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Comelec chief: No budget for new PCOS machines for 2016 polls

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will no longer purchase new Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines for the 2016 local and national elections, its chairman said Tuesday, citing budgetary constraints. During the hearing of the […]
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Draft Bangsamoro law may not be passed by December: Malacañang

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacanang on Wednesday admitted the possibility that the passage of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law by Congress may have to wait until the next quarter of 2015 instead of December as earlier announced. However, even with the […]
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Plebiscite for Charter Change can be held either 2015 or 2016 – Belmonte

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., said he is now looking on the possibility to incorporate plebiscite with the 2016 Presidential elections without violating any law instead of spending a separate election next year. Belmonte said that he is […]
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Comelec starts preparations for Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has started preparations for the holding of a referendum for the creation of Bangsamoro political entity in Mindanao. A Sub-Committee on the Bangsamoro Plebiscite—chaired by Commissioner Al Parreño and co-chaired by...
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Key points on peace pact

MANILA  (AFP) – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front ended four decades of armed struggle in the Philippines on Thursday when it signed a peace pact with the government. Here are key facts on the MILF and the peace deal: MILF: […]
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Bangsamoro ministerial gov’t eyed before PNoy steps down

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — A Bangsamoro ministerial government is being eyed before President Aquino steps down in 2016. Some lawmakers, meanwhile, said peace and order should be prioritized in the implementation of the peace agreement between the Philippine government and the...