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Comelec to hear PDP-Laban split next week

Comelec to hear PDP-Laban split next week.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesOct 12th, 2018

Pimentel leads early birds at Comelec office

  Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III was the first candidate to file his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Thursday as he said he wanted to be done with it so he could focus on preparations for his Oct. 18 wedding to fiance Anna Kathryna Yu.   The senator, who came in red, urged members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to wear the color when they file their COCs until Wednesday next week, as this signified the party's openness to "out-of-the-box solutions to our problems."   Folk singer Freddie Aguilar also came early to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) head office in Intramuros, Manila, to file his COC under PDP-...Keep on reading: Pimentel leads early birds at Comelec office.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Chief of staff: Dong Mangudadatu to run for senator under PDP-Laban

Maguindanao 2nd District Rep. Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu will run for senator in the 2019 midterm elections under the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino--Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), his chief of staff confirmed Thursday. "Yes tatakbo si Congressman Dong as senator," Maiet Banquil, Mangudadatu's chief of staff, told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview. She added that Mangudadatu will file his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) next week. After filing his COC, PDP-Laban president Senator Koko Pimentel said Mangudadatu was among the six other senatorial candidates of the ruling party for next year's election. Aside from Mangudadatu, Pi...Keep on reading: Chief of staff: Dong Mangudadatu to run for senator under PDP-Laban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

World champ Milan Melindo relishes cheers from hometown crowd

When Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo captured the IBF light-flyweight world championship in Japan, the ALA Boxing product was met with stunned silence.  He had just knocked out one of Japan's most popular champions in Akira Yaegashi, after all, so the reaction from the hometown crowd wasn't surprising.  Prior to the knockout however, all that the Pinoy could hear was the the fans, chanting Yaegashi's name.  Fast-forward five months later, Melindo was inside the ring once again, but this time, it was his name being chanted, as he defended his title for the first time. 'MELINDO! MELINDO!'  From the opening bell right up to the official decision, the packed Waterfront Hotel and Casino crowd in Cebu City made it clear who they were rooting for.  'Masayang-masaya po ako, dahil yung mga boxing fans, hindi nila ako pinabayaan, gustong-gusto talaga nila akong manalo dahil sinisigaw nila yung pangalan ko.' Melindo shared with ABS-CBN Sports after the grueling 12-round war against South African challenger Hekkie Budler. 'Yung pagkatapos ng laban, pagka-taas ko ng kamay, cheering pa din sila kahit hindi pa na-dedeclare yung panalo.' Overcoming two massive cuts above both eyebrows, Melindo eked out a Split Decision win to retain his IBF title, much to the delight of the Cebuano crowd.  'Pagka-panalo, ayun nagsisigawan na silang lahat, so napaka-happy ko, na-appreciate nila yung ginawa ko at yung resulta ng laban.' While Melindo is a native of Cagayan de Oro, the champ now resides in Cebu, where he trains in the famed ALA Boxing Gym. Over the year's 'El Metodico' has become a household name in the so-called Boxing Mecca of the Philippines, along with guys like Donnie Nietes and Mark Magsayo.  More than anything however, Melindo says that it's knowing that all his hard work paid off at the end. 'Napaka-happy ko dahil hindi nabale-wala yung lahat ng sakripisyo ko, na lumaban ako hanggang sa huli, kahit marami na akong sugat sa mata.' Saturday night, Melindo shared one of his career's biggest moments with the fans in Cebu.  They chanted his name and cheered for him every step of the way.  A far cry from the stunned silence he recieved in Japan.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Proposal to split Palawan into 3 provinces gets mixed reactions

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY - A legislative measure initiated by provincial political leaders to divide Palawan into three smaller provinces has sparked mixed reactions from local residents after it breezed through the House of Representatives in August and was endorsed last week by Senator Sonny Angara. The measure, which is being pushed by the provincial government, aims to separate the north, central and southern regions of Palawan into three separate provinces. Governor Jose Alvarez, who has been actively lobbying for the bill's passage in Congress, said the initiative is necessary to improve local governance and spark growth. Last week, civil society groups launched a campaign to ...Keep on reading: Proposal to split Palawan into 3 provinces gets mixed reactions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Yellow no longer sole opposition color in 2019 polls

