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 »
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 »
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 »
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)
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 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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)