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Palace to candidates: Abide by election rules

Malacañang advised yesterday all local and national candidates in the coming May elections to strictly abide by election laws to ensure clean, fair and honest elections......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 12th, 2019

Comelec reminds public and candidates of campaign, voting rules

Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez reminded the public to avoid voting for more than the required number of candidates in the 2019 midterm elections or else their vote will not be counted. Jimenez had been posting campaign and election rules in a series of tweets days before the official start of the campaign period […] The post Comelec reminds public and candidates of campaign, voting rules appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Comelec warns 2019 candidates: No biopics

Candidates in May's midterm elections who show their biopics during the campaign will be prosecuted for violation of election laws, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Sunday. Films about politicians running for office "should not be exhibited or played in theaters at all during the campaign period," said James Jimenez, spokesperson for the Comelec. Dela Rosa film Showing the films despite a boycott is "still a violation of election rules," Jimenez said. Jimenez's remarks came as supporters of senatorial aspirant Ronald dela Rosa prepared to release a film about the life of the former chief of the Philippine National Police who carried out President Rodrigo Duterte'...Keep on reading: Comelec warns 2019 candidates: No biopics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Palace: No to PDEA’s surprise drug test for 2019 election bets

  Malacaang on Friday rejected the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct surprise drug tests on candidates for the 2019 midterm elections. Presidential Spokesperson Panelo said such test should be taken "voluntarily" and not be forced on candidates. "Well sa tingin ko, dapat voluntary. Kung ayaw hindi naman pupuwedeng pupuwersahin mo," Panelo said in an interview over state-run Radyo Pilipinas. "Kung wala naman talagang itinatago, magbu-volunteer talaga iyan," he added, noting that he believes Duterte will also turn down the said proposal. On Wednesday, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino floated the idea of giving drug tests to aspir...Keep on reading: Palace: No to PDEA’s surprise drug test for 2019 election bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

38 ex-graft convicts run in Indonesia’s 2019 elections

JAKARTA --- Voters, be mindful: of more than 200,000 candidates running for legislative seats at the regional level next year, 38 have been convicted of corruption. After months of legal debate, the General Elections Commission (KPU) has decided that the 38 politicians who had challenged their disqualification at the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) would be on the ballots next April. The poll body has chosen to abide by a Supreme Court's ruling that annulled a KPU regulation to prohibit people convicted of graft, sexual assault and drug abuse from taking part in the election. According to the KPU, 7,968 people are running for legislative seats at the House of Representatives,...Keep on reading: 38 ex-graft convicts run in Indonesia’s 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Davao City barangay poll candidates openly associate with politicians

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Several candidates in the forthcoming barangay elections here have identified themselves openly in campaign paraphernalia as associated with either of the two ruling political families in Davao City. These acts violate  election rules  according to the Comission on Elections (Comelec) which urged politicians to keep the barangay polls ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

‘Follow campaign rules or get disqualified’

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) warned candidates for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections that they could be disqualified if they don’t follow campaign rules. Assistant Election Officer of Comelec Iloilo City Jonathan Sayno said campaign rules are stipulated under Republic Act 9006 or the “Fair Elections Act.” “Violations of the rules constitute to […] The post ‘Follow campaign rules or get disqualified’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Comelec: Candidates on narco-list won’t be disqualified

By Gillian M. Cortez THE Commission on Elections won’t disqualify candidates included in a narco-list released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) but is reminding every election hopeful to follow campaign rules seriously. In a press conference Friday as the campaign period for the May 14 barangay and Sangguinang Kabataan elections was underway, Comelec […] The post Comelec: Candidates on narco-list won’t be disqualified appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Erap to barangay, SK bets: Follow Comelec rules

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada yesterday asked candidates for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to abide by the campaign guidelines set by the Commission on Elections ahead of the synchronized polls on May 14......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Palace asks public: Abide by safety rules in cemeteries, avoid banned items - Inquirer.net

Palace asks public: Abide by safety rules in cemeteries, avoid banned items - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 31st, 2016

‘Don’t invite candidates to graduations’

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged government agencies and public schools to steer clear of inviting to their events candidates who are running in the May midterm election.   Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said on Friday that while there was no specific provision prohibiting candidates from being invited to speak in functions or in graduation ceremonies, it would be prudent to avoid tapping them so these agencies and schools would not be accused of engaging in partisan activities.   "If you were to force your staff to listen to someone speak and be political at that event then you might be imposing your political views on them. It's the appearance o...Keep on reading: ‘Don’t invite candidates to graduations’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Crunch time as Nigeria goes to the polls

LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigeria made final preparations Friday, February 15, on the eve of a presidential election, with candidates pitting continuity against reform in a battle between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and his main rival Atiku Abubakar. Buhari, the 76-year-old leader of Africa's most populous nation was elected in 2015 on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Comelec: Report candidates who use gov’t resources to campaign

    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) are calling on the public to report candidates who are using government resources to advance their campaign for the midterm elections in May.   "Let us document everything and report these actions and behaviors," Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said on Thursday.   Jimenez cited the Omnibus Election Code, which prohibits any officer or employee in civil service, except those holding political offices, from intervening, directly or indirectly, in any election campaign or engaging in any partisan political activity.   Monitoring 'supply officer...Keep on reading: Comelec: Report candidates who use gov’t resources to campaign.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Palace warns vs poseurs using Duterte’s name to solicit funds 

MANILA, Philippines -- Malacaang has warned the public against people soliciting campaign funds in behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Office of The President had learned"that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's name has been used or dropped to solicit or accept campaign funds, contributions or materials in favor of the senatorial candidates he has personally endorsed."   "For everyone's information and guidance, the President has not authorized anyone in either the private or public sector, including government agencies like the Bureau of Customs, to resort to such illegal undertakings," Panelo said in a stateme...Keep on reading: Palace warns vs poseurs using Duterte’s name to solicit funds .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Candidates, beware: Law bans bribery, cash gifts, donations

UNDER ELECTION laws, they were not yet officially considered to be candidates, and therefore not yet incurring campaign expenditures, until after the official campaign period had started. But under anti-graft and anti-corruption laws, several candidates in the May 2019 elections may be unable to escape legal liability for incurring millions of pesos of pre-campaign ads. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Bong Go, Hugpong pals kick off senatorial campaign

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and senatorial candidates endorsed by the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) party kicked off their election bids Tuesday before a huge crowd at the Pampanga Provincial Capitol in San Fernando. “Napakalaking bagay po ang tulong at pag-endorso ng Partidong HNP, ” Go said, beaming and obliging […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Opposition: May elections a referendum on Duterte

The midterm elections will shape up to be a referendum not only on President Rodrigo Duterte's three-year administration but also on the people's capacity to vote wisely, according to members of the opposition Otso Diretso slate. Sounding a message of resistance to the President's populist policies, the Liberal Party (LP)-led coalition launched its nationwide door-to-door campaign in Caloocan City on the first day of the election season on Tuesday. "We are the alternative candidates," civil society leader Samira Gutoc said at a press conference attended by all members of the team, except former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who opted to kick off his campaign in his hometown...Keep on reading: Opposition: May elections a referendum on Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

PH midterm election campaign period officially starts | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Day one of the campaign period kicks off with House Speaker Gloria Arroyo lending her star power to President Rodrigo Duterte's senatorial candidates during their campaign launch in her home province of Pampanga. The Department of Health says 6 people died due to measles in Central Luzon from January 1 to February ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Senatorial candidates kick off election campaign

SENATORIAL candidates under Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) kicked off their election campaign in Pampanga on Tuesday, while the opposition Liberal Party’s eight candidates under the Otso Diretso banner began their stumping in Caloocan City, a hotspot in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s drug war......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

United opposition only way to defeat admin slate – Juana Change

  MANILA, Philippines --- Activist-comedienne Mae "Juana Change" Paner said Tuesday that the only way to beat administration senatorial candidates in this year's midterm election is for the opposition to get their acts together in unity. On the sidelines of Otso Diretso's sortie in Caloocan City, Paner called on former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to support his co-candidates in the opposition amid rumors of discord between him and the rest of the coalition's senatorial bets. Paner said Roxas should realize that a concerted effort is needed if the opposition wants to beat senatorial candidates backed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Of the eight members of Otso Diretso, onl...Keep on reading: United opposition only way to defeat admin slate – Juana Change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Palace: Opposition victory in 2019 polls not a ‘repudiation’ of Duterte

  MANILA, Philippines -- An opposition senatorial candidate winning in the May 2019 midterm elections "doesn't mean a repudiation"of the Duterte administration, Malacaang said Tuesday. "It only means that when opposition candidates win, it is an expression of the electorate telling them that we're putting you there to cooperate with this administration because we believe in this presidency and not you to destabilize it," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing. "I think that should be the message," Panelo added. In the latest Pulse Asia and SWS surveys, only Manuel "Mar" Roxas II and Benigno "Bam" Aquino made it to the top 12. "Now, as ...Keep on reading: Palace: Opposition victory in 2019 polls not a ‘repudiation’ of Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019