Philippines

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

Philippines

PRRD appoints Casquejo as Comelec commissioner

PRRD appoints Casquejo as Comelec commissioner By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Marlon Sabucido Casquejo as new commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Duterte signed his appointment papers on June 18 to fill up the post vacated by Christian Robert S. Lim whose seven-year term as Comelec … Continue reading