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SouthCot worried over ‘areas of concern’ for upcoming polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – Authorities are closely monitoring the boundary areas of this city and South Cotabato province due to potential security problems that might disrupt the conduct of the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Lawyer Jay Gerada, Commission on Elections (Comelec)-South Cotabato supervisor, said Thursday they have identified […] The post SouthCot worried over ‘areas of concern’ for upcoming polls appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsApr 14th, 2018

7,926 barangays tagged as hotspots; ARMM tops list

With election-related violent incidents already taking place seven months before the midterm polls, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde will create special operations task groups to monitor developments in 7,926 barangays and 896 municipalities identified as areas of concern......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Boxing at 2020 Olympics remains in doubt

Boxing could still be axed from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after the IOC admitted Thursday that concerns remain over the sport's governance and management by the International Boxing Federation (AIBA). "The IOC Executive Board received a report on the AIBA situation and highlighted its significant ongoing concern with a number of key areas... that require further information and confirmation," said an IOC statement. These areas involved "governance, ethical and financial management". In February, the IOC said they had been "extremely worried" and "extremely preoccupied" by the nomination of Uzbek businessman Gafur Rakhimov for the AIBA's interim presidency. "The IOC execu...Keep on reading: Boxing at 2020 Olympics remains in doubt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

28 villages in Leyte watched due to intense political fights

TACLOBAN CITY --- The Philippine National Police has identified 28 barangays in Leyte as potential "flash points" during the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. The number of villages tagged as areas of concern had gone down from 32 identified during the 2013 elections, said Ma. Corazon Montallana, Leyte provincial election supervisor. Peaceful polls She said the drop in the number of villages considered as areas of concern, representing less than 1 percent of 1,641 barangays, was a good development, giving the Commission on Elections (Comelec) hope that the conduct of the barangay and youth polls in the province would be peaceful. Intense political rival...Keep on reading: 28 villages in Leyte watched due to intense political fights.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Highly-touted Robert Bolick says ‘hateful messages’ from bashers fuel his fire

MANILA, Philippines---Robert Bolick doesn't concern himself with the negative opinions of others, but what he does though is use those hateful comments and channel it into his workouts. The former San Beda star and three-time NCAA champion, is busy readying himself for the upcoming PBA Draft and he's using the ill-will on social media to fuel his workouts. "I'm reading a lot of articles and there are a lot of people who are angry at me and they don't know that I'm actually really happy to read those comments," said Bolick in Filipino during the PBA Draft Combine Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center. "The best is when people are sending hateful messages because I feel that ther...Keep on reading: Highly-touted Robert Bolick says ‘hateful messages’ from bashers fuel his fire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Lorenzana: Troop deployment to ensure peaceful polls

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday said he did not see the coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's order to the police and the military to suppress and prevent lawless violence in parts of the Visayas and the Bicol region expanding to include other areas. In a radio interview on Monday, Lorenzana said the areas covered by Memorandum Order No. 32 (MO 32) like the provinces of Samar, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental and the Bicol region were "those with dense Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) presence." But he said the President had no plan to declare martial law nationwide. "Didn't they hear the President publicly say he will not declare m...Keep on reading: Lorenzana: Troop deployment to ensure peaceful polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Ukraine separatists hold elections in defiance of capital Kiev

DONETSK, Ukraine – Polling stations opened in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine on Sunday, November 11 as Kremlin-backed separatists choose their new leaders despite Western calls on Moscow not to sabotage peace talks. Washington and Brussels say the polls in the Donetsk and Lugansk "People's Republics" in Ukraine's industrial east will further hamper ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Erin Menk on her favorite beauty treatments

Erin Menk is one woman to admire. A mom of two, she manages to balance work with a healthy lifestyle. On her Instagram page, you'll notice she has a zest of life as shown in her family photos by the pool, her fashion choices, and how she always shares her current food picks that will encourage you to pursue that diet you need. I'm lucky I got to catch up with her as she shares that's she also quite the beauty girl. She picked out a couple of her favorite treatments from The Aivee Clinic. 1. Aivee Total Lift "This is one of my favorite "anti-ageing" solutions because it can really address the facial areas of concern in ways I never thought was possible. Essentially, Aivee Tot...Keep on reading: Erin Menk on her favorite beauty treatments.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

SC sets contingency plan for 2018 Bar exams

  The Supreme Court on Wednesday has laid down its contingency plan for the upcoming Bar Examination which will be conducted on all four Sundays of November (4, 11,18 and 25) at the University of Santo Tomas (UST).   Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Ma. Cristina B. Layusa said 10 buses have been made available to transport examinees and duty personnel to UST from several pick-up points in case of heavy rain..   Layusa added that the buses will be stationed as early as 4:30 a.m. and will leave exactly at 5 a.m. from the following areas: Quezon City Memorial Circle near Philippine Coconut Authority (two buses); Park and Ride, Lawton, Manila (one bus); S...Keep on reading: SC sets contingency plan for 2018 Bar exams.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

1 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Pasay City for 3,900,000 – Web reference 113357427 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Lolit Solis on detained Bong Revilla’s Senate run: ‘Why not?…Hayaan natin siya mangarap’

