Category Archives: 2022 election

SENATORS tackling measure to postpone barangay, SK election

Lawmakers in the Upper Chamber led by Senator Imee Marcos expressed on Wednesday their support to postpone the December 2022 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) through proposed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1306.In her privilege speech, Marcos said the proposed measure seeks… Read More

PDP-LABAN KICKS OUT MANNY PACQUIAO

Former Senator Manny Pacquiao has been officially kicked out as member of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban (PDP Laban).

.Pacquiao ran and lost in the six-man field of candidates in the 2022 presidential elections won by PresidentFerdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

PDP-Laban, chaired by former President Rodrigo Duterte, backed Marcos and now Vice President Sara Duterte in the May election.

The eight-division boxing champion was ousted through a resolution during the PDP Laban’s annual convention last week in Parañaque City.

Pacquiao was ousted for aligning with another party, the Progressive Movement for the Devolution of Initiatives is or PROMDI in his presidential run in May.

Pacquiao’s ouster was revealed by Senator Ronald “‘Bato'” dela Rosa in an interview with SMNI News.

VOTERS TOLD TO REGISTER FOR BARANGAY, SK ELECTIONS

Comelec urges barangay, SK voters to register starting Monday

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday reminded Filipinos eligible to vote in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls in December to go to their local poll body offices and sign up beginning next week.In an advisory posted on its Facebook page, the Comelec said the… Read More

DAVAO DE ORO: NORDECO VOTE FATAL TO RUWEL PETER GONZAGA, DOROTHY GONZAGA

By RIGOR ZABALA

Apprehensive that the franchise of the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (Nordeco) in Davao de Oro would be hijacked by power giant Davao Light and Power Company of the Aboitiz Group as what is about to happen in Davao del Norte, Members-Consumers-Owners (MCOs) of the cooperative in the province are junking the reelection of 2nd District Rep. Ruwel Peter Gonzaga and the gubernatorial bid of his wife, Dorothy Gonzaga.

The plus 100,000-strong MCOs spread around Davao de Oro and Davao del Norte are opposing moves to disenfranchise the 60-year old cooperative.

Davao del Norte First District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, chairman of the opposition party Reporma, authored the House bill that would give Davao Light , which already has a franchise covering Davao del Norte’s Second District, the right to operate in the province’s First District.

Alvarez was supported by Governor Edwin Jubahib, Reporma secretary general, who was behind a signature campaign calling to disenfranchise Nordeco.

The reelection of Alvarez, former ally turned foe of President Rodrigo Duterte, is facing an uphill battle against Tristan Aala (HNP); first termer Jubahib’s reelection is contested by veteran politician Board member Roy Catalan.

In Davao de Oro, Gonzaga and his politically neophyte wife, Dorothy, a former associate justice of the Court of Appeals, are running under the banner of the Reporma Party chaired by Alvarez.

The fear overwhelming MCOs in Davao de Oro is that the Gonzagas, if they win in the May 9 polls, could do an Alvarez-and-Jubahib stunt and sell out Nordeco’s Davao de Oro franchise to Davao Light.

This fear has basis: the House bill authored by Alvarez gives a franchise to Davao Light not only over Davao del Norte’s First District but also over Davao de Oro’s municipality of Maco.

In Davao del Norte, Nordeco’s MCOs are coming out in full force to deliver in the May 9 election what they call as the NORDECO VOTE, a resounding “No!” to the reelection bids of Alvarez and Jubahib.

In the May 9 contest in Davao de Oro, Gonzaga’s reelection is up against former Governor Jose Caballero of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) of presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte while Dorothy Gonzaga is contesting the gubernatorial post with comebcking former Governor now senior Board member Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy, also of the HNP.