Comelec: May 13 elections successful despite glitches

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said the recently-concluded May 2019 National and Local Elections (NLE) is successful despite the presence of several glitches involving vote counting machines (VCMs). Comelec chairman Sheriff Abas asked the people for their understanding after problems, such as defective secure digital (SD) cards and some of the machines … Read More

DILG endorses electioneering cases vs. 52 local execs

MANILA — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday endorsed to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) the complaints against 52 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials for allegedly being involved in partisan political activities. DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III submitted a letter containing the statements of people and the names of … Read More

Repatriated OFWs from Kuwait to get livelihood aid from OWWA

MANILA — The 30 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated back to the Philippines from Kuwait early this week are entitled to livelihood assistance to help them have their own source of income. According to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard Olalia, the qualified OFW can receive PHP20,000 worth of livelihood assistance … Read More

Comelec to study requests to exempt BBB projects from ban

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said it will be evaluating the request of government agencies to exempt infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program from the construction ban. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said they already received the proposal from the National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Budget and Management … Read More