Category Archives: 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 […]

Antoninos, other familiar names in South Cotabato not running in 2019 polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 17 Oct) – Top names from the main opposition camp here are taking a break in the 2019 elections. Stalwarts of the Achievers with Integrity Movement (AIM), a local political party founded by former city mayor and South Cotabato Rep. Adelbert Antonino, filed their certificates of candidacy Wednesday morning without their […]

For Good Luck

Maguindanao politicians are welcomed by supporters with a grand performance of Sagayan dance at the Commission on Elections office in Cotabato City on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. They believe performing the dance brings good luck. MindaNews photo by FERDIN…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sara Duterte to Senator Trillanes: leave me in peace or lose a billion pesos

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte again lashed at Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after the opposition lawmaker accused the mayor’s father, President Rodrigo Duterte, of planning to perpetuate themselves in power by having his daughter run as senator next year and as president in 2022. “Leave me alone, Senator […]

165 families flee fighting in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 May) – At least 165 families were displaced after three days of fighting between government troops and New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in Makilala, North Cotabato, reports from the municipal social welfare office said. Lina Canedo, Makilala social welfare officer, said 65 families fled at the start of hostilities on […]

Cotabato’s electric cooperative assures sustained power on May 14

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – The management of the local electric cooperative in North Cotabato has assured voters and election staff of continued and sustained power during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14. Engr. Godofredo Homez, general manager of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco), made the assurance during Cotelco’s regular blocktime […]

SouthCot worried over ‘areas of concern’ for upcoming polls

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Apr) – Authorities are closely monitoring the boundary areas of this city and South Cotabato province due to potential security problems that might disrupt the conduct of the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Lawyer Jay Gerada, Commission on Elections (Comelec)-South Cotabato supervisor, said Thursday they have identified […]

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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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COMMENTARY: Panahom kalabot sa gidusong subli nga pag-oktaba sa eleksyon sa barangay

DIGOS CITY (MindaNews/24 April) — NIADTONG Oktubre 21 sa niaging tuig (2016) mao unta ang eleksyon sa mga opisyales sa barangay (ug dungan sab ang sa Sangguniang Kabataan o SK).  Pero, segun sa atong nahibaloan, wala kini mahitabo. Tungod kini kay naghimo man og balaod ang atong Kongreso nga ioktaba (postpone sa Iningles) kini ngadto sa […]