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No SK candidates in 60 Bicol villages

At least 60 barangays in the Bicol region had no candidates for the Sangguniang Kabataan election......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

Comelec suspends proclamation of barangay, SK winners in 3 Bicol provinces

ALBAY, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Bicol region suspended the proclamation of 7 winners in the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and barangay elections for not meeting certain qualifications.  Assistant Regional Director Romeo Serrano said these winning candidates are from the provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes. They are:  Ramon Christopher ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

DILG to Comelec: Hold special elections for barangays without SK candidates

MANILA, Philippines – Because 39 barangays (villages) had no Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) candidates in the recent elections, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to hold special polls. This was disclosed to Rappler by DILG Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Buying, selling of votes rampant in villages

Undeterred by the penalty under the Omnibus Election Code, candidates in Monday's barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections bought votes across the country, according to reports gathered by the Inquirer. Bills amounting to P50, P150, P200, P300, P500, P1,000, P3,000 and P5,000 --- often contained in envelopes with sample ballots --- changed hands. Several persons were arrested, but the lack of witnesses and complainants may not lead to the filing of charges against violators. "We need the cooperation of the community because the money cannot speak for itself," said Veronico Petalcorin, Commission on Elections (Comelec) director in Central Visayas. "They must be bra...Keep on reading: Buying, selling of votes rampant in villages.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Barbers wants barangay bets to sign covenants making their villages drug-free

House Committee on Dangerous Drugs chair Robert Ace Barbers on Sunday urged all candidates for barangay captain and council to sign covenants making their villages free from drugs within a year after their assume their posts. Source link link: Barbers wants barangay bets to sign covenants making their villages drug-free.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

1,146 Bicol poll hotspots bared

LEGAZPI City -- At least 1,146 villages in five provinces, except Catanduanes, in the Bicol region are considered hotspots in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, the Commission on Election (Comelec) regional office here reported. Lawyer Romeo Serrano, Comelec assistant regional director for Bicol, revealed that a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

PNP seeks public cooperation in conduct of orderly polls

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde appealed to the public on Monday to cooperate with authorities to ensure a peaceful and orderly conduct of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Albayalde said the upcoming polls may cause conflict among candidates and families because the rivalries are close to home. While the PNP is doing its best to secure the villages, he said candidates and incumbent officials seeking re-election must remain calm. "Let us conduct this election in a very peaceful manner," he added. Data from the PNP show that since the start of the election period, 21 people have already been killed. Albayalde said the ...Keep on reading: PNP seeks public cooperation in conduct of orderly polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

DILG to file admin case vs 11 Bicol villages for failure to organize BADACs

DILG to file admin case vs 11 Bicol villages for failure to organize BADACs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Candidates for chairman in 19 Cotabato City barangays to run unopposed

Candidates for barangay chairman in 19 of the 37 villages in Cotabato City will run unopposed in the May elections, a first in the city's five-decade history......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Voters will junk drug-linked village chiefs — solon

A HOUSE leader predicted yesterday that the May 14barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls will be used by the electorate to reject candidates who are perceived to be behind the illegal drug trade in the country. Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, president of the 46-strong Party List Coalition (PLC),….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Oil spill hits Sorsogon villages

BARCELONA, Sorsogon --- An oil spill, said to have come from a cargo vessel battered by strong winds as Tropical Storm "Salome" was crossing the Bicol region last week, had spread to at least 10 villages here, officials said. Mayor Manuel Fortes Jr. said he would meet with members of the Barcelona town council to discuss the possible charges that the local government would file against the owner of MV Kitty. Fortes said the spill was first seen by residents of Barangay Tagdon on Saturday afternoon. "We will file a formal complaint against the shipping [firm]. The oil spill did not happen by accident; it was done intentionally," Fortes said. He said while the local governm...Keep on reading: Oil spill hits Sorsogon villages.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

87.7% of Bicol villages affected by drug scourge now 'clear'

87.7% of Bicol villages affected by drug scourge now 'clear'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMay 16th, 2017

Bicol, Cebu, Davao, and Vigan are among destinations in itinerary of Miss Universe 2016 candidates

Bicol, Cebu, Davao, and Vigan are among destinations in itinerary of Miss Universe 2016 candidates.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Gulfs in Bicol to benefit from BFAR’s FishCORAL project

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay BULA, Camarines Sur &'8212; A total of P433M has been allotted to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ FishCoRAL or Fisheries, Coastal Resources and Livelihood project in 69 fishing villages in the provinces of A.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsOct 13th, 2016

Albay beauty crowned Miss World PH 2016

Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray outshone 23 other candidates and was declared Miss World Philippines 2016 on Sunday night at the Manila Hotel. Gray, a Filipino-Australian, represented the province of Bicol where her grandmother and great grandmother were bor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2016

3 villages in Legazpi City removed from drug list

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) - Three barangays in this city have been declared "drug-cleared" by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Ric Fontanilla, head of Legazpi City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CAD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News44 min. ago

Pakistan, terrorism and elections

A deadly suicide bombing at a campaign rally in Southwestern Pakistan shocked the nationon Friday. The country had been in full campaign mode ahead of general elections to be held at the end of the month. It was the latest headline in a hectic, chaotic and now deadly run-up to polls. The death toll inFriday'ssuicide bombing reached 149on Sundaywhen officials found that some bodies had not been brought to any hospital, according to Dawn newspaper. The country has been in the grip of renewed attacks by terrorists who have targeted three election candidates in blasts, killing more than 170 people and injuring over 200 others over the past weeks. Islamic State terrorists have claimed re...Keep on reading: Pakistan, terrorism and elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 30 min. ago

13 more villages in Isabela declared drug-free, cleared

PDEA-2 declares 13 more villagesin Isabela following a series of deliberations conducted by the Regional Oversight Committee. CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, July 16 (PIA)--Another batch of 13 villages from.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News12 hr. 43 min. ago

Man hacks wife before committing suicide in Camarines Sur

NAGA CITY--- A man hanged himself after hacking his wife in the middle of a heated argument in their home in San Fernando town, Camarines Sur, police said Sunday. According to the San Fernando police, Joel Marco, 38, and his wife Vivian, 36, started fighting at around 11 p.m. on Saturday night. The cause of the fight is unknown. Police said Marco hacked the victim on the head using a "bolo" (large knife) then tied a rope around his neck and hanged himself. Vivian, who sustained a wound on the head, survived and is now being treated at the Bicol Medical Center in Naga City. /ee...Keep on reading: Man hacks wife before committing suicide in Camarines Sur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Buy-bust in Lapu nets 6

SIX persons, including a security guard, were caught in separate drug busts in two villages in Lapu-Lapu City last Thursday. At 5:50 p.m., the City Drug Enforcement Unit and City Intelligence Branch arrested Avelino Maranga Mangubat, Ana Aselo Pino, Joshua Suwaybagio Potot, Alex Osoyos Ferolino and Julieta Deco Berdin in Purok Molave, Barangay Poblacion. The… link: Buy-bust in Lapu nets 6.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

UCT payout commences for indigent senior citizens in Bicol on July 14

UCT payout commences for indigent senior citizens in Bicol on July 14.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018