Choose wisely, Comelec says

BARELY two weeks since a powerful earthquake, Cebu’s towns and cities are ready for the barangay elections today, Monday. In Mandaue City, 11 of the 516 clustered precincts will be transferred to More »

23,318 run for barangay positions in Cebu

MORE than 20,000 candidates in Cebu Province hope it will be their names voters write down in their ballots in today’s barangay elections. But for about 13,600 of these candidates, today will More »

How much do campaign materials cost?

THE Sun.Star team inquired from various printing shops in Cebu City about the average cost of campaign materials used during elections. Do these paraphernalia affect your decision on who to vote for More »

Davide ‘didn’t expect’ meeting with Garcia

Governor-elect Hilario Davide III thanked Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday for meeting with him and for her efforts in ensuring a smooth turnover this week. Davide said the governor was “very, very More »

Honasan to work with Gordon even after elections

IT ISN’T the end of the road for Richard Gordon, who lost the presidential and senatorial elections in a span of three years. Gregorio Honasan II, who won a fourth term in More »

Davide proclaimed as new Cebu guv

Leading their opponents by more than 160,000 votes, lawyer Hilario Davide III and Acting Governor Agnes Magpale were proclaimed governor and vice governor on Friday, as the provincial canvass wrapped up. The More »

Amado Espino Jr. reelected as governor

After his proclamation Wednesday morning, re-elected Governor Amado Espino Jr. expressed gesture of reconciliation to political opponent Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza. With him in this photo are Nationalist People’s Coalition provincial More »

 

Choose wisely, Comelec says

Teachers lining up ballot boxes for barangay elections

BARELY two weeks since a powerful earthquake, Cebu’s towns and cities are ready for the barangay elections today, Monday.

In Mandaue City, 11 of the 516 clustered precincts will be transferred to a different location because some classrooms were damaged.

23,318 run for barangay positions in Cebu

ALL SET. A public school teacher and her aide prepare a precinct for today’s barangay polls in one of the classrooms in the Cebu City Central School. (Sun.Star Cebu Photo/Arni Aclao)

MORE than 20,000 candidates in Cebu Province hope it will be their names voters write down in their ballots in today’s barangay elections.

But for about 13,600 of these candidates, today will end in a loss.

Comelec thumbs down ‘selfies’ after voting

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) bucked the growing trend of taking “selfies” saying such actions in Monday’s barangay elections is a definite no-no.

In an interview, Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said there are strict limitations in making “selfies,” especially once inside the polling precincts.

SC orders judges to report on Election Day

JUDGES and clerks of court were ordered by the Supreme Court (SC) to go to work on Monday to resolve cases related to the barangay elections.

“In the interest of the efficient administration of justice and to ensure the speedy disposition of election related cases, you are hereby directed to report to your respective court on 28 October 2013 to act on all election matters within your jurisdiction and to resolve the same with utmost caution and dispatch,” said Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez in a circular.

Election period in Bohol, Zamboanga starts Saturday

THE election period for the Barangay elections in Bohol and Zamboanga City starts on October 26 until December 10.

Earlier, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) postponed the October 28 village polls in the said provinces due to the earthquake that hit Bohol last week and the hostilities in Zamboanga City last month.

22 killed ahead of barangay elections

At least 22 candidates and supporters have been killed in election-related violence over the past month ahead of this week’s village polls across the Philippines, police said Sunday.

Twenty-seven other people have been wounded in violence linked to election rivalries, mostly in shootouts, said national police spokesman Senior Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac.

Aquino to vote in Tarlac for barangay polls

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III will cast his vote on Monday for the 2013 barangay elections in his hometown in Tarlac, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Sunday.

“Sa gaganaping pambarangay na halalan, pangungunahan ng Pangulong Aquino ang 54 na milyong botante sa pagpili ng mga mamumuno at maglilingkod sa ating mga barangay,” Coloma said in an interview over government-run radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

6 village poll bets abducted

Six candidates in next week’s barangay elections in Agusan del Sur were abducted by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) on Thursday, hours after the rebels attacked a military detachment in the area.

Captain Alberto Caber, spokesman of the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command, said rescue operations are underway to secure the freedom of the victims, all belonging to the Lumad tribe.

Liga ng mga Barangay opposes P10k contribution

The Liga ng mga Barangay ng Pilipinas (LBP) filed an urgent motion for reconsideration seeking to prevent the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on implementing Resolution 9739 which mandates all barangays in the country to set aside P10,000 to augment Monday’s Barangay Elections.

LBP national president and Caloocan City councilor RJ Echiverri filed a motion for reconsideration before the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 6 which questioned the validity of the poll body’s resolution, insisting it is “barely unconstitutional since it is patently against the Omnibus Election Code.”

Over 500 arrested for gun ban violations

MORE than 500 individuals have been arrested for violating the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban in connection with the October 28 barangay elections, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday.

As of 7:04 a.m. Friday, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the PNP has recorded 518 arrests in different parts of the country.