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Comelec gives pols more time to file expense reports

Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

Candidates and parties that took part in the 2013 midterm elections who failed to submit their campaign finance reports have until May 12 to comply with the requirement or face a penalty.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Village candidates join ‘unity walk’

Candidates for the Oct. 28 village polls in this town joined a “unity walk” initiated by local police as they pledged to abide by the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) rules on campaigning.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In the Know: Spending limits for candidates


A candidate for president and vice president may spend P10 for every registered voter, according to Resolution No. 9476 of the Commission on Elections.

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

Talk of name recall: Vote for ‘Tarzan,’ ‘Suka,’ ‘Eleccion,’ etc.


During elections, name recall oftentimes trumps track record, and this season many candidates in central and northern Luzon are seriously running for public offices using names that they believe will make or break their political fortunes.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Candidates’ backers nearly come to blows in CDO

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Supporters of opposing candidates nearly came to blows after Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, who is seeking reelection, and rival Ian Mark Nacaya traded accusations of impropriety and negligence of duty during a heated forum here on Friday.

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

Gloves are off


In boxing, fighters normally wear gloves so they don’t inflict too much injury on each other. When gloves are taken off during an election, expect the match to be cruel and nasty.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Team Rama banking on support of barangay captains

At least 42 barangay captains and officials of Cebu City’s 80 barangays gathered yesterday at the Rama ancestral home in barangay Basak, San Nicolas, Cebu City as a prelude to their campaign kick-off.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Comelec chief to local candidates: You’ve had your fun


Playtime’s over. Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes on Sunday vowed to crack down on erring candidates who continue to flaunt election rules regarding illegal campaigning and illegal campaign materials.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Love or hate him but Gordon tells it like it is

Philippine Red Cross chair Richard “Dick” Gordon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Age has not stopped former Sen. Richard Gordon from talking fast and furious.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No blessings from bishops for pro-RH candidates


Some Catholic bishops have advised pro-reproductive health (RH) law candidates thinking of seeking their “blessings” as they begin their election campaigns Tuesday to “forget it.”

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NBI official confirms candidate for Chief Justice arrested for tax evasion

http://www.nbi.gov.ph/ photo

An official of the National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday confirmed that they had arrested one of the candidates for the Chief Justice position for a tax-evasion case.

Posted: July 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ombudsman aspirants present credentials, volunteer observations, issue promises


Aspirants to be the next Ombudsman jostled on another on Wednesday to deliver their respective pledges to improve the credibility of an office, which they unanimously claimed to have been affected by the controversies that had bedevilled the last months of former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez’s term.

Posted: June 22nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Campaign funds reform on the way in Comelec


The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is planning to introduce campaign finance reform in the country by creating an office that would validate the campaign contributions and expenditures of candidates. It has even invited a high-ranking official of the US Federal Election Commission (FEC) to help show them the way. Comelec Commissioner Robert Lim said the [...]

Posted: June 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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