MANILA – Newly-appointed Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson George Garcia said he is in favor of the holding of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) on Dec. 5.In a press briefing Wednesday, Garcia, a veteran election lawyer, said he is always in favor of the timely… Read More
COTABATO CITY – The Maguindanao provincial government has set aside PHP100 million to fund the September 17 plebiscite to split the province into two.The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has earlier set the referendum following the ratification of Republic Act (R.A) 11550, which mandates the… Read More
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set a plebiscite on September 17 to determine whether Maguindanao will be divided into two separate provinces.Comelec Resolution No. 10797 dated June 22 and made public on Friday also set the activities prior to the holding of the plebiscite… Read More
Twenty-three aspirants for national positions filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) while 18 party-list groups submitted their Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance (CONAs) during the first day of the filing period on Friday.
Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said the low turnout may not be related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
“We don’t think the pandemic is actually an issue here because this is exactly the pattern we see every time we have the filing. The first day really doesn’t see a lot of filers,” he said in an interview.
“But for the most part, candidates tend to cluster at the end of the period and this is especially true now that the end of the period is October 7 and 8, both of which are numbers that look fairly auspicious. We feel that is really a bigger factor than Covid,” he added.
Six aspirants to succeed President Rodrigo Duterte submitted their COCs, including Senator Manny Pacquiao.
The others are Laurencio Yulaga, who claimed to be a Harvard University graduate; Leysander Ordenas, allegedly a former military officer, teacher, and migrant worker; Dave Aguila; Dr. Jose Montemayor; and Edmundo Rubi. Read More
MANILA – The House of Representatives and the Senate on Monday night unanimously approved a measure seeking to extend the voter registration deadline for the May 2022 national and local elections for another 30 days.With 193 affirmative votes, the chamber approved House Bill 10261, which… Read More
MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday appealed to deactivated voters to renew their registration, exactly two weeks before the Sept. 30 registration deadline.Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon made the call to some 6 million voters who were deactivated due to failure to… Read More
MANILA – A bill mandating the expeditious resolution of election protests against winning candidates, from the President down to barangay officers has hurdled third reading approval at the House of Representatives.During Monday’s plenary session, a total of 213 lawmakers voted in favor… Read More