Bizman, 2 others rapped for assaulting watchmen

MANILA — The Makati police has filed direct assault charges against a businessman and two others in relation to a traffic incident in Makati City last August 13. In a report,…

Village polls period in Marawi city starts Friday: Comelec

MANILA — The election period for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) to be held on Sept. 22 in Marawi City will start on Friday. According to the Commission on…

Barangay chiefs warned: Activate anti-drug council or face suspension

MANILA — Newly-elected barangay captains who will fail to implement a functional Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) will be facing suspension, an official of the Department of Interior and Local Government…

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24 killed in election-related incidents: PNP

MANILA — Some 24 persons were killed so far in incidents related to next week’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced Thursday. This number is…

Miss Earth candidates pitch for waste-less polls

MANILA — Delegates to the upcoming Miss Earth Philippines 2018 beauty pageant on Wednesday trooped to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office to campaign for waste prevention and reduction as…

Village councilor in Pangasinan town nabbed for gun, explosive

  BINMALEY, Pangasinan—Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) operatives have arrested a re-electionist incumbent barangay kagawad for illegal possession of firearms and a grenade after the team conducted Oplan Galugad…

Over 17K COCs on first day of filing period for May 14 local polls

MANILA — More than 17,000 Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) have been filed by aspirants for the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) on the first day of the filing period…

Election watchdog bucks proposal to postpone village polls

MANILA — A Church-based election watchdog opposed the proposal to postpone anew the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls set on May 14. “Postponement of elections done with frequency may…

PNP trains village watchmen on anti-terrorist drive

LAOAG CITY—Personnel of the Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) are reaching out to the grassroots to capacitate village watchmen or the “barangay tanod” and “lupong tagapamayapa” on the national…

Shipping of election materials to start this week: Comelec

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start sending election paraphernalia, including official ballots, to the different parts of the country this week. This, as the bill proposing postponement of…

4 election gun ban violators nabbed in west Visayas

ILOILO CITY — The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) has reminded the public that the implementation of the election gun ban will continue as long as there is no law postponing…

Senate approves bill postponing barangay, SK elections to May 2018

MANILA — The Senate on Wednesday passed on third and final reading a bill postponing barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth) elections to May 2018 instead of holding it next month.…

Filing of COCs for barangay, SK polls starts Sept. 23

MANILA — Aspirants in the October 23, 2017 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections have seven days to file their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) starting September 23. The Commission on Elections (Comelec),…

Comelec resumes printing of barangay, SK ballots

  MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has resumed the printing of official ballots to be used in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls happening this October. Comelec…

Second drug suspect shot dead in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY — Two days after a suspected drug personality was shot dead in Dagupan by still unidentified suspects on Oct. 4, another personality in the drug watch list was…

Election lawyer says the month-long firearms ban must be implemented now

MANILA — The over a month ban on firearms nationwide should have been in effect starting Saturday, Oct. 1, as provided in an order of the Commission in Elections (Comelec)…