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.
The reduction of the minimum age for criminal liability may curb the use of children by criminal groups in their activities according to the top official of Ilocos Sur
Baguio officials are at odds over the Baguio City Council-officials’ approval of the operation of a carnival at the Children’s Playground in Burnham Park.
For alleged dishonesty and grave misconduct, the Abra provincial council suspended the mayor of Lagayan town for the third time.
Like last year’s May barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, Abra province may again end up among the country’s election “hot spots” as another election related violence erupts in Lagayan town.
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.
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.”
The Abra provincial board suspended Lagayan town mayor Jendricks Luna and wife, vice-mayor Joy Chrisma for allegedly falsely reporting the completion of an over one million worth of a road project.
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.
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.
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.
BAGUIO CITY — “Respond to indigenous peoples urgent concerns.”