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Voter registration Philippines requirements and guidelines #ElectionWatch2013

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The 2013 midterm elections is fast approaching. Have you registered as a voter yet for the 2013 Philippine elections? Here are the registration requirements and guidelines for new voters, transferees and existing voters (those whose registrations were deleted and need to be re-activated). Please feel free to share this post with your family, friends and colleagues. Thank you! Fast facts: Filipinos eligible to vote can register at Commission on Elections (COMELEC) offices nationwide until October 31, 2012. You can also register as a voter at off-site locations. For new voters: qualified to vote are those who have not voted and who were born on or before May 13, 1995 For transferees: qualified voters who have voted before or those who have voted elsewhere other than the city/mun...

Gun ban in ARMM for 30 days

Announcements, ARMM, Basilan, Cotabato, Government, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Marawi City, Mindanaoan Update, Muslim Mindanao, News, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Tawi Tawi, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Peninsula
Please share this important information! There's currently a GUN BAN in ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) and this will take effect from July 1 to 23, 2012. The gun ban in ARMM is part of the measures being implemented to maintain peace and order during the general voter's registration in the ARMM. The ARMM voter registration, which will be held from July 9 to 18, 2012, is part of the Commission on Elections' bid to cleanse its electoral records for subsequent polling. The gun ban will cover Basilan Lanao del Sur Sulu Tawi Tawi Maguindanao as well as neighboring areas Cotabato City Isabela City Zamboanga City Lanao del Norte North Cotabato Sultan Kudarat Zamboanga del Sur Only policemen, military personnel and other members of the law enforcement agencies...

ARMM Elections 2011 candidates

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ARMM Elections 2011 official list of candidates. Here are the names of candidates for the 2011 ARMM elections, tentatively planned to happen on August 8, 2011. I say tentatively because Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and the rest of Malacanang are trying their best to move for the postponement of the ARMM elections. PNoy is proposing that the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao elections be reset for synchronization with the 2013 midterm polls. Qualified ARMM voters are set to choose the Regional Governor, Regional Vice-Governor and Regional Assemblyman during the ARMM elections 2011. Candidates for ARMM Governor: (14 candidates) Mamintal Alonto Adiong (incumbent Lanao del Sur Governor) Ashmaira Mayasa Abdullah Saad Ibrahim Amate Pangalian Macaorao Balindong Ephraim ...

Certificates of candidacy for SK Chairman and Kagawad

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Thanks to Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal, this blogger from Mindanao got a hold of the official certificates of candidacy for those interested to run for Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman or SK Kagawad. Please feel free to direct anyone you know who may be interested to run this coming SK Elections to this page. The certificate of candidacy for SK Kagawad can be found after the jump... (more…)

COMELEC asks celebrity endorsers to go on leave or resign; Mindanaoan says that’s bull

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Mindanaoan can't help but comment on the recent resolution of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to urge celebrities endorsing political candidates to either resign or go on leave from their shows. I find it absolutely funny that the COMELEC, amid all their problems, still has the time and energy to think about this. I reiterate Mindanaoan senatorial candidate Atty. Adel Tamano's statement: "this latest COMELEC resolution is a mere ploy to distract the public. The COMELEC has bigger problems to solve – from all these delays in ballot printing and deliveries of PCOS machines to assuring the public that signals won’t be jammed during transmission of election results. Why don’t they concentrate on those first?" Hear, hear! Besides, isn't this unconstitutional? Celebrities have rig...

List of official COMELEC candidates – candidates for president, vice president and senator

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So from 99, it's down to 8. Nicanor Perlas is out of the list but the Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan valedictorian has vowed to file an appeal before the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). Here is the official COMELEC list of candidates for president come May 2010 elections: 1. Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III 2. Olongapo City Councilor Juan Carlos “JC” de los Reyes. 3. Former president Joseph Estrada 4. Sen. Richard Gordon 5. Sen. Ana Maria Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal 6. Former defense secretary Gilbert Teodoro 7. Sen. Manuel Villar 8. Bro. Eddie Villanueva Meanwhile, here are the candidates for vice president: 1. Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay 2. Ang Kapatiran bet Dominador Chipeco Jr. 3. Former Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani Fernando 4. Sen. Lo...

Press statement: Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao on Maguindanao massacre

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The Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) condemns in the strongest possible terms the brutal murder of scores of civilians in Datu Abdullah Sangki town in Maguindanaoin, a bloody start for the 2010 elections. Among the hapless victims were UPLM treasurer Concepcion “Connie” Brizuela and UPLM member Cynthia Oquendo. Authorities claimed the victims were reportedly abducted by some 100 armed. They were accompanying the wife of Buluan Vice Mayor Ishmael “Toto” Mangudadatu , Genalyn, whose group was on their way to file her husband’s certificate of candidacy for Maguindanao governor at the Commission on Elections office in Shariff Aguak town, Maguindanao. This barbaric mass murder not only indicates the early onset of pre-election violence, but, also shows that the culture of impu...

Rock the Vote 2009 Cagayan de Oro City leg on July 30, 2009 – poster inside

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY NEWS | MINDANAO EVENTS - How does a FREE concert featuring Hale, Spongecola, Luke Mejares and other surprise guests sound to you? Because one will happen in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao very soon! "Rock The Vote 2009" will be held on July 30, 2009, 6 PM at the Xavier University Gymnasium, Cagayan de Oro City. "Rock the Vote" Cagayan de Oro City is a free concert which aims to engage young voters, especially the first time voters, to register and exercise their right to suffrage. Rock the Vote 2009 is in line with the ongoing Register and Vote (RV) Campaign, led by Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, which aims to draw out around 5 to 9 million Filipino voters for the May 2010 elections. Check out the poster for the CDO leg of the nationwide RV Campaign: Meanwh...

The presidentiables, senatoriables are now reaching out to Mindanao

Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Commentary, Controversial, Government, Headline, Journalism, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, News, Opinion, Personal, Personalities, Society
The next Philippine national elections may still be a little over a year away from today but the various personalities believed to be among the "2010 senatoriables" and "2010 presidentiables" have started to make their presence felt here in Mindanao. Just a few days ago, Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay paid Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao a visit. He was the guest of honor in an SK-related event, I think. However, sources told me that he also proceeded to the Province of Bukidnon to meet some political allies. Care to guess what they discussed? Senator Mar Roxas, on the other hand, has also been visible around Mindanao as of late. Touted as the Liberal Party's presidential bet, Senator Mar has been doing the rounds here as commencement exercises speaker. Same thing with the solon fro...