Comelec stopped from proclaiming party-list winners

Five remaining seats in the party-list race will not be allocated yet after the Supreme Court issued a stay order on Wednesday in favor of disqualified group Senior Citizens, whose accreditation was cancelled because of an alleged term-sharing agreement for its two sets of nominees.

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno issued the temporary restraining order (TRO) on behalf of the Court, whose sessions will resume next week following a month-long decision writing break. Read the rest of this entry

24 more party-list groups proclaimed

Twenty-four more groups were able to make it to the winner’s circle after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced their proclamation as winning party-list groups.

In its session Tuesday morning, the Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), announced the proclamation of 24 new groups that earned one seat each in the House of Representatives. Read the rest of this entry

An Waray declared as winner

TACLOBAN CITY – The Commission on Elections(Comelec), sitting as National Board of Canvasser (NBOC), has proclaimed An Waray party-list as one of the 14 winners in the May 13 midterm polls.

Representative Neil Benedict Montejo said the party-list garnered more than 540,000 votes, which guarantee them one congressional seat. Read the rest of this entry

Proclamation eyed for party-list winners in 10 days

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave a self-imposed deadline of 10 days to finish the canvassing and proclamation of the 58 duly-elected party-list representatives.

But Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the poll body, which is also acting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), must settle what to do with the votes received by the 12 party-list groups that they disqualified under the new accreditation guidelines issued by the Supreme Court. Read the rest of this entry

Honasan to work with Gordon even after elections

IT ISN’T the end of the road for Richard Gordon, who lost the presidential and senatorial elections in a span of three years.

Gregorio Honasan II, who won a fourth term in the Senate at the expense of his friend Gordon, said he can still work with six other members of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) who failed to land a spot in the top 12. Read the rest of this entry

Amado Espino Jr. reelected as governor

After his proclamation Wednesday morning, re-elected Governor Amado Espino Jr. expressed gesture of reconciliation to political opponent Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza.

With him in this photo are Nationalist People’s Coalition provincial chairman Mark Cojuangco (second from left) and re-elected officials Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr., second district Representative Leopoldo Bataoil, and first district Representative Jesus Celeste. (Photo by Liway C. Manantan-Yparraguirre)

Comelec defers proclamation of Senate winners

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has postponed for Thursday the proclamation of winning senators in the midterm polls.

Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes admitted that the poll body, sitting as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), will not be able to finish canvassing the certificates of canvass (COCs) by Wednesday evening. Read the rest of this entry