Beauty and brain

A beauty from Leyte, Michelle Angelique Veloso, is one of the candidates in the Miss Philippines Canada 2013.

The pageant is an undertaking of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation. Final judging and coronation will be held during the Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 22, 2013.

Photo by Willie Santiago

More than 50M voters expected to vote Monday

Some 52,014,648 registered voters are expected to troop to the 77,829 precincts nationwide to cast their votes today (Monday).

More than 18,000 posts are up for grabs, including 12 senators; 233 congressmen; 58 party-list representatives; 80 governors; 80 vice governors; 766 provincial board members; 143 city mayors; 143 city vice mayors; 1,598 city councilors; 1,491 municipal mayors; 1,491 municipal vice mayors; 11,932 municipal councilors; as well as one Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) governor; one regional vice governor; and 24 regional assemblymen. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec: Eat first, be early

LAWYER Wilfred Jay Balisado, Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Davao regional director, urged the voting public and the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) alike to be prepared for a long day as the midterm automated election kicks off today, May 13.

Balisado told Sun.Star Davao in a phone interview, “Ang panawagan nako sa mga botante kay magsayo sila ug adto sa ilang respective polling centers ug unta dili sila manobra ug botar para dili masayang ang mga ballots. Unta pud i-attend na nila ilang mga personal needs like mangihi daan o magkaon daan usa muboto para wa nay langay (I am urging the voters to be at their polling centers early and that they do not shade more than the number of candidates needed so as not to waste the ballots. I also hope that they will attend to their personal needs like urinating and eating ahead so there won’t be any delays.)” Read the rest of this entry

No power disruption in Mindanao today: DOE

THE Department of Energy (DOE) assured Mindanao has enough power supply today, May 13, at 1,322 megawatts (MW), to ensure an uninterrupted and successful Election Day.

Based on DOE’s power supply outlook for May 13, 2013, Mindanao’s available capacity will be enough to prevent power disruption from casting of votes to canvassing of election returns in the island, although it also indicates a thin power reserve from 194 MW to 328 MW. Read the rest of this entry

Massive cleanup after polls urged

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – A senator called on the public, including her staff and supporters, and other political candidates in Central Luzon to join in the “Oplan Linis” scheduled after the election day on Monday.

Re-electionist Senator Loren Legarda, a staunch environmentalist, said all her regional political officers will be responsible for cleaning up and gathering her campaign materials like posters and tarpaulins in every city and municipality across the country. Read the rest of this entry

Police escorting LP candidates, harassing rivals — PJ’s lawyers

A SHOOTING in Tuburan, the arrest of 10 men in Alegria and Santander, and allegations the police are escorting Liberal Party (LP) candidates were among the highlights in this final weekend before Election Day.

A supporter of Tuburan mayoral candidate Rosemarie Suezo was shot in his left leg, reportedly while escorting the delivery of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines yesterday. She survived. Read the rest of this entry