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Congressional race heats up in Ilocos Sur

The race for the House of Representatives in the First Congressional District of Ilocos Sur heats up with allegations and denials flying from the opposing camps as the campaign period draws near.

Rebels say warlordism, vote buying rampant in Abra

The communist rebel forces operating in Abra province claimed that despite the different task force formed in the past to eliminate private armies and vote buying, the practice remains and continues to worsen in Abra.

Solon condemns killing of Pangsinan councilor

Kabataan partylist representative Sarah Elago condemned the “cold blooded murder” incumbent Councilor Benjamin Oculto, Jr, a vice-mayoral candidate for the 2019 poll, in Sto. Tomas town, calling it a “manifestation of election-related violence furled by the intensified fascism in the country.”

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.