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APPs for elderly, PWD, pregnant voters urged

WITH the cancellation of “mall voting” on May 9, senatorial candidate Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez urged yesterday the Commission on Elections to guarantee sufficient Accessible Polling Places (APPs) as “malasakit” (compassion) to persons with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens, and priority lanes for pregnant women during the May 9 presidential…

INC backs Romualdez!

THE influential religious group Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has endorsed senatorial bet Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez and vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. The INC, the second largest religious group in the country, has been known for its bloc voting with an estimated two million registered voters nationwide.…

Explain OAV vote mixup, Comelec pressed

MORE lawmakers pressed yesterday the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to explain how the vote of a certain Andresa Amba in Hong Kong for senatorial candidate Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez got credited to the lawmaker’s good friend fellow senatorial bet Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares. Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan de…
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Batoda, 4 trike groups support Romualdez

THE more than 2,000-strong Batasan Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (BATODA) with 16 umbrella and four other big organizations of tricycles in the National Capital Region (NCR) declared yesterday their full and unconditional support to the senatorial candidacy of Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez. In a press conference, Charlie Mangune, BATODA…

1.5M PWDs eyed for PhilHealth coverage

SENATORIAL candidate Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez yesterday vowed to push for the automatic enrollment of at least 1.5 million persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the National Health Insurance Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). Should he win a Senate seat, Romualdez said he is committed to continue helping…

Safer banking system urged

SENATORIAL candidate Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez yesterday proposed the adoption of biometrics in the banking system as a show of “malasakit” (compassion) to ensure that depositors’ hard-earned savings will not be stolen by fraudsters following the “Comeleak scandal.” Romualdez, a former chairman of the Board for Equitable PCI Bank or…
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Vote mixup decried

SENATORIAL candidate Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez yesterday strongly urged the Commission on Elections to protect the sanctity of the ballot as he asked the poll body to explain the alleged crediting of his votes to another aspirant for the Senate. Romualdez said the Comelec and Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) Corp.…
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Rep. Martin to Comelec: Probe cheating in OAV

FEARING this could seriously affect the integrity of the May 9 elections, senatorial candidate Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez said yesterday Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista should motu propio (on its own) or even without a lodged complaint investigate the alleged cheating in the ongoing Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV).…
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SUMAPIL backs Romualdez

AT least 500 urban poor groups under the Sulong Mamamayang Pilipino (SUMAPIL) yesterday endorsed the senatorial candidacy of Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez because of his “malasakit” (compassionate) platforms, including housing and increasing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) that would advance their welfare and interests. “Naniniwala kami na si Martin…

Romualdez urges next gov’t to end hunger, malnutrition

SENATORIAL candidate Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez said yesterday the next administration should implement a comprehensive program to solve widespread hunger and malnutrition in the country. Romualdez issued the statement following the release of the results of a survey conducted by the Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) last year that said…
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