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Palace: Despite Alvarez s statement, 2019 polls to push through

The 2019 midterm elections would push through despite calls by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for the polls to be postponed to focus on the country's shift to a federal government, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2018

Palace: Despite Alvarez s statement, 2019 polls to push through

The 2019 midterm elections would push through despite calls by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for the polls to be postponed to focus on the country's shift to a federal government, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Palace: No stopping 2019 polls with 2 months before filing of candidacy

Barely two months before the filing of certificate of candidacy, Malacaang assured the public that the 2019 midterm elections would push through despite moves to ratify the 1987 Constitution for a shift to federalism. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he could not see any hint that next year's elections would be canceled. "Tuloy na tuloy po ang halalan," Roque said in an ambush interview in Lipa City, Batangas. (The elections will really push through) "Ang Presidente po napakatagal na sa pulitika at naniniwala po siya sa demokrasya. Naniniwala po siya sa eleksyon," he added. (The President has been in politics for a long time. He believes in democracy. He believes...Keep on reading: Palace: No stopping 2019 polls with 2 months before filing of candidacy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

No ‘no-el’ scenario under Speaker Arroyo — lawmaker

Deputy Speaker and Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya said that Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo opposed any postponement of the 2019 elections, which her predecessor Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez had been pushing.   "Nagbigay na po ng instruction 'yung ating bagong Speaker [Arroyo] na magkakaroon (election)... kumabaga there will be no 'no-el' scenario," Andaya said in an interview over DZIQ Radyo Inquirer on Sunday.   (Our new Speaker has already given instructions that there will be an election... In other words, there will be no 'no-el' scenario.)   Earlier, the former president herself said that she won't push for the postponement of the polls to give way...Keep on reading: No ‘no-el’ scenario under Speaker Arroyo — lawmaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Is Alvarez bent on scrapping 2019 polls over fear of losing?

It’s quite unusual for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to push so strongly for a no-elections scenario in 2019. He's the only one floating the idea among President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies who are actively campaigning for a shift to a federal system of government. (READ: Alvarez proposal on no 2019 elections 'off-tangent, misplaced' – lawmakers ) Alvarez ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Palace distances itself from no-elections proposal

Malacañang on Thursday distanced itself from the proposal of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to cancel the 2019 midterm polls to enable lawmakers to discuss proposals to amend the Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

2019 polls to push through unless Constitution amended — Palace

THE midterm elections will push through in 2019 unless the Constitution will be amended, Malacañang said on Thursday, amid speculations that it could be suspended with the country’s possible shift to a federal form of government. In a press conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. reiterated that President Rodrigo Duterte wanted the 2019 elections to [...] The post 2019 polls to push through unless Constitution amended — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Alvarez now says 2019 polls pushing through

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez backtracked on his earlier proposal to cancel the 2019 mid-term elections as part of preparations for the planned shift to a federal form of government. In an interview on dzBB Thursday, January 25, Alvarez said the 2019 elections would push through. He had earlier expressed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Duterte rules out term extension

MALACAÑANG said on Wednesday the midterm elections would push through in 2019 as scheduled unless the Constitution was amended. The Palace issued the statement through Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque Jr., who told a press conference: “The President always looks to the Constitution as his guiding document. The Constitution sets the date for the next elections [...] The post Duterte rules out term extension appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

2019 elections to push through unless Constitution amended — Palace

MALACANANG said on Wednesday that the midterm elections would push through in 2019 as scheduled unless the Constitution would be amended. The Palace issued the statement through Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque who told a press conference: “The President always looks to the Constitution as his guiding document. The Constitution sets the date for the next [...] The post 2019 elections to push through unless Constitution amended — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Mocha Uson on 2019 senatorial polls: Only Duterte can make me run

  Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on Friday said only President Rodrigo Duterte could make her run for the Senate in 2019.   Uson's statement came after Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez announced in Cebu City her inclusion in the PDP-Laban senatorial slate for 2019.   Uson, who was also in Cebu during the announcement, said she was surprised with Alvarez's announcement.   "Una po sa lahat, we attended the oathtaking of the new PDP Laban members upon the invitation of Presidential Assistant for Visayas, Michael Dino. Walang kahit anong political intention on my part sa pag punta doon," she said in a statement.   "Kaya nagulat ...Keep on reading: Mocha Uson on 2019 senatorial polls: Only Duterte can make me run.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Duterte’s dare: Vote for Mar

BORACAY ISLAND---President Duterte dared the electorate in the 2019 midterm polls to vote for former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who is seeking a Senate seat, to see if he has a better way of dealing with the drug menace.   The President made the statement on Thursday night during the distribution of certificates of land ownership award to land reform beneficiaries on Boracay Island.   Reminding local officials not to get involved in the illegal drug trade, Mr. Duterte said he would have no problem if the public go with Roxas for a change.   "Don't do it during my watch, not while I am President. Lie low for three years, and if you want to come back...Keep on reading: Duterte’s dare: Vote for Mar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Panelo: Running in 2019 polls a ‘big risk’ for those who have pending cases

