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‘Today’s people power is vote power’

Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV is hoping voters will select senatorial candidates who will work for the people’s welfare and uplift the lives of Filipino families as he called on them to air their grievances through the ballot in the May elections......»»

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Candidates fight for people& rsquo;s vote in & lsquo;Harapan 2019& rsquo; debate

Candidates fight for people& rsquo;s vote in & lsquo;Harapan 2019& rsquo; debate.....»»

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Trump to veto emergency order reso

WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump’s first veto. The Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to block […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News15 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

2 die in political unrest ahead of Nigeria vote

KOFA, Nigeria – Two people were killed in clashes between rival party supporters in northwest Nigeria, police and local residents said on Friday, February 22, on the eve of rescheduled general elections. The deaths occurred on Thursday, February 21, in the village of Kofa, some 70 kilometers (45 miles) from the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2019Related News

Vote on Micronesia state breakaway postponed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A referendum next month on independence for the Micronesian state of Chuuk has been postponed, officials in the Pacific nation said Friday, February 22, defusing an issue seen as a potential flashpoint between China and the United States. The vote to decide if Chuuk should secede from ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2019Related News

DILG: Don’t vote for bets backing New People’s Army

Over 300 incumbent and former local officials have been providing support to communist rebels, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 22nd, 2019Related News

Violence reports justifying martial law need not be correct – Bersamin

MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin defended on Thursday, February 21, the Supreme Court’s 9-4 vote that upheld the legality of the 3rd extension of martial law, saying that the accuracy of violence reports in Mindanao is not the issue. “Whether that information is true or not ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 21st, 2019Related News

19 mayors, 26 vice mayors in Ilocos unopposed

This May 13 midterm elections, it will be a walk in the park for 19 aspirants for the mayoral seat and 26 vice mayoral candidates in Region 1. Running unopposed, they only need to cast their vote to take the seat in their local governments......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

Ahead of polls, Comelec reminds public to shade ballots properly

MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday reminded the public about the proper way to shade voting ballots ahead of the May 2019 midterm polls. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in a press briefing that the shading threshold for the upcoming elections is 25 percent. This means that counting machines will only count the vote if a quarter of the oval was shaded. Nevertheless, Jimenez advised the public to fully shade the oval, but he also advised not to overshade it. He also told the public to use the pens provided by the Commission on Election as pencil or other pen marks may not be recognized by the machine, and not to make unnecessary rema...Keep on reading: Ahead of polls, Comelec reminds public to shade ballots properly.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 20th, 2019Related News

PDEA chief: Don’t vote for narco politicians

The head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) yesterday urged the public not to vote for narco politicians involved in vote-buying in the coming midterm elections......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of ruthless response

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday, February 18, he had ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections . Presidential and parliamentary elections were put off just over 5 hours before polls were due to open on Saturday, February 16, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

CBCP exec endorses bets advocating interest of OFWs

An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) yesterday called on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to vote for national candidates who will fight for their interests in the midterm polls this May......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

Fewer excuses for pols to ‘sing and dance’

Horrified at seeing candidates sing and shake their booty shamelessly on the campaign trail to endear themselves to voters?   A new law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last week hopes to elevate political discourse over the candidates' cheap "vote-for-me" antics by specifying bigger discounts on political advertisements on TV, radio and print.   Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III said the law would benefit all candidates, especially those with fewer resources, as they would have a better chance of reaching a wider audience through mass media ads.   'Elevate culture of politics'   "We want to elevate the culture of politics in the country, so...Keep on reading: Fewer excuses for pols to ‘sing and dance’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 17th, 2019Related News

Last-minute Nigeria election delay disappoints voters

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigerians hoping to cast their ballots in elections set for Saturday, February 16, were instead turned away from polling stations after the electoral commission's snap decision to delay the vote by a week. President Muhammadu Buhari said he was "deeply disappointed" by last-gasp postponement and called for calm, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

May suffers embarrassing defeat

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left her bid to secure a European Union divorce deal stuck between an intransigent EU and a resistant UK Parliament — with Brexit just six weeks away. A rebellion by hard-core Brexit backers saw the House of […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

Kapampangans full force for Bong Go

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday opened up a comprehensive sortie for his senatorial bid in the vote-rich province of Pampanga to wide acclaim. Bong Go visited the towns of Porac, Floridablanca, Lubao, Sasmuan, Guagua, and Sta. Rita in Pampanga. He was warmly welcomed by local leaders and […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

Patriotic 1953 election poster still relevant for Filipinos in 2019 elections

A 1953 election poster that discourages Filipinos from vote buying gained traction on a popular online discussion forum as the 2019 midterm elections heats up. The poster featured prominent figures in Philippine history such as national hero Jose Rizal and Apolinario Mabini who fought against colonial forces. Reddit users in the comments thread expressed their […] The post Patriotic 1953 election poster still relevant for Filipinos in 2019 elections appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Hugpong senatorial aspirants court vote-rich Pangasinan

  URDANETA CITY---Senatorial candidates of the pro-administration Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) headed to another vote-rich province on Thursday, campaigning in this eastern Pangasinan city.   But only seven of the 13 HNP candidates made it to the rally at Urdaneta Cultural and Sports Center, where about 3,500 barangay health workers, and officials and members of rural improvement clubs came.   They were former reporter Jiggy Manicad, former Metro Manila Development Authority Chair Francis Tolentino, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, reelectionist Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito, and former Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.   The grou...Keep on reading: Hugpong senatorial aspirants court vote-rich Pangasinan.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News

May polls not a vote on administration& mdash;Sotto

May polls not a vote on administration& mdash;Sotto.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Bangsamoro region gains additional territories in Cotabato province

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangsamoro government will see itself governing over greater territory as over 60 barangays (villages) in Cotabato voted to join the new Muslim region. After residents voted on February 6 in the second Bangsamoro plebiscite aimed at expanding the new region’s territory, the affirmative vote won ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News