Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NEWSBITS

EARLY BIRDS

Odiongan, Romblon - October 1, 2012. Among the early birds who filed Certificate of Candidacy for the coming May 13, 2013 Automated Sychronized National, Local and ARMM Elections is former Sangguniang Bayan member Virgilio "Virgie" Maulion of  the Municipality of Odiongan, Province of Romblon. 

At 9:50am he filed his Certificate of Candidacy before Comelec Officer Rey G. Fabella at the Office of the Commission on Elections located at the ground floor of the municipal building.

He decided to come early as he has previous commitment to be attended to outside the Province, he said.

 
Maulion is seeking to be elected for a position of Sangguniang Bayan member running under the Nationalista Party.


ELECTION OFFICER SHOT TO DEATH
Last August 11, 2012, 3:00 o'clock  in the afternoon, in Isabela City, province of Basilan, EO Daryl Kinazo, a hardworking Election Officer who has just supervised the conduct of registration of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in his area of jurisdiction was shot to death by unidentified gunman riding-in-tandem in a motorcyle.

It was reported by authorities that the motive of the crime could be work related or probably political in nature brought about by "stiffed political rivalry" in his present assignment.

Election Officer Kinazo has a record in 2010 National and Local Elections, when he was assigned in a town of Al-Barka, wherein he proclaimed Mohammad Kabulisan despite the strong opposition or protest from other contenders.
 
Suspension of Registration of Voters

Comelec Resolution No. 9509 issued last July 23, 2012 suspends the registration of voters  in connection with the Filing of Certificate of Candidacy of all elective position relative to the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections on October 1-5, 2012.

Mabalacat, Pampanga

The province of Pampanga has now its 3rd city after the positive turnout of the July 21, 2012 plebiscite. The conversion of the Municipal­ity of Mabalacat is pursuant to Republic Act 10163. Mabalacat’s cityhood after Angeles and San Fernando will also mean an increase in their internal revenue allotment.

 Bacoor, Cavite

On June 23, 2012, the Municipality of Bacoor has been ratified into a component city. The YES garnered 36,226 votes while the NO garnered 3,854 votes only. The plebiscite was held pursuant to Republic Act No. 1016 dated April 10, 2012.
  
ARMM REGISTRATION TURN OUT

88.08% TURN OUT

The recently concluded 2012 ARMM General Registration of Voters netted a total of 1,566,795 Comprising an 88.08 percentage of registration turn out in the entire Region.

ARMM
TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS/APPLICATION RECEIVED ON JULY 8-19, 2012
PERCENTAGE
BASILAN
152,170
84.63%
LANAO DEL SUR
439,189
84.07%
MAGUINDANAO
537,335
94.69%
SULU
302,175
88.48%
TAWI-TAWI
135,926
81.10%

VOTERS' PLEDGE

I am a Responsible and Principled Citizen.

I will educate myself and others about the issues at hand so that my vote is a meaningful and relevant exercise of my right of suffrage.

I pledge to vote for candidates who will abide by the duly constituted rules on campaigning because I understand that those who refuse to obey the law in the little things are not likely to obey the law in the more important things;

I pledge to vote for candidates who, by word and action, renounce violence, coercion, vote-buying, and corruption as means for getting elected;

I pledge to vote for the candidates who listen to their constituents and are responsive to the needs and aspirations of those they seek to represent;

I pledge to vote as my conscience dictates in all elections.

I make these promises freely and upon my honor.

(This Voter Pledge was read at the Unity Walk of 13 January 2013, by COMELEC Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph)

SOURCE: NAMFREL