MANILA - Classes in the province of Camarines Sur and the city of Naga were suspended until Friday due to the damage caused by Christmas storm Usman, local executives said Wednesday. The suspension in Camarines Sur was done to "ensure the safety of everyone, especially of school children, and to give more time to their families to recover from the recent typhoon," Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte said. Classes will resume in both areas on January 7. Both Camarines Sur and Naga are under a state of calamity. In Naga, some school campuses and barangays have yet to be cleaned up and some are still flooded due to abnormally high water levels at the Bicol and Naga Rivers, said Mayor John Bongat. Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest updates on the weather. 15 storm-survival tips How to prepare your own flood survival kit … [Read more...] about #WalangPasok: Camarines Sur, Naga suspend classes until Friday
MANILA - The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo has asked the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to resolve its motion to investigate the alleged leak of election data to lawyer Glenn Chong. In a motion filed on Wednesday, the lawyers of Robredo reiterated their plea that the PET look into how the former Biliran representative obtained Commission on Elections audit logs from Ragay town in Camarines Sur. Chong presented the audit logs before a hearing of the Senate committee on electoral reforms and also posted photos on his Facebook account, claiming he got the data from the Senate Electoral Tribunal in the electoral protest filed by Francis Tolentino. Unconvinced, Robredo filed the motion before the PET in September noting that Ragay, Camarines Sur was not part of Tolentino’s case. Robredo wanted to know how Chong, who denied representing former Senator Bongbong Marcos, got hold of the audit logs which are supposed to be exclusive to parties to an … [Read more...] about VP Leni asks PET to resolve motion to investigate leak of COMELEC data
Nagpatuloy nitong Lunes ang paghahain ng kandidatura ng mga nais tumakbo sa halalan sa susunod na taon. Bukod sa mga nagnanais tumakbo bilang mga opisyal ng mga lokalidad at lalawigan, tinututukan din ang mga tatakbo para sa Kamara at sa 12 bukas na puwesto sa Senado. Kabilang sa mga nagsumite ng kanilang certificates of candidacy (COC) nitong Lunes ang mga sumusunod: SENADO Cynthia Villar — Kakandidato si Cynthia Villar para sa kaniyang ikalawang termino sa Senado. Siya ang pumangalawa kay kapwa reelectionist senator Grace Poe sa isang Pulse Asia survey na idinaos noong nakaraang buwan, ukol sa 2019 senatorial race. Si Villar ang misis ng dating senador na si Manuel "Manny" Villar at siya rin ang chairperson ng Senate committee on agriculture and food. Ilan sa mga ipinasa niyang batas ang Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016, Youth Entrepreneurship Act, at Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016. Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu — Sasabak sa karera sa pagkasenador … [Read more...] about HALALAN 2019: Mga naghain ng kandidatura nitong Lunes, Oktubre 15
Or are you hoping the Supreme Court will shave Robredo’s votes for you Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the losing candidate in the 2016 vice presidential election, and the son of the vicious, brutal, plundering dictator, is now accusing Vice President Leni Robredo of cheating in the elections—in her own province. Why would she need to do this when she had the province of Camarines Sur in the bag long before the May 2016 elections? Marcos Junior claims he was cheated in CamSur. He only got 41,219 votes. Robredo won there with 664,190 votes. Just as Davao region was expected and did vote for its beloved “son” Rodrigo Duterte, Camarines Sur was expected to vote for its beloved “daughter”, Leni. Even the political kingpins of CamSur predicted her win way before the campaign season started. In early October 2015, just as Robredo and Marcos Jr. filed their certificates of candidacy, former Camarines Sur Governor Luis “LRay” … [Read more...] about OPINION: C’mon, Bongbong Marcos, why would Leni Robredo have to cheat in her home province?
This latest installment of "PCIJ's Primer on Federalism - Stats on the state of the regions: Who will rule? Send in the clans" focuses on the preponderance of the same political families that have run and won again and again, simultaneously for different posts, in the last five elections. PCIJ's Primer on Federalism - Stats on the state of the regions: Who will rule? Send in the clans A "SELF-EXECUTING" ban on political dynasties is supposedly one of the crown jewels of the draft constitution for the pitch to shift to a federal system of government. It is paired with a proposed ban on turncoatism, or candidates changing political parties between elections or during election campaigns. These are supposed to limit the opportunities for the powerful few to continue to have considerable clout, as well as to prevent candidates from repeatedly making a mockery of the political-party system. But there are a few big ifs. Drafted by the 22-member Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 … [Read more...] about Unpacking federalism: Who will rule? Send in the clans