Archive for the ‘Comelec’ Category

Padaca will not be tie-breaker in Akbayan case

Newly-appointed Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca wrote to correct what I said in my column in Abante last Sunday that she would be the tie-breaker in the case of Akbayan as partylist. I wrote: “Hati raw ang Comelec sa isyu ng Akbayan at ang boto ni Grace Padaca, ang bagong Comelec commissioner, ang magdedesisyon kung lusot […]

October 23, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Comelec  76 Comments

PNoy, Padaca don’t get it

What is it in being in position of power that dulls the mind and blurs the comprehension of people we thought were sensible? Former Isabela Governor and newly appointed commissioner of the Commission on Election posted the following reply to those who are criticizing her for accepting bail money from President Aquino. She cited this […]

October 7, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Benigno Aquino III, Comelec  69 Comments

Aquino urged to appoint PWD as Comelec commissioner

Note:I did this story for VERA Files Elections Commissioner Rene Sarmiento is urging President Aquino to make history by appointing state solicitor Jessica S. Magbanua, a person with disability, to the Commission on Elections, replacing Augusto C. Lagman who was bypassed by the Commission on Appointments. “Attorney Magbanua is a lawyer, a woman, a PWD,” […]

April 23, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Comelec, PWD  7 Comments

Lagman’s head for Enrile’s vote in Corona impeachment

Poor Gus Lagman. He didn’t know what hit him. Never did he imagine that we would be a collateral damage in President Aquino’s rabid pursuit to make Gloria Arroyo accountable for her crimes against the Filipino people. As a commissioner in the Commission on Election, never did it cross Lagman’s mind that he would be […]

April 22, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Comelec, Corona Impeachment  15 Comments

Paano isulong ni Brillantes ang reporma sa Comelec?

Ang isang malaking kasalanan ni Gloria Arroyo sa sambayanang Pilipino ay ang pagsira ng mga institusyon pangdemokrasya para lamang manatili siya sa kapangyarihan. Sinira niya ang military nang ginamit niya ito para mandaya para sa kanya noong 2004 na eleksyun. Sinira niya ang institusyon ng hustisya sa pamamagitan ng paglagay ng mga taong kulang sa […]

September 10, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Comelec  18 Comments

Comelec chief accused of unethical behavior

I did the following article for VERA Files. It’s also in the Manila Times, TV5’s Interaksyon, and Yahoo. The displaced director of the Commission on Elections’ Law Department has accused Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes Jr. of unethical behavior for allegedly requesting him to help absolve two Comelec officials ordered suspended by the Office of the […]

September 9, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Comelec, elections2010  331 Comments