HIS sister is the governor of the province in her 3rd and last term. His father is a former governor and now congressman in Cebu’s 2nd district. He has two brothers who are town mayors and an in-law who is a mayor.
But for 3rd district Rep. Pablo John “PJ” Garcia, who has filed his candidacy for governor as her sister runs for his present post, political dynasties do not exist in the country.
The Commission on Elections employees' union has called on the poll body leadership to prioritize the protection and welfare of poll workers, especially those in the frontlines.
The group made the appeal after the tongue-lashing incident in Sta. Ana town in Cagayan where an election officer was berated by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on October 31, the last day of voter registration process.
"The tongue lashing incident in Cagayan draws attention to the dangers, rigors and pressures faced daily by Comelec rank and file employees," the group's national president Mac Ramirez said.
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III will not meddle with the so-called showdown in Congress this week to move the Reproductive Health (RH) bill forward.
RH bill proponents in the House of Representatives plan to get the bill discussed on the plenary floor and force a vote on various amendments. The measure’s supporters and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr have decried the delays.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer on Thursday signed an agreement with GMA Network, Smart Communications and Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) company to team up in covering the 2013 midterm elections.
The memorandum of agreement—also signed by the PDI’s online website INQUIRER.net, leading schools and universities, the business sector, and social and civic organizations—calls on all parties to “cooperate and merge respective competencies to have comprehensive, objective and nonpartisan” media coverage of the elections.
Smart, led by its chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, and PLDT, represented by its president and chief executive officer Napoleon Nazareno, agreed to be the telecommunications provider of the coverage.
The Senate in the first Congress established after the Edsa Revolt passed an antipolitical dynasty measure drafted shortly after the ratification of the 1987 Constitution that called for such a move, the author of the measure told the Senate committee on electoral reforms Thursday.
Former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr., a senator in the 8th Congress and the author of Senate Bill No. 82 in 1987, said that a week after the Senate approved his antidynasty bill, a House leader told him that the chamber would not approve the measure.