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Many find it quite difficult to imagine tagging former partylist Representative Ana Theresia “Risa” Hontiveros as a “palaban” (fighting) lady. It’s a far cry, it seems, to her low-key personality, soft voice, and quiet charm. But deep down, Risa says she’s been an activist since her teens, ready to fight for what is right.
WITH less than two weeks left before the May 13 elections, the public needs to make wise decision when casting their ballots. During the First Friday Affair of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) last April 26, Fr. Carmelo Diola, executive director of Dilaab Foundation, gave a talk on the value of conscience formation during polls. [...]
By Carmel Loise Matus and Doris C. Bongcac
BOTH the Liberal Party-Cebu chapter and its local ally, the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) will receive some star power in their sorties as the campaign season winds down next week. Presidential sister and talk show host Kris Aquino arrived in Cebu City to endorse the candidacies of LP-Cebu gubernatorial candidate Hilario Davide III and his [...]
By Jose Santino S. Bunachita
As “deputies” of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) were given their final briefing. The BEIs were reminded to exercise their “supreme power” inside the polling precinct and that they should know their rights and duties so as not to be easily harassed by politicians and supporters. [...]
Brgy Councilmen slam Rama for fistfight threat Officials of the Barangay Councilors League of the Philippines (BCLP) in Cebu City have condemned mayor Michael Rama’s act of challenging their national president to a fist fight after he was barred from speaking on stage during the league’s city chapter assembly held on Sunday. League officials described [...]
By Peter L. Romanillos
We’re almost ready.” That was the assurance given to the voting public by government agencies, citizen election watchdogs and the religious groups that are working together for the May 13 elections. At the Command Conference organized by the Cebu Citizens Involvement and Maturation in People’s Empowerment and Liberation (C-CIMPEL) yesterday, Commission on Election Provincial Supervisor [...]
Maria Milagros B. Magsaysay, sister of Team PNoy senatorial candidate Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay, tells Philippine Daily Inquirer editors that nobody can be exactly like their father, the late president Ramon Magsaysay, but her brother has the heart for the people and he works for the people.
By Matikas Santos
Several candidates running for the Sangguniang Panglungsod of the City of Bacoor, Cavite filed a petition with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Wednesday asking for a correction in the official ballot because of a mix up in the list between two of its districts.
By Christian V. Esguerra
, Michael Lim Ubac
Haunted by his past as a congressman who was unseated for poll fraud, newly appointed Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Macabangkit Lanto on Friday protested that he was a victim and that there was an “orchestrated move” to discredit him by people opposed to his appointment.
Around 1,000 people are expected to attend a forum discussing vote buying and political dynasty. The forum this Saturday organized by the church and the Commission on Elections will explore concrete actions against electoral fraud and defects in the country. “This is a very important activity. Credible elections have been a subject of complaints. We [...]
The Cebu provincial government hasto finish distributing cash aid of barangay volunteer workers of the local governments of the province before the start of the election campaign for local candidates on March 29. Dr. Cristina Giango, The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) officer, gave this clarification yesterday after barangay captains in Carcar City led by [...]
Cleaning Lapu-Lapu City and transforming it into a little paradise like Singapore or Hong Kong is one of businessman Efren Pelaez’s goals if he would be elected as mayor of the city. Pelaez will be going up against Mayor Paz Radaza, who will run for reelection during the May 10 elections. Pelaez said he would [...]
By Ares P. Gutierrez
THE opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) spent a total of P842,224 for its proclamation rally in Plaza Independencia in Cebu City on Feb. 12. In a statement obtained by Cebu Daily News last night, UNA spokesman Tobias Tiangco said they made the disclosure in a “Statement of Expenses for Public Rally” which they submitted to [...]