Comelec to PUV owners: Comply with poll ads rules

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said privately-owned public transport, such as buses, are allowed to have campaign posters but they have to comply with the size…

‘No need to campaign, my mistahs will vote for me’: Bato

BAGUIO CITY — Retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa is confident he will get the votes of his mistahs (batchmates) at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).…

Ex-village chair gunned down in Subic

SUBIC, Zambales — A former village chief in this town was gunned down by riding-in-tandem suspects Saturday evening. Rogelio Cabral, 67, a former village chair of Barangay Asinan-Poblacion here, was on…

Why elections in Benguet have always been peaceful

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Although Benguet has been noted as a peaceful province during elections, unlike some of its neighbors in the Cordillera, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here still held…

2019 elections will be clean, Duterte vows

MANILA — The upcoming 2019 mid-term elections will be clean, President Rodrigo R. Duterte assured Friday, saying he will not allow intimidation and vote-buying to take place. “It will be clean.…

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…

Gordon: No need to go back to manual elections

CALASIAO, Pangasinan — Senator Richard Gordon still preferred the conduct of automated election despite the clamor of some groups to go back to manual balloting, following the alleged fraud in the…

PEACE AND ORDER

Namfrel to village polls bets: File your COC early

MANILA — An election watchdog has advised those who intend to run in May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls to submit their respective Certificate of Candidacy (COC) ahead of…

Ilocos Norte PNP gears up for May 14 polls

LAOAG CITY — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has intensified security preparations for the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Senior Supt. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr., Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office…

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…

Comelec to continue polls preparation

CEBU CITY — While the postponement of the local elections is yet to be signed into law, the Commission on Elections will continue its preparations for the October barangay and…

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.…

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)…