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Palace defends Abaya, Roxas on ‘electioneering’ issue

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DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday said Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Transportation Secretary Joseph “Jun” Abaya should be given the benefit of the doubt after being accused of early campaigning.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poll worker charged with electioneering over ballpen

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2010 Barangay and SK elections INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An election watcher has been charged with unlawful electioneering for allegedly showing an elderly voter a ballpen bearing a candidate’s name during the barangay (village) elections in 2010.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Radazas obtain witness against Pelaez

AFTER being charged with electioneering, the Radazas of Lapu-Lapu City have produced their own witness against their accuser.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

PNP urges candidates to file electioneering raps vs errant cops

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PNP Director General Alan Purisima.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine National Police has urged candidates to file formal charges against policemen accused of electioneering during the election period.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Madrigal, lawyer pass buck over ‘iPad giveaway’ to campaign volunteers

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Screenshot of the 'iPad contest' of Jamby Madrigal on Facebook

The lawyer of former Senator Jamby Madrigal claimed on Wednesday that campaign “volunteers” were apparently behind the offer of an iPad in an online contest she had on Facebook.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Election Photos,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bingo sponsored by Moreno, 5 councilors not illegal, say 2 senators

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Isko Moreno. FILE PHOTO

Two senators said on Tuesday that Manila local officials arrested for illegal gambling did not commit any crime for simply sponsoring a bingo game in the city during the weekend.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Lim hits back at Estrada camp, accuses ex-president of bullying cop

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Mayor Alfredo Lim and Joseph Estrada. FILE PHOTO

Over the weekend, reelectionist Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim was accused of political harassment over the arrest of Vice Mayor Isko Moreno and five candidates for sponsoring a bingo session. But on Monday, his rival, former President Joseph Estrada, was accused of the same offense for allegedly bullying a police officer who arrested Moreno and five others.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Mison tells soldiers not to be used by politicians

Former Customs Commissioner Salvador Mison advised soldiers and Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets to avoid being used by politicians in election fraud.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Court rejects Morato claim of free speech

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FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ruling that freedom of speech can neither be absolute nor unconditional, a Quezon City court has rejected a motion to dismiss filed by former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chair Manuel Morato and set for next month his arraignment for multiple counts of electioneering.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Comelec presses raps vs Morato

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FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Maintaining that the right to freedom of speech or expression was not absolute, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has opposed a motion by former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Manuel Morato to junk the electioneering charges the poll body had filed against him.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-‘epal’ move: Remember their faces, forget their names on poll day

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Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Annoyed by epal politicians’ posters and TV ads? Remember their faces and don’t vote for them come Election Day in May next year.

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Morato seeks dismissal of Comelec raps

FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Director Manuel Morato has asked a Quezon City court to dismiss the electioneering charges filed against him by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), saying that they were “nothing but pure harassment and political persecution.”

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quezon City court defers arraignment of Morato

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FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Quezon City court has deferred the arraignment of former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Manuel Morato pending the resolution of his motion to dismiss the multiple counts of electioneering filed against him by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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