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Analyst: More candidates will use digital campaigning

Analyst: More candidates will use digital campaigning.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepFeb 11th, 2019

Hugpong senatorial aspirants court vote-rich Pangasinan

  URDANETA CITY---Senatorial candidates of the pro-administration Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) headed to another vote-rich province on Thursday, campaigning in this eastern Pangasinan city.   But only seven of the 13 HNP candidates made it to the rally at Urdaneta Cultural and Sports Center, where about 3,500 barangay health workers, and officials and members of rural improvement clubs came.   They were former reporter Jiggy Manicad, former Metro Manila Development Authority Chair Francis Tolentino, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, reelectionist Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito, and former Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.   The grou...Keep on reading: Hugpong senatorial aspirants court vote-rich Pangasinan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

LOOK: Sara Duterte’s ‘Hugpong’ launches campaign for Senate bets

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga --- As the campaign period for the May elections officially started, presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) launched on Tuesday a campaign caravan here for its 13 senatorial candidates.   Hundreds of supporters flocked the Capitol Compound in Barangay Sto. Nioto witness the launch.   HNP endorses the following senatorial candidates for the upcoming elections: Senators Cynthia Villar, Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, JV Ejercito, and Sonny Angara; and former Senators Jinggoy Estrada, and Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.   The political party is also campaigning for former Special Assistant to th...Keep on reading: LOOK: Sara Duterte’s ‘Hugpong’ launches campaign for Senate bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

‘Duterte should stop campaigning for his bets’

If President Rodrigo Duterte does not want his Cabinet to campaign for any politician in the midterm elections, then he should lead by example and stop wasting government time and resources in promoting his candidates. According to former Commission on Human Rights Chair Etta Rosales, the President is the "first violator" of the policy he wants to implement among members of the Cabinet and other government workers. "What's he doing? ... He goes around, using government time and resources, campaigning for [former presidential aide Christopher] 'Bong' Go," Rosales said on the sidelines of a voter's education summit held in Manila on Saturday. In a speech on Friday, the President s...Keep on reading: ‘Duterte should stop campaigning for his bets’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Pimentel agrees Cabinet members should not endorse candidates

      MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III has agreed with President Rodrigo Duterte's order to his Cabinet members to refrain from endorsing or campaigning for candidates in the May elections. "Prerogative ng Presidente yan. Pamilya niya yan. That is his official family. All are his alter egos kung yan po ang instruction ng Presidente e sunod sila," Pimentel told local radio station DWIZ on Saturday. Duterte asked his Cabinet members on Friday to never endorse or campaign for any candidates. He also noted that no candidate must be allowed to use state resources during the campaign period. "The Cabinet members , sinabi ko sa ka...Keep on reading: Pimentel agrees Cabinet members should not endorse candidates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

No campaigning at Panagbenga Flower Festival, candidates warned

Candidates in the May elections have been warned against ”invading” the 24th Flower Festival or Panagbenga in this city to campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Comelec dealing with tight sked

With two weeks left before official campaigning for the senatorial race starts, printing of ballots for the May midterm elections has yet to start, according to the Commission on Elections. Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said pending disqualification cases of 13 senatorial candidates which have yet to be resolved are causing a tight […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Making Sense of Election Surveys

ALTHOUGH SOME candidates have been campaigning since the fourth quarter of 2018, the election period only began officially this month, on January 13. In preparation for the midterm polls in May, se.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Candidates welcome at Panagbenga, campaigning is not

Candidates can join the parades but will not be allowed to campaign. They will also be told not to break the parade line to shake hands with the crowd or hand out campaign paraphernalia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

MVP Ladder: Giannis bolsters case with key win in Houston

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t think he’s quite “there yet” when it comes to the Kia MVP chase. With all due respect, Mr. “Greek Freak,” the basketball world begs to differ. You are definitely there, sir, based on your performance through the midpoint of this NBA season. In fact, if there were hardware to hand out from Kia Race to the MVP Ladder HQ at this point, Antetokounmpo would be the recipient (edging out a crowded field that includes the reigning MVP, James Harden). By the grace of the scheduling gods, the two leading candidates just happened to hook up on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), the official halfway point of 2018-19. And they put on a show worthy of MVP mention, with Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks knocking off Harden’s Houson Rockets at Toyota Center. Harden continued his torrid scoring streak, collecting his league-leading 14th 40-point game of the season. In doing so, he tied Tracy McGrady for the second-longest 30-point streak since the ABA/NBA merger at 14. (Kobe Bryant has the record at 16 straight.) But Harden didn’t have his most efficient outing (shooting 13-for-30 overall with nine turnovers) as the Bucks took control late. All Antentokounmpo did was shred the Rockets for 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting to go along with a career-high 21 rebounds, five assists and yet another showcase performance for his MVP resume. (The Bucks pounded the Rockets to the tune of a 70-24 advantage in points in the paint and outscored them 19-2 in fast break points.) The Bucks have won seven of their past eight games heading into today’s game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. They’ve stormed the top of the Eastern Conference standings and own a 10-5 record over Western Conference opponents with Antetokounmpo as their undisputed leader and, yes, MVP. Not there yet, huh? Yeah, right. * * * The top five this week in the 2018-19 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: * * * 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Last week: No. 2 Season stats: 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.3 steals Antetokounmpo seems to be the only person on the planet who isn’t moved by his consistent brilliance this season. If he doesn’t think he’s "there yet," then the rest of the league should brace themselves for whatever comes next. He’s been an unstoppable force on both ends of the floor, but particularly as an offensive catalyst on one of the most improved teams in the league. Doing it without the aid of a reliable long-distance shot is what has made watching Antetokounmpo crush the competition so intriguing. If there was any skepticism about the Bucks being both a legitimate threat in the East and a title contender, that should be vanishing as the second half of the season begins. As long as Antetokounmpo stays focused and healthy (he’s probable Saturday, PHL time, with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip bruise), the possibilities are endless. 2. James Harden, Houston Rockets Last week: No. 1 Season stats: 33.9 points, 8.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals Harden has moved into hallowed ground with his current scoring barrage, as his 14 straight games of 30-plus points ties Hall of Famer (and fellow Rockets legend) Tracy McGrady for the second-longest streak since the ABA/NBA merger. Those debates about whether or not Harden is the best offensive player ever aren’t out of line, not when you consider the way he generates offense for himself and his teammates. Harden has a chance to obliterate the record with the Rockets’ friendly upcoming schedule (they play seven of their next 10 games at Toyota Center). The only glitch for Harden as he's hit this nuclear level is the one key flaw in his game is rising, too. He’s averaging 5.7 turnovers this season, which ties his career-high from 2016-17. He's up to 7.3 tpg in his last five games, which he, of course, would point out is world-class nit-picking of a guy playing as well as he is. 3. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Last week: No. 3 Season stats: 28.9 points, 5.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals Curry shot a rather un-Splash Brother-ish 5-for-19 in Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) home win against the New York Knicks, which includes an ugly 3-for-12 showing from three-point range. That was a huge come down from his 42-point outburst (including 10 made three-pointers) Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a road win against the Sacramento Kings. But as often happens with a rare rough shooting night for the two-time former MVP, Curry displayed a brilliant floor game against the Knicks. He finished with 14 assists (and just one turnover) while grabbing seven rebounds as Klay Thompson went off for 43 points and Kevin Durant dropped 24. Curry’s had just three hiccups since returning from his 11-game, groin-injury induced absence on Dec. 1 (Dec. 2, PHL time). Over his last 18 games, Curry has failed to score at least 20 points only once. What should worry the Chicago Bulls, who visit Oracle today, is what Curry has done in those other two games after he struggled (averaged 32.0 points). 4. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors Last week: No. 4 Season stats: 27.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.9 steals MVP voters must decide if the work Leonard did while he was playing outweighs how good the Raptors were all season whether he was in or out of the lineup. As convenient as it might be to try to diminish what Leonard has done by knocking him for the games he missed, you’d be wise to pay attention to just how good he's been when he plays. The Milwaukee Bucks can certainly attest to his impact after what Leonard did to them Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). He logged 30 points and a season-high five steals, playing his trademark lockdown defense, as the Raptors won the battle between the NBA’s top two teams (in the standings). Leonard has such tight control over his own game that he continues to play as efficiently as anyone on this list. He has notched eight games this season where he’s scored 30 or more points while shooting better than 50 percent, including his last two games (30 on 50 percent shooting in the win against the Bucks and 31 points on 61.1 percent shooting in their recent win against the Hawks). 5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Last week: No. 7 Season stats: 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.5 steals Jokic continues to deliver for the Nuggets in every category, doing his crafty best to help keep coach Michael Malone’s team at the top of the Western Conference. He notched his 21st career triple-double (18 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and two blocks) in Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) win over the LA Clippers. It was his second straight triple-double, coming two days after lighting up the Heat in Miami for 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. In doing so, he tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the second-most career triple-doubles by a center and can now chase Wilt Chamberlain’s big man record of 78. Jokic will probably dig into that deficit considerably the season if he keeps playing the way he has to kick off 2019 (27.2 points on .523 shooting, 12.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.4 steals in his last five games). Jokic and the rest of the Nuggets are focused on team goals first, of course. After missing out on the playoffs on the season's final night in 2017-18, they’re making sure to avoid any such drama this time. * * * The next five 6. Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder 7. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 8. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers 9. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 10. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans And five more: DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs; Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics; Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers;Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers; Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Duterte campaigns for his favorite trio

Dismayed by the failure of his favored senatorial candidates to make it into the Magic 12 in surveys, President Duterte has thrown caution to the wind and openly endorsed them in what looks like premature campaigning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Comelec spox: Don’t turn Traslacion 2019 into a campaigning event

  MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has appealed to both local and national candidates in the May 2019 midterm to spare the upcoming Traslacion 2019 from politics.   Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez on Saturday urged all candidates to exercise "delicadeza" and not take advantage of the loopholes in the premature campaigning law.   "We appeal to the sense of delicadeza of national and local poll candidates not to turn the Traslacion into a campaigning event," Jimenez said in a statement.   "Please do not take advantage of the loopholes in the premature campaigning law to plug your candidacy during the mammoth feast of t...Keep on reading: Comelec spox: Don’t turn Traslacion 2019 into a campaigning event.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Reasons to watch 2018 slate of NBA X mas day games

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com Bucks vs. Knicks (1am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: Two words; Giannis Antetokounmpo. The most dominant force in the league this season resides in Milwaukee. That’s right, the Greek Freak sits atop the Kia Race to the MVP Ladder heading into the Christmas Day showcase games. And with good reason. The Bucks are riding the wave their dynamic superstar forward has created in his first season in Mike Budenholzer’s system. Open it up and enjoy because … The Bucks are more than a one-man show. Antetokounmpo should be joined on the All-Star team this season by Khris Middleton, who is playing at that level, and point guard Eric Bledsoe is shooting better than he ever has in Budenolzer’s aggressive, shooter-friendly system. Watching the Bucks try and set a record for three-pointers taken and made should be entertaining enough. But the Knicks will offer some entertainment value of their own as they attempt to match the Bucks shot-for-shot with Tim Hardaway Jr. leading the way. The gift we’re hoping for is … The Knicks could use a statement win before a global audience to jump start the post-Christmas portion of their season-long grind. The Bucks have spent most of this season frightening the competition, both in the Eastern Conference and beyond. They’ve got the gift that’ll keep on giving for years in Antetokounmpo, who’ll get another chance to show the basketball public that what they’ve hard about a contender rising in the Central Division is real. Thunder vs. Rockets (4am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: Do we really need anyone to remind us to tune in for every Russell Westbrook-James Harden matchup for the foreseeable future? Didn’t think so. The matchup of the last two Kia MVPs winners is enough of an incentive to lock in on this one. And the fact that the Thunder occupy the space in the standings most thought was reserved for the Rockets only adds to the intrigue. Open it up and enjoy because … The real showstopper in this one isn’t either one of the MVP winners. Thunder swingman Paul George is the player you need to lock in on as he continues his dark horse MVP campaign for a much-improved team (the Thunder are light years away from the group that started the season 0-4). There are few soap operas better right now than the Rockets, who are dealing with yet another injury to All-Star point guard Chris Paul (hamstring) and a failure to play up to expectations that threatens to swallow up their season before Santa’s finished off his cookies and milk. The gift we’re hoping for is … What Westbrook and Harden wear into the building is worth a few moments of your time as these two fashion-forward superstars never fail to make an impression. But it’s the competitive fervor on the court that should provide the ultimate viewing pleasure. The Thunder would love to take over the position the Rockets held last season, as the legitimate threat to the Golden State Warriors’ stranglehold on the Western Conference throne. In the absence of a Christmas tilt against the two-time defending champs, the Rockets make an ideal fill in. Sixers vs. Celtics (6:30am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: The Eastern Conference version of Thunder-Rockets, the schedule makers look pretty good slotting the Sixers and Celtics in this spot. No one relishes an opportunity to take down a projected heavyweight the way the Sixers do (what else would you expect with Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid leading the charge?). The suddenly chummy Celtics, however, appear to be the team most eager to prove that they are indeed who we all thought they were in the summer, when they were the consensus pick to ascend to the top of the heap in place of Cleveland. Open it up and enjoy because … Kyrie Irving has embraced his role as the leader of this disjointed Celtics bunch in ways that fans in Cleveland have to be enjoying with an eyebrow raised. Kyrie trying to convince his young teammates to follow his lead is rich, given his reluctance to do exactly that when he was in their shoes. As far as rivalries go, this is perhaps the day’s deepest and most volatile. The Sixers are still smarting from that playoff ouster at the hands of the Celtics. And they won’t have ant sympathy for the Celtics as they continue their search for good health and better chemistry. The gift we’re hoping for is … A Ben Simmons-Kyrie point guard duel will make this game shine even brighter than usual. And they’re both more than capable of going off on the big stage. But the real treat here is going to be watching Jimmy Butler and Jayson Tatum match wits in what could be a preview of fireworks to come in a potential playoff matchup. Tatum’s sophomore season has been a bit choppier than expected. And Butler, whose shown a penchant for schooling youngsters (teammates and opponents) is surely betting on himself in this game within the game. Lakers vs. Warriors (9am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: With all of the recent history dripping off of this LeBron James-Warriors rivalry, the inclusion of the Los Angeles Lakers into the mix only serves to take this spectacle to the next level. LeBron insists this isn’t a measuring stick game for the upstart Lakers, not against a Warriors juggernaut that has won three of the last four Larry O’Brien trophies. Yeah, whatever you say big fella. Folks who haven’t watched a minute of NBA basketball season will be tuned into this one. Count on it. Open it up and enjoy because … Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have moved into that cosmic zone that only the all-time greats are capable of locating (see their work in their Monday, PHL time win over the Los Angeles Clippers for proof). We already know how the superstars respond in a matchup of this nature. The great unknown is how the likes of Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball will react to the marquee spotlight at Oracle Arena. The Lakers’ youngsters have thrived at times and struggled at others in their first season inside the LeBron bubble. But they haven’t seen anything like what they’ll experience in Oakland on this night. The gift we’re hoping for is … Draymond Green hasn’t had a true breakout game since returning from his extended injury absence. With Lance Stephenson in uniform on the other side, the opportunity for fireworks would appear to be extremely high. We’d settle for some Finals-level intensity from both of the world class agitators in the building. That and vintage performances from LeBron, Steph, KD and Klay Thompson are expected. Anything else beyond that is really gravy on the best basketball meal of the day. Trail Blazers vs. Jazz (11:30am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: We’re dubbing the nightcap of the Christmas Day showcase the “Respect Bowl.” The Trail Blazers are always on the hunt for more respect and the Jazz, one of the trendy summer picks as a team poised to become a contender in the Western Conference this season, could stand to show a little self-respect in the way they tackle the remainder of this season. Open it up and enjoy because … Second-year Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is suffering from the same sophomore spell that has plagued Jayson Tatum in Boston. It’s one thing to surprise the basketball world as a rookie and another to come back better and even more dangerous the second time around. We’re betting on Spider showing up and showing out for the Christmas Day crowd. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Damian Lillard will not allow someone else to steal the spotlight from him. He warmed up for Mitchell and the Jazz by finishing off Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks Sunday night. You know his swagger travels, so expect to see his competitive best against Mitchell and the Jazz. The gift we’re hoping for is … Joe Ingles stealing the show would make for an ideal end to a day full of some the league’s biggest and brightest superstars. And the sweet-shooting Jazz swingman is one of the league’s criminally underrated stars. It would also be nice to see the rest of that Jazz team we expected to make things interesting this season make an appearance. Christmas Day games have always served as a launching pad/turning point for teams willing to dive in. And the Blazers and Jazz both seem like prime candidates to take advantage of the opportunity. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Comelec: ‘Candidates giving Christmas gift prematurely campaigning’

Candidates giving gifts this Christmas may be campaigning prematurely, but their action is not punishable by law, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Voters urged: Junk pols in premature campaigning

Don’t vote for candidates who engaged in premature campaigning, an election watch group urged voters yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Comelec: Junk candidates campaigning early | Inquirer News

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) told voters already fed up by the incessant self-promotion of politicians over the last few months that they ultimately have the power to end premature campaignin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Comelec: Junk candidates campaigning early - INQUIRER.net

Comelec: Junk candidates campaigning early - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Too Much, Too Soon: Premature Campaigning via Media Exposure

AS THE midterm elections draw near, the electorate is once again being deluged with a tsunami of premature campaigning. The official campaign period has yet to begin, but some candidates for public.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Too Much, Too Soon: Premature Campaigning via Media Exposure

AS THE midterm elections draw near, the electorate is once again being deluged with a tsunami of premature campaigning. The official campaign period has yet to begin, but some candidates for public.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Leni Robredo wants candidates penalized for premature campaigning

Vice President Leni Robredo wants politicians who campaigned prior to the filing of their certificates of candidacy penalized. Source link link: Leni Robredo wants candidates penalized for premature campaigning.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Leni Robredo wants candidates penalized for premature campaigning

Vice President Leni Robredo wants politicians who campaigned prior to the filing of their certificates of candidacy penalized......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018