Who are Hugpong ‘disloyals?’

WILL Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte make true to his promise to name who among their ranks in the Hugpong Tawong Lungsod are defying party nominations and are supporting candidates outside the party?

While most of the Hugpong bets get busy themselves going around soliciting votes, there are those who will not only lose their membership but also their privileges as Duterte, the party chair, had vowed to announce their expulsion from the party once the campaign period for local candidates starts. Read the rest of this entry

‘Are you fit to run?’

FOR at least two candidates in Cebu City, the official campaign period for the local elections began with questions over their health.

Although he is already out of danger, former Cebu City councilor Sylvan “Jack” Jakosalem will not be able to personally campaign for May 13. So his wife, Sharon, will campaign for him instead. Read the rest of this entry

Remove tarps, BOPK challenged

WITH the start of the local campaign period, Team Rama is challenging the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) to remove their oversized tarpaulins in the city.

Team Rama also challenges BOPK to a debate to discuss issues and programs of its candidates for the city’s constituents. Read the rest of this entry

Political parties in Mandaue, Talisay start campaign with mass, motorcade

VICE gubernatorial candidate Glenn Soco yesterday kicked off his campaign in Mandaue City, his hometown.

Soco, in an interview with reporters, said he is all set for the campaign. Read the rest of this entry

Local campaign starts in Bacolod

THE political fever is expected to heat up, as the campaign for local candidates for the May 13 elections in Bacolod starts Monday, after the observance of Lent.

The campaign was supposed to start last March 29 but most of the local bets, in accordance with recent Comelec guidelines, preferred to start their campaign sorties today, April 1. Read the rest of this entry

MKK opening salvo set today at Villamonte

PAMILYA MKK bannered by mayoralty bet Monico Puentevella and runningmate Vladimir Gonzalez will unveil the party’s 12-point program of government for a “better Bacolod” in its opening salvo at Barangay Villamonte at 6 p.m. Monday.

Puentevella said there is a mass at the San Sebastian Cathedral at 3 p.m. Read the rest of this entry

Grupo Progreso bets to sign manifesto

THE Grupo Progreso candidates led by congressional bet Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and mayoralty candidate Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson will sign a manifesto today, Monday, as a form of their contract with the people of Bacolod.

Sayson said there will be a press conference today relative to the signing of the manifesto containing the party’s platform of government to be signed by the candidates. Read the rest of this entry

Magnificent 7 to hold caravan today; opening salvo set tomorrow

THE Magnificent 7 candidates led by vice mayoralty candidate Renecito Novero and six candidates for councilor will hold a caravan today, Monday, starting at the old Bacolod domestic airport in Singcang.

Re-electionist councilor El Cid Familiaran, a Liberal Party candidate who coalesced with Magnificent 7, said they will motorcade from the old airport to public markets and downtown area starting 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Read the rest of this entry

Marañon-Ibañez tandem visits Escalante City

UNITED Negros Alliance standard-bearer and re-electionist Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and his runningmate Dr. Melvin Ibañez took the road to Escalante City Sunday.

The first day of the tandem’s campaign was highlighted by hand-shaking activities and dialog with local residents, who echoed to them the deteriorating conditions of the public market and road networks. Read the rest of this entry

Training for PCOS technicians starts today

PROVINCIAL Comelec supervisor,,lawyer Wil Arceno, said the training for the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) technicians will start today until April 13.

Arceno said the PCOS technicians will serve only as trouble shooters in case the PCOS machines during the May 13 elections will experience technical trouble. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec braces for start of local campaign period

WHILE everyone is expected to reflect on Black Saturday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be busy policing the start of the campaign period for local candidates for the May 13 polls.

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said local campaign period starts on March 30 (Black Saturday) instead of March 29 (Good Friday). Read the rest of this entry

Garcia’s party welcomed in Poro

LOCAL officials welcomed suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia yesterday, when she visited Poro town in the Camotes Islands.

Gwendolyn, who was accompanied by her brother Rep. Pablo John Garcia (Cebu, 3rd district), was greeted by Poro Mayor Luciano “Boy” Rama and barangay officials in Barangay Western Poblacion. Read the rest of this entry