Archive for 2013 elections

SENATOR Teofisto “TG” Guingona III said he is sure that the 16th Congress will investigate the conduct and results of the May 13, 2013 election to facilitate improvements for the 2016 presidential elections. He said automated election are good and stopped cheating through the ballots. But the people must also not be left hanging on

Canvassers in the provinces and cities were required until Wednesday afternoon to submit the results of the senatorial race following the failure of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to meet its goal of naming the 12 winners on the same day. This developed after poll protests hampered the sending of results from the municipal to

Last Monday’s election was generally peaceful and orderly, a team of foreign observers said Wednesday, yet problems of vote buying, malfunctioned ballot-counting machines, and climate of fear in hotly-contested areas were still existent. “Nevertheless, the problems we saw and documented unless properly addressed by concerned government agencies and stakeholders will undermine an electoral process reasonably

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

NO less than the head of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has admitted that the ongoing purging of the party-list groups has proven to be a very taxing job for the poll body. In an interview, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes confessed that with their deliberation of almost 300 party-list groups, the commission en banc has

TAGAYTAY CITY — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rene Sarmiento anticipates a better conduct of automated elections this second time around. Speaking before select media from Luzon during the Philippine Center of Investigative Journalism initiated seminar on the election coverage, Sarmiento stressed moves by the Comelec are being made to ensure credible and peaceful elections

SEVERAL police chiefs in Cebu Province will soon be transferred before the 2013 midterm elections to prevent partisan behavior in their areas, especially if they have relatives running for office, a top police official said. Senior Supt. Patrocinio Comendador, head of the Cebu Provincial Police Office, told reporters he wanted the reshuffling to be finalized

WITH only two days left, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano is urging those who are qualified to vote to register as the City Government has allowed the use of the City Tourism Hall as registration venue to accommodate the huge influx of registrants until October 31. Emano said he moved the registration venue

YOUTH leaders in Davao City gathered to launch a campaign to register the youth’s voice in the coming elections. “One of our objectives is to encourage our fellow youth, especially to the new voters, to register for the coming 2013 polls,” said Niel Brene Lopez, regional coordinator of Kabataan party-list in Southern Mindanao. Read the

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