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Nobody loses an election in this country


The Supreme Court ruling disqualifying Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito as Laguna governor cannot be questioned since it was based on a Commission on Elections (Comelec) resolution which said he was unfit to hold public office due to overspending.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Comelec to push for law enforcing ‘money ban’ days before polls

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is urging Congress to pass a measure that will institutionalize the imposition of a “money ban” to curb vote-buying in the succeeding elections in the country.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vote-buying even in quake-hit Bohol towns

VOTING in the special barangay election goes on in precincts under tents outside the quake-damaged Pig-ot Elementary School in Loon town in Bohol. INQSnap this page (not just the logo) to view more photos of the polls. CARMEL LOISE MATUS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Even in this earthquake-ravaged province, vote-buying has become a “culture.”

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM: Election lawyer on vote-buying

If vote-buying and other forms of electoral fraud are happening in Metro Manila, now you can imagine how rampant these illegal activities are in far-flung areas.—Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Vote buying among poor rampant, says Catholic Church official in Iloilo


A church leader has lamented the extensive vote-buying in Monday’s barangay elections, saying the culture of vote-buying has worsened.

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