By Christian V. Esguerra
MANILA, Philippines—Who should clean up the mess caused by campaign posters and other paraphernalia after elections? Candidates and their respective political parties should take care of the dirty work, according to a bill filed by Albay Rep. Al Francis Bichara, which is now pending at House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms. House [...]
By Matikas Santos
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) warned candidates to remove premature election propaganda or face possible imprisonment or disqualification.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
Six days before the start of the five-month election period on Sunday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has ordered the installation of checkpoints in all cities and towns across the country to ensure the strict implementation of the gun ban.
By Jerome Aning
The Commission on Elections is planning to seek amendments to the 26-year-old Omnibus Election Code to attune it with election automation laws, the latest of which was first implemented nationwide last year. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said recently that most of the provisions of the OEC had become obsolete after the country adopted its [...]
By Gil Cabacungan
House legislators on Wednesday gave their support to a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) plan to slap taxes on excess campaign contributions but expressed doubts on how the agency would determine how much to tax. Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara said that while this was a welcome move to boost government revenues, the BIR has [...]