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 [...]