Comelec: Follow rules on checkpoints, gun control Created on January 18, 2013, 5:36 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has urged police and military personnel to observe the rules in implementing checkpoints and gun control for the upcoming May polls.
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said that passengers of public utility vehicles need not get off during inspections while doors and compartments of private cars should not be opened.

Senate, House leaders to meet on priority bills this week Created on January 18, 2013, 3:00 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - Leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate will meet this weekend to agree on a list of pending bills to be prioritized for approval during the remaining nine session days before the 15th Congress goes on a break for the campaign period.

Pay Poll Teachers in Advance – Sen. Marcos Created on January 18, 2013, 2:21 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) should pay in advance the full payment of teachers who will man the May 2013 mid-term national and local elections, a senator said yesterday.

“The Comelec wants a fair and honest elections but fairness should also be accorded to our teachers by paying them in full ahead of the May political exercise,” said Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr.

Senatorial bets want to abolish pork barrel Created on January 18, 2013, 2:21 am Posted by nup

OATH. Senatorial candidates present at the debate in the University of the Philippines on January 18, 2013 sign a pledge listing their electoral promises to the youth. File photo

MANILA, Philippines - If elected, what would lesser known senatorial candidates do with their pork barrel?

For most of the candidates present at the senatorial debate organized by the University of the Philippines-Diliman Student Council on Thursday, January 17, the answer is none -- because they would choose to abolish the fund.

4 media rules for election bets Created on January 18, 2013, 2:19 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - There's no going around it anymore, candidates. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is putting a stop to the creative ways of candidates who try to get media exposure beyond prescribed airtime limits.

Comelec will begin counting the minutes on February 12, the start of the official campaign period, up to May 11. Each candidate is allowed 120 minutes of advertising in all TV networks and 180 minutes in all radio networks.

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