Category Archives: 2019 elections

Gov. Fuentes, other South Cotabato officials seek reelection

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 17 Oct) – South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes and other top incumbent officials of the province formally launched their reelection bids on Wednesday afternoon. Fuentes, who is seeking a third term, filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC)-Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) slate past 3 […]

It’s a Duterte-Duterte tandem in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 17 Oct) – Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, President Rodrigo Duterte’s younger son, on Wednesday filed his certificate of candidacy as vice mayor of Davao City, two days after his sister, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio announced the possibility of her brother as her running mate. Baste, who arrived at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) 11 […]

Family Affair

Sebastian ‘Baste’ Duterte files his candidacy for vice mayor of Davao City on October 17, 2018 at the COMELEC Office in Magsaysay Park, Davao City. Accompanying him is his sister, Mayor Sara Duterte, who is seeking reelection as city mayor. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio seeks reelection, brother ‘Baste’ possible running mate

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 15 Oct) – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) seeking reelection in next year’s midterm polls but has remained undecided who her running mate would be. But in an interview after filing her COC at the Commission on Elections-Davao at around 4p.m. on Monday, the […]

Pacman’s sister-in-law running for GenSan vice mayor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 15 Oct) – Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s local political party, People’s Champ Movement (PCM), fielded his sister-in-law Lorelei on Monday as candidate for vice mayor here. Lorelei, who represents the Liga ng mga Barangay in the city council, filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections here past […]

Pulong and Bato file COCs for representative, senator

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Oct) – Resigned Vice Mayor Paolo “Pulong” Duterte filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) as representative of the first congressional district of Davao City while former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa filed his candidacy for senator on Friday. The former vice mayor, accompanied by sister Mayor […]

GenSan mayor’s elder bro files candidacy for vice mayor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Oct) – An elder brother of incumbent City Mayor Ronnel Rivera filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice mayor here on Friday. Businessman Ryan Chua Rivera, 51, formally filed his candidacy around 11:30 a.m. at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here under the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL). Ryan […]

Comelec-12 ready for COC filing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 10 Oct) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices in Region 12 are all set for the start of the week-long filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) on Thursday for aspirants in the 2019 local and national midterm elections. Lawyer Michael Abas, Comelec-12 regional director, said Wednesday they have completed their preparations, […]

Residency of 4,000 voters in Cotabato City questioned

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 10 Oct) – Officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here have their hands full after more than 4,000 newly registered voters have been petitioned for disqualification due to non-residency issue. The new voters flocked to the city Comelec office since Tuesday to defend their residency qualification bringing with them birth certificates […]

Maguindanao political clans forge alliance, vow peaceful polls

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 09 Oct) – Four clans in Maguindanao have agreed to field common candidates to ensure a peaceful conduct of the 2019 midterm elections in the province. In a kanduli (thanksgiving) Monday at the Shariff Kabunsuan Complex the Mangudadatu, Sinsuat, Mastura and Midtimbang clans vowed to stop political animosities which they blamed as […]

Mayor Sara Duterte: “I would like to run for city mayor again”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) — Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has dispelled rumors that she will run for a national post in the 2019 midterm elections as she expressed her intention to seek reelection as the city’s chief executive to finish her administration’s high priority projects. “I would like to, if you allow me, run […]