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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

Hearings on Sereno, Bautista cases slated

THE House committee on justice will begin on Wednesday next week the marathon hearings on the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista after the plenary yesterday referred these verified complaints to the panel. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This was…
  • 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…

Ruling vs Comelec hailed

THE Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has ruled that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should shoulder the storage fees for the safekeeping of ballot boxes and other election materials in diplomatic posts used in the last election. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a resolution, the PET directed…

Andy, kids victims in marital woe

THE controversies around Comelec chief Andres Bautista could be overwhelming to someone hearing about it for the first time. For those following the issue, it could be confusing with so many allegations. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It started with Tisha’s complaint. Now, there are talks about then chief Justice…
  • Published in Opinion

Poe and Sotto are right -- Bautista must be probed asap

THE shocking revelations recently made by Patricia, the estranged wife of Comelec Chair Andres Bautista, have also inevitably brought out into the open some side issues which may have far-reaching effects, including the possibility that Chair Bautista may face impeachment if proven he used his position to gain wealth illegally…
  • Published in Opinion

Family feud swak sa pulitika?

MAY mabentang telenobela ngayon: ang umaatikabong banatan sa pagitan nina Comelec chief Andres “Andy” Bautista at asawang Patricia “Tisha” Cruz. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hango sa totoong buhay, klasikong halimbawa raw ito ng pagsasamantala ng mga personal na isyu para sa pulitikal na interes at pera. Ayon sa mga…
  • Published in Opinion

Cheaper to keep her

WHAT happened to Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista reminded me of a song by Johnnie Taylor way back in 1973. The song is entitled ‘Cheaper to Keep Her’. I guess there’s no more explaining why the song could mean a lot to Bautista now. * * * Owing…
  • Published in Opinion
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