Cebu City under category “Green” this election 2022 — CCPO chief

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no security concern related to the upcoming elections in Cebu City but the police here will continue to intensify their visibility to avoid crime, the city’s top official said. Police Colonel…

A clash of rationalities

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 11/07/2021

Laws prohibiting the buying and selling of votes have been with us for a long time. Yet we have probably not heard of anyone who has ever been convicted of this electoral offense. That’s because it’s not…

Pacquiao: Voters know who is faking public service

Neil Mercado 10/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Voters know which candidates are faking—and which are true to—public service, presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao said Thursday. His statement came after critics have called him out for alleged vote-buying as he publicly handed…

Pacquiao: I am not buying votes, I am providing assistance to those in need

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Presidential aspirant and incumbent Senator Manny Pacquiao has reiterated that he is not providing assistance to the Filipinos he encountered during his travels to buy their votes for the 2022 elections. Pacquaio made…

‘I’m against vote buying,’ says Robredo as she makes case for ‘realities on the ground’

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo clarified on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, that she is against vote buying, despite a recent statement urging voters to just accept money if they are being targeted, but at the…

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…

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