May 20,2013 12:34 AM
By: Francis Allan L. Angelo
CANDIDATES who either won or lost in the May 13 elections should recover either from joy or grief as they still have to comply with one election requirement.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded political bets to file their respective Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) on or before June 12, 2013.
May 20,2013 12:30 AM
By: Mary Jane Torilla
A 24-YEAR-old man shot dead his brother-in-law in Tigbauan, Iloilo over the weekend.
Christopher Cinco of Brgy. Baguingin, 34, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in the body inflicted by Larry John Travina, 24.
Investigation showed Cinco was believed to be drunk during the incident.
May 20,2013 12:28 AM
THE local government unit of Igbaras, Iloilo recognized yesterday last week 35 children-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program who achieved top academic honors during the school year 2012-2013.
Igbaras Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Elena Capangyarihan said the recognition aims to inspire children to continually excel in their classes despite of their family’s financial difficulties.
All 35 children, chosen from grade level 1 to fourth year high school, were first honors in their respective classes, said Pantawid Pamilya Municipal Link Rey Domingo.
May 20,2013 12:26 AM
MANILA – Election watchdog group Automated Election System Watch on Saturday denounced what it considers the arbitrary and premature proclamation of winning candidates, as it asserted the conduct of the midterm 2013 polls was worse than the previous elections in 2010, the first automated elections.
“By making arbitrary and highly irregular decisions during canvassing, and proclaiming presumed winning candidates prematurely, the Comelec has turned the second automated elections from bad to worse – a technology and political disaster,” AES Watch said in a statement on Saturday.
May 20,2013 12:24 AM
MANILA - Malacanang won’t commit yet if it will support bills against political dynasties, saying to just wait for the next Congress.
“Let’s see what type of legislation, kung ano ho ‘yung parameters. Kasi, katulad naman ho ng sinabi ng Pangulong Aquino dati, dapat malinaw ho ‘yung batayan kung ano ‘yung bawal at ano po ‘yung pupuwede,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte told radio dzRB.
International observers earlier lamented that political dynasties were still common in the country.