Año urges smooth turnover of powers in local government units

Members of the team are department heads of the local government unit (LGU) and a DILG representative such as DILG provincial director in case of provincial government, DILG city director in case of city government, or DILG municipal local government operations officer in case of municipal government. There should also be one representative from a civil society organization or people’s organization.

Yes to good governance -- Romualdez

This was asserted by Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) President Martin Romualdez, returning Leyte first district congressman, after nine senatorial bets endorsed by President Duterte and re-elected Davao City Mayor and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) chairperson Sara Duterte gave clear indication of winning the 2019 midterm elections based on partial and unofficial results.

Davao folks make Sara cry

“I am humbled as I bow. I am not a person who cries easily but when it was definite that Davao City delivered a 12-0 vote for Senators of HNP, the tears flowed and the sobbing followed,” President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter told her 389,000 Instagram followers.

Ex-PNP generals win big in polls

With 96.17 percent of election returns already transmitted as of 7:30 a.m. yesterday, Dela Rosa, a member of Philippine Military Academy ‘Sinagtala’ Class of 1986 will become the 2nd ex-PNP chief to become a Philippine senator with more than 18 million votes, the 1st being Sen. Panfilo ‘Ping’ M. Lacson of PMA ‘Matatag’ Class of 1971. Dela Rosa appears to be the 5th placer in the race for the 12-man Senate seat.

Andanar hits US comic’s satire on Duterte

“We find it desperate that, on the eve of the Philippine midterm elections, the vociferous detractors of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte would use an American comedy show, aired on Netflix, to demonize the chief executive and his government in its episode entitled ‘Brazil, Corruption and the Rainforest’ before the global audience,” Andanar said in a statement yesterday.

Over P12M cash for vote-buying seized

PHILIPPINE National Police agents across the country seized nearly P12.2 million in different bills which were all used in vote-buying and selling incidents on the eve of election and right on the actual day of the national and local polls, the PNP reported yesterday.

New age of PH-Japan seen

HERALDING a new age of Philippine-Japanese friendship, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines His Excellency Koji Haneda celebrated on Tuesday the ascension of Emperor Naruhito to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Rise in vote-buying, decrease in ERIs noted

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday said they investigated massive vote-buying activities but recorded a great reduction in election-related violent incidents in last Monday’s national and local elections and honestly would like to fully address the issue in the 2022 presidential polls.