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Why past nuisance candidates can attempt to run every election

The self-proclaimed—that is, imagined—husband of Kris Aquino was unfazed when he filed his candidacy for senator in next year’s mid-term polls despite several failed attempts in previous years. Magtira sought to run twice in the past, including for the post of president, but the Commission on Elections disqualified him as a “nuisance candidate.” In the […] The post Why past nuisance candidates can attempt to run every election appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonOct 12th, 2018

[OPINION] What are the limits of Comelec s social media monitoring?

The terrain of election campaigning has radically evolved in the past decade. From the traditional rallies and house-to-house visits, candidates' preferred strategy shifted to radio and TV advertisements in the late 1990s to 2000s. In the last two elections, we witnessed how campaigning significantly expanded to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2019

‘Nuisance’ petition no ‘kiss of death’ for 95 Senate hopefuls: Comelec spokesman

Landing in a petition against “nuisance” candidates is not “kiss of death” for 95 senatorial aspirants, an election official said Tuesday, but insisted that “good intentions” alone would not qualify them to run in next year’s midterm polls. Source link link: ‘Nuisance’ petition no ‘kiss of death’ for 95 Senate hopefuls: Comelec spokesman.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Solon Wants Nuisance Candidates Penalized

Citing numerous nuisance bets, who filed their candidacy for senator in the 2019 mid-term polls, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is urging the Senate to hasten the passage of a bill that seeks to institutionalize the definition of nuisance candidates and hold them liable for election offenses. Gatchalian, who filed Senate Bill 911, which seeks to amend […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Comelec prohibits candidates from engaging in theatrics

The usual fanfare that goes along with the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) may be a thing of the past.   The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has limited the number of supporters who may accompany national candidates in an attempt to make the process a "dignified" exercise.   If in the past it was a free-for-all, the Comelec now limits to only four the number of people who may accompany senatorial candidates in filing their COCs at the poll body's head office at Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila.   Five-day filing   For party-list applicants, only 10 are allowed, including the group's five nominees.   Comelec s...Keep on reading: Comelec prohibits candidates from engaging in theatrics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Pakistan, terrorism and elections

A deadly suicide bombing at a campaign rally in Southwestern Pakistan shocked the nationon Friday. The country had been in full campaign mode ahead of general elections to be held at the end of the month. It was the latest headline in a hectic, chaotic and now deadly run-up to polls. The death toll inFriday'ssuicide bombing reached 149on Sundaywhen officials found that some bodies had not been brought to any hospital, according to Dawn newspaper. The country has been in the grip of renewed attacks by terrorists who have targeted three election candidates in blasts, killing more than 170 people and injuring over 200 others over the past weeks. Islamic State terrorists have claimed re...Keep on reading: Pakistan, terrorism and elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Albanian opposition given time to register for June 18 polls

TIRANA — Albania's election authorities have extended for a few days the registration period for candidates for the June polls in an attempt to get participa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2017

‘Don’t invite candidates to graduations’

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged government agencies and public schools to steer clear of inviting to their events candidates who are running in the May midterm election.   Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said on Friday that while there was no specific provision prohibiting candidates from being invited to speak in functions or in graduation ceremonies, it would be prudent to avoid tapping them so these agencies and schools would not be accused of engaging in partisan activities.   "If you were to force your staff to listen to someone speak and be political at that event then you might be imposing your political views on them. It's the appearance o...Keep on reading: ‘Don’t invite candidates to graduations’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Crunch time as Nigeria goes to the polls

LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigeria made final preparations Friday, February 15, on the eve of a presidential election, with candidates pitting continuity against reform in a battle between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and his main rival Atiku Abubakar. Buhari, the 76-year-old leader of Africa's most populous nation was elected in 2015 on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Comelec: Report candidates who use gov’t resources to campaign

    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) are calling on the public to report candidates who are using government resources to advance their campaign for the midterm elections in May.   "Let us document everything and report these actions and behaviors," Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said on Thursday.   Jimenez cited the Omnibus Election Code, which prohibits any officer or employee in civil service, except those holding political offices, from intervening, directly or indirectly, in any election campaign or engaging in any partisan political activity.   Monitoring 'supply officer...Keep on reading: Comelec: Report candidates who use gov’t resources to campaign.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Poison politics

“In politics stupidity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon Bonaparte NEW YORK CITY – The best season to lose friends and shatter a relationship with some relatives in the Philippines is during the election season. During the elections, forget about kinship, fraternal affinity, pinagsamahan or past and present camaraderie; never mind the investment on utang […] The post Poison politics appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Candidates, beware: Law bans bribery, cash gifts, donations

