THE first two days of the campaign for the barangay elections in Cebu were peaceful, according to police officials. Still, chief of directorial staff Senior Supt. Edward Carranza asks all police station chiefs to provide security in all areas where candidates hold campaign activities to maintain peace and order. No election-related incidents were reported so [...]
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Violations of prohibited acts in connection with the Oct. 28 barangay elections can result in post-election disqualification, as well as fines and jail terms of up to six years.
By Tina G. Santos
The Commission on Elections on Friday warned barangay election candidates who have filed their certificates of candidacy, to remove their tarpaulins, posters and streamers announcing their candidacy, or face charges for campaigning before the designated period.
By Tina G. Santos
The Commission on Elections on Wednesday warned barangay (village) election candidates against engaging in premature campaign activities.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
A congressman has filed a bill seeking to increase the campaign spending limit of candidates and political parties.
A CAMPAIGN to prevent child sex tourism and increase awareness of the problem will be launched in Cebu by the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Saturday. “We don’t want Cebu to be called a sex tourist destination or for pedophiles to come and take advantage of the hospitality of the people,” said Donald Balanhi, DOT [...]
THE ‘mermaid’ of Malapascua Island has attracted corporate support to promote diving and marine conservation. The Save the Philippine Seas and The Islands Group launched yesterday the campaign “The Philippines is worth diving for.” The partnership between Save the Philippine Seas (SPS) and the Islands Group extends to promoting Malapascua Island. A new collection of [...]
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has intensified its campaign against human trafficking with the premiere airing of the infomercial “Iligtas Mo Ako” last Friday during a special screening of the movie “Man of Steel” at Trinoma mall in Quezon City.
By Philip C. Tubeza
The campaign ends Saturday night and Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. has last-minute reminders to the candidates.
By Cathy Yamsuan
Two groups that supported President Aquino’s presidential bid in 2010 are now holding a series of rock concerts throughout the country in a bid to endorse three Team PNoy senatorial bets.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) is consolidating local officials’ support in the run-up to the elections, and one of its candidates is working the phones to make sure friends and allies will stay with him up to May 13.
By Randy David
Bizarre as it is, politicians running for local positions have come to accept it as part of the political reality: that in some remote Philippine communities, candidates must secure a clearance from armed illegal groups before they can enter an area and campaign. The permit to campaign is normally given in exchange for a cash “contribution” to the kilusan (movement), a cryptic reference to the armed struggle led by the Communist Party and the New People’s Army (NPA).
By Norman Bordadora
Administration candidates are confident that the influence of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas among his province mates as well as those from nearby provinces in Western Visayas will deliver votes for the Team PNoy senatorial candidates on election day.