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Printing of ballots delayed for the 4th time

Printing of ballots delayed for the 4th time

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL THE printing of official ballots for the 2016 presidential polls has been postponed anew, this time due to software..

February 10, 2016
Comelec warns violators as official campaign gets underway

Comelec warns violators as official campaign gets underway

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL DAY One of the official campaign season and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave candidates its last warning..

February 10, 2016
Comelec unveils mockup accessible precinct

Comelec unveils mockup accessible precinct

Text and photos by MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL WHAT are the features of an accessible polling place (APP) for voters with disabilities?..

February 8, 2016
Follow rules on posting of ads, candidates told

Follow rules on posting of ads, candidates told

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL A week before official campaign period kicks off, the Commission on Elections has warned candidates to comply with..

February 5, 2016
Electoral reform group pushes checklist on choosing bets

Electoral reform group pushes checklist on choosing bets

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL WHOM should you vote for this coming election? Amid the plethora of surveys and political ads before the official..

February 3, 2016
Aquino urged to sign into law PWD VAT exemption bill

Aquino urged to sign into law PWD VAT exemption bill

A prominent disability organization has urged president Benigno Aquino III to sign into law a bill granting persons with disabilities..

January 25, 2016
Talk about issues, platforms, urges poll watchdog

Talk about issues, platforms, urges poll watchdog

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL PLATFORMS over personalities. Four months before the elections, a poll watchdog has urged candidates, voters and..

January 21, 2016
Take part in debates, Comelec urges candidates

Take part in debates, Comelec urges candidates

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL CANDIDATES for the presidency and vice presidency will not be compelled to attend the nationwide debates the..

January 15, 2016

Bicam approves VAT exemption for PWDs

THE Senate and House of Representatives Bicameral Conference Committee approved a bill Dec. 15 exempting persons with disabilities (PWDs)..

December 23, 2015
More voices calling for an end to impunity

More voices calling for an end to impunity

By CONG B. CORRALES  CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Former community organizers who had put up strong opposition against a repressive regime..

December 13, 2015
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