Category Archives: Comelec

Sarangani incumbents file COCs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 16 Oct) – Top incumbent officials of Sarangani Province filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) on Tuesday afternoon under the ruling local political party People’s Champ Movement. Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, accompanied by his wife Michelle, filed his candidacy past 2 pm before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial office […]

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 […]

MILF members register as voters in Maguindanao

CAMP DARAPANAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/ 12 September) – Combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and their families on Tuesday trooped to the satellite registration center of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here to enlist as voters. Many of them were first-time registrants. The satellite registration center here is one of the 15 such centers […]

Fierce Urgency of Then & Now

I wrote this piece – The Fierce Urgency of NOW – on Feb. 21, 2008.  Yet ten years later, while a lot of things changed, a lot remained the same. In fact, things have gotten worse, both in the US and in the Philippines. For a while, the people of the US and the Philippines… Read More Fierce Urgency of Then & Now

1 million residents to cast votes in GenSan, SouthCot for barangay and SK polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – Some 1,077,376 residents in this city and South Cotabato province are eligible to cast their votes in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Lawyer Jay Gerada, Commission on Elections (Comelec)-South Cotabato supervisor, said in a media forum that the total number of voters comprise […]

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3,937 candidates in May 2016 did not file poll expense reports; 40% from ARMM

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte is already on his second year as the country’s chief executive, but the polls that clinched him that post continue to bedevil the Commission on Elections (Comelec) – and with reason. Indeed, despite giving the candidates in the May 2016 elections a controversial three-week extension to submit their respective election-spending reports, […]

Duterte supports postponement of barangay elections

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 August) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he agrees with proposals to postpone the October 31 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, claiming money from illegal drugs “will seep into the electoral process.” “You will just be adding to our headache, people na kung sinong manalo ngayon (whoever wins now) those that […]