Editorial: Recycling election garbage

The election season in the Philippines has definitely contributed to the waste problem in the country.Even prior to the official start of the campaign period, some incumbent politicians seeking reelection, veterans seeking a comeback and rookies seeking political power had posted tarps or installed gargantuan billboards with their humongous images along major thoroughfares. When the […]

Cordova mayor-elect to answer accusations of election fraud

CORDOVA Mayor-elect Cesar “Didoy” Suan is confident that the “rule of law” will prevail, and he praised the integrity of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) amid his opponent’s allegations of irregularities during the election.He said he would answer defeated reelectionist Mayor Mary Therese “Teche” Sitoy-Cho’s allegations this week.Suan, an incumbent municipal councilor of Cordova, defeated […]

Samsam urges Bucao to accept defeat

TALISAY City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. has urged his erstwhile ally Vice Mayor Alan Bucao to accept defeat as the latter’s supporters continue their prayer rallies in front of the City Hall.“I respect their right to protest and to voice out their stand. That is the reason why I let them hold rallies […]

98 arrested in CPPO’s gun ban ops

NINETY-EIGHT people have been apprehended in Cebu Province for violating the election gun ban.The election gun ban began on Jan. 29, 2022.Col. Engelbert Soriano, chief of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO), told reporters that since the election gun ban began, they have confiscated around 108 unlicensed firearms, 20 bladed weapons and 149 assorted ammunition.Majority […]

Business groups want to see a well-organized elections, ‘clear’ results in 2022 

BUSINESS groups want to see a well-organized election next year, with adjustments made in proceedings in consideration of the coronavirus pandemic, and are hoping for a ‘clear’ result that would give the country’s new leader an indisputable mandate.    Rizalina G. Mantaring, Management Association of the Philippines National Issues Committee co-chair, said changes should be made to have a successful […]

Fujitsu Analyzes Japanese Election Data in Joint Project with Nikkei, Publisher of Japan’s Largest Financial Newspaper

TOKYO, Oct 18, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Fujitsu Limited conducted a joint data analysis project with Nikkei Inc., leveraging data analysis tools including Foundry from Palantir Technologies in order to provide new insights into the Japanese electoral process. Drawing on the knowledge of Nikkei, the joint project aims to provide readers and […]

Postponement of Bangsamoro parliamentary election hurdles House 2nd reading 

THE PROPOSED three-year postponement of the 2022 election for 80 parliament members in the Bangsamoro region was approved on second reading at the House of Representatives on Thursday, a day after a counterpart bill was similarly passed by the Senate.    With 39 ‘yes’ votes, 4 ‘no’, and 0 abstention, three House committees — Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, Muslim Affairs, and […]

SC asked to reject Marcos appeal

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo on Friday asked the Supreme Court to reject the motion for reconsideration filed by losing vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. The tribunal earlier ordered her to comment on the appeal made by the son of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. in his election […]