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In the name of suffrage

We take for granted the fact that many people have dedicated their lives in the name of suffrage......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 11th, 2018

In the name of suffrage

We take for granted the fact that many people have dedicated their lives in the name of suffrage......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Google pays tribute to Josefa Llanes Escoda on her 120th birthday

Google on Thursday commemorated the life and legacy of Josefa Llanes Escoda, a well-known advocate of women’s right of suffrage and founder of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Consultative Committee proposes democracy fund for fair campaign financing

MANILA, Philippines – The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) drafting a federal constitution is proposing the creation of a "democracy fund" designed to address unequal campaign funding and empower small political parties. The "democracy fund" is part of the campaign finance reforms laid down in a new Article on Suffrage, Political Rights, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Solon to Comelec: Set guidelines on vacant SK posts

        A lawmaker called on the Commission on Elections on Friday to set guidelines for the filling up of positions in the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) where there are no candidates in the coming May 14 polls.   "I personally do not favor the idea of appointing people to perform the functions of the SK where no one is elected. There has to be an electoral and legal mandate," Iligan City Rep. Frederick Siao, House suffrage committee member, said in a statement.   However, Siao said that Comelec and the Department of the Interior and Local Government should reach some sort of consensus on how the matter would be addressed and suggested th...Keep on reading: Solon to Comelec: Set guidelines on vacant SK posts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Bare list of barangay execs tagged in drug trade now, solon tells PDEA

A lawmaker called on the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday to now fulfill its promise of publicly disclosing its list of barangay officials tagged in illegal drugs trade.   Iligan City Rep. Frederick Siao, a member of the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms, sought the release of the 289 names of barangay officials submitted to PDEA in time for the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14.   "Nasaan na ang listahan ng mga umano'y 289 na barangay officials na sangkot sa illegal drugs? Was that just a ploy, a slip of the tongue, a misquote, or a PR stunt? If the PDEA does have such a list, then now is the time to ...Keep on reading: Bare list of barangay execs tagged in drug trade now, solon tells PDEA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

House panel okays bill increasing campaign expenditure cap 

THE Suffrage and Electoral Reforms panel of the House of Representatives has significantly raised the cap on campaign expenditures both for candidates and political parties. This developed after the committee approved House Bill 7295, amending the election law to increase the expenses of presidential and vice presidential candidates to P50 and P40 per voter respectively [...] The post House panel okays bill increasing campaign expenditure cap  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Villar: May 14 youth, barangay polls to push thru

BACOLOD CITY---The insistence of the Lower House to pass a bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections was only creating "false hope for the people," said Senator Cynthia Villar. She maintained that the May 14 polls would push through as there was not enough time to pass a legislation to postpone it. She pointed out that Congress' last session day is on March 21; a law cannot be passed in three days, Villar said. The House Committee on Suffrage Monday voted to move the May 14 elections to October 8 this year. With three session days left, the House bill for the postponement of the barangay elections had not even reached the plenary, Villar, who was in ...Keep on reading: Villar: May 14 youth, barangay polls to push thru.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

House OKs on 2nd reading bill to postpone barangay, SK elections

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 14, approved on 2nd reading a bill that seeks to postpone the scheduled barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections from May 2018 to October 2018.  The vote was made during plenary session, two days after the House panel on suffrage ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

House resets barangay polls to October 

THE House of Representatives approved a measure resetting the barangay (village) polls from May 14 to October 8, 2018. Rep. Sherwin Tugna of the Citizens Battle Against Corruption party-list, chairman of the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, justified House Bill 7378 by citing that it was aimed at synchronizing the barangay polls with a possible [...] The post House resets barangay polls to October  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Why House members want to postpone barangay, SK elections

MANILA, Philippines – Despite opposition from various sectors, the House of Representatives' committee on suffrage approved the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to October 8, from the original May 14 this year. Four House members filed separate bills to postpone the barangay and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

House panel resets barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan polls

MANILA, Philippines — The House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approved yesterday the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK).....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

House committee approves postponement of barangay election

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The House committee on suffrage, voting 14-2, on Monday, March 12, approved proposals to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections originally set for May 2018.  In a second round of voting, the members, 17-0, agreed on the new date: the second Monday of October 2018, which is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Tensions flare as lawmakers rush to approve barangay poll postponement

MANILA, Philippines – Tensions flared at the House of Representatives as its suffrage committee rushed Monday, March 12, to approve postponing the village elections for the 3rd time – a move slammed by watchdogs as a blow on democracy.  The House suffrage committee voted overwhelmingly to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Sereno on resignation, Barangay and SK elections postponement, NBI on Rappler cyberlibel case | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says she will not resign.  The House committee on suffrage , voting 14-2, approves proposals to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections originally set this May.   The National Bureau of Investigation defends its flip-flopping on the cyberlibel complaint against Rappler.  Losing senatorial candidate turned presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino accuses detained senator Leila de Lima of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

House panel resets village polls to October 

THE Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms of the House of Representatives postponed the barangay (village) elections in May in anticipation of a plebiscite for the new Constitution in October 2018. In a 17-0 vote, the House panel decided to postpone the polls to the second Monday of October. “We did not postpone because of [...] The post House panel resets village polls to October  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Solons eye deferring bgy election again

WITH only two months left before the barangay election, the House of Representatives will deliberate on several bills postponing the local poll. The House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms chaired by Cibac Rep. Sherwin Tugna is set to discuss at least four pending bills that seek to postpone the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

P2.2B ballot machines feared already useless

THE chairman of the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms bared yesterday that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) paid P2.2 billion last December for more than 97,000 Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) used in the 2016 presidential elections even as he raised serious doubts if these can still be used….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

800,000 sign up as voters for 2018 barangay, youth polls

More than 800,000 Filipinos trooped to local election offices last month to sign up as voters for the 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.   The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said a total of 843,588 citizens attended to their right to suffrage during the 22-day voters' registration period, which ended last November 30.   This figure includes 45,927 people aged 18 and above who signed up as regular voters, and 249,925 people aged 15 to 17 who signed up as youth voters.   Poll spokesperson James Jimenez noted that the turnout was a testament to the effectiveness of the Comelec's information campaign and its satellite registration activities...Keep on reading: 800,000 sign up as voters for 2018 barangay, youth polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Holdover capacity for barangay execs bucked

MANILA, Philippines - The move of the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms allowing incumbent barangay officials to stay in office should the ba.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017

‘No time to postpone barangay polls’

MANILA, Philippines - There is no more time to postpone the barangay elections, the chairman of the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms said ye.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2017