Westmincom units ordered to ensure peaceful, orderly polls

Units under the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) were directed to ensure the peaceful and orderly conduct of the May 9 national and local elections in their areas of jurisdiction. The units under Westmincom are the Army’s 1st, 11th, and 6th Infantry Divisions that have jurisdiction over the Zamboanga Peninsula, Lanao del Norte, parts of Lanao […]

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DOH belies ‘unfounded rumors’ of Covid surge before polls

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday categorically denied “unfounded rumors” that it will report a coronavirus surge days before the May 9 elections and pin the blame on campaign rallies. A tweet posted on April 28 about a supposed DOH-declared surge garnered over 11,000 “likes” and 2,213 retweets. It alleged that two days before […]

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NTF-ELCAC ‘crowning glory’ of Duterte admin

The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in Western Visayas (RTF6-ELCAC) has praised President Rodrigo Duterte for his strong commitment to put an end to the 53-year-old insurgency perpetrated by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army -National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF). Prosecutor Flosemer Chris Gonzales, RTF6-ELCAC spokesperson, on Saturday said the […]

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Pinoys in US voice support for PH consulate over delay flak

More than 1,000 Filipinos voiced their support for the Philippine Consulate General in New York, which was criticized over the delayed mailing of election materials. Filipino community leader Dr. Crispin Fernandez, who was among those who initiated a manifesto, said they lament the attempt by other Filipinos to “put into doubt the impartiality” of the […]

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Stopping vote-buying a personal conviction: Comelec

Ending vote-buying depends on one’s personal conviction as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it cannot catch violators all the time. During Friday’s livestream of “Let’s talk MisOcc (Misamis Occidental)” organized by the Philippine Information Agency, Comelec-Region 10 officer, lawyer Gina Zayas-Sabio said it is up to the voters themselves to not accept bribe money. […]

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