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it will be a "big risk" for electoral hopefuls with corruption charges to run for the May 2019 midterm elections. READ: 3 ex-senators in pork scam running again "Sa akin kung tatanungin mo, magiging malaking risk sakanila 'yun because rightly or wrongly, ang tingin ng marami eh involved sila, but sasabihin naman nila: wala pa naman kaming conviction," Panelo said in a radio interview with Radyo Inquirer. (If you ask me, it will be a big risk for them because right or wrong, most people will think they're involved in the case, but they can say that there is still no conviction.) This was his statement when asked what the Palac...Keep on reading: Panelo: Running in 2019 polls a ‘big risk’ for those who have pending cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Duterte mulls release of narco-politicians’ names ahead of 2019 polls

President Rodrigo Duterte is "evaluating" the pros and cons of the proposal of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) to release the names of the so-called "narco-politicians" ahead of the 2019 midterm elections, Malacaang said Tuesday. "Given that the DDB is strongly pushing for the release, [Duterte] is making an evaluation of the pros and cons," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a text message to INQUIRER.net. "Right now, consistent with his arrival statement, he is not inclined to order its release," he added. During his speech in Davao City on Friday morning after his arrival from Bali, Indonesia, Duterte said the government "will not" release the names of the poli...Keep on reading: Duterte mulls release of narco-politicians’ names ahead of 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Opposition completes 8-member senatorial slate for 2019 polls

The opposition coalition has finally completed its senatorial slate for the May 2019 midterm elections, according to a statement released by the Oposisyon Koalisyon on Tuesday, a day before the filing of certificates of candidacy ends. Completing the list of eight candidates were Florin Hilbay, solicitor general during the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, and veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, lead counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo in the electoral protest filed against her by former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. Following are the other candidates in the slate: former Sen. Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, who also served in the Aquino as head of th...Keep on reading: Opposition completes 8-member senatorial slate for 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Cynthia Villar files COC, wants Senate reelection in 2019

Reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar filed on Monday her certificate of candidacy (COC) at the headquarters of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the 2019 polls. Villar, who chairs the Senate committee on agriculture and food and agrarian reform, is seeking her second term as senator. She said she would push for more programs on agriculture and livelihood in the country if she wins a second term in the Senate. She was joined by her husband, former senator Manny Villar, daughter Camille and supporters, who carried tarpaulins of her photos and wore orange shirts. Villar said she was confident she would win in the upcoming elections despite signing the Tax Reform for ...Keep on reading: Cynthia Villar files COC, wants Senate reelection in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Bato to push for death penalty revival if he wins in 2019 polls

Restoring the death penalty is one of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ronald 'Bato' Dela Rosa's agenda should he win in the 2019 senatorial race.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Duterte bares 6 Cabinet men who will run in 2019 polls

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday named six Cabinet members who would be eyeing a seat in the 2019 mid-term elections. In a press conference after he led the oathtaking of newly-elected Malacanang Press Corps officers, Duterte said they were Palace spokesman Harry Roque, Jr., Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones [...] The post Duterte bares 6 Cabinet men who will run in 2019 polls appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Mocha Uson confirms she will run in 2019

Former Palace official Mocha Uson on Monday confirmed that she will seek an elective post in the polls next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

ARMM gov offers infra budget to fund Bangsamoro region polls

ZAMBOANGA CITY --- An official of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has proposed the realignment of the regional government's 2019 budget to fund the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite amid reports that no money was allocated for the electoral exercise. "We support the BOL all the way and budget should not be a problem. We are recommending to allow part of the proposed ARMM budget to be used for the plebiscite," ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman said on Sunday. The governor's statement came amid reports that there was no allocation in the P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget for the BOL plebiscite, which requires P857 million. Infra fund Lawmakers earlier said that t...Keep on reading: ARMM gov offers infra budget to fund Bangsamoro region polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Sara Duterte could rival Grace Poe for top spot in senatorial polls – Pimentel

Only Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio could rival Sen. Grace Poe in the top spot for the upcoming May 2019 elections. Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III issued this statement following the recent Pulse Asia senatorial pre-election survey, which showed Poe in the top spot with Duterte-Carpio on fifth. Poe garnered 70.1 percent voter preference and Carpio got 39.5 percent. In between them were Cynthia Villar with 57.7 percent, Pia Cayetano with 54.4 percent, and Nancy Binay with 50.6 percent. READ:Poe tops Pulse Asia 2019 senatorial pre-election survey "Ako nga ang personal opinion ko si Sara lang ang pwedeng makalaban kay Grace sa number one eh," Pimentel said in a radio...Keep on reading: Sara Duterte could rival Grace Poe for top spot in senatorial polls – Pimentel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018