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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 suspends ballot printing for barangay, SK polls

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has temporarily suspended the printing of ballots for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. According to Comelec chief Andres Bautista, this is in line with a seeming agreement to push […]
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CSC clarifies Duterte’s order to fire ex-President’s men

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Wednesday clarified the scope of the memorandum circular issued by President Rodrigo Duterte firing the appointed officials of the previous presidents. During the hearing over the proposed P1.335-billion CSC budget in...
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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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Leni: Bongbong poll protest not my top priority

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The election protest filed by former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is not the top priority of Vice President Leni Robredo at the moment. Robredo, who won against Marcos by a slim margin, said she is busy […]
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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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Mark Villar’s wife appointed ‘caretaker’ rep of Las Piñas

MANILA, Aug 2 (Mabuhay) – The wife of Public Works Secretary Mark Villar is set to take on a new role as the “caretaker” representative of Las Piñas City following her husband’s resignation from the House of Representatives. In a […]
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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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Bautista says he’s not resigning

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA  (PNA) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista has no intention of quitting his position, shrugging off claims of all six poll commissioners of a “failure of leadership.” He noted that there are […]
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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 […]