sitio in a barangay in Mandaue City proper have remained widely awake. Aside from celebrating the annual feast of Señor San Jose, the…

Man nabbed with 2 guns, sample ballots with stapled money in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 25-year-old man from Balamban town was arrested with two firearms and 11 sample ballots of a local political party in Cebu City where at least two of these sample ballots were stapled…

Anti-vote-buying teams formed — Cebu City police

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has two “anti-vote-buying teams” that will monitor possible vote buying incidents in the city. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the CCPO, said…

Chan, Radaza bicker again, this time over rice distribution allegation

Futch Anthony Inso 05/08/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan denied the allegation that he distributed rice right from his house in Barangay Pajo. Earlier, Lapu-Lapu Lone District Rep. Paz Radaza posted a video on her Facebook…

CCPO reminds public against vote buying

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Cebu City Police Office (CPPO) reminds the public that vote buying, both — those who would initiate it and those who would receive money — are violations. Police…

Vote-buying incident reported in Cordova 5 days before polls

Futch Anthony Inso 05/04/2022

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Cordova Police Station is now investigating an alleged vote-buying incident that was reported to them. Police Major Ramil Dugan, chief of police of Cordova Police Station, said that they are now…

PNP to form teams vs vote-buying — DILG

Daniza Fernandez 05/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be forming teams to respond to vote-buying incidents, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Wednesday. DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said a memorandum will be…

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