Duterte camp dares Trillanes: Sign affidavit

PARTIDO Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) standard-bearer Rodrigo Duterte will waive secrecy of his bank accounts, if Senator Antonio Trillanes IV files an affidavit expounding how he got information on the presidential bet’s bank More »

Vote on program, not on person, says Winston Garcia

CEBU gubernatorial bet Winston Garcia challenged voters to pick a candidate based on programs and not on personality. “I hope the Cebuanos will choose their governor on the basis of what he More »

Quiboloy to lead revolution if Duterte is cheated

PASTOR Apollo Quiboloy, executive pastor of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ the Name Above Every Name and known staunch supporter of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, threatened on Thursday to lead a More »

Roxas wants more debates

WITH just 11 days to go before the May 9 polls, the camp of Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas expressed its desire for more presidential debates to give voters a clearer picture More »

Crime, tax place Oro bets on hot seat during debate

ALTERNATELY punctuated by applause, booing, and ribbing by the candidates themselves, the final candidates’ debate on Thursday between Cagayan de Oro City’s mayoral and vice mayoral candidates focused on key issues – More »

Comelec scraps mall voting for May 9 polls

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Wednesday it has scrapped the plan to hold mall voting for the May 9 national and local polls. In an interview with the ABS-CBN News Channel More »

VCMs, other poll materials ‘well protected’: authorities

TO PROTECT the integrity of the vote counting machines (VCMs) and the election paraphernalia that are already in Cebu, personnel of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the police and the warehouse management More »


Trillanes: No bank secrecy waiver from Duterte

PRESIDENTIAL poll front-runner Rodrigo Duterte has failed to open his bank account with the Bank of the Philippines (BPI)-Julia Vargas branch in Pasig City, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Monday.

“I submitted an affidavit but Duterte does not sign a waiver and open his bank account. What they have is the balance (of his account) but not the transaction history,” Trillanes said in a statement, after his closed-door meeting with Duterte’s lawyer, Salvador Panelo. (READ MORE)

Roxas to bring NAIA to Clark

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas vowed over the weekend to bring and transfer the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Clark and spur development in North and Central Luzon if he gets elected to the country’s top post.

“Ililipat ko ang NAIA dito sa Clark. Magiging sentro ng komersyo at turismo ang Central Luzon, partikular ang mga probinsya ng Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bataan, Tarlac, Zambales at Aurora dahil dito (I will transfer NAIA to Clark. Central Luzon — particularly the provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bataan, Tarlac, Zambales and Aurora — will thus become the center of commerce and tourism),” he said in an interview over Metro Central Luzon CLTV36. (READ MORE)

La Union congressman escapes bomb blast; 2 bodyguards hurt

LA UNION Second District Representative Eufranio “Franny” Eriguel escaped death when a remote controlled bomb placed on a parked motorcycle exploded just as his car was passing by after coming from his home for a campaign sortie Saturday morning.

The explosion happened along Verceles Street in Agoo town, near the Eriguel’s home.(READ MORE)

Lazatin to push for environment programs

ANGELES CITY — Re-electionist Councilor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. has vowed to file an ordinance requiring all business establishments here to implement programs related to environmental protection.

Lazatin said green program will become requirement for the issuance of business permit.


CNN awardee backs Robredo’s VP bid

MABALACAT CITY — Aside from movie and television personalities, big names from other fields have also declared support for Liberal Party (LP) vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo.

Efren Penaflorida, former “CNN Hero of the Year” awardee, expressed his support to Leni Robredo through an acronym L.E.N.I.(READ MORE)

Robredo pushes for Security of Tenure Bill

ANGELES CITY — Liberal Party (LP) vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo is pushing for the passage of the Security of Tenure Bill in what she described as a first step to fill in gaps in the country’s labor laws. The bill, once passed, will stop erring employers from exploiting the labor laws.

“Mabuti naman ang intent ng batas natin pero marami siyang gaps to the extent na na-e-exploit kasi ng marami ang exceptions na ibinibigay ng batas so dapat selyuhan. Ang nakikita kong first step ay maipasa na ang security of tenure bill,” said Robredo.(READ MORE)

Pampanga mayoral bet’s aide gets death threat

MINALIN — A security aide of Sto. Tomas town mayoral bet John Sambo received on Saturday a hand grenade and a handwritten note containing a death threat.

Minalin Chief of Police Inspector Romwald Basa disclosed that around 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, Adriano Canlas, 43 and his wife Rosel, 43, both residents of No. 919, Purok 1, Barangay San Pedro, this town, reported to police the hand grenade inside a plastic bag and the letter tied to it at the gate of their house.(READ MORE)

Duterte camp dares Trillanes: Sign affidavit

MANILA. Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte addresses some country's business leaders during a forum on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the financial district of Makati City. (AP)

PARTIDO Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) standard-bearer Rodrigo Duterte will waive secrecy of his bank accounts, if Senator Antonio Trillanes IV files an affidavit expounding how he got information on the presidential bet’s bank accounts, a party spokesperson said Friday.

“We call on Senator Trillanes to execute an affidavit and reveal where and when he got his information and why he released it. Mayor Duterte already committed to open his bank accounts as long as Senator Trillanes signs an affidavit,” lawyer Paola Alvarez, spokesperson of PDP-Laban, said in a statement. (READ MORE)

2nd suspect in hacking of Comelec website nabbed

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested Friday the second hacker responsible for the leakage of 70 million voters’ information online.

NBI identified the suspect as Jonel Asis, 23, an Information Technology graduate. (READ MORE)

Rama gives 11 new vehicles to CCPO

Mabolo Police Station chief Wildemar Tiu checks out one of the four brand new Toyota Fortuner that Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama distributed to the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO). Rama gave out, along with the Fortuner, seven Mitsubishi Adventure after he met with key CCPO officials late Wednesday night at City Hall. (Sun.Star Foto/Alan Tangcawan)

AT 12:38 a.m. Thursday, the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) received 11 brand new patrol vehicles from the Cebu City Government.

They will get seven more on Monday after the flag ceremony. (READ MORE)