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Coin toss comes in handy to break ties in barangay polls


Coin tossing has again become useful in breaking ties among candidates for the barangay (village) elections last Monday.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MMDA: Campaign activities on major roads to be regulated

MMDA chair Francis Tolentino

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has received the go signal from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to regulate the use of major roads for motorcades, rallies and other activities related to the Oct. 28 barangay elections.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Comelec indicts Antique governor for suspension of mayor


The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has indicted Antique Gov. Exequiel Javier for suspending a municipal mayor during the election period in violation of the Omnibus Election Code.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec forms team to probe illegal ballot printing in QC

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has created a fact-finding committee to investigate a Quezon City printing firm for allegedly illegally printing ballots for the midterm elections.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill requires poll bets to clean up mess caused by campaign materials

Representative Al Francis Bichara. Photo from congress.gov.ph

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 [...]

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec gets tough against early election propaganda

Hundreds of posters flaunting the faces and names of local government officials with various greetings in Quezon City have sprouted as the May 2013 midterm election draws nearer.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) warned candidates to remove premature election propaganda or face possible imprisonment or disqualification.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec to set up checkpoints all over PH


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.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Comelec wants amendments to election code

Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 [...]

Posted: November 2nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Solons back BIR plan to tax excess poll funds


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 [...]

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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