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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 »

Roxas urges witnesses, victims of vote buying to file cases

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Curbing vote-buying is easier said than done since witnesses and victims of this illicit act have refused to come forward to file formal complaints, according to Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.

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

Vote buying claims need proofs, says Brillantes

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. urged those claiming there were incidents of vote buying to produce evidence.

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

Votes go for P50 to P1,000

IT was 9 p.m. on Sunday and the village of Alang-alang in Mandaue City was still abuzz with activities. The doors of the houses were opened. Some residents had formed into small groups and were having small talks on whom to vote in yesterday’s barangay polls. But they were actually waiting for their political leaders [...]

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Votes bought for P1K each

WHERE’S MY NAME?  People search for their names on a registered voters’ list posted on a blackboard at President Corazon Aquino Elementary School on Batasan Road in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. Some 54 million Filipinos were expected to cast their votes during Monday’s barangay elections.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Candidates across the country pulled out all the stops as a single vote could spell defeat or victory in close contests in villages where the number of registered voters ranged from a few hundreds to a few thousands.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

For P50 up to P1,000 each, votes were sold in Visayas provinces, say witnesses

mandaue city map

It was 9 p.m. on Sunday and the village of Alang-alang in Mandaue City was still abuzz with activities.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Village candidates give away cash, rice, liquor to win votes

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Bishop Emilio Marquez. FILE PHOTO

Despite an appeal from Lucena Bishop Emilio Marquez and a police campaign against vote-buying, barangay (village) election candidates continue to try winning voter support by giving away cash, rice, groceries and liquor.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Comelec warns Evasco he faces vote-buying raps

Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. of Maribojoc, Bohol (Photo from www.maribojoc.gov.ph)

Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. of Maribojoc, Bohol province, may be charged with conspiracy to buy votes if he insists that barangay (village) captains should receive and distribute relief goods to affected families in the quake-ravaged town, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NBI ready to probe judiciary’s ‘Ma’am Arlene’–De Lima

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Sunday said the National Bureau of Investigation was ready to help investigate reports of a certain “Ma’am Arlene,” said to be a “decision broker” in the judiciary—if asked to do so by the Supreme Court.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Unseated mayor continues holding office


Disqualified Mayor Alfredo Germar on Saturday said he would continue to hold office while his lawyers addressed a Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruling that unseated him for vote-buying.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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