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Solons move village, SK polls to May

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted yesterday to postpone the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in October 2017 to May 2018.

A day after the Senate adjourned and concluded its sessions for the 16th Congress, outgoing senators have started moving out of their offices to pave way for the incoming neophyte and returning senators who will take over in the 17th Congress.

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Times have changed, but not the glitches that continue to mar our elections for local or national positions.
As in every election, a number of voters were unable to find their names on the voters’ list last Monday although they registered with the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

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Millions of Filipinos jammed into schools and other voting stations to elect a new president yesterday, with anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo R. Duterte the shock favorite after an incendiary campaign full of profanity-laced threats to kill criminals.

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Presidential candidate Mar Roxas said yesterday he knows how it feels to be a victim of electoral fraud as he insisted that he was cheated during the 2010 elections.

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Election and education officials in Maguindanao are considering the assignment of soldiers and cops as poll tellers for the 2016 elections in the province, particularly in towns listed as “hot spots” or “areas of concern.”

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