Soc bids goodbye as mayor; JVR prioritizes poverty alleviation

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

Turnover ceremony set for incoming, outgoing admins

THE City Government of Davao is now preparing for the turnover ceremony of the outgoing and incoming administrations as mandated by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Complying with the directive from the DILG to create transition teams and prepare for an effective, orderly and smooth turnover to incoming local officials, assistant city administrator lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo said the smooth turnover will include a briefing on the state of performance and state of development of the local government unit, as well as financial and key challenges to incoming officials. Read the rest of this entry

Lacson ready for 1st session

NEWLY-ELECTED Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said that the new Provincial Board (PB) is ready for the distribution of committees and adaption of House Rules during its inaugural session Wednesday next week.

Lacson said that, since he has already talked to outgoing Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez, a formal turn-over of the Office of the Governor is no longer needed. Read the rest of this entry

Davide ‘didn’t expect’ meeting with Garcia

Governor-elect Hilario Davide III thanked Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday for meeting with him and for her efforts in ensuring a smooth turnover this week.

Davide said the governor was “very, very accommodating” and assured him of her prayers as he takes over the office she has held for nine years. Read the rest of this entry

Emano swears in son as new Misamis Oriental guv

OUTGOING Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano inducted into office his son, Misamis Oriental governor-elect Yevgeny Vincente Emano as the latter begins his duty on June 30.

The younger Emano vowed “to work 24/7.” Emano, along with three elected provincial board members under the Padayon Pilipino (Padayon) party, took their oath Tuesday at the Our Lady of Candelaria church in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. Read the rest of this entry

Emano forms transition team

A TRANSITION team that will facilitate the smooth turnover of local governance to the incoming administration has been created by outgoing City Mayor Vicente Emano.

Emano said he already directed the team to gather all documents or records in preparation for the upcoming turnover, confident that there are no anomalies in all his transaction in the city hall. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec stopped from proclaiming party-list winners

Five remaining seats in the party-list race will not be allocated yet after the Supreme Court issued a stay order on Wednesday in favor of disqualified group Senior Citizens, whose accreditation was cancelled because of an alleged term-sharing agreement for its two sets of nominees.

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno issued the temporary restraining order (TRO) on behalf of the Court, whose sessions will resume next week following a month-long decision writing break. Read the rest of this entry

Batuhan files disqualification complaint vs Abellanosa

EVEN before he can assume office on July 1, Cebu City’s south district congressman-elect Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa is facing a disqualification case before the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

He is accused of unlawful electioneering, vote buying and illegal use of publication or survey. Read the rest of this entry

24 more party-list groups proclaimed

Twenty-four more groups were able to make it to the winner’s circle after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced their proclamation as winning party-list groups.

In its session Tuesday morning, the Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), announced the proclamation of 24 new groups that earned one seat each in the House of Representatives. Read the rest of this entry

Ex-mayor files protest vs. Quiño

FOR the second time, former Compostela, Cebu mayor Ritchie Wagas filed last May 24 an election protest against Mayor Joel Quino, who was proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as winner in the May 13 election.

Quino was proclaimed last May 15 after garnering a total of 12,460 votes against Wagas’ 8,859 votes, or a margin of 3,601 votes. Read the rest of this entry

Emano ‘pathetic’ – Moreno

MAYOR-ELECT Oscar Moreno tagged outgoing Mayor Vicente Emano as pathetic in response to the latter’s filing of election protest.

Emano, who lost the mayoralty seat to Governor Moreno, filed to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila on May 24 an election protest questioning Moreno’s sweeping win in the May 13 polls. Read the rest of this entry

Candidates reminded to submit election expenses

LAWYER Wil Arceno, Commission on Elections (Comelec) acting provincial supervisor, said that all candidates in the May 13 elections are required to submit their statements of contributions and expenditures.

Arceno said that the candidates have until June 12 to submit their campaign contributions and expenditures. Read the rest of this entry

Emano files election protest vs Moreno

AFTER losing from his re-election bid, outgoing Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano filed an election protest at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Manila through his legal counsel Friday.

Emano, through his Lawyer Francis Ku asked the Comelec Manila to recount and retabulate the official ballots and other election documents manually and visually. Read the rest of this entry