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SC asked to void proclamation of senatorial poll winners

Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

Four losing senatorial candidates on Monday asked the Supreme Court to nullify the proclamation of winning candidates in 2013 midterm elections, citing errors in the canvassing of results.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima questions DILG over local execs’ poll expenditure case

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima questioned the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s non-compliance to an agreement with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that they will not allow a local official to assume office sans submission of Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE).

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec, Pangasinan execs say Espino filed SOCE on time

Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. Photo from pangasinan.gov.ph

An official of the Pangasinan provincial government said on Thursday that Governor Amado Espino Jr. submitted his Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditure (SOCE) for the May 13 elections on time, denying reports that the governor failed to comply with the requirement.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Village polls will be peaceful, orderly, Comelec assures voters

Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

All is set for Monday’s special barangay (village) polls in earthquake-devastated Bohol and battle-scarred and flood-ravaged Zamboanga City, the Commission on Elections assured the 1.21 million registered voters in the two places.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Teachers’ group protests delay in honoraria for election duty

Public school teachers as election officers. AFP file photo

The honoraria due public-school teachers who were asked to man the polls during the barangay (village) elections last month are late once again, a teachers’ group said Wednesday.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vote buying claims need proofs, says Brillantes

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. urged those claiming there were incidents of vote buying to produce evidence.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 400 candidates face disqualification


The proclamation of winning candidates who are among the more than 400 village bets who failed to register as voters will be suspended, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said on Tuesday.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

22 killed ahead of village elections

Government security forces are all set for Monday’s barangay (village) elections, with the Philippine National Police saying there are no monitored threats meant to disrupt Election Day. PHOTO BY NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

At least 22 candidates and supporters have been killed in election-related violence over the past month ahead of this week’s village polls across the Philippines, police said Sunday, underscoring the violent downside of one of Asia’s most rambunctious democracies.

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

Barangay polls in Bohol postponed for a month by Comelec

LOAY CHURCH (BOHOL) The Church of Santisima Trinidad was built in 1882. It was declared a national historical landmark on Aug. 18 2003.

It’s final. This year’s barangay (village) elections in the island-province of Bohol will not be held on Oct. 28 as scheduled. Instead, it will be conducted “in a month’s time” by the Commission on Elections.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Two minors caught breaking gun ban in Davao del Sur

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Two minors aged 15 were arrested after being caught with .38-caliber revolvers as they entered the Digos City National High School here, police said Wednesday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera guns remain muzzled

Rival politicians who joined the May 13 elections volunteered to keep their weapons muzzled until the Oct. 28 barangay (village) polls, a police official in the Cordillera region said on Sunday.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

ER Ejercito: I hope evil politics not behind my disqualification


Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito said Thursday he was shocked and saddened by the ruling of the Commission on Elections stripping him of his post as Laguna province’s chief executive.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

House asked to recognize Comelec proclamation of justice’s son

Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr., vice president of the National Unity Party, urged the House of Representatives leadership to recognize newly proclaimed Rep. Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco as the duly elected representative of the lone district of Marinduque.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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  2. Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police
  3. Hair salon’s Kim Jong Un poster riles embassy
  4. Siquijor ‘healer’: For every cure, there’s a plant
  5. State seeks guilty verdict for Abalos
  6. Why college grads end up in the PNP
  7. Estrada: I will pray for my detractors
  8. Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon
  9. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  10. Five men from Cavite found dead in jeep in Batangas
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  5. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
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  9. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
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  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
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  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


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  • Finalists announced for best translated books
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  • 2NE1 returns to Manila with “All Or Nothing” Tour
  • Business

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  • Megawide nets P1.4 B in 2013
  • Longer TRO sought on rate hike
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  • Technology

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  • Global Nation

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  • US Embassy closed on Holy Thursday, Good Friday
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