No one shows up for 1st day of local absentee voting

THE first day of absentee voting proved to be a quiet one in Cebu yesterday.

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu Provincial Election Supervisor Eddie Aba said he did not receive any report about a policeman, soldier or teacher who cast his or her ballot yesterday. Read the rest of this entry

UNA gears up for last 2 weeks of campaign

TRAILING in surveys, the nine senatorial candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will have to work double time to convince as many voters as possible.

But the strategy has not changed, that is to go directly to the people and present a legislative agenda, which include the promotion of transparency in governance and improvement of delivery of government services. Read the rest of this entry

Albay guv asked to explain presence at UNA rally

Albay Governor Joey Salceda is being asked by a Team PNoy senatorial candidate as to why he was present at the campaign rally of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in Legaspi City despite being a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP).

Ramon Magsaysay Jr., a Team PNoy senatorial bet, said that while no sanction should be imposed on Salceda for accompanying Vice President Jejomar Binay in the UNA rally, he should explain himself to the LP leadership. Read the rest of this entry

Lapu-Lapu City relives Kadaugan sa Mactan

LAPU-LAPU CITY – Children were playing and natives were dancing and offering a ritual to an anito when foreign invaders reached the shores of Mactan one fine Saturday morning.

The natives, who were armed with kampilan (large sword), clashed with the colonizers and won the battle after Datu Lapu-Lapu killed the invaders’ leader Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. [Read more]

Catholic group dares chosen bets to keep pro-life stance

SENATORIAL candidates who clinched the support of Catholic lay groups should make good on their commitment to uphold the Church’s pro-life teachings or risk backlash in the next polls.

“Every three years, we have a day of reckoning. We will make steps toward the right direction instead of exacting revenge,” said White Vote Movement spokesperson Bro. Mike Velarde, whose group endorsed nine candidates for the May 13 elections. Read the rest of this entry

Independent senatoriables take the spotlight in Cebu

EMPIRICAL Manila, Ming dynasty and cholesterol. These were some of the words uttered by senatorial candidates for the 2013 elections when they came to Cebu for a forum sponsored by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

“Nangunguna lagi sa empirical Manila,” independent candidate Ricardo Penson said of the services that trickle down to Cebu, which often refers to the country’s capital as “Imperial Manila.” Read the rest of this entry

Masbad: Email

EMAIL has been around for more than 41 years. Yes, folks, 41 years since the first network mail was sent by a programmer named Raymond Tomlinson. That was 1971. Email became such a huge part of our daily lives that in 1998, the Oxford English Dictionary added “spam” as an entry referring to all that ...

5 Bacolod bets attend forum

FIVE candidates in this year’s elections participated Friday in a forum organized by the Rotary Club of Bacolod, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Negros Occidental (HRANO) and Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) at Benjamin Hall in Bacolod City.

The candidates present were incumbent Bacolod City lone district Representative Anthony Golez Jr., independent congressional candidate Lyndon Caña, Pamilya MKK mayoralty bet Monico Puentevella and vice mayoralty candidates Renecito Novero of the Magnificent Seven and Vladivir Gonzalez of Pamilya MKK. Read the rest of this entry

Police brace for possible post-election incidents

SOME police stations in Cebu Province conducted security drills yesterday to prepare for post-election protests, such as rallies of losing political candidates.

Supt. Audie Villacin of Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 said they are anticipating incidents given the history of elections in some areas. Read the rest of this entry

Comelec asks for reports on poll surveys

COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) 7 Director Temie Lambino said those who have commissioned surveys should give them a report about it.

This is in relation to the earlier statement of Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes that he will come up with a resolution for pollsters to reveal subscribers and expenses. Read the rest of this entry