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PNP, Comelec seek proof of vote-buying

ONLY eight cases of alleged vote-buying were reported to police in Western Visayas amid numerous claims circulating in the mainstream and social media. These incidents are now under investigation by the Commission on Elections 6 (Comelec-6) and the PNP. Superintendent Joem Malong, Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) spokesperson, said not one person was caught in […] The post PNP, Comelec seek proof of vote-buying appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMay 15th, 2018

Show proof of vote buying, DILG pressed

The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will investigate its members who committed electioneering and other violations of the election law during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls on Monday. But the party president, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, said the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) must provide evidence against the officials. "If the DILG gives us the evidence, [we will investigate]. We have no feedback as of now," Pimentel told reporters on Tuesday. Opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives also challenged the DILG to substantiate the claim of Undersecretary Martin Dio that congressmen...Keep on reading: Show proof of vote buying, DILG pressed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

VOTE BUYING RAMPANT IN POLLS: Comelec orders probe on Western Visayas

By: Jennifer P. Rendon, Dolly Yasa, and Louine Hope Conserva REPORTS of massive vote buying and selling were reported in various parts of Western Visayas as the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections unfolded on May 14, 2018. Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez, who is an Ilonggo, said they are validating reports of vote-buying […] The post VOTE BUYING RAMPANT IN POLLS: Comelec orders probe on Western Visayas appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Stop vote buying, Comelec, PNP urged

SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday asked the Commission on Elections and the Philippine National Police to crack down on vote buying. The Omnibus Election Code prohibits the exchange of anything of value to induce a voter to vote for or against a particular candidate, an act commonly referred….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Comelec confirms 20 cases of poll-related violence

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) continued to receive reports of vote buying, violence, and misinformation a few hours before Filipinos cast their votes for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez, in a hastily called press conferenceSunday, said they have already confirmed some 20 cases of election-related violence (ERVIs). "There have been some confirmed ERVIs, a little over 20. But again, interestingly, the overall level of peace and order condition is quite good because the numbers are not increasing. We hope it continues that way," Jimenez said, adding that there are also some areas that have requested to be placed under Comelec c...Keep on reading: Comelec confirms 20 cases of poll-related violence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Vote-buying complaint filed vs Deputy Speaker Abu in Batangas

BATANGAS, Philippines – Two barangay officials of Batangas have filed a complaint before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) against Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu, Representative of the Second District of Batangas, for alleged "vote-buying" in connection with the nearing barangay polls. In a 5-page complaint filed on Thursday, May 10, Norberto Abanilla ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

NDFP to bets: No guns, stop vote-buying

DAVAO CITY --- The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on Tuesday warned candidates in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections against vote-buying and bringing firearms when campaigning in areas where communist rebels operate. In a statement, Maria Malaya, spokesperson for the NDFP in northeastern Mindanao, said the move was aimed at protecting voters against harassment and corrupt practices that could affect the outcome of the May 14 elections. She said candidates who have secured permits from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to carry firearms outside their homes should not bring their security aides to areas controlled by the New People's Army (NPA)....Keep on reading: NDFP to bets: No guns, stop vote-buying.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Despite Sotto speech, Comelec to still rely on Smartmatic

  BACOLOD CITY---Vote-counting machines (VCMs) provided by an election technology firm that Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III wanted blacklisted were likely to be used in next year's elections, according to a Commission on Elections (Comelec) official.   Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, in a press conference on Wednesday, said at least 92,000 VCMs from Smartmatic could be bought by the Comelec because it would be cheaper than to continue leasing them.   The Comelec, she said, planned to exercise its option to purchase the Smartmatic VCMs because it would be less expensive than renting or buying new machines "from somewhere else." &nb...Keep on reading: Despite Sotto speech, Comelec to still rely on Smartmatic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Solon accused of vote buying wants Diño summoned - Inquirer.net

Solon accused of vote buying wants Diño summoned - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Solon: Identify vote-buyers in bgy, SK polls

A HOUSE leader has sought to summon Interior Undersecretary Martin Diño in a congressional hearing to identify the 100 congressmen whom he accused of vote-buying and other election-related offenses during the last barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. In a privilege speech, Deputy Speaker and Batangas Rep. Raneo Abu questioned….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Barangay, SK polls vote canvassing, proclamation now 100% – Comelec

All villages were finally finished canvassing votes and have proclaimed their respective winners in the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Thursday.   Comelec spokesman James Jimenez disclosed that proclamations for the village and youth polls were finally at 100% three days after the election day.   "Regarding the proclamations, we're at 100% as of 4:30 a.m. today," Jimenez said in a text message to reporters. /kga...Keep on reading: Barangay, SK polls vote canvassing, proclamation now 100% – Comelec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

House leader to seek consensus on BBL

House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias vowed on Tuesday to find a consensus among pro and anti-Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) lawmakers as the lower chamber seeks to fast-track the passage of the proposed legislation by May 30. Farias said they will probably hold a caucus next week "to sift through the different conflicting provisions (of the BBL)" and to "find middle ground" between opposing sides.   "They will convince each other, give and take sila. Our Muslim brothers and sisters want the version presented by Bangsamoro Transition Commission, ang others iba... pag-usapan na natin ng maaga, mag-debate, all members will be there and vote on provisions para sa plenary mabilis na...Keep on reading: House leader to seek consensus on BBL.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Village elections marred by vote-buying

MANILA: Increasing charges of vote-buying on Monday marred the conduct of the election of new set of officers for the country's 42,000 'barangay' (villages) even as the Philippine Na.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Albayalde: Violent incidents, vote-buying recorded by PNP on bgy election day

Eight suspected violent incidents and another eight incidents of vote-buying in various parts of the country were recorded by the police during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election day on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Massive vote buying mar Monday polls

A SHOOTING incident involving a barangay (village) chairman in Albay, massive vote buying and confusion in the voters' list were the most common complaints in various parts of the country even.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 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

PNP arrest 8 for vote-buying in Calabarzon barangay polls

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Monday, May 14, that 8 people have been arrested in Calabarzon due to vote-buying during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections 2018. The suspects were apprehended in Lucena City and Calauag in Quezon, and in Calamba ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Polls generally peaceful – PNP

But vote-buying, harassment, other non-violent incidents reported YESTERDAY’S synchronized Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay elections were generally peaceful nationwide although there were reports of vote-buying, harassment, overcrowded polling centers, missing voters’ list and other incidents which typically happen when Filipinos cast their votes. PNP chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Vote buying, violence mar polls

REPORTS OF vote buying and election violence marred the long-delayed Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections held Monday, May 14, but officials qualified the reports and said the incidence of violence was lower compared with previous elections. Assessments on voter turnout also varied as of Monday afternoon’s press briefing by the agencies keeping […] The post Vote buying, violence mar polls appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

PWDs, seniors struggle to vote in Manila

  For some persons with disability (PWDs) and elderly voters at P. Burgos Elementary School in Manila, casting their vote for the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections proved to be astruggled on Monday.   Their struggle was in getting to their assigned precincts.   Luis Gonzales, of Sampaloc, Manila, told INQUIRER.net that his precinct number was 371 --- a room located on the third floor of the SPED building.   According to him, he was hoping to see some Commission on Election (Comelec) officials in order to request to just vote on the ground floor.   "May mga official naman siguro doon, di ba? Siguro papakiusap na lang k...Keep on reading: PWDs, seniors struggle to vote in Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Barangay vote buying, violence mar campaign

Widespread vote buying, deadly violence and disinformation marred the campaign as the country prepared for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, officials reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018