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…

More images of the day Cebuanos choose their leaders

05/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On May 13, Cebuano voters cast their votes to choose their leaders that will lead them in the next three years. A sizeable number of voters trooped to the voting precincts in the…

IN NUMBERS: 82% of Cebu City’s registered voters take stand

Zena V. Magto 05/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 581,879 individuals or 82 percent of Cebu City’s total registered voters made their way to their respective precincts today, May 13, to exercise their right to suffrage and choose the…

Cebu Comelec urges voters to exercise right of suffrage ‘rightfully’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Exercise your right to vote “rightfully.” Lawyer Jerome Brillantes, Commission on Elections in Cebu provincial election supervisor, reminds Cebuano voters to participate in the nation-building by casting conscientious votes on Monday, May 13,…

Cebu pilot area for voters’ identity verification system

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/09/2018

Polling places in Cebu will be one of the pilot sites for a new system that is expected to deter incidence of flying voters and identity theft during the May 2019 midterm elections. The voter’s verification and…

Song and dance gimmicks to woo voters

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/22/2018

THE election fever continues to rise and senatorial aspirants begin their courtship of the Cebuano voters. Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, former PNP Chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa, Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito III, and Zajid Mangudadatu came…

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