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Comelec commissioner encourages women to run in village, youth council polls

MANILA  (PNA) – An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has encouraged women to run for office in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (village and youth council) elections. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said it is high time for women […]
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Comelec cannot disqualify aspirants in Barangay, SK polls for supposed link to illegal drug ops

MANILA, Aug. 10 (PNA) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) cannot disqualify aspirants in the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls for their supposed link to illegal drug operations. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said Tuesday such accusations are not […]
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Bongbong Marcos asks SC to order protection of poll documents

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to issue an order ensuring the safety and integrity of the ballots, documents and equipment related to his poll protest against Vice President Leni […]
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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, […]