Comelec checks COCs for candidates’ names

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here is reviewing the filed certificates of candidacy (COCs), particularly the contenders’ names that will appear on the ballot if they follow the guideline of not exceeding 30 characters.

In an interview on Saturday, City Comelec Elections Assistant Jonathan Sayno …

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3-cornered gubernatorial fight emerges in Maguindanao

A three-cornered rivalry for the gubernatorial post for Maguindanao emerged Friday afternoon after a third-termer board member filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) before the provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) office here.

Lawyer Udtog Tago, Maguindanao election supervisor, said three-termer Maguindanao Board Member Datu Yasser …

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3 candidates in Bataan unopposed

Three candidates in this province for the May 2022 national and local elections are running unopposed based on the certified list released on Saturday by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here.

Without opponent are 2nd District Rep. Jose Enrique “Joet” Garcia III, who is running …

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Tropical Storm Maring intensifies

Tropical Storm Maring has intensified and remains a large tropical cyclone, the weather bureau reported Saturday.

In its Tropical Cyclone Bulletin 7, issued at 5 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Maring” was estimated at 875 km. east of Catarman, …

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UN mourns passing of CHR chief Gascon

The United Nations Philippines sent its sympathies to the bereaved families and friends of Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon who passed away on Saturday morning due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) complications.

“The human rights community in the Philippines …

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’Maring’ maintains strength

The center of Tropical Storm Maring was estimated based on all available data at 745 km East of Catarman, Northern Samar, or 840 km East of Southern Luzon, based on the weather advisory released 5. p.m. Saturday by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services …

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Buy-bust yields P450-K shabu in Butuan

A total of 100 grams of shabu valued at PHP450,000 were seized in buy-bust by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Caraga (PDEA-13) at around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday in Purok 9, Barangay Doongan here.

PDEA-13 Information Officer Dindo Abellanosa told Philippine News Agency that …

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