Doncic, Antetokounmpo are early NBA All-Star vote leaders

01/03/2020

Dallas’ Luka Doncic received fan votes than any other player in the opening week of balloting for the NBA All-Star Game. The NBA released the first voting totals on Thursday (Friday, January 3, 2020, Philippine time) and…

Comelec: Buying or selling votes? You can be jailed

Inquirer 04/30/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Buying and selling votes are election offenses that have corresponding penalties and jail time under the law, a Commission on Elections (Comelec) official warned Tuesday. “It’s an election offense. You can be jailed, you…

Tomas: I supported Mar but also guarded Digong’s votes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/22/2018

ON DUTERTE’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Why did President Rodrigo Duterte publicly acknowledged Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña before 200 town mayors during his visit in Cebu City on Tuesday? For Osmeña, it could be because of the fact that…

Osmeña accuses Mabatid, Labella, Garcia of buying votes before ABC elections

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/29/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has accused the camp of Mabolo Barangay Captain Prisca Niña Mabatid of vote-buying a day before the Association of Barangay Council elections on Monday (July 30). In his Facebook page post, Osmeña…

Sotto: Revival of death penalty to get over 13 votes in Senate if…

Inquirer.net 05/24/2018

SENATE President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III yesterday said the proposed reimposition of the death penalty could get more than 13 votes at the Senate already if the measure would only cover high-level drug trafficking. Sotto, who recently…

Mandauehanons cast their votes in Barangay, SK elections

Doris C. Bongcac 05/14/2018

Voting centers at the Mandaue City Central School opened at exactly 7 a.m. today. Upon the ringing of the school bell, voters in groups of 10 were allowed to enter their designated voting centers. A police assistance…

Money for vote-buying flowed in a barangay in Mandaue City

Doris C. Bongcac 05/14/2018

It was past midnight but most of the residents in a densely populated barangay in Mandaue City remained awake. Some gathered in small groups to discuss who to vote in today’s election. Shortly before 1 a.m. of…

Bishop appeals to voters not to sell their votes

Inquirer.net 05/13/2018

TACLOBAN CITY — Palo Archbishop John Du is appealing to candidates not to resort to vote-buying amid reports that the buying rates for votes in Eastern Visayas ranged from P20 to P3,000 per voter. He asked the…

Con-com votes to make CHR an independent constitutional body

Inquirer.net 04/16/2018

The Consultative Committee (Con-com) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution on Monday voted to elevate the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to an independent constitutional body in the draft Charter that they would propose to President Rodrigo…

Council votes to endorse SRP casino resort project

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/21/2017

Amid concerns over “favoritism” and “undue advantage,” the Cebu City Council endorsed the application of Universal Hotels and Resorts, Inc. (UHRI) to develop and operate an “integrated resort and casino facility” in the South Road Properties (SRP).…

SENATE VOTES TO POSTPONE POLLS

Inquirer.net, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/20/2017

BARANGAY AND SK ELECTIONS The postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections has moved closer to reality after the Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading to defer the twin polls originally set…

Congress votes to extend martial law

Inquirer.net 07/22/2017

Congress yesterday voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2017. This was the result of the joint special session held in the House of Representatives, where both the lower House and the Senate…

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