Urban poor group backs BOPK

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

Senate forum tackles political dynasty

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

Ex-senator urges public to guard ballots 24/7

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

Huephoric High

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

Comelec junks with finality disqualification case vs Estrada

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 PCOS machines for Cebu province arrive

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 Rama denies reports it tweaked survey

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

Comelec warns bets over surveys

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