UNDER ELECTION laws, they were not yet officially considered to be candidates, and therefore not yet incurring campaign expenditures, until after the official campaign period had started. But under anti-graft and anti-corruption laws, several candidates in the May 2019 elections may be unable to escape legal liability for incurring millions of pesos of pre-campaign ads. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Bong Go, Hugpong pals kick off senatorial campaign

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and senatorial candidates endorsed by the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) party kicked off their election bids Tuesday before a huge crowd at the Pampanga Provincial Capitol in San Fernando. “Napakalaking bagay po ang tulong at pag-endorso ng Partidong HNP, ” Go said, beaming and obliging […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Opposition: May elections a referendum on Duterte

The midterm elections will shape up to be a referendum not only on President Rodrigo Duterte's three-year administration but also on the people's capacity to vote wisely, according to members of the opposition Otso Diretso slate. Sounding a message of resistance to the President's populist policies, the Liberal Party (LP)-led coalition launched its nationwide door-to-door campaign in Caloocan City on the first day of the election season on Tuesday. "We are the alternative candidates," civil society leader Samira Gutoc said at a press conference attended by all members of the team, except former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who opted to kick off his campaign in his hometown...Keep on reading: Opposition: May elections a referendum on Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

PH midterm election campaign period officially starts | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Day one of the campaign period kicks off with House Speaker Gloria Arroyo lending her star power to President Rodrigo Duterte's senatorial candidates during their campaign launch in her home province of Pampanga. The Department of Health says 6 people died due to measles in Central Luzon from January 1 to February ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Palace to candidates: Abide by election rules

Malacañang advised yesterday all local and national candidates in the coming May elections to strictly abide by election laws to ensure clean, fair and honest elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Senatorial candidates kick off election campaign

SENATORIAL candidates under Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) kicked off their election campaign in Pampanga on Tuesday, while the opposition Liberal Party’s eight candidates under the Otso Diretso banner began their stumping in Caloocan City, a hotspot in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s drug war......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

United opposition only way to defeat admin slate – Juana Change

  MANILA, Philippines --- Activist-comedienne Mae "Juana Change" Paner said Tuesday that the only way to beat administration senatorial candidates in this year's midterm election is for the opposition to get their acts together in unity. On the sidelines of Otso Diretso's sortie in Caloocan City, Paner called on former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to support his co-candidates in the opposition amid rumors of discord between him and the rest of the coalition's senatorial bets. Paner said Roxas should realize that a concerted effort is needed if the opposition wants to beat senatorial candidates backed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Of the eight members of Otso Diretso, onl...Keep on reading: United opposition only way to defeat admin slate – Juana Change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

President is endorsing my candidacy – Pimentel

MANILA, Philippines - Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Tuesday affirmed President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement of his Senate bid.   In a photo shared by Pimentel with reporters, Duterte can be seenraising the hand of the lawmaker while extending a fist bump, a signature pose of the President's Partido Demokratiko Pilipino - Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party.     Pimentel is PDP-Laban president while Duterte is the party's chairman. "Hindi pa ba ito endorsement?" he wrote to accompany the photo. Duterte, in the past, has made public his endorsements for 11 senatorial candidates - four of the five PDP-Laban bets and seven others. The Presid...Keep on reading: President is endorsing my candidacy – Pimentel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Comelec issues final call for removal of illegal posters

On the eve of the deadline for dismantling illegal campaign materials, such ads were still up outside common poster areas in several areas in Metro Manila. On Monday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) issued a notice reminding all candidates and parties to immediately remove all prohibited forms of election propaganda before the start of the campaign period. Otherwise, the candidate or party shall be presumed to have committed the election offense during the campaign period for national or local candidates, the Comelec said. Prohibited election materials are those posted outside common poster areas, such as parks and markets, the poll body said. Those posted in privat...Keep on reading: Comelec issues final call for removal of illegal posters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Sara Duterte’s ‘Hugpong’ kicks off campaign in Pampanga

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga --- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's Hugpong ng Pagbabago party (HNP) kicks off its 90-day election campaign on Tuesday here in the province of Pampanga.   HNP's initial campaign event is set in San Fernando Provincial Capitol grounds, to be attended by Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda and House Speaker Gloria Arroyo.   Duterte-Carpio's party is also set to stage a separate campaign rally in Angeles City on Tuesday afternoon.   Pampanga is the bailiwick Pineda, chair of regional party Kambilan, which sealed an alliance with the HNP last year.   The presidential daughter's party is endorsing 13 candidates for senatorin...Keep on reading: Sara Duterte’s ‘Hugpong’ kicks off campaign in Pampanga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019