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electoral politics, electoral process

Rival seeks to disqualify Chavit Singson

Edgardo Zaragoza is seeking the disqualification of former Ilocos Sur governor Luis Chavit Singson, his rival for the mayoral race in Narvacan, for not being a resident of the town.

Balaoan mayor, vice mayor ambushed, 2 dead

Unidentified gunmen killed Balaoan Vice Mayor Al-Fred Concepcion and escort Michael Ulep, and wounded his daughter, Balaoan Mayor Aleli Concepcion, in an ambush on November 14 in Barangay Cabua-an.

Marcos’ guilty verdict hailed

Groups in Ilocos region hailed the November 9 Sandigan Bayan ruling convicting Ilocos Norte second district representative Imelda Marcos for graft and called on the government to affect her immediate arrest.

Farmers back claims on tobacco tax share misuse

The Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) recognized the statements made by Bernard Vicente, national president of the National Tobacco Farmers Association and Cooperatives, Inc. (NAFTAC), noting that “inappropriate use of billions of tobacco funds are obvious.”

It is ‘Clash of Clans’ in Ilocos Sur

This coming midterm elections, voters and non-voters in the province are up for a live and more exciting ‘Clash of Clans’, without the need for an internet connection.

Neri to Imee: Let’s debate at Plaza Miranda

Angered at Imee’s statement that reports of human rights violations during Martial rule were just ‘political accusations’, Makabayan senatorial bet Neri Colmenares challenged Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos to a debate at Plaza Miranda on the issue of human rights violations during Martial Law.

Kagawad in PDEA narcolist tops brgy council race

BAGUIO CITY— Jomarc Pabunan, one of the two barangay officials in Baguio City included in the “narcolist” of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA) as “Jumar” was number one in the barangay council race las May 14.

Mandatory training for elected SK in Ilocos Sur starts

BAGUIO CITY – Elected Sangguniang Kabataan officers in Ilocos Sur will undertake the mandated training from May 16 to May 26 in separate venues in the province. The one-day mandatory training includes the discussions on Decentralization and Local Governance, SK History and Salient Features, Meetings and Resolutions, Planning and Budgeting, and Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards.

Former La Union Solon, three others killed

BAGUIO CITY – Former Representative Eufranio “Franny” Eriguel of the Second Congressional District of La Union, was shot and killed. Spot report filed by Agoo Police head Chief Inspector Alfredo Padilla, Jr. said the incident happened at 7:13 pm on Saturday, May 12 in Barangay Capas, Agoo town.

ACT monitors brgy elections, sets hotline

by Kimberlie Ngabit-Quitasol BAGUIO CITY–The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) expressed dismay that they have already received reports of violations to …