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Black prop or dark humor? Binay takes it all in stride

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Cartoon, January 19, 2014

“Dark” humor or black propaganda? For this official often on the receiving end of cruel or offensive jokes, there are no hard feelings.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Binay stung by ‘epal’ tag, sees hand of conspiracy

Vice President Jejomar Binay is seeing a conspiracy behind the negative posts on social media deriding him as an “epal,” or one who is constantly seeking attention.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Binay says he didn’t want his name on relief goods, blames supporter

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Vice President Jejomar Binay is seeing a conspiracy behind the negative posts on social media deriding him as an “epal,” or one who is constantly trying to draw attention to himself.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Antipolo mayor explains ‘epal’ medals

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Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro “Jun” Ynares III has apparently become the latest whipping boy of the so-called anti-“epal” campaign against attention-craving politicians who put their names or faces on streamers or billboards.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Epal’ bets using cash program warned of raps

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has warned candidates in the coming barangay (village) elections to keep off the government’s conditional cash transfer program in their campaigns or be charged criminally with election offenses.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Anti-epal’ drive reaches new heights in Davao del Sur

The “anti-epal” campaign is bound to become a reality here even if no law has been passed yet to make it official.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DPWH Region 4 chief on drive vs illegal posters: ‘We can’t do it alone’

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Department of Public Works and Highways

Easier said than done. The head of the Department of Public Works and Highways-Southern Tagalog office was referring to the enforcement of the Commission on Elections Resolution No. 9858, which deputized the DPWH to assist the poll body in “removing all unlawful election materials nationwide.”

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

Campaign vs ‘epal’ posters going nationwide

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A BILLBOARD on one end of San Isidro Bridge in Pamplona, Camarines Sur, along a stretch of Maharlika Highway proclaims a project there to be that of Rep. Dato Arroyo. Camarines Sur Gov. Luis “LRay” Villafuerte Jr. had pointed to this and other billboards in the area of Arroyo as samples of “epal” materials. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Thursday said it will tear down all illegally placed election materials throughout the country.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Election Photos,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Drive bares the most ‘epal’ of them all

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Who’s the most epal of them all?

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Residents win fight vs building village hall on historic site

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KRUS na Ligas residents in Quezon City on Sunday joined hands with comedian-on-a-crusade Juana Change (center, wearing scarf) in bringing to the attention of the public a reported plan to build an annex of a barangay (village) hall on the spot where Katipunan head Andres Bonifacio and his men found refuge away from Spanish colonial authorities in the late 19th century. Bowing down to pressure, proponents of the measure decided to junk the project. ARNOLD ALMACEN

The Quezon City councilor who approved the construction of a two-story building on the historic plaza where the hero Andres Bonifacio and his fellow Katipunero sought refuge has shelved the project, following a protest by residents and members of the No More Epal Movement.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Anti-‘epal’ group rallies vs building of village hall on historic site

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RESIDENTS of Krus na Ligas on the UP Diliman campus have opposed the ongoing construction of a two-story barangay hall annex on a historic plaza which once provided shelter to Andres Bonifacio and other Katipuneros in 1896. Arnold Almacen

Call it the Anti-Epal Movement’s first preemptive strike.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Epal’ pols told: Let dead have their day

A word of advice to “epal” politicians: Don’t take the spotlight away from the dead.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

More pols feel anti-‘epal’ pinch

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At least two more Quezon City officials appear to be caving in to the growing clamor against so-called epal politicians by having their ubiquitous signs and streamers taken down. Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo of the city’s second district Thursday said he had ordered his staff to tear down all of his posters. “We have started [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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