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SC asked to void proclamation of senatorial poll winners

Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

Four losing senatorial candidates on Monday asked the Supreme Court to nullify the proclamation of winning candidates in 2013 midterm elections, citing errors in the canvassing of results.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC rules Abang Lingkod can take Congress’ 58th seat


The Supreme Court ruled that partylist Abang Lingkod is entitled to a seat in Congress and ordered the Commission on Elections to push through with its proclamation.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

High voters’ turnout in special polls in Zamboanga City—Padaca

Commissioner Grace Padaca and Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.

“Democracy survived the siege. It lives on in Zamboanga City.” This was Election Commissioner Grace Padaca’s text message to the INQUIRER on Tuesday as she also reported that the voters’ turnout during Monday’s special barangay (village) elections in the southwestern Mindanao city was “high.”

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Comelec all set for Bohol, Zamboanga special polls

A Philippine Air Force helicopter hovers above the totally-collapsed Our Lady of Light church at Loon township, Bohol province in central Philippines Thursday Oct.17, 2013.  AP Photo

The Commission on Elections is “100 percent ready” for the holding on Nov. 25 of special barangay (village) elections in earthquake-ravaged Bohol and battle-scarred and flood-ravaged Zamboanga City.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Teachers’ group protests delay in honoraria for election duty

Public school teachers as election officers. AFP file photo

The honoraria due public-school teachers who were asked to man the polls during the barangay (village) elections last month are late once again, a teachers’ group said Wednesday.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Even the dead cast votes, teachers say


Teachers who served on the outskirts of the city during the barangay (village) elections on Oct. 28 have started to speak up on how the political exercise was filled with anomalies.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

At least 94 villages fail to hold polls


Elections in at least 94 villages nationwide failed to take place on Monday because of various reasons, the Commission on Elections said.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Man shot dead in QC village tagged as hot spot area

Angelicum College, polling center for Barangay Sto. Domingo in Quezon City. PHOTO BY JULLIANE LOVE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

A still unidentified man was killed when he was shot to the head Monday afternoon in Barangay (village) Sto. Domingo in Quezon City, Radyo Inquirer reported Monday

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

It’s more fun voting at the mall

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. availed of the amenities in the special polling precinct set up in SM Manila as part of their pilot project to allow easier access for Persons with Disabilities and senior citizens.

Seventy-four year old Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. was stress-free and jovial on the day of the Barangay (village) Elections even joining reporters in interviewing a senior citizen who cast his ballot.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

QC village struggles to hold orderly polls


Amid the intense political rivalries in Barangay (village) Santo Domingo in Quezon City, one of the election hotspots in Metro Manila, the initial overall assessment of Monday’s elections in the village by the authorities remains positive.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Comelec sees very high voters’ turnout

Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will lead 54 million Filipinos who will cast their votes on Monday for the 2013 village (barangay) elections with the Commission on Elections expecting an unprecedented turnout of voters.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP, AFP intensify drive vs threat groups as village polls near

Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Domingo Tutaan  PHOTO/A2C Bryan Bautista/ AFP PAO

The Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Thursday they have intensified their campaign against threat groups conducting extortion activities in connection with the forthcoming barangay (village) polls.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP on red alert Friday until Nov. 2


The military will go on red alert status on Friday ahead of the barangay (village) elections on Monday until November 2.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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