Roxas explains why LP snubbed Cebu mayor

CEBU CITY – After more than a month, the Liberal Party (LP) finally answered questions why it dropped Mayor Michael Rama and chose Representative Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, south district) as its mayoral bet for the 2013 elections.

During his short visit to Cebu City last Friday, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II explained that Osmeña gained the LP’s support because he was the one who first supported his tandem with President Benigno Aquino III, who was then a senator, during the 2010 elections. Read the rest of this entry

Kapampangans vow support to Hontiveros’ senatorial bid

ANGELES CITY — Various groups in Pampanga vowed support to Akbayan chairperson Risa Hontiveros, who decided to join the senatorial race.

In a gathering initiated by Dr. Ireneo “Bong” Alvaro, a former city councilor here, members of people’s organizations in Angeles City and other areas in Pampanga expressed support to the Hontiveros’s senatorial bid. Read the rest of this entry

An Waray tagged as ‘bogus’ party-list group

THE Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) in Eastern Visayas has tagged An Waray party-list as one of the “bogus” groups that should be disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

In a statement, Bayan regional coordinator Rogelio Berino said An Waray is in many ways similar in character to those party-list groups that were earlier disqualified by the poll body. Read the rest of this entry