Duterte’s cheap political tricks

Duterte’s cheap political tricks

On Monday night, Rodrigo Duterte unleashed his most unkind commentary against a city mayor whom he described as a “call boy.” That was a below-the-belt punch aimed at a potential political opponent.The ugly season of political mudslinging has started with the...
‘Premature campaigns not within Comelec jurisdiction’

‘Premature campaigns not within Comelec jurisdiction’

PressOnePH, Nikko Balbedina Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez on Monday said the official campaign period has not yet started and “premature campaigns” were outside the poll body’s jurisdiction.  Jimenez made the statement in reaction to...
Long-time Duterte lawyer named new Comelec commissioner

Long-time Duterte lawyer named new Comelec commissioner

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday announced the nomination of Michael Braganza Peloton as its new commissioner. Peloton, a Davaoeño, was a long-time lawyer of President Rodrigo Duterte, according to an ABS-CBN report. Comelec chairman Sheriff Abas said...
Some Luzon events suspended due to COVID-19 scare

Some Luzon events suspended due to COVID-19 scare

Mayor Benjamin Magalong of Baguio City (file photo) Amid the threat of the deadly 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), local government units in Luzon had either canceled or postponed previously scheduled events and other crowd-drawing activities as...
Plebiscite to rename Compostela Valley set

Plebiscite to rename Compostela Valley set

By Rommel F. Lopez The people of Compostela Valley will soon get to choose if they want to rename their province into Davao de Oro. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set December 7, Saturday, as the plebiscite day for the ratification of Republic Act No. 11297...