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By Jamie Marie Elona
Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II reiterated Wednesday that police only followed the standard operation when they tried to chase a group of armed men who allegedly sought refuge in the residential compound of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. on Election Day in Bacoor City, Cavite.
By Matikas Santos
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Wednesday that it is set to make a formal partial proclamation Thursday on the winning partylist groups.
By Frances Mangosing
The New People’s Army were able to extort as much as P26 million nationwide during the election period, the military claimed.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Leaders of Movement Against Dynasties (MAD) said the group will continue to fight until 2016 for a law that would put flesh to a constitutional ban on political dynasties, encouraged by the rejection by voters of several members of powerful dynasties in the May 13 elections. MAD chair Quintin San Diego [...]
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
LUCENA CITY—The recent elections in Bicol and Southern Tagalog are more peaceful than that in 2010, the military said. Citing military and police records, Lt. Col. Neil Anthony Estrella, of the Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command, said government authorities arrested 565 election gun ban violators from January until May 13 this year compared to [...]
By Cynthia D. Balana
“To God be the glory,” was all Felix William “Wimpy” Fuentebella could say when proclaimed winner in the highly emotional congressional election for the fourth district of Camarines Sur. Fuentebella will follow the footsteps of his father, outgoing Deputy Speaker Arnulfo “Noli” Fuentebella, for the second time. He is the third member of [...]
By Melvin Gascon
Corn farmer Ernesto Caccam, 46, welcomed the rain that poured on many parts of Cagayan on May 13, Election Day, even if this meant getting soaked while lining up for three hours to await his turn to vote at his designated precinct at Tuguegarao Northeast Central School. “This is good because it will cool [...]
By Fernan Gianan
VIRAC, Catanduanes—Rep. Cesar Sarmiento of the Liberal Party (LP) scored a first in the history of the lone district of Catanduanes when he was reelected with 101,156 votes to topple opponents Leandro Verceles (Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino) and Resty de Quiros (Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, or PMP). Sarmiento, who is the LP provincial chair, [...]
By Matikas Santos
Internet voting could be the solution to the low voter turnout of overseas absentee voting (OAV) in the recently concluded May 2013 elections, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Tuesday.
By Matikas Santos
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Tuesday said that the proposed postponement of the barangay (village) elections is not unconstitutional because its timetable is not set forth in the Constitution.
It is officially a week after the May 13 elections. We can count with our fingers the number of candidates who bothered to clean up walls, posts and trees where their campaign materials hung.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
A fugitive mayor-elect of Mambusao town in Capiz may still not assume his post if he fails to take his oath of office or if arrested, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
By Maricar Cinco
The controversy over the proclamation of Marinduque’s lone representative to Congress is far from over, said an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan).