Senate OK’s bicam report postponing village, youth council elections to Oct. 2023

THE SENATE has ratified the bicameral conference committee report postponing village and youth council elections to October 2023 from December this year.  During the plenary session on Wednesday, Senator Joseph Victor “JV” G. Ejercito said the consolidated version of Senate Bill No. 1306 and House Bill No. 4673 used the Senate version as working draft.    […]

House panel OK’s substitute bill for village, youth council election postponement 

A SUBSTITUTE bill postponing the December 2022 village and youth council elections to 2023 has been approved by the House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms.   “Through series of approved motions in the last meeting, we agreed as a committee to craft a substitute bill, consolidating more than thirty bills filed,” Mountain Province Rep. Maximo […]

Postponing village, youth council elections will more than double budget to P18B  

PHILSTAR THE PROPOSED one-year postponement of the December 2022 elections for village and youth council leaders will mean a budget requirement of up to P18 billion, more than double the current P8.44-billion allocation, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair said on Tuesday.    Comelec Chairman George Erwin M. Garcia told senators during the Electoral Reforms and […]

FIFA suspends Indian football federation for undue influence

THE International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to “undue influence from third parties,” world soccer’s governing body said on Monday. The suspension also means that the Under-17 women’s World Cup, which was scheduled to take place in India from Oct. 11-30, cannot be […]

House panel approves postponement of village, youth council elections to Dec. 2023

A HOUSE of Representatives committee on Tuesday voted to postpone the village and youth council elections by a year to December 2023. The House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, chaired by Mountain Province Rep. Maximo V. Dalog, Jr., approved a still unnumbered substitute bill setting the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to Dec. […]

IT expert named new Comelec commissioner; watchdog pushes for changes in voter registration 

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has appointed Nelson J. Celis as a commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).   “I am pleased to transmit the nomination letter of Mr. Nelson Java Celis signed by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., for a term expiring on February 2, 2029,” according to an appointment letter signed by Executive […]

Facebook took down 5 million pieces of content leading up to PHL elections — Meta

By Patricia B. Mirasol, Reporter Facebook, the Meta-owned social media platform, removed five million pieces of content on Facebook and Instagram in the four months leading up to the Philippine national elections and the week following (Jan. 9–May 16).  They were all in violation of Facebook’s violence and incitement policies, according to Meta in an […]

EOC: Covid case surge unlikely after elections

A CITY Hall official is confident that cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Cebu City will remain low after the May 9, 2022 elections.Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said Monday, May 2, that the possibility of another surge after the elections is remote.Garganera added that more than […]