By Jocelyn R. Uy
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.
By Carmel Loise Matus
Even in this earthquake-ravaged province, vote-buying has become a “culture.”
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
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
A church leader has lamented the extensive vote-buying in Monday’s barangay elections, saying the culture of vote-buying has worsened.
By Marlon Ramos
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.