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Comelec open to complaints vs party-list groups

Posted by akosistella on March 29, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is accepting electoral protests against party-list nominees until Wednesday.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the commission’s power is limited to screening party-list groups participating in the elections so the public is encouraged to file complaints against groups whose nominees they distrust.

“We do not screen the nominees. Nominees are not even part of the accreditation process, but the most important thing about the party-list election is the party-list organization. They are the ones in the ballot,” Jimenez said.

Click Phil. Star


Comelec urged to probe Mindanao power shortage

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) was urged yesterday to inquire into the continuing power shortage in Mindanao and the Visayas which could have serious implications on the May 10 elections.

Representatives Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro City and Florencio “Bem” Noel of the party-list group An Waray made the appeal as they expressed concern over blackouts that they and their constituents continue to suffer for several hours daily.

Noel, a resident of Tacloban City, said the Leyte and Samar provinces should not be suffering from a power shortage since the geothermal plants in the region are producing enough electricity for residents.

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