Unopposed Legazpi mayoral bet rides on good governance during his term

April 17, 2013 4:21 am· Comments Off on Unopposed Legazpi mayoral bet rides on good governance during his term 

LEGAZPI CITY, April 16 – Mayoral candidate Noel E. Rosal believes that good governance and the rapid development of Legazpi City under his term and the present term of his wife, incumbent Mayor Geraldine Rosal, who replaced him, made his candidacy for mayor unopposed—the first time in the history of the city.

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Six political clans remain in power; new political family emerges in Leyte

April 17, 2013 4:21 am· Comments Off on Six political clans remain in power; new political family emerges in Leyte 

TACLOBAN CITY, April 16 — Six of the 12 old political clans continue to be in power while new political faces are emerging in Leyte.

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Legarda urges gov’t to beef up security following Boston bombings

April 17, 2013 4:21 am· 5 Comments 

MANILA, April 16 – Senator Loren Legarda on Tuesday called for stricter implementation of security in the country following two explosions near the finish line at the 117th Annual Boston Marathon, reportedly killing three and injuring over hundred people.

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Legarda denies ‘black prop’ against her

April 17, 2013 4:21 am· 5 Comments 

MANILA, April 16 — Team PNoy senatorial candidate Sen. Loren Legarda on Tuesday deplored the motives of those behind what she called black propaganda against her, saying there is neither truth nor basis for such accusations.

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Cayetano hails SC decision to lift ad limits

April 17, 2013 4:21 am· Comments Off on Cayetano hails SC decision to lift ad limits 

MANILA, April 16 — Sen. Alan Cayetano on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the Commission on Elections (Comelec) limit on political advertisements a victory for democracy and for voters in poor rural areas with limited or no access to national television.

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Negros Oriental media outfits cautioned on SC ruling on campaign airtime rules

April 17, 2013 4:21 am· Comments Off on Negros Oriental media outfits cautioned on SC ruling on campaign airtime rules 

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 16 -– Dumaguete City election officer Atty. Jerome Brillantes on Tuesday issued a word of caution to broadcast journalists, particularly block timers, and radio and television station owners and managers in Negros Oriental to not get overexcited with the Supreme Court (SC) ruling stopping the prohibitions of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on limited political campaign airtime and advertisements.

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Comelec, PNP prepare security measures for arrival of PCOS machines in Negros Oriental

April 17, 2013 4:21 am· Comments Off on Comelec, PNP prepare security measures for arrival of PCOS machines in Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 16 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Negros Oriental is now coordinating with the Philippine National Police (PNP) regarding security measures and safety nets for the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines that are expected to arrive here this week about three weeks ahead of the May 13 automated polls.

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17 Pangasinan LP bets declare support for reelectionist gov

April 17, 2013 4:21 am· Comments Off on 17 Pangasinan LP bets declare support for reelectionist gov 

URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan, April 16 -— At least 17 of the 26 mayoralty candidates under the Liberal Party Banner in Pangasinan have declared their “unwavering support to the reelection bid of Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr.,” standard bearer of the Nationalist Peoples Coalition (NPC).

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BI gets biometrics equipment from US gov't

April 17, 2013 4:21 am· Comments Off on BI gets biometrics equipment from US gov't 

MANILA, April 16 — The United States government has donated to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) two state-of-the-art biometrics equipment to help bolster the agency’s capability to catch foreign fugitives and other illegal aliens.

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Comelec bent on getting the identities of survey firms financiers and subscribers

April 17, 2013 4:21 am· Comments Off on Comelec bent on getting the identities of survey firms financiers and subscribers 

MANILA, April 16 — Survey companies might have left with no choice but to reveal the financiers and subscribers of pre-election surveys as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is determined in getting the information from them.

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