SC junks case on Comelec and dynasties Created on January 9, 2013, 5:43 am Posted by nup

BAN NOT IMPLEMENTED. The SC dismissed a petition asking Comelec to bar political dynasties from participating in the 2013 elections.

MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court affirmed on Tuesday, January 8, its earlier dismissal of a petition that asked the Commission on Elections to implement the constitutional provision against political dynasties.

SC acting spokeswoman Victoria Gleoresty Guerra said the SC junked the motion for reconsideration filed by businessman Louis Biraogo on its decision in a petition he filed in October 2012.

Day of devotion Created on January 9, 2013, 2:51 am Posted by nup

Today millions of Filipinos troop to the streets of Manila to participate in the annual procession for the feast of the Black Nazarene.

The life-size statue, housed in the Quiapo Church since 1787, is said to have occasioned miracles ranging from the cure of diseases to other personal petitions. Many have committed to joining the procession every year as thanksgiving for an answered prayer, or a promise just so their prayers would be answered.

Bataan donates to typhoon Pablo victims Created on January 9, 2013, 2:48 am Posted by nup

Bataan Governor Enrique T. Garcia Jr. (2nd from left) hands to Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon a check for P2.5 million representing a donation from the province to  victims of typhoon Pablo in New Bataan, Compostela Valley. Looking on are Bataan’s 2nd district Rep. Albert Garcia and Red Cross governor Carissa Coscolluela. BUTCH GUNIO

BALANGA CITY, Bataan–The local government of Bataan has come to the aid of its namesake in Mindanao, the disaster-ravaged town of New Bataan in Compostela Valley, by contributing to the relief and rehabilitation efforts of the Philippine Red Cross in the area.

Elections 2013 calendar of activities Created on January 8, 2013, 2:56 am Posted by nup
Campaign begins as UNA launches sorties Created on January 8, 2013, 2:48 am Posted by nup

Screenshot of UNA senatorial slate ad that began airing January 7

MANILA, Philippines – There’s no doubt about it. The election season is here.

Vice President Jejomar Binay’s opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) begins Tuesday, January 8, its first coalition-organized sorties for its senatorial slate ahead of the May 13 polls. The provincial sorties are timed with the release of the coalition’s first slate ad.

The sorties and ads come a month before the start of the official campaign period for national candidates set by the Commission on Elections, February 12 to May 11.

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