Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 06:31 p.m.
CEBU (Updated) -- Delayed arrival of the replacement for defective compact flash (CF) cards postponed on Wednesday the canvassing of votes and proclamation of winners in Cebu city and province.
The City Board of Canvassers (BOC) suspended the canvassing of election returns of the three remaining precincts in Cebu City, delaying the proclamation of vice mayor and three councilors.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 06:26 p.m.
MANILA -- The Aquino administration expects winning local executives belonging to the opposition to support its agenda on reform and good governance as it benefits everyone, a Palace official said Wednesday.
In a press conference, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said they expect winning governors coming from the opposition to welcome the reform agenda of the Aquino government because it aims to uplift the conditions of the poor.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 06:10 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 6:10 p.m.) -- Administration bets are still dominating the senatorial race led by Grace Poe based on the 21 certificates of canvass transmitted on Wednesday to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).
Poe of Team PNoy is still on top with 1,520,880 votes culled from 21 areas in the country. She was followed by Loren Legarda and Francis Escudero. Nancy Binay, who was fifth in earlier tally, has dislodged Alan Peter Cayetano for the fourth spot.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 05:21 p.m.
CEBU – The City Board of Canvassers suspended the canvassing of election returns of the three remaining precincts delaying the proclamation of vice mayor and three councilors.
Lawyer Ferdinand Gujilde, chairman of the board of canvassers, said replacement of the three defective CF cards has yet to arrive from Manila on Wednesday or Thursday.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 05:15 p.m.
MANILA -- Last Monday's election was generally peaceful and orderly, a team of foreign observers said Wednesday, yet problems of vote buying, malfunctioned ballot-counting machines, and climate of fear in hotly-contested areas were still existent.
"Nevertheless, the problems we saw and documented unless properly addressed by concerned government agencies and stakeholders will undermine an electoral process reasonably credible by international standards," said Compact for Peaceful and Democratic Elections (Compact) national coordinator Arnold Tarrobago.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 05:09 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has asked Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) Chairman Amadeo Perez to apologize to the family of the slain Taiwanese fisherman and to the people of Taiwan.
After deferring to answer questions for several days on the shooting incident involving the Philippine Coast Guard personnel resulting to the death of 65-year-old Hung Shi-chen last Thursday, presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has started the probe on the incident upon the orders of the President.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 04:10 p.m.
MANILA -- United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial candidate Nancy Binay placed third in her hometown, Makati City, the certificates of canvass transmitted to the National Board of Canvassers show Wednesday.
Team PNoy senatorial candidate Grace Poe-Llamanzares, daughter of the late Fernando Poe Jr., got the most number of votes from Makati residents with 166,987 and followed by UNA's Richard Gordon with 166,176 votes.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 04:03 p.m.
CALBAYOG CITY -- The city board of canvassers (CBOC) was not able to proclaim the winners Tuesday evening as it is still waiting for the election returns (ERs) from remaining barangays, said Calbayog City assistant election officer Carina Amante.
Amante said the ERs from Cag-anahaw, San Policarpo, Cabicahan, Balud, and Higasaan are all expected to be canvassed today, Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 03:22 p.m.
MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has postponed for Thursday the proclamation of winning senators in the midterm polls.
Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes admitted that the poll body, sitting as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), will not be able to finish canvassing the certificates of canvass (COCs) by Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 01:58 p.m.
MANILA -- Moving on from his failed bid to clinch a third and last term, outgoing Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim wished former President Joseph Estrada on Wednesday "all the best" on his new task as chief executive of the Philippines’ capital city.
"We respect and acknowledge the said proclamation and wish them all the best," Lim said, whose running-mate Lou Veloso was also defeated by Estrada ally, Vice Mayor Isko Moreno.