      The "dilawan" or the yellow campaign color of the opposition Liberal Party was nowhere in sight when the opposition senatorial bets filed their candidacy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Intramuros, Manila.     READ: Opposition completes 8-member senatorial slate for 2019 polls     As the filing of certificate of candidacy (COC) came to a close on Wednesday, the opposition bets vying for Senate seats in the May 2019 midterm elections wore varying colors as they filed their respective COCs throughout the week.     READ:COC filing ends: What's next for political aspirants?  ...Keep on reading: Yellow no longer sole opposition color in 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Sonny Angara files COC, seeks 2nd Senate term

  Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) as senator before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) headquarters on Wednesday.   The son of the late Senate President Edgardo Angara was accompanied by wife Elivira "Tootsy" Angara.   Angara won as Senator in the 2013 polls and is seeking a second term still under the banner of Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) which he leads as president. The LDP was co-founded in 1988 by the late Senate President Edgardo Angara.   Angara said that it was the decision of his wife to file his COC on its last day of filing, as it was deemed lucky according to feng shui. &nb...Keep on reading: Sonny Angara files COC, seeks 2nd Senate term.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Old faces headline penultimate day of candidacy filing

At age 94, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile is poised to become the oldest to file candidacy since the Commission on Elections (Comelec) opened applications last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Old faces headline penultimate day of candidacy filing

At age 94, former senator Juan Ponce Enrile is poised to become the oldest to file candidacy since the Commission on Elections (Comelec) opened applications last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Rep Pia Cayetano files candidacy in return bid to Senate

OUTGOING Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano filed her certificate of candidacy (CoC) for senator under the administration’s PDP-LABAN Party at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Intramuros, Manila on Tuesday. Cayetano, accompanied by her brother Lino, is the fifth administration candidate to file her CoC after reelectionist senator Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, Maguindanao Rep. Sajid Mangudadatu, [...] The post Rep Pia Cayetano files candidacy in return bid to Senate appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Reelectionist town official survives slay try in Zamboanga del Sur

PAGADIAN CITY --- A Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member in Mahayag town, Zamboanga del Sur survived an ambush try Thursday afternoon, the first day of filing of the certificates of candidacy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office. Mahayag police chief Sr. Insp. Harold Bruno said SB member Teomila Nobleza, a re-electionist under the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), was driving her car when an unidentified gunman wearing a helmet, shot her as she got past the Barangay Lower Salug Daku Cemetery. Nobleza told the Inquirer she was driving at a slow pace because of the slow traffic ahead when she was attacked. She said that after the first gunfire, she tried to...Keep on reading: Reelectionist town official survives slay try in Zamboanga del Sur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Drum rolls, fiery exchanges mark Day 2 of COC filing

      The second day of filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) was another proof that elections in Philippines are not just a simple political affair but more of fiesta and circus. Not only did senatorial aspirants and partylist candidates submitted their COCs to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office on Friday, but they also brought a mood resembling Philippine festivities. After a quiet filing of COC by Senator Nancy Binay around 9:00 a.m., the fanfare began when former police chief Ronald dela Rosa formalized his senatorial candidacy under the ruling party, PDP-Laban. As Dela Rosa was welcomed by his supporters, people from Gabriela W...Keep on reading: Drum rolls, fiery exchanges mark Day 2 of COC filing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Pimentel, Aguilar among early birds as Comelec opens filing of COCs for 2019 polls

RE-ELECTIONIST senator Aquilino “Coco” Pimentel 3rd and singer Federico “Freddie” Aguilar, both of the administration’s PDP-Laban Party, were the first and second candidates to file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) on Thursday as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) opened the five-day filing of CoC,  the start of the “unofficial” campaign season leading to the May… link: Pimentel, Aguilar among early birds as Comelec opens filing of COCs for 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Pimentel, Aguilar among early birds as Comelec opens filing of COCs for 2019 polls

RE-ELECTIONIST senator Aquilino “Coco” Pimentel 3rd and singer Federico “Freddie” Aguilar, both of the administration’s PDP-Laban Party, were the first and second candidates to file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) on Thursday as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) opened the five-day filing of CoC,  the start of the “unofficial” campaign season leading to the May [...] The post Pimentel, Aguilar among early birds as Comelec opens filing of COCs for 2019 polls appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Comelec-12 ready for COC filing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 10 Oct) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices in Region 12 are all set for the start of the week-long filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) on Thursday for aspirants in the 2019 local and national midterm elections. Lawyer Michael Abas, Comelec-12 regional director, said Wednesday they have completed their preparations, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Rally at ERC protests high power rates in Iloilo City

