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Duterte’s party asks SC to revoke SOCE deadline extension

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), filed on Thursday with the Supreme Court (SC) a petition that seeks to nullify and revoke the extension of deadline for the filing of Statement of...
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Comelec can run village polls sans 3 commissioners — Bautista

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chief Andres Bautista said Tuesday that the poll body can successfully run the barangay elections even without the help of its three top commissioners. This, after Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said that she […]
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Roxas finally files SOCE

MANILA, June 22 (Mabuhay) – Defeated presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II finally submitted his statement of contributions and expenditures (Soce) on Wednesday–exactly on the last day of the extended deadline after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) granted his...
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Commissioner quits as head of Comelec campaign finance office

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) senior Commissioner Christian Robert Lim has formally stepped down as head of the poll body’s campaign finance office. In a letter filed Monday afternoon, Lim tendered his “irrevocable”...
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Comelec can’t reject late filing of LP’s SOCE, says lawyer

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) cannot reject the late filing of the Liberal Party’s (LP) expenditure report, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said Thursday, saying the party should only be penalized with a fine up to P10,000 for […]
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Change is coming

While it is still days before President-elect Rody Duterte will be sworn into office by months’ end as the country’s new president, lots of changes in the bureaucracy are now taking shape to stamp out pervasive corruption in government. Incoming […]
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Leni’s fate in limbo as LP fails to submit expenditure report

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The ruling Liberal Party is among the three political parties that failed to beat the deadline for the submission of their respective expenditure reports to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), a non-compliance that may affect their candidates, […]
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Roxas misses deadline for filing campaign spending report

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas was the only presidential candidate who missed the deadline for filing of expenditure reports at the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Atty. Mazna Vergara of the Comelec campaign finance office told reporters Wednesday...
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Comelec defers action on Marcos request for system audit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc decided to defer action on the request of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. that his team’s IT “experts and programmers” be allowed to audit the servers used in the May […]
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Comelec welcomes whistleblowers on alleged poll cheating operations in Quezon

MANILA, May 30 (Mabuhay) — A Commission on Elections (Comelec) official said the commission welcomes the supposed whistleblowers on the alleged cheating operations in Quezon to favor certain candidates. Comelec Commissioner Luie Guia said Comelec was ready to accept those...