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ABANTE: INTEGRATE VOTER EDUCATION IN CURRICULA

With the 2022 national elections less than a year away, Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. on Thursday urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to integrate a voter education program in its curricula, one that would provide future voters with criteria for choosing candidates––especially those vying for the two highest positions in the land. “Next year […]

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WHAT WERE THE 35 MOST DIFFICULT PROVINCES TO PENETRATE FOR PARTY-LIST GROUPS IN 2019?

In an election where 40% of incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid, anybody and everybody would wonder why, and how.This article will not attempt to answer why 17 out of the 46 incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid in the 2019 midterm elections. It will, however, emphasize how difficult it was, […]

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HOW DID 75% OF PARTY-LIST GROUPS WIN IN 2019?

In an election where 40% of incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid, anybody and everybody would wonder why, and how. This article will not attempt to answer why 17 out of the 46 incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid in the 2019 midterm elections. It will, however, make a pitch on […]

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ELECTRIC COOPS MUST HAVE ANTI-COVID-19 MEASURES IN PLACE FOR PUBLIC EVENTS — NEA

LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental—The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has advised all electric cooperatives (ECs) to strictly observe all precautionary measures against the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in organizing public gatherings, such as its Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA).  NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong issued the statement during a consultative meeting between the NEA Board of Administrators (BOA) and […]

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SENATE APPROVES BRGY, SK ELECTIONS POSTPONEMENT BILL

Senators have approved the postponement of the May 2020 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to December 5, 2022, effectively extending to another year the term of office of incumbent village and youth leaders. With all of the 21 senators present voting in the affirmative, Senate Bill No. 1043, was passed on third and final […]

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HOUSE MUST PASS MEASURE POSTPONING 2020 BARANGAY POLLS — REP. DY

House Committee on Local Government Vice Chair and Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy V called on his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass a measure postponing the 2020 barangay elections as he emphasized the limitations faced by incumbent barangay executives who had less than two years to implement their barangays’ plans, […]

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HOLD BARANGAY, SK ELECTIONS AFTER 2022 PRESIDENTIAL POLLS – GO

Senator Bong Go has expressed support for the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. “I support the postponement of the elections as it will give the next President a chance to work hand in hand with the new Barangay and SK officials to synchronize and accomplish their projects and programs,” Go said at […]

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POSTPONE BARANGAY, SK ELECTIONS – GO

Senator Bong Go reiterated his call to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections currently scheduled for May 2020. In a public hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People’s Participation joint with Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes; Local Government; and Finance Committees, Go expressed the need for an extension […]

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BARANGAY EXECS WELCOME DUTERTE PUSH TO POSTPONE BARANGAY POLLS — DY

Barangay officials across the country are thanking President Rodrigo Duterte for calling on Congress to enact a measure to postpone the barangay elections, saying this would allow them to focus on serving their constituents instead of being distracted by politics. “If barangay elections are held next year as originally scheduled, that will only give them […]

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I OFFER MY VICTORY TO MY LATE FATHER – ANGARA

Reelected Senator Sonny Angara has vowed to push for vital measures that would improve the lives of members of vulnerable sectors, such as senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).  Angara said he will prioritize bills seeking to double the pension for the elderly, create a national commission for seniors, increase the wages for teachers, […]