Comelec resolution questioned

CEBU Provincial Election Supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) 7 to clarify a resolution that requires barangays to give P10,000 to their Comelec offices.

Castillano told Regional Election Director Temie Lambino in an Aug. 29 letter that the Comelec resolution has caused confusion among field officers. Read the rest of this entry

Police map out security for village polls

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) in Davao has mapped out measures to ensure a peaceful and orderly Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Election 2013.

Chief Superintendent Wency T. Pascual, PRO Davao director, gathered the police directors of Davao City Police Office (DCPO); Davao del Norte; Davao del Sur; Compostela Valley; and Davao Oriental to discuss the upcoming barangay and SK election slated on October. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec cuts building budget to fund barangay, SK polls

INSTEAD of 11 floors, the new headquarters of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Pasay City will only be seven floors as the poll body has used up a portion of its savings for the conduct of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls next month.

“We need to cut our building from 11 floors to seven to eight floors to accommodate the barangay elections… Inuubos namin savings namin dahil diyan,” Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. told the House committee on appropriations during the deliberations on their 2014 budget Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry

Police, military map out measures for Oct. 28 polls

THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) yesterday held its first Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Meeting for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set on Oct. 28.

“This will be the first among the series of coordination meeting for the barangay elections,” CCPO Director Noli Romana said. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec extends filing of COCs

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) extended the filing period of the certificate of candidacy (COC) for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections from three days to six days.

According to Comelec Resolution 9761, the filing is set on Oct. 11-17 instead of the earlier schedule, which was from Oct. 15 to 17. No filing of certificate of candidacies, however, is allowed on Oct. 13, a Sunday. 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