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Eleksyon 2013

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Midterm elections in the Philippines take place on May 13, 2013. National candidates have been on the campaign trail since February, but local candidates have only been able to being formal campaigning at the end of March. Campaign reform has been in place to discourage past cases where towns were littered with campaign posters and materials. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has set up designated areas throughout the country for candidates to display their posters. Candidates or parties caught with illegal postings are issues a request for removal.

This COMELEC designated area is located outside Bacolod Public Plaza.

This COMELEC designated area is located outside Bacolod Public Plaza.

Written by Paulo Loreto

April 5, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Team Patay vs. Team Buhay

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The, now, famous billboard posted on the front of the San Sebastian Cathedral, has drawn the attention of the entire country as the public is set to head to the polls in May.

The Bacolod diocese, along with millions of Filipinos, witnessed the controversial RH Bill approved into law and proving to be one of the most divisive policies to face the nation. Today, the law still proves to be a prominent issue and despite the ratification of the law, the coming elections are, once again, highlighting a divide in the nation’s populace.

The diocese has provided a list of allies and enemies (based on how one views the RH Law) and spelled out the members of Team Buhay (Life) and Team Patay (Death).

President Noynoy Aquino’s Team PNoy allies dominate the Team Patay list.

President Noynoy Aquino’s Team PNoy allies dominate the Team Patay list.

Written by Paulo Loreto

February 27, 2013 at 6:11 AM

Town Hall

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke before a 600+ audience at the National Guard Armory in Westfield, New Jersey. He discussed his proposed 10% tax cut over three years and on-going budget reform in the state.

As usually, he closed the meeting with a question and answer session.

The Governor takes questions about the state's developmental centers.

Written by Paulo Loreto

February 8, 2012 at 5:59 PM