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.

AMLC, COA, BIR to check campaign spending Created on January 18, 2013, 2:17 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has deputized the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), the Commission on Audit (COA), and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to assist poll officials in monitoring candidates' compliance with the country's campaign finance laws, according to a new resolution issued on Wednesday, January 16.


Comelec sees no violation Created on January 17, 2013, 3:10 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - There is no more rule against early campaigning, so Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes sees nothing wrong with President Aquino’s provincial tour accompanied by candidates of the ruling Liberal Party (LP).

Philippines to regulate Internet election adverts Created on January 17, 2013, 3:08 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Jan 16, 2013 (AFP) - The Philippines is set to regulate Internet advertising in May mid-term polls as part of an effort to rein in campaign spending, an election official said Wednesday.

As part of the regulation, candidates for the upcoming elections will be limited to three days of online adverts per week, Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez said.




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