Thursday, June 10, 2010

COMELEC on 2013 Polls Preparation

MANILA, Philippines - Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal spoke that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is preparing for the incoming 2013 polls.

In a press briefing today, he said that the polls come 2013 "will be automated, but the technology that will be used is still uncertain."

"What happens now is we'd like to get things rolling even if we are not here anymore," he added.

source: Inquirer

Romualdezes Spent Least Last May 10 Polls

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines - Based on the statements of election contributions and expenditures passed to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Tacloban, the Romualdezes who ran for different positions in the local government did not use up too much money during their election campaigns.

Here are the numbers:

Mayoral Post
Reelected Mayor Alfred Romualdez - P 46,350
Defeated Runner Ranulfo Abellanosa - P210,490.73

Vice Mayoral Post
Defeated Runner Alfredo "Bejo" Romualdez - P87,877
Reelected Vice Mayor Arvin Antoni - P303,003

Alfred's Wife Cristina Romualdez (placed 2nd) - P119,000
Reelected Councilor Jerry Yaokasin (topped the list) - P251,9860

The Omnibus Elections Code states that a candidate is only allowed to spend P3 per voter. Tacloban has more than 101,000 registered voters, thus election runners can only spend about P300,000.

This article is based on a report from Inquirer.net by Joey Gabieta. To see the original article, click here.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Aquino, Binay Win in May 10 Elections

MANILA, Philippines - Incumbent Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, landed victorious in the presidential race with a wide lead of about five million votes to his closest rival, former president Joseph "Erap" Estrada. Meanwhile, Makati Mayor Jejemor Binay won the vice presidential seat with a sharp edge of over 727, 084 votes over Roxas.

Here is the official tally of votes after the Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, completed the canvass of 278 certificates of votes after eight days.

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III - 15,208,678 votes
Joseph "Erap" Estrada - 9,487,837 votes
Manuel "Manny" Villar - 5,573,835 votes
Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro - 4,095,839 votes
Eduardo "Eddie" Villanueva - 1,125,878 votes
Richard Gordon - 501,727 votes
Vetallano Acosta - 181,985 votes
Ma. Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal - 46,489 votes
Nicanor Pelas - 54,575 votes
JC Delos Reyes - 44,244 votes

Jejomar Binay - 14,645,574 votes
Manuel "Mar" Roxas II - 13,918,490 votes
Loren Legarda - 4,294,664 votes
Bayani Fernando - 1,017,631 votes
Edu Manzano - 807,728 votes
Perfecto Yasay - 364,652 votes
 Jay Sonza - 64,230 votes
Dominador Chipeco - 52,562 votes

Source: Inquirer