Palma to electorate: Shun vote-buying

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Fe Marie Dumaboc and Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/08/2018

SIX days before the elections, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded the electorate to vote according to their conscience, not because of money or personal affiliations. “Exercising our right to vote is a sacred duty. And so we…

The dream of a benevolent dictator

Raymund Fernandez 11/29/2016

There is a reason why a superhero like Batman or Spiderman don’t run for president. They know: “With great power comes great responsibility.” And political offices like the presidency of any country, even ours, would simply not…

Poll official sees lesser vote-buying in SK polls

Mary Antonette M. Garciano 07/08/2016

WITH more people voting in the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections this October, there would be lesser chances for vote buying. Lawyer Lionel Castillano, Cebu Provincial Election supervisor, said this citing more money would be needed with more…

Poll watcher allowed to vote despite ink mark on finger

Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/09/2016

DESPITE the “indelible ink” on his right index finger, 33-year-old was still allowed to vote. Motebon, a poll watcher assigned to re-electionist Tuburan Mayor Democrito Diamante, cast his vote at 8:30 a.m. on Monday at the Jagbuaya…

Tuburan mayor’s poll watcher accuses rival camp of vote-buying

Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/09/2016

A POLL watcher of Tuburan Mayor Aljon Diamante accused mayoral candidate Daphne Lagon’s camp of vote-buying. Jebel Montebon reported the incident to the Tuburan police precinct at midnight. The 33-year-old Montebon said he was called to Lagon’s…

Cash suspected for buying votes abandoned in Malabuyoc

Jhunnex Napallacan 05/09/2016

At least P230,000 in cash believed to be intended to buy votes was turned over to the Malabuyoc Police Station on Sunday night. Police Officer 3 (PO3) George Realista Jr., desk officer of the Malabuyoc Police Station,…

Allegations fly over vote buying

Carmel Loise Matus, Jameela Antoniette I. Mendoza, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Julit C. Jainar, Michaela Jaycel L. Dolores, Nestle L. Semilla, Sheila Mae Gumapon 05/08/2016

Opposing political camps in Cebu, Mandaue and Talisay cities yesterday accused each other of buying votes, as insinuated by some photos circulated through social media. All the candidates were quick to deny the allegations. In Cordova town…

Dilaab to campaign vs vote-buying

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/10/2015

A Church-based organization in Cebu will not take vote-buying and other dirty tricks during the elections sitting down. Fr. Carmelo Diola, chairman of Dilaab Foundation Inc., said it’s about time for the Church to reach out to…

Dilaab, allies plot moves to reduce vote-buying in ’16

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 06/29/2014

“An epidemic.” This was how Fr. Carmelo Diola, executive director of the Dilaab Foundation Inc., described the perennial problem of vote-buying in the Philippines. Diola spoke during a meeting yesterday to representatives from various sectors of the…

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