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Barangay, SK polls must push thru — Duterte

THE Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections will have to push through this October, incoming President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday. Duterte stressed that he does not favor the postponement of the Barangay and SK elections this year. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Duterte reasoned out that postponing the barangay elections will…
  • Published in Nation

Lawmakers alarmed by rigging report

OPPOSITION congressmen yesterday expressed grave concern over the Commission on Elections’ reported breach in the transparency server to allegedly rig the results of the May 9 presidential polls in favor of the administration candidates. The lawmakers asked the Comelec, poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and the…

2-day liquor ban starts today

Starting today until tomorrow, selling, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxicating liquor is prohibited under the Omnibus Election Code (OEC). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “Just keep yourselves safe, and be practical,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said. Under the OEC, it is considered a prohibited act to offer, buy, serve…
  • Published in Nation

More than 100 caught for violation of liquor ban

A TOTAL of 107 persons, more than half of them from Metro Manila, were arrested by the police for violation of the nationwide liquor ban, which took effect last Saturday, Philippine National Police spokesman Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor said yesterday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mayor said that 65 of…
  • Published in Nation

Solon presses probe into poll ‘anomalies’

EVEN with the official canvassing by the National Board of Canvassers yet to start, a party-list lawmaker is calling for a congressional investigation into the alleged irregularities in the May 9 elections. Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz yesterday filed House Resolution 2701 directing the committees on suffrage and electoral…
  • Published in Nation

Early preparations help PNP accomplish poll mission

AMID some incidents which disrupted elections in some parts of the country yesterday, Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez expressed confidence their early preparations helped them ensure a secure and fair national and local polls. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “All police security personnel assigned to perform election…
  • Published in Nation

Missing names, other glitches mar polls

A NUMBER of voters were disenfranchised yesterday after they failed to find their names on the voter’s list despite having registered their biometrics with the Commission on Elections. Some of them were instructed to proceed to a Comelec desk downstairs but they were still unable to vote. The Philippine Information…

Hundreds of San Juan senior citizens fail to vote

HUNDREDS of senior citizens in San Juan City were not able to cast their votes due to lack of biometrics. This problem also marred the voting at the Sta. Lucia Elementary School in San Juan City. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Aside from the absence of biometrics, misplacement and loss…
  • Published in Metro

Profile ng Isang Nuisance Candidate

Sa deadline ng pagpa-file ng Certificate of Candidacies o COCs sa COMELEC, dagsa ang bilang ng mga nais tumakbo bilang mga kandidato sa eleksyon sa 2016. Samu't-sari ang mga nagsulputang presidential hopefuls: guro, tricycle driver, call center agent, sultan, at maging isang nagpapakilalang Nazi. Sa mata ng nagmamatyag na publiko,…

Bongbong urges audit of Smartmatic servers

THE camp of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to allow “IT experts and programmers” from his team to conduct an audit of the servers used in the May 9 elections. Marcos said the audit must be done in light of doubts following the…
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