THE 45-DAY ban on carrying firearms and employing security personnel in public will officially start tomorrow, September 28, the start of the election period for the barangay elections on October 28.
“Pursuant to Comelec Resolution No. 9715 which prescribed the calendar of activities and period of prohibited acts in connection with the October 28, 2013 Barangay Elections, gun ban will be imposed beginning September 28, 2013 until November 12, 2013,” according to the official website of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Read the rest of this entry
CANCELLING the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections this year will save the country a lot of money.
“We can save a lot of funds, more or less P100 million nationwide, because we don’t have to allocate budget for the SK,” said lawyer Renato Magbutay, regional election director of Commission on Elections in Northern Mindanao. Read the rest of this entry
CAGAYAN de Oro City’s youth are divided over the move of the government to abolish the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), the youth arm of local government units (LGUs).
For Gladys Valle, a second-year college student at Xavier University, the abolition of the SK is tantamount to trampling the constitutional rights of the Filipino youth. Read the rest of this entry
POSTPONING the youth elections is tantamount to abolishing the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), said SK Cebu City Federation John Phillip Po II.
The House of Representatives voted to postpone the SK elections from Oct. 28 this year to the last Monday of October 2016. There will be no holdover, which means the term for all SK representatives that are ex-oficio members of the Sanggunian will end. Read the rest of this entry
PHILIPPINE Councilor’s League (PCL) national president Alma Moreno–Salic said on Tuesday that the postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections should have been decided long before, and not several weeks before the intended election.
She made the personal stand as PCL is yet to come up its common stand about the issue on the postponement of the SK election. Salic said she sympathizes with the SK leaders who have formed their own slate and started campaigning in their respective areas. Read the rest of this entry
THE Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) will be the citizen’s arm of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the October 28 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
During a press briefing, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes announced the accreditation of the election watchdog. Read the rest of this entry
LAWYER Jessie Suarez, Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Negros Occidental supervisor, said all approved applications of the election registration board in the province are ready for transport to the Comelec-Manila.
The applications are gathered at the Comelec provincial office. Read the rest of this entry
CEBU Provincial Election Supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) 7 to clarify a resolution that requires barangays to give P10,000 to their Comelec offices.
Castillano told Regional Election Director Temie Lambino in an Aug. 29 letter that the Comelec resolution has caused confusion among field officers. Read the rest of this entry
THE Police Regional Office (PRO) in Davao has mapped out measures to ensure a peaceful and orderly Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Election 2013.
Chief Superintendent Wency T. Pascual, PRO Davao director, gathered the police directors of Davao City Police Office (DCPO); Davao del Norte; Davao del Sur; Compostela Valley; and Davao Oriental to discuss the upcoming barangay and SK election slated on October. Read the rest of this entry
INSTEAD of 11 floors, the new headquarters of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Pasay City will only be seven floors as the poll body has used up a portion of its savings for the conduct of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls next month.
“We need to cut our building from 11 floors to seven to eight floors to accommodate the barangay elections… Inuubos namin savings namin dahil diyan,” Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. told the House committee on appropriations during the deliberations on their 2014 budget Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry
THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) yesterday held its first Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Meeting for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set on Oct. 28.
“This will be the first among the series of coordination meeting for the barangay elections,” CCPO Director Noli Romana said. Read the rest of this entry
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) extended the filing period of the certificate of candidacy (COC) for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections from three days to six days.
According to Comelec Resolution 9761, the filing is set on Oct. 11-17 instead of the earlier schedule, which was from Oct. 15 to 17. No filing of certificate of candidacies, however, is allowed on Oct. 13, a Sunday. Read the rest of this entry
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL voters for the October 28 barangay elections are up by 3.82 percent compared to those who participated in the Last May 13 elections.
Based on the records of the Provincial Commission on Election (Comelec) office, Negros now has 1,635,676 voters after the respective Election Registration Board have conducted hearings after the registration of voters. Read the rest of this entry
OUTGOING Talisay City Mayor Socrates Fernandez turned over the administration to his successor, mayor-elect Johnny delos Reyes, in a ceremony yesterday morning.
Fernandez also handed over documents to delos Reyes that will be subjected to scrutiny by the transition team. Read the rest of this entry