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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: inquirer inquirerMay 16th, 2018

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:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Concepcion mayor dares DILG to prove illegal drugs insinuation

CLARK FREEPORT – Mayor Andres Lacson of Concepcion, in Tarlac, on Friday challenged the Department of Interior and Local Government, specifically the National Police Commission, to show persuasive proof that he is into illegal drugs trade, as he vowed to step down once this is proven. The names of Lacson and Camiling, Tarlac mayor Erlon […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

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

Smokey Robinson woos Congress for music law reform

Singers, songwriters and engineers whose lifelong devotion to music has not always been adequately rewarded got a boost Tuesday when Motown icon Smokey Robinson pressed their case to Congress for greater copyright protection. The United States Senate is mulling a sweeping overhaul of music copyright law that would reform the way songwriters and musicians get compensated for their work in the digital age, as streaming services have supplanted traditional ways of buying and listening to music. The Music Modernization Act (MMA) unanimously passed the House of Representatives last month, giving it momentum, and rare consensus in bitterly divided Washington, as it heads to the Senat...Keep on reading: Smokey Robinson woos Congress for music law reform.....»»

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

Duterte skips village polls; Robredo votes in Naga City

Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go, special assistant to the president, confirmed reports that the president, who was supposed to vote in Davao City, was a no-show, but did not state the reas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated 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

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

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

Duterte fails to vote

The President was a no show in his precinct in Davao City for reasons not immediately revealed PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte missed voting in the first barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections under his administration. Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said President Duterte missed the polls but did….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated 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

Duterte a no-show in barangay election

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte did not cast his vote for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on Monday. Duterte’s voting precinct is at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Barangay 74-A, Matina Crossing, Davao City. His supporters waited at the school, but the President did not […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated 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

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

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

Anxiety of mortal thoughts

Why elections fail: a silent majority that remains “too silent,” a young population that’s lazy to vote and a “masa” that’s prone to vote buying. Sorry but it’s the truth, and the incompetent candidates know this so well. Calling the SC’s verdict a “vengeance” is quite inappropriate. I believe the process called on all parties [...] The post Anxiety of mortal thoughts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018