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…

Fill out ballots in 5 minutes or less, Comelec tells voters

Donna Pazzibugan, Ronnel Domingo 05/03/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Commissioner George Garcia of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) urges voters to bring with them their guide list of chosen candidates to hasten the voting process on May 9. Garcia said on Monday that voters should…

Voters need not wear face shields at poll precincts

Kathleen de Villa 05/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Voters do not have to present their vaccination cards or wear face shields at polling stations on May 9, Election Day, contrary to instructions shown in an old explainer video that is circulating on…

Pacquiao to voters: Don’t let political tactics make a fool out of you

Morexette Marie Erram 11/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao is still running for the country’s most powerful position.  During a press conference here on Sunday, November 14, Pacquiao said there would be no major changes in his plans for…

Campaign for issues, not (just) individuals

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 10/15/2021

Begun, the election season has. Despite a still-raging pandemic, there has been no shortage of daily spectacle, providing (un)welcome distraction from the coronavirus. With so many people running for president, it is hard to keep track of…

The rise of ‘LGU citizenship’

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 02/05/2021

It used to be that regardless of where you live in the Philippines, you expected more or less the same policies and services, with only the urban-rural divide making a difference—for instance, in health care. Of course,…

White House race: 2 possible scenarios on ‘D-Day’

Christine O. Avendaño - @inquirerdotnet 11/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — With the coronavirus pandemic prompting Americans to vote early or demand mail-in balloting, two possible scenarios may play out on Nov. 3, D-Day for the presidential race in the United States: A decisive result…

Reminders for Cebu City residents who want to register as voters

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For Cebu City residents, who want to register as voters, the Commission on Election (Comelec) here said they would now begin to cater to registration starting September 1, 2020. However, various changes will…

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…

Voters population in Cebu drops, says Comelec

Rosalie Abatayo 10/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The population of voters in Cebu province has dropped to 2.9 million individuals as voters registration and reactivation period ended last Monday, September 30, 2019. Based on the consolidated number of registrants obtained by CDN…

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…

Duterte blames voters for political dynasties

06/23/2019

DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines — President Rodrigo  Duterte admitted political dynasties are bad for the country but, he said, it was the fault of Filipino voters who keep on electing local dynasts. “[I am embarrassed…

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