Comelec gun ban starts Sept. 28

THE 45-DAY ban on carrying firearms and employing security personnel in public will officially start tomorrow, September 28, the start of the election period for the barangay elections on October 28.

“Pursuant to Comelec Resolution No. 9715 which prescribed the calendar of activities and period of prohibited acts in connection with the October 28, 2013 Barangay Elections, gun ban will be imposed beginning September 28, 2013 until November 12, 2013,” according to the official website of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Read the rest of this entry

Comelec ‘saves’ P100M on SK polls cancellation

CANCELLING the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections this year will save the country a lot of money.

“We can save a lot of funds, more or less P100 million nationwide, because we don’t have to allocate budget for the SK,” said lawyer Renato Magbutay, regional election director of Commission on Elections in Northern Mindanao. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec braces for barangay polls

THE Provincial Comelec Office is now making preparations, in case the barangay elections nationwide pushes through as scheduled in October this year.

Lawyer Wil Arceno, Acting Provincial Comelec Supervisor, said that Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes only made a recommendation for the postponement of the barangay election to another date because they are not yet through with the recently concluded May 13 elections. Read the rest of this entry