An Waray declared as winner

TACLOBAN CITY – The Commission on Elections(Comelec), sitting as National Board of Canvasser (NBOC), has proclaimed An Waray party-list as one of the 14 winners in the May 13 midterm polls.

Representative Neil Benedict Montejo said the party-list garnered more than 540,000 votes, which guarantee them one congressional seat. Read the rest of this entry

Leyte lawmaker to be named Lakas-CMD president

ASSISTANT Minority Floor Leader and Leyte 1st district Representative Ferdinand Martin “FM” Romualdez will replace Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. as president of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) in preparation for his bid for speakership in the next Congress.

Maguindanao Representative Simeon Datumanong, vice chairman of the once-dominant ruling party, bared this in an interview with members of the media. Read the rest of this entry

An Waray amenable for official placing in ballots

AN WARAY party-list Representative Florencio Noel said he is amenable with the raffle for the official placing of party-list organizations in the ballots to be used in the May 13 midterm elections.

“It’s okay. I think it won’t affect us. People would look for the name of the party-list they want to vote for,” Noel said in an interview. Read the rest of this entry

An Waray tagged as ‘bogus’ party-list group

THE Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) in Eastern Visayas has tagged An Waray party-list as one of the “bogus” groups that should be disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

In a statement, Bayan regional coordinator Rogelio Berino said An Waray is in many ways similar in character to those party-list groups that were earlier disqualified by the poll body. Read the rest of this entry