AN urban poor association in Cebu City yesterday endorsed the slate of Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) for the May 13 polls.
The Alliance of Peoples Organizations Working for Empowerment and Resettlement (All Power) said they believe BOPK will help uplift the lives of the city’s urban poor settlers. Read the rest of this entry
CEBU may have the most number of voters but only eight of the 33 senatorial candidates attended a forum yesterday to woo its voters.
There were no reelectionists and five of them do not belong to the dominant Team P-Noy and the United Nationalist Coalition. Read the rest of this entry
PRO-LIFE advocates started campaigning for their chosen candidates in five town and cities yesterday morning.
Dr. Rene Bullecer, Human Life International country director, led the 60-hour caravan that started at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Read the rest of this entry
FORMER senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. urged the public including poll body watchers to fully guard the official ballots that have been handed over to the City Finance Department of the City Hall on Wednesday night.
Pimentel was referring to independent watchdogs like National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) and Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV). Read the rest of this entry
TROLLING the cable movie channels last week for something more cerebral than monster anacondas on a rampage and the undead stalking the living, I chanced upon “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The film didn’t make it to local theaters, as far as I know, unless it had a short, unheralded run. That means we missed
Noe has always been fascinated by the arts and used to dance, sing, draw and play musical instruments. But makeup was the art form she decided to pursue, based on her life-long passion and natural talent for it. “Since I was a little girl, I always loved makeup,” Noe shares. “I would play with my
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has dismissed Thursday with finality the disqualification case filed against Manila mayoralty bet Joseph “Erap” Estrada.
In an en banc resolution, the Comelec denied for lack of merit the appeal filed by lawyer Alicia Vidal. Read the rest of this entry
MORE than 3,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to be used for the May 13 elections arrived in Cebu yesterday.
Cebu Provincial Election Supevisor Eddie Aba said the PCOS machines are stored at a 2GO Express warehouse in Mandaue City and guarded by the police. Read the rest of this entry
TEAM PNoy senatorial candidate Francis “Chiz” Escudero is unfazed by his continued drop in the survey as the May 13 elections draw nearer.
Escudero said that in surveys, there’s no other way for a candidate to go and that is either to shoot up or take a plunge. Read the rest of this entry
TEAM Rama yesterday denied planting the survey that was released last Tuesday showing Mayor Michael Rama leading over Rep. Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, south district) in the mayoral race for the upcoming May 13 polls.
The survey, which was supposedly commissioned by the Liberal Party (LP) and conducted by the University of San Carlos (USC) College of Advance Studies, was said to be released to counter the results of a survey done by the USC Political Science (Polsci) Department. USC, however, has pointed out it does not have a “College of Advanced Studies.” Read the rest of this entry
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) warned Wednesday candidates against refusing to declare having spent for pre-election surveys, saying it now has a way to counter-check it.
Commissioner Christian Lim, head of the Comelec Campaign Finance Unit (CFU), said their resolution mandating surveying companies to disclose names of their survey sponsors, commissioners, and even subscribers would also be used against bets.Read the rest of this entry