Members of a consumer rights advocate group trooped to the office of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to protest high electricity rates of the Panay Electric Company (Peco). The group said it was in solidarity with Iloilo City consumers and their bid to have better power services. The group supported a complaint filed against an alleged 1,000 percent increase in rates despite consumers suffering from frequent brownouts. Hearing Peco consumers filed a complaint at the ERC in August. The ERC is set to hear the case this week. An earlier petition by Peco consumers was addressed to Congress. Submitted to the House committee on legislative franchises, the petition call...Keep on reading: Rally at ERC protests high power rates in Iloilo City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Comelec releases calendar for 2019 elections

  One week before the start of the filing of candidacy, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) released the calendar of activities for the 2019 elections.   In a statement on Wednesday, the Comelec set the election period from January 13, 2019, until June 12, 2019. Election day was set for May 13.   Comelec said that candidates for senator and party-list groups participating in the Party-List System of Representation could start campaigning from February 12 to May 11.   Political campaigning is banned on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.   For candidates for the House of Representatives, and elective regional, provincial, city and mun...Keep on reading: Comelec releases calendar for 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Adamson hero Sean Manganti spreads his wings as Player of the Week

The Adamson Soaring Falcons continue to fly high in UAAP Season 81 with an immaculate 5-0 record. That wouldn't have been possible if not for Sean Manganti who emerged as the hero in the Soaring Falcons’ thrilling 69-68 win over the UP Fighting Maroons last Wednesday. Adamson was on the verge of suffering its first loss, but the third-year forward crushed the hearts of the Diliman faithful by knocking down a tough floater off a broken play with 0.7 seconds left. “It was just a scramble at that point. I was taught to never quit until you hear the buzzer, so I just kept going until we heard the buzzer,” he said about the game-winner, which was the cherry on top of his team-high 18 points. Just three days later, Manganti showed up again for Adamson in their 63-58 triumph over the NU Bulldogs, spearheading the charge with 14 points, three rebounds, four assists, and two steals. For being instrumental in the Soaring Falcons’ twin victories this week that preserved their unblemished slate, the Filipino-American high-flyer has earned the CHOOKS-TO-GO/UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week honors. Prior to these back-to-back impressive performances, Manganti had a fluctuating start to the season. He struggled with just four points against the Ateneo Blue Eagles, delivered a career-high 27 points against the UE Red Warriors, then went scoreless against the UST Growling Tigers. The Adamson skipper admitted that he needs to be more consistent going forward. "It's up and down, up and down. It's been very hard. It's disappointing,” he said. "I just want to be consistent, help carry the team, and do everything to carry the team." Manganti bested UE’s Alvin Pasaol, UP's Bright Akhuetie, and Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame for the weekly award......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

NCAA: Letran stands ground at third, stomps down on JRU

Bong Quinto and JP Calvo both had bounce back games even as Koy Galvelo continued stepping up for Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Quinto stuffed the stat sheet anew, Calvo swished the nets, and Galvelo and Yu scored at will in the Knights’ 89-79 romp through already-eliminated Jose Rizal University on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The team captain flirted with another triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists while his running mate contributed 13 markers, six dimes, and five boards to lead Letran to a 10-4 standing. “Good thing, naga-guide (yung bench) ng mga leaders at yung mga leaders, willing mag-sacrifice,” head coach Jeff Napa said post-game. Galvelo only continued his hot shooting and had 16 points build on four triples in this one. From a close contest after the first period, the Knights rampaged to a 35-point second quartet to turn the game into a blowout. They would not be threatened the rest of the way. With the win, they kept their distance from fourth-running 9-5 University of Perpetual Help and now fifth-running 8-6 College of St. Benilde. The third-seed is far from a lock for Letran, however, especially with showdowns with top team Lyceum of the Philippines University and dangerous San Sebastian College-Recoletos up next. “Next week, mabigat na yung laban na papasukin namin. Hindi kami pwedeng mag-relax so mabuti naman, nag-step up yung shock troopers,” coach Jeff said. For the Heavy Bombers, Jed Mendoza showed the way as always with 25 points, five assists, four rebounds, and two steals. Overpowered by their dominant opponents, though, they dropped to 2-13 in the standings. BOX SCORES LETRAN 89 – Galvelo 16, Quinto 14, Calvo 13, Muyang 11, Taladua 11, Fajarito 8, Ambohot 7, Yu 5, Celis 2, Mandreza 2, Agbong 0, Balagasay 0 JRU 79 – Mendoza 25, Dela Virgen 16, Esguerra 11, Aguilar 9, Silvarez 7, Mallari 4, Santos 4, Estrella 3, David 0, Padua 0, Doromal 0, Dela Rosa 0 QUARTER SCORES: 22-19, 57-38, 73-54, 89-79 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

