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

Adivay Benguet! Created on November 21, 2012, 2:01 am Posted by nup

ADIVAY? “In Benguet, that means let us come together and celebrate.” That is how I heard Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan explain the word in a recent interview with an ABS-CBN crew right after the opening ceremonies for the Adivay Agri-Trade Fair at the Wangal Sports Complex, La Trinidad, Benguet last November 17. 2012.
There may be deeper and profound meanings to the word among the natives of Benguet. But let me pick up that simplified meaning for this write-up and join my voice to the chorus: “Adivay Benguet.” Cheers!

DILG chief identifies 15 provinces as election hotspots Created on November 20, 2012, 2:57 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Nov. 19 (PIA) -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has identified 15 provinces in the priority watch list of the Philippine National Police where there could be violence during the upcoming 2013 midterm elections.

In a statement, Roxas said the police have also identified 60 active private armed groups (PAGs) and another 47 with potential to become PAGs that could be utilized by politicians to harass and intimidate voters during the May 13 polls.




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