Veteran talent manager and columnist Lolit Solis is in full support of former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. in his plans to run for Senate in the 2019 polls. In fact, the detained Revilla filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) today, Oct. 17, via his wife Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado and son Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo in hopes of reclaiming a Senate seat in the upcoming elections. Earlier this month, Solis expressed that Revilla was better off returning to show biz instead of politics. As per Solis, he should take a break from politics and focus on his family. In her latest post about Revilla on Oct. 16, however, Solis appeared to have changed her tone,as she wrote that people must l...Keep on reading: Lolit Solis on detained Bong Revilla’s Senate run: ‘Why not?…Hayaan natin siya mangarap’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera says acting on BuyBust ten times harder than competing

Brandon "The Truth" Vera is the ONE Heavyweight World Champion for a reason. The 41-year old Fil-American is a life-long mixed martial artist, and a very good one at that. Unbeaten on the ONE Championship stage, has been able to dispatch all three of his opponents with relative ease in under just one round. Recently however, the champion admits facing a challenge that was ten times tougher than competing inside a mixed martial arts cage. Vera recently got his big silver screen break as part of the widely-successful Erik Matti action movie BuyBust, starring alongside Anne Curtis and Victor Neri. This was Vera's first foray into the acting world, and he says that it is way more challenging than competing in mixed martial arts. "Having to shoot a movie with Director Erik was way harder. It was way way way harder," Vera said without hesitation, "I would say maybe ten times harder?" The reason being, Vera continues, is that inside the cage, all he has to worry about is himself and his opponent. In front of the camera on the set of a movie however, the dynamic changes. "The only reason why is because I have to worry about everything else except me. You know? Like I have to worry about everything else, except me, except for certain points in time. The rest of the time I’m worried about everyone else," he added. Much like working on a team, sharing a scene with fellow actors entails working together, something that Vera doesn't have to worry about inside the mixed martial arts cage. "In martial arts, in this event, I’m just worried about me and the person standing across from me in the ring.” Once his professional mixed martial arts career is over, Vera admits that he’s looking to be more active in movies as well. “It was amazing, definitely something I look forward to doing after I’m finished with my competition side of martial arts, I absolutely loved it,” Vera said of his BuyBust experience. For now however, it’s back to competition for the reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion, as he hopes to be able to defend his title in the upcoming ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS on 23 November at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. Brandon Vera may be a budding action star in the future, but for sure he’s a mixed martial arts star now, and in the cage is where he is at his best......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 15th, 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

Bong Go unsure about running for senator in 2019 polls

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Sunday said he is still unsure if he will run for the upcoming midterm elections.   Source link link: Bong Go unsure about running for senator in 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Thousands march in Chicago against Trump’s ‘anti-woman agenda’

CHICAGO -- Thousands of people made their disdain for President Donald Trump heard Saturday at a rally and march in Chicago aimed at galvanizing support for Democrats in the upcoming November midterm elections. A giant "Baby Trump" flew over the crowd. Trump was depicted as "El Diablo" on a high-flying flag. Demonstrators waved "Vote Blue" banners -- the message was unmistakable. Angered by the bitter fight over new US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and what they called the "anti-woman agenda" of the Trump administration and the Republican Party, women -- and men -- descended on the Windy City's picturesque Grant Park. The "March to the Polls" event -- which began in ...Keep on reading: Thousands march in Chicago against Trump’s ‘anti-woman agenda’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Mozambique opposition cries foul over election

MAPUTO, Mozambique –  Mozambique 's Renamo opposition on Saturday accused the government of falsifying local election results in several areas, warning that such a move could prompt it to abandon peace talks. The country went to the polls on October 10 in a key test for the ongoing peace talks between the ruling ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Parts of Bulacan on poll watchlist

Two towns and a city in Bulacan are on the list of election areas of concern of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in next year’s elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

PNP tags 7,915 villages as ‘election hotspots’

The Philippine National Police has drawn up an initial list of barangay "hotspots" or "areas of concern" that may be susceptible to violence in next year's midterm elections. In a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City, on Monday, PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde said a total of 7,915 barangays in 896 cities and municipalities in 72 provinces were considered "election hotspots," just as they all were during the barangay elections in May. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao had the most number of hotspots with 1,415 barangays, followed by Bicol region with 1,304. The Commission on Elections color-coded the same hotspots according to the threat of violence during the...Keep on reading: PNP tags 7,915 villages as ‘election hotspots’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Vilma Santos endorses Romulo Macalintal for senator

Batangas Representative Vilma Santos-Recto has endorsed veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal for senator in the upcoming midterm elections in May 2019. Macalintal confirmed on Thursday that he will seek a Senate seat in next year's polls. READ: Macalintal to vie for a Senate seat in 2019 polls She noted that the lawyer is a strong advocate of senior citizen's rights. "Ang mga senior citizens laging nakasuporta diyan si Atty. Mac. In fact sa Congress, noon nagcelebrate kami ng Elderly Week, Atty. Mac was there just to show iyong suporta niya sa mga senior citizens, dapat tuloy-tuloy lang iyon," she told reporters in an ambush interview on Saturday. (Atty. Mac has alwa...Keep on reading: Vilma Santos endorses Romulo Macalintal for senator.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

LOOK: Armed MILF allowed to register for 2019 polls in Lanao del Norte

MANILA, Philippines – Were the Lanao del Norte cops being complacent? On Monday, October 1, Lanao del Norte 1st District Representative Khalid Dimaporo showed photos of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants gathering inside an elementary school to participate in the  special voters registration for the upcoming 2019 polls. There is nothing irregular ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 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