PDP-Laban bets in 2019 polls will be federalism advocates

The candidates that the rulingPartido Demokratiko Pilipino--Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will field in the 2019 national and local elections must pursue the basic objectives of the party, particularly federalism. "Our common bond, number one is you must be a party member. And you are a federalism advocate, you believe in federalism, among others," said PDP-Laban party president Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, who, along with vice chair Al Cusi, submitted on Thursday the party's list of authorized signatories for the Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance (CONA) to the the Commission on Elections (Comelec). The CONA, which also serves as the party's official endorsement, will be used by...Keep on reading: PDP-Laban bets in 2019 polls will be federalism advocates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Boxing: Donnie Nietes not too keen on Palicte rematch or Pinoy-versus-Pinoy title bouts

Following last weekend’s controversial Split Draw decision at the end of the Donnie Nietes-Aston Palicte bout for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship, at SuperFly 3 in Los Angeles, California, the WBO’s 115-pound strap remains, well, vacant. Nietes and Palicte battled for twelve rounds, ending with one judge scoring it for the former, 118-110, the other judge scoring it 116-112 for the latter, and the third judge scoring it 114-114 for the Split Draw. Many thought that Nietes had done more than enough to earn a fourth-division world championship, so obviously, the Split Draw left a bitter taste in the mouth of the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion. As such, the most-likely scenario is that Nietes and Palicte lock horns once again, with the hopes of finally determining a new WBO Super Flyweight king. While no official announcement or decision has been made regarding the matter, Nietes isn’t exactly chomping at the bit to get back in there with his fellow Negrense. For Nietes, who was one scorecard away from joining Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipino four-division world champions, he feels that a rematch isn’t necessary given that many-including himself- believe that he won the 12-round affair. “Para sa akin siguro, sa akin lang ah, siguro wala na yung rematch dapat, kasi alam naman ng mga tao na ako talaga yung panalo,” Nietes told ABS-CBN Sports. “Siguro mas better na maghanap na kami ng ibang makakalaban, rated diyan sa WBO.” Obviously, there’s no shortage in contenders in the WBO’s 115-pound shark tank. Nietes and Palicte are 1 and 2 respectively. Still, Nietes has never been one to back down from any challenge, and the 36-year old Murcia, Negros-native says that he’s down for anyone. “Depende sa WBO tsaka sa manager ko kung sino gusto nila ipa-laban sa akin. Ako, open naman ako kahit sinong lalabanan.” Nietes says he’s targeting a return to the ring in February, but with rumours of a WBO title bout against Japan's Kazuto Ioka also swirling around, the Filipino boxing star says he has no problem coming back earlier. Ioka defeated WBO-ranked McWilliams Arroyo at SuperFly 3. Another name that’s being mentioned is compatriot Jerwin Ancajas, the IBF’s reigning 115-pound king. Ancajas defeated Nietes’ teammate Jonas Sultan earlier this year in what was the first all-Filipino world championship bout in 92 years. With Nietes’ jump to super flyweight, fans and pundits alike all salivated at the prospect of another high-level all-Filipino world championship clash between Nietes and Ancajas. While that would definitely be a must-see matchup, Nietes says he’d rather not have to share the ring against a fellow Pinoy, unless completely necessary. “For me, siguro hindi lang muna ako [lalaban] sa mga Pinoy siguro,” Nietes shared. “Much better kung mga ibang lahi lang muna. Kung sakali namang wala na talagang makakalaban kami na ibang lahi, okay ako mag-unify ng Pinoy against Pinoy.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018