Lenovo strengthens smartphone line-up

OPEN Communications, the exclusive distributor of Lenovo Mobile Phones in the country, announced a launch of new Android smartphones that would fortify its bid to build Lenovo and gain double digit market share in the smartphone market. Recently, industry studies released by GFK pointed to the Philippines as posting the highest growth in smartphones in ...

Oro mayor urges voting public to register

WITH only two days left, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano is urging those who are qualified to vote to register as the City Government has allowed the use of the City Tourism Hall as registration venue to accommodate the huge influx of registrants until October 31.

Emano said he moved the registration venue to a much bigger area since the City Commission on Elections (Comelec) office along Burgos St. is so small. Read the rest of this entry

October 31 deadline on voter’s registration ‘illegal’

Citing a 2009 Supreme Court (SC) ruling, the Kabataan party-list group said Monday that the deadline set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on the registration of voters is illegal.

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said that there will be no extension after the October 31 deadline and only those who have registered will be allowed to vote during the May 2013 midterm polls. Read the rest of this entry

Aga Muhlach seeks dismissal of disqualification case

Actor-turned-politician Aga Muhlach asked Monday the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to dismiss for lack of merit the disqualification case filed against him on allegations that he is not a natural-born Filipino citizen.

Muhlach, who is running for the fourth congressional district of Camarines Sur in the May 2013 elections, was accused of a certain Gilmar Pacamarra of being a dual citizen, on account of his father, who had been given recognition by the Spanish government of being its citizen. The disqualification case was filed three weeks ago. Read the rest of this entry

2012 Lantern Festival set

THE 2012 Giant Lantern Festival is now set as the city of San Fernando, Robinsons Land Corporation, together with regional television network CLTV 36 signed an agreement last Friday.

The signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) was witnessed by members of the 2012 GLF executive committee chaired by Architect Yolanda Reyes.

According to GLF officials, nine barangays namely Sta. Lucia, San Jose, Del Carmen, San Pedro, Dolores, Telabastagan, Sto. Niño, Del Pilar, and Calulut are vying for the top prize and trophy. Continue reading –>

Fernandinos celebrate Frog Festival

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — For almost a week, they again came jumping, leaping, singing and dancing into the limelight — that is, both frogs and humans — as the City of San Fernando celebrated the 10th “Pyestang Tugak” or Frog Festival which culminated with a grand show of Fernandino talent Saturday at Robinsons Starmills.

Themed “Pamakibage, Pamanantabe, Pamia-abe,” this year’s festival, as Mayor Oscar Rodriguez aptly put it, “reminds us of the humble beginnings from where we came and the heights that we have scaled toward a better life through giant strides, much like those vigorous leaps that frogs are capable of making. Lowly regarded yet admirable for their resiliency and flexibility are these creatures we fete with such festivities like the street dance competition, choral and frog mascot contests, the ‘padwasan and sukluban’ and frog leaping and race.” Continue reading –>

Type O banners persist in city

DESPITE Cebu City Hall’s efforts to remove them, Type O streamers, posters and banners of the Ban­do Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) can still be seen in the city.

From posts to barangay halls, Type O streamers, which herald the bid of BOPK chief Rep. Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, south district) to run again for mayor in the 2013 elections, can also be seen this time at the One Citilink Terminal Bldg. on N. Bacalso Ave. Read the rest of this entry

Poll body urged to cleanse partylist system

KABATAAN partylist regional coordinator Mark Anthony Simbajon urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to be true in cleansing partylist system for the May 2013 polls.

“It simply won’t work if the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will not be ridding-off, too, Malacañang-backed partylists, for it will be defeating the primary purpose of cleansing the system which is ridding-off bogus party-lists and groups – which are neither the marginalized nor the underrepresented,” Simbajon said. Read the rest of this entry

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Campaign for youth’s voice in 2013 elections launched

YOUTH leaders in Davao City gathered to launch a campaign to register the youth’s voice in the coming elections.

“One of our objectives is to encourage our fellow youth, especially to the new voters, to register for the coming 2013 polls,” said Niel Brene Lopez, regional coordinator of Kabataan party-list in Southern Mindanao. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec gears up for last day of registration

ANTICIPATING a mad rush of people still wanting to register, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has issued rules on how Offices of the Election Officer (OEOs) will handle them on the last day scheduled Wednesday, October 31.

Based on Comelec Resolution 9542, the commission en banc stressed that it is determined not to extend further the registration period, including the closing time of 5 p.m. Read the rest of this entry

Cebu City picked ‘green growth driver’

CEBU CITY — Local business leaders and a Cebu City official were encouraged by the recent World Bank (WB) report citing this city as one of the three Asean cities touted to be the world’s green growth drivers. “It is very encouraging to note that Cebu has been picked by WB as green growth drivers.