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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

Palace hands-off on vote-buying probe

By Jason Faustino Presidential spokesman Harry Roque yesterday said it is up to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to probe or not lawmakers and local government officials accused of meddling in the recent Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Martin Diño has claimed that at least 100 congressmen and 1,000 local […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 25th, 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

Duterte says ‘go and file;’ Roque says ‘I’m going where I’m happy’

      After months of speculations about his political plan, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque declaredon Mondayhe would run as a party-list representative under Luntiang Pilipinas in the 2019 midterm elections.   On Wednesday, he showed up at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) headquarters in Intramuros, Manila to file his Certificate of Candidacy - not as a party-list representative but as a senator.   Roque's decision shocked the public although he was initially widely believed to seek a Senate seat.   Wearing a red polo shirt, the former mouthpiece of President Duterte arrived at the Comelec before noontime with his ...Keep on reading: Duterte says ‘go and file;’ Roque says ‘I’m going where I’m happy’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Hilbay sees Senate opposition victory in 2019

  Former-Solicitor General Florin Hilbay is confident that the senatorial slate of the opposition coalition will win the vote of the people.   "Well, we're very confident given what's happening dun sa ating ekonomiya at sa performance ng administrasyon na to," Hilbay told reporters before filing his candidacy on Wednesday for his senator bid in the May 2019 midterm elections at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) headquarters.   "Sa tingin namin yung mga mamamayan, titingin sa kabila, titingin sa mga bagong boses at boboto sa oposisyon," he added.   The opposition earlier finalized its eight-member senatorial slate for the 2019 polls. &nb...Keep on reading: Hilbay sees Senate opposition victory in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Drum rolls, fiery exchanges mark Day 2 of COC filing

      The second day of filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) was another proof that elections in Philippines are not just a simple political affair but more of fiesta and circus. Not only did senatorial aspirants and partylist candidates submitted their COCs to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office on Friday, but they also brought a mood resembling Philippine festivities. After a quiet filing of COC by Senator Nancy Binay around 9:00 a.m., the fanfare began when former police chief Ronald dela Rosa formalized his senatorial candidacy under the ruling party, PDP-Laban. As Dela Rosa was welcomed by his supporters, people from Gabriela W...Keep on reading: Drum rolls, fiery exchanges mark Day 2 of COC filing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Democracy very much alive on Day 1 of COC filing

      On the first day of the filing for the certificates of candidacy (COC) on Thursday, a number of political bigwigs swamped the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).   But the people's attention was drawn outside of the Palacio Del Gobernador building where other hopefuls from the varied background were providing the public some excitement and proof that democracy in the country is very much alive and kicking.   A man who claimed he was an ex-lover of the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino, was the first to sound off. Daniel Magtira, who is eyeing for a Senate seat for the upcoming May 2019 midterm elections, professed...Keep on reading: Democracy very much alive on Day 1 of COC filing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

2.5 million registered to vote in 2019 polls

More than 2.5 million individuals have filed applications for voter registration with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in just three months. Source link link: 2.5 million registered to vote in 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

2.5 million registered to vote in 2019 polls

More than 2.5 million individuals have filed applications for voter registration with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in just three months......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

SWS survey on democracy, Harry Roque, Chris Evans | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: 84% of Filipinos satisfied with how democracy works – SWS. Duterte asks Roque to reconsider Senate run. DOJ's latest proof vs Trillanes: No minutes of all amnesty deliberations. Boracay beach vendors in limbo, seek help of Malay town officials. Chris Evans wraps up role as Captain America {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Brawner: zero casualty in Marawi’s barangay polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Sept) — Except for a few fistfights and misunderstandings and a few arrests for vote-buying, “not a single person was killed” in Saturday’s barangay elections in Marawi City, Col. Romeo Brawner, Deputy Commander of the Joint Task Force Ranao, said. He described the elections as “a big leap towards genuine […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Man arrested for vote-buying in Marawi special barangay polls

A team from the Lanao del Sur provincial police was also placed under restrictive custody for firing guns to disperse an unruly crowd......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Comelec: You want change? Register to vote - Rappler

Comelec: You want change? Register to vote - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Federalism: Good or bad?

To understand what federalism is all about, and decide to vote or not for it as our system of government, I advise readers to get hold of a copy of “Q&A Primer on Federalism” written by Rene V. Sarmiento, professor of law at San Beda University and lecturer at the University of the Philippines Law Center, and a former COMELEC commissioner......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Robredo: 25% valid vote threshold shows true intent of voters

THE 25 percent threshold for valid vote set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the 2016 polls upholds the intent of the voter, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo said on Sunday. Robredo was responding to the Comelec’s comment filed before the Supreme Court, which affirmed Robredo’s position that the ongoing recount for the [...] The post Robredo: 25% valid vote threshold shows true intent of voters appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018