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Comelec expects higher overseas voter turnout this year

By Ferdinand Patinio  MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping that participation of Filipinos working and living abroad in the May 9 polls will surpass voter turnout in previous polls. According to Comelec Commissioner Marlon Casquejo, they are targeting 36 to 37 percent of overseas voters’ participation. “Not all have submitted yet. So, hopefully, the … Continue reading

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Guanzon dissenting opinion ready on DQ case vs. Marcos

By Ferdinand Patinio  Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon (File photo) MANILA – Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division presiding Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Wednesday said she already has her dissenting opinion and only waiting for the ponente of the three disqualification cases against presidential aspirant Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr. to release the ruling. Guanzon said the document was … Continue reading

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More petition seeking to disqualify Marcos filed

By Ferdinand Patinio   Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Another petition seeking to disqualify former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. from running for president in the May 2022 polls was filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday. The petitioners, including labor leader Saturnino Cunanan Ocampo, claimed Marcos should … Continue reading

Comelec eyes proclamation of new senators Tuesday afternoon
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Comelec eyes proclamation of new senators Tuesday afternoon

Comelec eyes proclamation of new senators Tuesday afternoon By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is eyeing to proclaim the 12 winning senators on Tuesday afternoon. However, Education and Information Department assistant director Frances Arabe noted that the proclamation of the winning party-list groups will be made on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Comelec orders DavSur candidate to stop appearing on TV

Comelec orders DavSur candidate to stop appearing on TV By Lilian Mellejor DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has directed a candidate for Davao del Sur provincial council to stop appearing on her own television program until the end of the campaign period. Davao del Sur Provincial Election Supervisor Jennifer … Continue reading

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Comelec optimistic to get high voter turnout in Overseas Absentee Voting

Comelec optimistic to get high voter turnout in OAV By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said it is ‘cautiously’ optimistic that overseas absentee voting (OAV) for the May 13 midterm elections will have a high voter turnout. This after Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez noted that a … Continue reading

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Comelec reveals poll bets with registered social media accounts

Comelec reveals poll bets with registered social media accounts By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday released the names of senatorial candidates and party-list groups that have so far registered the website name and web address of their official blog and/or social media pages. As of Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Bautista vacates Comelec post Monday afternoon

Bautista vacates Comelec post Monday afternoon By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista on Monday officially left his office after receiving a letter from Malacanang that his resignation has been accepted “effective immediately.” In a press conference late Monday afternoon, the poll body chief said he … Continue reading

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Bautista saddened by House nod on impeach rap

Bautista saddened by House nod on impeach rap By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista said it is unfortunate that the earlier decision by members of the House Justice Committee to dismiss the impeachment complaint filed against him was overturned by Congress. The decision of the Lower … Continue reading