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SC strikes down Comelec limits on pols’ election ad airtime


Upholding civil liberties, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional part of a Commission on Elections resolution setting tighter airtime limits on political ads, in a decision on Tuesday that made permanent a temporary restraining order the court issued a month before the 2013 midterm elections.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec forms team to probe illegal ballot printing in QC

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has created a fact-finding committee to investigate a Quezon City printing firm for allegedly illegally printing ballots for the midterm elections.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

700 supporters of defeated mayoral bet in Leyte arrested in rally

Baybay City LEYTE

The police and military arrested around 700 supporters of a defeated mayoral candidate of Baybay City in Leyte early Monday morning for reportedly throwing stones at policemen, injuring several, and for damaging government property during a 3 p.m. rally on Sunday.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Alleged ‘jueteng’ lord launches political dynasty


Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda is usually elusive, especially when “jueteng,” an illegal numbers racket that is a known source of payola to authorities, is in the news. But basking in the glow of the political power of his wife and children is fine with Pineda, one of the country’s suspected jueteng lords.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Estrada vows to fight corruption

Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada. FILE PHOTO

Once convicted of plunder, then pardoned to be set free, Joseph “Erap” Estrada, who was elected Manila mayor in May, vowed to combat corruption on Sunday and paint an honorable image of Manila after being sworn in as chief executive of the country’s capital.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »