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Comelec: No unqualified candidate will be sworn in

Comelec: No unqualified candidate will be sworn in.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMay 14th, 2018

Dead candidate wins as barangay chief in Samar

SAMAR, Philippines – A candidate for barangay chairperson, who died more than two weeks before the May 14 elections, still won against a relative in Samar, the local Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday, May 21. Voters in  Barangay Catabunan in Calbayog City elected Christopher Branzuela, who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Comelec won’t proclaim winning but unqualified barangay, SK bets

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday, May 14, that unqualified barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials will not be allowed to assume office if they win. There are some instances where SK bets were over the age of 24, or where barangay candidates were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Jimenez says accepting unqualified candidates is ‘ministerial’

          After the Commission on Elections (Comelec) suspended the proclamation of over-aged candidates in the 2018 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, its spokesperson James Jimenez said that the commission cannot do anything about unqualified candidates as it is their mandate to accept Certificate of Candidacy (COC).   "Here's the thing about the Philippine electoral system that a lot may not understand: accepting a Certificate of Candidacy isministerialto the Comelec.Ministerial means we have no choice in the matter," Jimenez said in an interview with Inquirer.net.   "If a dog tried to file a COC, and somehow, were ab...Keep on reading: Jimenez says accepting unqualified candidates is ‘ministerial’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Stop vote buying, Comelec, PNP urged

SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday asked the Commission on Elections and the Philippine National Police to crack down on vote buying. The Omnibus Election Code prohibits the exchange of anything of value to induce a voter to vote for or against a particular candidate, an act commonly referred….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Barangay poll bet faces disqualification rap

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A member of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Sigma, Capiz is facing disqualification as a candidate for punong barangay of Poblacion Sur in the said town. Olivar Marcelino filed an election protest asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify Vicente Andaya III from running for barangay captain of Poblacion Sur […] The post Barangay poll bet faces disqualification rap appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

SC orders Comelec to comment on Guia’s petition

THE Supreme Court (SC) yesterday ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to comment on the petition filed by San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez seeking to stop the poll body’s resolution approving the recall petition filed by defeated mayoral candidate and former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora. SC spokesman….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Few SK bets: Comelec extends COC filing deadline

A dismal candidate turnout for the Sangguniang Kabataan race prompted the Commission on Elections yesterday to extend the filing of certificates of candidacy for the SK and barangay polls until today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Chiz panel awaits Bautista reply to raps

SENATE Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies Chairman Sen. Francis Chiz Escudero said the arrest warrant against former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista stays pending his submission of a sworn affidavit answering all the allegations lodged against him before the panel. This was after Bautista’s counsel, Atty.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Senate arrest order on ex-poll chief Bautista may be lifted soon

      The arrest warrant issued against formerCommission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista could be lifted next month after his lawyer promised on Monday to submit his sworn affidavit before the Senate committee on banks.   A the resumption of the hearing of the committee on Bautista's alleged unexplained wealth, lawyer AnacletoDiaz promised to submit Bautista's affidavit to the committeeon March 26, 2018.   Once the panel receives the affidavit, Senator Francis Escudero said he would recommend the lifting of the arrest warrant against Bautista.   Escudero, chairman of the committee, explained that there are certain ...Keep on reading: Senate arrest order on ex-poll chief Bautista may be lifted soon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

[OPINION] Debunking Sotto s election fraud claims

On March 6, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III gave a privilege speech, accusing the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic of electoral fraud, which he claims would constitute “a case of electoral sabotage.” His cheating allegation came after losing vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos also accused the Comelec ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Enough is enough

As we went to press, it was still not certain if the POC COMELEC would disqualify ABAP chief Ricky Vargas as candidate for president and cycling head Rep......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Comelec ‘disqualifies’ Lambunao mayor

THE Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) First Division declared nullified the candidacy of Mayor Jason Gonzales of Lambunao, Iloilo in the May 2016 elections because of residency issues. Comelec granted the November 2015 petition of former Lambunao mayor and defeated vice mayoral candidate Vicente “Bugok” Ramirez to deny due course or cancel the certificate of candidacy […] The post Comelec ‘disqualifies’ Lambunao mayor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Marcos camp to SC: Order Comelec to show contents of ‘unused’ SD cards

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte Is the Next President of the Philippines

With over ninety percent of the votes already tallied by the COMELEC's Transparency Server, candidate Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a insurmountable lead of more than 6 million votes over second-placer Mar Roxas. Duterte wins by a landslide and will be the 16th .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

Thompson, Warriors force inevitable Game 7

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com OAKLAND, Calif. -- The final game of the Western Conference season will tip on the last Monday in May (Tuesday, PHL time) at the Toyota Center in Houston, as it should. This is the route the GPS mapped out back in October and never had any reason to recalculate from since. Warriors at Rockets in a winner-take-all. Never in doubt, no? A pair of championship-quality teams will go 48 minutes and the previous six games in this series tells us to expect a tense jump ball-to-buzzer affair. With or without Chris Paul. Paul’s inflamed right hamstring is a significant flaw, no question, yet the Rockets do have home-court advantage and will hear a crazed crowd trying to fill the void with noise if as expected Paul misses a second straight game. The Rockets didn’t have their point guard and spiritual leader Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) and still sent an early chill through the defending champions on enemy soil, going up 17 after the first quarter and 10 at halftime. Oracle Arena and the Warriors were confused. Then Game 6 flipped suddenly and drastically in the second half, as the Warriors rolled to a 115-86 victory. and here we are. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni: “We got what we want, a seventh game on our home court, now it’s up to us to go get it.” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said: “I feel like we’re the best team in the world.” The Rockets constructed this team specifically to challenge and beat the Warriors. Meanwhile, the Warriors paced themselves through the regular season partly to conserve their attention and energy for Houston, which has Golden State’s attention like no team before in the West playoffs. Both are causing each other irritating problems. The Rockets’ defense with its switching and hand-in-the-face pressure is forcing Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry to work hard for their shots. The Warriors’ ability to thrive even if not all four of their All-Stars are clicking is testing Houston’s limits; such was the case in Game 6 when Thompson, the No. 3 Guy, broke loose for 35 points with nine threes. That’s what makes the Warriors tough to erase: They don’t need to be perfect, and good for them, because they haven’t been in this series, with the exception of their 41-point victory in Game 3. About Thompson: He was locked in, emotionally and physically, popping off screens, catching and shooting, creating space to get good looks and punching the air after big three's. The energy and the shots saved the Warriors from a lackluster and potentially deadly start. Thompson stayed in rhythm most of the night while Curry (29 points) and Durant (23) went through off-and-on cold stretches and afterward joked how he was “born” for this. “Man, that felt good, to be honest,” Thompson said. “I just wanted to play with as much passion as I could. I probably sounded more vocal than I am.” There was a natural link to the last time Thompson was this splashy in a Game 6 elimination game, two summers ago when he dropped 41 on Oklahoma City to trigger a comeback from 3-1 down. Durant was on the wrong side of that performance. “Please don’t go there,” begged Durant, bowing his head. “Next question.” Mindful of what happened right after that series -- the Warriors would blow a 3-1 lead of their own to Cleveland -- Curry said: “I think we both blocked that whole year out of our memory.” Actually, that volcanic performance by Thompson helped convince Durant to leave Oklahoma City, which led to last year’s championship and helped build a solid case for the Warriors to repeat next month. Thompson’s latest piece of work helped awaken the Warriors from being trapped in an extended state of stun, courtesy of how fierce the Rockets came at them right from the start. The Houston lead grew to double digits within minutes and stayed that way through the break. This was further evidence that the Rockets, in this game and actually for the series so far, refuse to concede anything and believe this West title is realistic even with Paul’s status uncertain. “I saw a lot of things that I liked,” said D’Antoni, “and I think we’re in a good position.” Eric Gordon, a strong candidate to win the Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, started in place of Paul and was a concern for the Warriors, drilling deep shots and scoring 19 points. Also, Harden rediscovered his own touch from that distance; he’d missed 22 straight threes in this series but made four and scored 32 points. Houston missed Paul’s composure and steady point guard hand, which could be expected. The Rockets had 22 turnovers, with the Harden-Gordon backcourt combining for 14. The other issue for the Rockets was depth. With Gordon in the starting lineup, D’Antoni was forced to give minutes to Luc Mbah a Moute, still struggling after hurting his shoulder just prior to the playoffs. He wasn’t a factor and neither was the bench. Assuming Paul sits another game, the Rockets will undoubtedly need major scoring and playmaking from Harden, solid shotgun work from Gordon and at least two members of the support group -- Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela -- to break loose in order to make Game 7 interesting. Remember, the Rockets have now gone four straight games without breaking 100 points, and Harden appeared beaten in the fourth quarter Saturday where he went scoreless. The Warriors are also dealing with a missing part, with Andre Iguodala’s inactive streak now at three. They’re crossing fingers whenever Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell and/or Nick Young are pressed to play more than 15 minutes. None of them have distinguished themselves since Iguodala suffered a bone bruise on his left knee in Game 3. So that’s the tale of the tape. Between now and tipoff, the Rockets’ therapy staff will work on Paul’s hamstring, hoping for some intervention from the Medical Gods. In the perfect basketball world, Paul and Iguodala would be fit to play; why should the finish of this series be deprived of them, of less than what it should be? Last fall, before training camp, Paul, Harden and Tucker vacationed in the Bahamas for one last moment of chill before preparations for a season of big expectations. Obviously, they talked shop. They set goals and their sights on the Warriors. Tucker asked Paul and Harden: Imagine if we get them on our court for a Game 7. They all nodded and agreed it would be a logical scenario to launch themselves into the NBA Finals. “Obviously we hope to have our starting point guard back,” Tucker said. “If not, we need to be ready.” The Warriors held no such pre-camp huddle -- champions have what others want -- yet knew that once the Rockets added Paul, Houston would be their toughest test since Durant signed up. Warriors vs. Rockets in a single-game elimination is the proper stage, then, to determine who reps the West in the NBA Finals. D’Antoni said: “It should be a great game.” Curry: “It should be fun. This is what you play for, to be in a situation where you’re one win away from going to The Finals. You’ve got to want it.” Truthfully, neither team would rather be in a winner-take-all. Sweeping would be vastly preferred. But the other part about what Curry said is definitely true: Who wants it? Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or 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 News2 hr. 53 min. ago

Indeed, obedience to the law is optional

During the 2016 presidential campaign, one of the statements of candidate Rodrigo Duterte that really struck a chord was this: obedience to the law is optional. The aggrieved, who felt that the powerful just flouted the law, internalized the power of the words and the commitment of candidate DU30 to change that cavalier regard for the [...] The post Indeed, obedience to the law is optional appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News17 hr. 31 min. ago

Something’s missing in HBO’s new film on John McCain’s life

NEW YORK (AP) --- It's no coincidence that the words "President Trump" aren't spoken in "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls", the HBO documentary on the Arizona senator that debuts on Memorial Day. There's enough to talk about, from candidate Trump's belittling of McCain for being taken prisoner in Vietnam to the senator's rejection of Trump's promised repeal of the Obama administration's health care law. McCain's family doesn't want Trump at the 81-year-old senator's funeral when he succumbs to terminal brain cancer. The filmmaking family of Peter Kunhardt and his sons, George and Teddy, felt that including Trump would detract from McCain's story. "We knew that we wanted ...Keep on reading: Something’s missing in HBO’s new film on John McCain’s life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

‘Rambo’ seen as state witness

AGOO, La Union: The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are considering arrested suspect, Felizardo “Rambo” Villanueva, as a star witness to speed up resolution of the murder of former La Union 2nd District congressman Eufranio Eriguel Villanueva, a defeated candidate in the last barangay (village) elections in the town,… link: ‘Rambo’ seen as state witness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

PET receives more ballots in Marcos protest

THE Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has received ballot boxes from three areas in Iloilo Province early Thursday (May 24), the fourth day of its retrieval efforts in connection with the election protest filed by losing candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo. Around 8:30 a.m., ballot boxes from 86 clustered precincts from Passi […] The post PET receives more ballots in Marcos protest appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Mayor’s bet wins SK federation election

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The candidate of Mayor Alan Celino here won the hotly contested Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation presidency on May 23, 2018, at Grand Gazebo Resort in Brgy. Baybay here. Kriza Fernando, SK chairman of Barangay Banica, defeated her lone opponent Adrian Apa-ap, SK chairman of Brgy. Lawaan, by a […] The post Mayor’s bet wins SK federation election appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018