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Comelec transparency abangan!

NAKAPANAYAM natin itong bagong chairman ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) na si Atty. Andres Bautista at ipinangako niya na magkakaroon ng transparency sa poll body sa ilalim ng kanyang pamumuno. Mahalaga na may transparency sa Comelec upang hindi nagaganap ang mga milagro tulad ng napapaulat na ‘midnight deal’ sa pagitan…

Cardinal Tagle leads Holy Week activities at Manila Cathedral

MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle ushered in the Holy Week yesterday at the Manila Cathedral, the mother church of the Archdiocese of Manila, with the celebration of the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. He blessed the palms at 7 a.m. and presided at the Mass that follows.…
  • Published in Metro

‘No bio, no boto’ drive

THE existence of 4.3 million registered voters with no biometrics data in their voter registration record exposes anew a sad reality in the country, supposedly the bastion of democracy in this part of the world. Admittedly, many Filipinos, men and women, not only in the countryside but elsewhere are still…

Comelec sets airtime limits for local, national poll bets

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set airtime limits for the television and radio advertisements of candidates in the coming May 9 local and national polls. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Based on the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the Fair Elections Act released by the Comelec, national candidates…
  • Published in Nation

Hybrid horrors

Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are not sure that we are doubly sure. — Reinhold Neibuhr (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hybrid — Now that’s a fancy word, a favorite of animal and plant geneticists as well as automotive engineers. The…
  • Published in Opinion

Romualdez to Comelec: Be independent, prevent ‘no-el’

“THE newly-appointed officials of the Comelec should be independent and not beholden to the self-interests of the ruling administration and anybody especially to the powerful and wealthy politicians. The challenge is enormous and they will face that along the way. We need someone who will outspokenly challenge the possible no-election…

Presidential debates

WITH veteran propagandists in their employ, candidates, particularly those seeking the top political post of the land, have no problem in expressing their views on pressing issues that may affect the country and the people. And as the day of reckoning approaches, newspaper offices and radio-television stations are expected to…

Physical vs spiritual

At least the clash is a crystal-clear affirmation of the separation of state and church in the country – at least on general principles. The state, through the official government poll body, wants voters to look into the performance and program of action of candidates for next year’s general elections.…

Comelec to junk voters without biometric data

THE Commission on Elections will begin deactivating next week the registration records of voters who have failed to have their biometrics data taken during the 18-month voter registration process. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said they are set to begin purging the voters list on November 16 for the May 2016…

Mall voting

WITH rising temperatures across the globe, the casting of votes in scented and air-conditioned shopping malls on May 9 is certainly a most welcome development in the Philippines, a Southeast Asian nation of election-crazy people. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Of the more than 50 million registered voters, old and…
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