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Congress to probe 2016 polls

Senator Binay files resolution to convene congressional oversight committee MASSIVE cheating allegations in the 2016 polls will now be put under the spotlight as Sen. Nancy Binay pressed her colleagues over the weekend to immediately convene the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee and start its mandate of reviewing how the Automated…

‘Bautista will quit’

Embattled Comelec chief would rather resign than face impeachment, says Palace legal counsel BELEAGUERED Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista will resign if he is impeached by the House of Representatives. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo made this fearless forecast yesterday. "The Comelec chair…

Andy’s ‘hidden wealth’

Fruit of a poisonous tree, says DuterteYouth THE Duterte Youth, a youth organization supporting the current administration, believes the allegedly nearly P1 billion worth of ill-gotten wealth of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista may have come from Smartmatic. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The alleged ill-gotten wealth of…

House okays new date for bgy and SK polls

BACKED by 213 solons, the measure that seeks to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections this year was approved on third and final reading in the House of Representatives. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Only 10 lawmakers, mostly members of the Makabayan bloc, opposed the passage of House…

77M ballots for barangay, SK polls

THE Commission on Elections would have to print at least 77,658,205 ballots should the October 31 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections push through. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Director James Jimenez, Comelec spokesman, said this is based on the report of the Election and Barangay Affairs Department to the En…
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‘Chiz’ sets own quiz on Comelec head issue

ASIDE from the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, the committee on banks, financial institutions and currencies might conduct a separate probe into the allegations of ill-gotten wealth against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista that his own wife earlier made public. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero,…

Poe chides bank for failing to raise Bautista red flag

SENATOR Grace Poe castigated officials of Luzon Development Bank for not raising a “red flag” on the deposit of Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista considering that the poll body chief is a “politically exposed person.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Bautista being the Comelec chief, LDB should have given…

House panel okays polls’ resetting

DESPITE the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) spending of at least P200 million for the village poll preparations, the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approved yesterday a consolidated bill seeking to reset the scheduled October 23, 2017 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to May 14, 2018 with a…
  • Published in Nation

House panel okays polls’ resetting

DESPITE the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) spending of at least P200 million for the village poll preparations, the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approved yesterday a consolidated bill seeking to reset the scheduled October 23, 2017 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to May 14, 2018 with a…
  • Published in Nation

Comelec chief no show at House hearing

THE deliberation on the budget of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) was deferred yesterday due to the absence of Chairman Andres Bautista. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Comelec chief is embroiled in a scandal stemming from his wife’s claims that he has hidden wealth worth nearly P1 billion. During…
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