Thanks, Cebu: Leni

TWO days before she takes office, Vice President-elect Leni Robredo visited Cebu to swear in some allies and to thank Cebuanos who helped deliver her biggest political victory yet. In an interview More »

Political ‘foes’ gather for independent’s oathtaking

GUESTS at the oath-taking of incoming Third District Provincial Board Member Victoria Corominas were a mixture of members of different political parties and independent candidates who won in last May’s elections. “I’m More »

Cebu City mayor-elect takes oath of office

THOUSANDS of supporters trooped to the Cebu City Sports Complex, as Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña and newly elected officials belonging to his political party, Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK), took their oath of More »

SC junks petition vs extension of Soce filing

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed Tuesday the petition seeking to nullify the resolution of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that approved the extension on the deadline of the filing of More »

Mayor Osmeña to hold ‘cheapest inauguration’

ALTHOUGH his inauguration tomorrow is open to the public, Cebu City Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña does not want government employees to attend his oath-taking rites. In a news conference last Friday, the mayor-elect More »

Court junks Estrada’s motion to attend daughter’s oath taking

THE Sandiganbayan on Monday junked the furlough request of detained outgoing Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for him to attend the upcoming oath taking of her daughter, San Juan City Vice Mayor-elect Janella More »

Comelec junks all 4 disqualification cases vs Duterte

INCOMING President Rodrigo Duterte has been cleared of the last possible hurdle to his presidency after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) unanimously denied the disqualification cases filed against him. In its 20-page More »

 

Thanks, Cebu: Leni

Vice President-elect Leni Robredo (fourth from left) celebrates with some reelected and comebacking Cebu City officials allied with Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) in the Cebu City Sports Center: (from left) Councilors Sisinio Andales, Joy Augustus Young, Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa, Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña, Councilor Margot Osmeña, Councilor Mary Ann Delos Santos, Rep. Raul del Mar, Councilors Eugenio Gabuya Jr. and Alvin Arcilla. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

TWO days before she takes office, Vice President-elect Leni Robredo visited Cebu to swear in some allies and to thank Cebuanos who helped deliver her biggest political victory yet.

In an interview after she administered the oaths of nine Cebu City officials allied with Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) and led by Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña, Robredo took the opportunity to give thanks. (READ MORE)

Davao City Council members take oath

THE newly-elected councilors in Davao City’s three legislative districts yesterday took their oath of office as members of the 18th City Council.

They were sworn in by Davao City Administrator lawyer Jesus Melchor Quitain, who replaced Judge Emmanuel Carpio. (READ MORE)

Political ‘foes’ gather for independent’s oathtaking

Incoming PB Member. Victoria Corominas takes her oath as incoming Third District Provincial Board member before Toledo City Mayor Sonny Osmeña at the vice governor’s conference room. (Contributed Foto)

GUESTS at the oath-taking of incoming Third District Provincial Board Member Victoria Corominas were a mixture of members of different political parties and independent candidates who won in last May’s elections.

“I’m happy that they were our friends before and they remain our friends now,” she said in Cebuano. (READ MORE)

Most dep’t heads will stay, says Luigi

OUTGOING Rep. Gabriel Luis “Luigi” Quisumbing (Cebu, 6th district) introduced some of the new officials who will serve with him when he assumes as mayor of Mandaue City tomorrow.

Quisumbing announced that most of the department heads will be retained, although there will be some changes, especially in the coterminous positions. (READ MORE)

Cebu City mayor-elect takes oath of office

Cebu City Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña takes oath of office before Vice President-elect Leni Robredo on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Photo by Razel Cuizon)

THOUSANDS of supporters trooped to the Cebu City Sports Complex, as Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña and newly elected officials belonging to his political party, Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK), took their oath of office Tuesday, June 28.

Osmeña and the BOPK officials were sworn in by Vice President-elect Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. (READ MORE)

PB divides committee chair posts

VETERAN Provincial Board (PB) members will handle major committee chairmanships, said Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, without mentioning names.

“The 13th Sangguniang Panlalawigan is very productive, and I hope to get the cooperation of everybody,” said Magpale, referring to incoming PB members of the 14th PB. (READ MORE)

SC junks petition vs extension of Soce filing

Supreme Court of the Philippines

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed Tuesday the petition seeking to nullify the resolution of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that approved the extension on the deadline of the filing of the statement of contributions and expenditures (Soce) in the May 9 polls.

In an en banc session on Tuesday, SC dismissed the petition for certiorari with application for a status quo ante order filed by loosing partylist group 1-Abilidad first nominee lawyer Manuelito Luna and retired Army Colonel Justino Padiernos of the People’s Freedom Party to void the poll body’s resolution dated June 17. (READ MORE)

Bello, Baldoz meet days before transition

MORE than a month since he was appointed as incoming Labor Secretary, Silvestre Bello III has finally met outgoing Labor chief Rosalinda Baldoz to discuss the transition of leadership at the agency.

In an interview after their meeting, Bello said that Baldoz had promised to provide him all the necessary assistance and guidance during the transition. (READ MORE)

Comelec’s Tuesday meeting cordial – Bautista

AMID the internal rift at the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the en banc meeting on Tuesday went on smoothly, said Chairman Juan Andres Bautista, who is the subject of the six commissioners’ memorandum that cited, among others, his “failure of leadership.”

“The en banc meeting was cordial,” Bautista said. (READ MORE)

Belmonte downplays impeach-Duterte plot

HOUSE Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has again downplayed any move to impeach President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, as the incoming leader’s party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), has yet to formalize its coalition agreement with the Liberal Party (LP).

In an interview, Belmonte said the chances of any impeachment complaint against Duterte is “zero” and “nobody would even think of it.” (READ MORE)