Lakas senate bets grumble over fund lack
Posted by akosistella on March 11, 2010
Cabinet Secretary Silvestre Bello III and lawyer Raul Lambino pointed to the dearth of television and newspaper advertisements, and campaign posters for the candidates.
“We’re being out-postered by the opposition,” Bello rued in a phone interview, referring to the more popular reelectionist senators and congressmen topping the polls for senatorial candidates.
“We’re out-advertised. It’s as if we’re not running,” said Lambino, who initially denounced the Lakas-Kampi coalition then turned around and joined the slate as a substitute candidate.
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COA asks Binay, et al to explain ‘deficiency’ in P1.2B projects
MANILA, Philippines–The Commission on Audit has asked the Makati City government to explain why it implemented P1.2 billion worth of infrastructure projects last year without the approval of the city council.
State auditor Danilo Rodriquez of the Makati COA told the Inquirer that the agency sent an Audit Observation Memorandum (AOM) dated Feb. 18 in which it asked for an explanation from Mayor Jejomar Binay as well as the city accountant and city budget officer.
Rodriguez said that as of Wednesday, he has yet to receive a reply from any of the three officials.
Madrigal, 2 VP bets to inspect ballots, poll machines
Only presidential aspirant Senator Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal and two vice presidential hopefuls have agreed to inspect ballots and automated poll machines on Thursday at the request of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Earlier, the Comelec invited presidential and vice presidential candidates to visit the National Printing Office in Quezon City (NPO) where the ballots are being printed, and Smartmatic-TIM’s warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna where the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines units are being stored.
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