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

100 troops sent to secure Biliran polls

KANANGA, LEYTE – At least 100 soldiers were dispatched by the 19th Infantry Battalion (19th IB) to boost the number of government forces who shall secure the upcoming May 2013 elections in Biliran.

The troops were immediately deployed after a send-off ceremony held at Philippine Ports Authority, Naval, Biliran around seven in the morning on Wednesday, May 2. Continue reading “100 troops sent to secure Biliran polls”

Leyte lawmaker to be named Lakas-CMD president

ASSISTANT Minority Floor Leader and Leyte 1st district Representative Ferdinand Martin “FM” Romualdez will replace Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. as president of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) in preparation for his bid for speakership in the next Congress.

Maguindanao Representative Simeon Datumanong, vice chairman of the once-dominant ruling party, bared this in an interview with members of the media. Read the rest of this entry

Leyte lawmaker to be named Lakas-CMD president

ASSISTANT Minority Floor Leader and Leyte 1st district Representative Ferdinand Martin “FM” Romualdez will replace Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. as president of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) in preparation for his bid for speakership in the next Congress.

Maguindanao Representative Simeon Datumanong, vice chairman of the once-dominant ruling party, bared this in an interview with members of the media. Read the rest of this entry

An Waray amenable for official placing in ballots

AN WARAY party-list Representative Florencio Noel said he is amenable with the raffle for the official placing of party-list organizations in the ballots to be used in the May 13 midterm elections.

“It’s okay. I think it won’t affect us. People would look for the name of the party-list they want to vote for,” Noel said in an interview. Read the rest of this entry

Party-list representative thanks supporters

AN WARAY party-list Representative Florencio “Bem” Noel has thanked supporters following a ruling from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc lifting its ban with 78 other party-list.

Noel said the party-list’s track record in providing service to the underrepresented and marginalized sector were the foremost basis how Comelec accredited existing and new party-lists joining the upcoming 2013 elections. Read the rest of this entry

Poll body urged to cleanse partylist system

KABATAAN partylist regional coordinator Mark Anthony Simbajon urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to be true in cleansing partylist system for the May 2013 polls.

“It simply won’t work if the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will not be ridding-off, too, Malacañang-backed partylists, for it will be defeating the primary purpose of cleansing the system which is ridding-off bogus party-lists and groups – which are neither the marginalized nor the underrepresented,” Simbajon said. Read the rest of this entry