By Tetch Torres-Tupas
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).
By Gabriel Cardinoza
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.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
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.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
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.
By Matikas Santos
Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. urged those claiming there were incidents of vote buying to produce evidence.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
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.
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.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
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.
By Orlando B. Dinoy
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Regina Reyes, who has been proclaimed Marinduque representative, on Monday threatened to file an impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Justice Presbitero Velasco for allegedly using his position to get a favorable ruling from the tribunal to benefit his family.