Postponement of SK polls ‘should be made long ago’

PHILIPPINE Councilor’s League (PCL) national president Alma Moreno–Salic said on Tuesday that the postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections should have been decided long before, and not several weeks before the intended election.

She made the personal stand as PCL is yet to come up its common stand about the issue on the postponement of the SK election. Salic said she sympathizes with the SK leaders who have formed their own slate and started campaigning in their respective areas. Read the rest of this entry

Negros Occidental voters up by 3.82%

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL voters for the October 28 barangay elections are up by 3.82 percent compared to those who participated in the Last May 13 elections.

Based on the records of the Provincial Commission on Election (Comelec) office, Negros now has 1,635,676 voters after the respective Election Registration Board have conducted hearings after the registration of voters. Read the rest of this entry

Lacson ready for 1st session

NEWLY-ELECTED Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said that the new Provincial Board (PB) is ready for the distribution of committees and adaption of House Rules during its inaugural session Wednesday next week.

Lacson said that, since he has already talked to outgoing Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez, a formal turn-over of the Office of the Governor is no longer needed. Read the rest of this entry

Candidates reminded to submit election expenses

LAWYER Wil Arceno, Commission on Elections (Comelec) acting provincial supervisor, said that all candidates in the May 13 elections are required to submit their statements of contributions and expenditures.

Arceno said that the candidates have until June 12 to submit their campaign contributions and expenditures. Read the rest of this entry

Abang Lingkod party-list disqualified with finality

STEPHEN Paduano a.k.a. Carapali Lualhati, the No. 1 nominee of Abang Lingkod, is still hoping for a favorable decision of the Supreme Court for the party’s inclusion among the party-lists in the May 13 elections.

“The people have spoken. They have voted for us. It’s not about Abang Lingkod or Carapali Lualhati. It’s about the people who voted for us,” said Lualhati in reaction to the decision of the Comelec en banc. Read the rest of this entry

Senatorial bet assures Negrense: I will be your voice in Senate

UNITED Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial bet San Juan Representative Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito has assured the Negrenses that he will be the voice of the people of Negros in the Senate once he gets elected in the May 2013 polls.

Ejercito came to Bacolod with his mom San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, who hails from Silay City but has stayed in Manila for years. Read the rest of this entry

Senatorial bet assures Negrense: I will be your voice in Senate

UNITED Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial bet San Juan Representative Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito has assured the Negrenses that he will be the voice of the people of Negros in the Senate once he gets elected in the May 2013 polls.

Ejercito came to Bacolod with his mom San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, who hails from Silay City but has stayed in Manila for years. Read the rest of this entry

BM: Nothing personal vs Guv

BOARD Member Emilio Yulo III clarified Friday that they have nothing against Governor Alfredo Marañon and that they are just after the welfare of the whole province.

Yulo made the statement in reaction to the statement of Marañon that if the City Council is after him, they should only zero the budget of the Office of the Governor and not to disapprove the whole 2013 budget. Read the rest of this entry

Barredo claims NPC support, Ferrer

WHILE former Board Member Ike Barredo claims that he now enjoys the support of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), incumbent Representative Jeffrey Ferrer (4th District) is confident to be reelected for his last term.

This after the NPC national directorate has withdrawn the party’s Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance (Cona) from Ferrer.Read the rest of this entry