Poll chief: Campaigns online covered by election rules

Poll chief: Campaigns online covered by election rules

Campaigns done over social media are covered by election regulations, Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. reiterated Thursday. This, after Liberal Party senatorial candidate Jamby Madrigal went to the Comelec main office in Intramuros and apologized to the poll body over holding an online contest with iPad as a prize. Madrigal maintained she was […]

Election ban threatens students employment program

Election ban threatens students employment program

Like in the previous elections, the nationwide implementation of the Special Program for Employment of Students(SPES) is now under threat to be freezed with the imposition of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) of the prohibitions on funding disbursements and releases including hiring of employees. Comelec Resolution No. 9585 prohibits the release, disbursement or expenditure of […]

Team PNoy ordered to remove all illegal posters

Team PNoy ordered to remove all illegal posters

The 12 senatorial candidates of Team Pnoy have been ordered by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to take down their illegal posters. In his Twitter, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said that Juan Edgardo Angara, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Maria Ana Consuelo Madrigal, Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Alan Peter Cayetano, Antonio Trillanes IV, Cynthia Villar, Ana Theresia […]

Comelec weeds out bogus groups from partylist

Comelec weeds out bogus groups from partylist

MANILA, Dec 18 (PNA) — The entry of various bogus groups that claim to represent the marginalized and under-represented sectors of society has prompted the Commission on Elections to weed them out of the party-list system. The poll body’s move was lauded by election watchdogs who have been pushing for an amendment to Republic Act […]

Number of registered voters in Palawan jumps to more than 500,000

Number of registered voters in Palawan jumps to more than 500,000

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Dec. 23 (PNA) — The number of registered voters in Palawan has increased to 581,983 or seven percent higher than last year’s figure, according to an update recently released by the Provincial Commission on Election(COMELEC). In the data from the Palawan COMELEC, it said the present count is 40,000 more compared to […]

Payumo files COC for congressman, resigns as BCDA chair

Payumo files COC for congressman, resigns as BCDA chair

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, Dec. 22 (PNA) — Speculations ended when chairman Felicito “Tong” Payumo of the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) filed on Friday his certificate of candidacy (COC) for congressman of the province’s first district, automatically resigning from his prestigious position. Payumo filed his COC at the Comelec provincial office here. December 21 was […]

Comelec postpones Cabanatuan plebiscite on December 1

Comelec postpones Cabanatuan plebiscite on December 1

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Nov 29 (PIA) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) has postponed the conduct of a plebiscite in Cabanatuan on December 1 that will ratify its conversion from a component to a highly urbanized city (HUC) following several legal uncertainties arising. In its Resolution No.9563 promulgated on November 27, the poll body said […]

Comelec disqualifies Black and White Movement party-list

Comelec disqualifies Black and White Movement party-list

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Wednesday announced the disqualification of “Black and White Movement,” a party-list group reportedly associated with President Benigno S. Aquino III, to run in 2013 midterm polls party-list race. Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento said they disqualified the Black and White Movement since it does not represent and seek to uplift […]

Comelec allows 13 new party-lists to join polls

Comelec allows 13 new party-lists to join polls

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Friday, November 16, allowed militant transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) and 12 new party-list groups to participate in the 2013 party list race. Citing a report of Inquirer Comelec Commissioner Sixtor Brillantes Jr. said the poll body approved the accreditation of the party-list groups […]

COMELEC Released List of Applicants for Registration of Overseas Absentee Voters

COMELEC Released List of Applicants for Registration of Overseas Absentee Voters

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) through its Committee on Overseas Absentee Voting has released on Tuesday, November 6, a List of Applicants for Registration/Certification as Overseas Absentee Voter for Consideration by the RERB starting 06 December 2012. The list shows a total of 25,732 qualified applicants. The registration started on November 02, 2011 and ended […]