The first national election for a Philippine Assembly was held on July 30, 1907. Eighty delegates were elected for two-year terms with at least one delegate for each of the 34 provinces. The Nacionalista Party garnered 59 seats, the Progresistas 16 seats while the rest went to independents and minority parties.
By Tina G. Santos
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will no longer hold voters’ registration in the provinces during Sundays.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has called on barangay (village) officials to continue providing assistance to persons with disabilities (PWDs) who may want to register for the 2016 polls even after the National Registration Day for Voters with Disabilities ended on Sunday.
By Maricar Cinco
An antigraft group with members based in Laguna province is asking the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to cite in contempt Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. and five other poll commissioners in relation to the transfer of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to the new warehouse in Cabuyao City, Laguna.
By Maila Ager
While saying anything is possible, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said both he and Senator Grace Poe have neither political group nor money to run a campaign in 2016.