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
CAGAYAN de Oro City’s youth are divided over the move of the government to abolish the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), the youth arm of local government units (LGUs).
For Gladys Valle, a second-year college student at Xavier University, the abolition of the SK is tantamount to trampling the constitutional rights of the Filipino youth. Read the rest of this entry
OUTGOING Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano inducted into office his son, Misamis Oriental governor-elect Yevgeny Vincente Emano as the latter begins his duty on June 30.
The younger Emano vowed “to work 24/7.” Emano, along with three elected provincial board members under the Padayon Pilipino (Padayon) party, took their oath Tuesday at the Our Lady of Candelaria church in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. Read the rest of this entry
A TRANSITION team that will facilitate the smooth turnover of local governance to the incoming administration has been created by outgoing City Mayor Vicente Emano.
Emano said he already directed the team to gather all documents or records in preparation for the upcoming turnover, confident that there are no anomalies in all his transaction in the city hall. Read the rest of this entry
TANGKAL, Lanao del Norte – Five barangays (villages) of Tangkal municipality in Lanao del Norte are holding their special elections today after a failure of election had been declared by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) during the May 13 polls.
Based on the final instructions from Comelec Manila, barangays Lindongan, Pelingkingan and Somiorang will be clustered in Somiorang while Tangkal proper and Lamaosa will be clustered in Tangkal proper. Continue reading “5 Lanao Norte villages to hold special elections”
AMNESTY International-Philippines (AIPh) challenged newly elected government officials to act further on the rising number of victims of human rights abuses in the country.
AIPh made the call on Tuesday as it launched the Amnesty International Report 2013 in Cagayan de Oro City, 15 days after the May 2013 midterm elections. Read the rest of this entry
MAYOR-ELECT Oscar Moreno tagged outgoing Mayor Vicente Emano as pathetic in response to the latter’s filing of election protest.
Emano, who lost the mayoralty seat to Governor Moreno, filed to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila on May 24 an election protest questioning Moreno’s sweeping win in the May 13 polls. Read the rest of this entry
AFTER losing from his re-election bid, outgoing Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano filed an election protest at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Manila through his legal counsel Friday.
Emano, through his Lawyer Francis Ku asked the Comelec Manila to recount and retabulate the official ballots and other election documents manually and visually. Read the rest of this entry
WHILE saying that he respects the decision of the people in the latest elections, Mayor Vicente Emano on Sunday said he is considering filing election protest against mayor-elect Oscar Moreno.
But, he would study first the legality and basis for the filing of his election protest. Read the rest of this entry
IN LESS than six weeks, before he could formally sit as the new mayor, Oscar Moreno has already found a critic — his own wife, Arlene.
In a television interview last week, Arlene said she will be the first to criticize Moreno if he fails to perform his task as the city’s new chief executive. Read the rest of this entry