Akbayan allowed to run in 2013 - Comelec Created on November 23, 2012, 2:26 am Posted by nup

IN POWER. Akbayan leaders during the party-list's 2011 victory party. Photo from Akbayan's Facebook account

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Voting 4-2-1, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has allowed the pro-Aquino group Akbayan to run in the May 2013 elections amid criticisms that the group is no longer marginalized due to its political ties.

Loan sharks fund election campaigns, LGUs Created on November 23, 2012, 2:21 am Posted by nup

Newsbreak file photo

The news of officials in Mindanao misusing their local government units’ share in the internal revenue allotment (IRA)—in this case, to invest in the ponzi scheme by the Malaysian-run Aman Futures Group—is not new at all. It is “as old as the Local Government Code itself,” which established a fixed rate for the IRA share of LGUs, according to a report first published in the Dec. 28, 2007 special edition of Newsbreak magazine.

What's next for the gov't peace panel? Created on November 23, 2012, 2:18 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - Newly-appointed Associate Justice Marvic Leonen played a key role in the peace process, but government's successful talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have always been the result of teamwork, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Deles said Thursday, November 22.

Comelec Rejects ‘Black And White’ Created on November 23, 2012, 2:14 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines --- The Black and White Movement, a party-list group reportedly associated with President Aquino, can no longer participate in the 2013 midterm polls after its application for accreditation was again denied by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), bring to 80 the total number of disqualified parties.

This was announced yesterday by Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento, who was among those sealed the fate of the pro-Aquino group in next year’s elections.

DECISION 2013: KARLO ALEXEI NOGRALES Created on November 22, 2012, 5:29 am Posted by nup

WALANG pagdadalawang-isip sa kanyang naging desisyon si Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles na tumakbong muli sa pagka-kongresista sa darating na 2013 elections.

At naniniwala si Nograles, anak ni dating House Speaker Prospero Nograles, na ang mga nagawa niya para sa syudad ng Davao sa una pa lamang niyang pag-upo noong 2010 ang siyang kanyang magiging sandigan para maitawid ang reelection bid sa darating na halalan sa Mayo

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