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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 »