Friday, October 11, 2013


Opening Day of Filing Certificate of Candidacy 
for Barangay Polls

Photos of Comelec Odiongan Online Facebook page 
Odiongan, Romblon – On October 17, 2013, 5:00pm, at closing of filing of Certificate of Candidacy the local office of Commission on Elections recorded a total receipt of Five Hundred Sixty (560) COCs. For Punong Barangay Sixty Six (66) vie for the position while Four Hundred Sixty Four (464) for Barangay Kagawads. 
      It was noted that candidate for Punong Barangay in Barangays Batiano, Gabawan and Malilico are all unopposed. Said candidates are all incumbent Punong Barangay.

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Money politics & the May 2013 elections:
Top execs of barred firms funded Senate bets, parties
By Ed Lingao, Cong Corrales  and Edz V. dela Cruz, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
First Three Parts
IN THEORY, elections are supposed to be the great leveler or equalizer of democracy. The vote of any ordinary man scraping a living off the streets is supposed to have the same clout as that of a tycoon living it up in his penthouse.

But in our rather imperfect world, even way before voters get their hands on ballots, things take place that tend to ensure that the wealthy and powerful will have influence on those poised to set policy and law.


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)