Archive for the ‘Election 2013’ Category

Making PWD votes count

Lawyer Harry Roque tried last Wednesday to withdraw P100,000 to pay the tuition fees of his children and was told that he couldn’t because of the stupid Comelec Resolution 9688 which prohibits “the withdrawal of cash, encashment of checks and conversion of any monetary instrument into cash from May 8 to 13, 2013 exceeeding P100,000 […]

May 9, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Election 2013, Malaya  263 Comments

How to package a candidate

By Lucille Sodipe, VERA Files CEBU City–Just like any brand of shampoo, diaper, energy drink or deodorant, candidates need to be properly ‘packaged’ to become sellable to the Filipino voters. With the help of image builders, they employ various marketing strategies to convince voters they are the best brand in the market. Political analyst Prospero […]

May 1, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Election 2013, Vera Files  403 Comments

Grace Poe wants electorate to learn from 2004 cheating in Cebu

It’s good that Grace Poe, daughter of the late Fernando Poe, Jr and Susan Roces, brought up the issue of cheating during the 2004 elections in Cebu in the meeting of Team PNoy in that province last Wednesday. The people should be reminded of that again and again because no one has been punished for […]

February 22, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Election 2013, Hello Garci scandal, Malaya  292 Comments

Six ways to keep fit during election campaign

By Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files Photos and video by Mario Ignacio and Mario Espinosa More important than winning the election, candidates should make sure they are able to survive the grueling 90-day campaign. The same reminder applies to the staff of political parties and members of media who are covering the campaign. An election campaign […]

February 17, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Election 2013, Health, Vera Files  14 Comments