Comelec official’s house strafed

THE police are conducting thorough investigation to identify the lone gunman who strafed the residence of an election officer in Zamboanga del Norte, an official said Wednesday.

Citing a belated report, Zamboanga Peninsula Police Office (ZPPO) spokesman Senior Superintendent Nelson Eucogco said the gunman strafed the house of lawyer Wilfred Jay Balisado located along Padre Gomez Street, Biasong village, Dipolog City. Read the rest of this entry

Poll officer bares ‘prohibited acts’ during campaign period

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The provincial election officer explained Wednesday the various forms of election propaganda that are prohibited come election period.

Lawyer Lydia Pangilinan said any candidate who would violate any of the prohibited acts under the prevailing Commission of Elections (Comelec) resolutions, rules and regulations governing the conduct of 2013 midterm elections will be dealt with in accordance with the law. Read the rest of this entry

La Castellana now among election ‘areas of concern’

THE municipality of La Castellana in Negros Occidental is now included in the list of “areas of concern” of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), following Sunday’s ambush in Barangay Puso that killed nine persons.

The assessment was made Wednesday during the joint police and military peace and order meeting with the Comelec. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec dismisses protest vs Montelibano

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division dismissed the electoral protest filed by former Silay City mayor Carlo Gamban against Mayor Jose Montelibano.

The order, dated January 28, 2013, was signed by presiding commissioner Rene Sarmiento and commissioners Armando Velasco and Christian Robert Lim. Read the rest of this entry