Supreme Court halts money ban

The Supreme Court stopped the enforcement of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) “money ban” resolution two days after its supposed implementation and days before the May 13 midterm polls.

Malacanang on Thursday chided the Comelec for its anti vote-buying scheme calling it a “shotgun” approach. Comelec’s “money ban” resolution prohibits the withdrawal of more than P100,000 from banks. It also banned the possession, transportation or carrying of more than P500,000 in cash. Read the rest of this entry

Quiboloy bares favored senatorial bets

INTERNATIONAL television evangelist Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name endorsed six senatorial candidates from Team PNoy, five from United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), and an independent bet for the May 13 midterm elections.

In a press conference held at Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) studio at the Kingdom of Jesus Christ compound, Quiboloy said he is supporting Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, Loren Legarda, Chiz Escudero, Bam Aquino, Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe, Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, JV Ejercito, Jack Enrile, Nancy Binay, Edward Hagedorn, and Richard Gordon. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec exec won’t make public apology

COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec)-Davao City District 1 election officer Aimee Perolino Ampoloquio rejected the demand of the Department of Education (DepEd) for her to make a public apology over her statement calling the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) “forgetful” and “stupid.”

Ampoloquio said DepEd-Davao should not make a big deal out of the statement she blurted out in a radio interview against the BEIs when the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines suffered technical glitches during the machines’ final testing on May 6. Read the rest of this entry

Anti-epal intensifies campaign thru Change Family political dynasty

AIMED at educating the public on the problems of Philippine politics, the Anti-Epal campaign created a fictional political dynasty led by Rep. Juana Change and the Epaliticians Party-list, hailing from the province of Nueva Change Occidental Sur. The Change Family believes in “political destiny, not dynasty.”

“Mula pa noong panahon ng himagsikan laban sa mga Kastila, hanggang sa paglaban sa mga Hapon, sa pagtutol sa Batas Militar at hanggang sa paglaban kay Little Lady, tatak CHANGE ang kilala. Ito ang legacy ng CHANGE. Gusto nyo ba ng reporma? Eh di CHANGE nalang tayo ulit!” Rep. Juana Change said. Read the rest of this entry

Hontiveros challenges voters to go for ‘conscience vote’

A GOOD track record and platform of governance more than the 3Ps or pera, patalastas at political clans (money, advertisements and political family ties) should fuel the national campaign for Team PNoy senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros.

“This is a call for the voting public, na patunayan natin na ang 3Ps ngayon hindi ito ang pinakamabigat, patunayan na ang pinakamabigat ay ‘yung track record at saka plataporma ng mga kandidato (we should prove that a candidate’s track record and platform weigh more than the 3Ps today),” she said during the “Tell It To Sun.Star” forum yesterday. Read the rest of this entry

Disqualification report, mere propaganda: Anad party-list

THE Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (Anad) yesterday urged their followers and leaders to continue supporting them after it was found out there was no order from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) disqualifying the partylist group.

Balter Balangawan, the number two nominee of Anad, said reports quoting Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes about the group’s disqualification and the alleged failure to submit their statement of expenditures in the 2007 polls were a black propaganda meant to discourage the people from voting the Cebu-based partylist. Read the rest of this entry