A former rights lawyer has been elected Nauru’s president. The change in leadership follows calls for humanitarian reform in the tiny Pacific nation, which Australia uses as a detention center for displaced people.
Nauru’s Parliament chose Lionel Aingimea as president on Tuesday, three days after elections in the tiny Pacific island nation.
Aingimea won the presidency 12-6 over rival David Adeang, the Nauru government information office reports.
April 26, 2019 | Darryl John Esguerra , Inquirer.Net
MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has finished the printing of official ballots for the May 13 elections and has started deploying them in batches to their respective destinations.
Comelec Director Teopisto Elnas Jr., deputy project director for the May polls, revealed this Friday, exactly 17 days before the elections next month.
Elnas noted that the official ballots are being dispatched first to priority areas.
“Nasa third day na tayo ng dispatch. (And) ‘yung mga priority areas natin ay sa ARMM, sa Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-tawi and of course dito sa Batanes area,” he said.
MANILA, Philippines – With over a month before the May 13 elections, only 4 in 10 Filipino voters have a complete Senate slate, according to the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey released on Thursday, April 11.
Based on the nationwide survey on senatorial preferences held from March 23 to 27, 42% or less than half of registered voters have a complete senatorial slate.
“On the whole, Filipino registered voters are naming a mean of 9 and a median of 10 of their favored senatorial candidates for the May 2019 polls, Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes said in a statement.
Voters can choose 12 senatorial candidates in the midterm polls.
Holmes said that among geographic areas, Mindanao has the most number of registered voters with complete slates of senatorial candidates at 61%.
MANILA – Administration senatorial candidate Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Tuesday said he will endure the “plastikan” or insincerity during the 90-day campaign period for May’s midterm elections despite his fatigue.
Dela Rosa, a former national police chief venturing into politics for the first time, said he often complained to his wife about the first 2 weeks of the grueling campaign.
“Sortie dito, sortie doon. Selfie dito, selfie doon. Kamay dito, kamay doon. Hello dito, hello doon. Pagdating ng pahinga ko, pagod na pagod na ako,” he told ABS-CBN News.
MANILA, Philippines — Ahead of the official start of the campaign period for the midterm polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded candidates on Monday to take down all prohibited election materials.
“Comelec reminds candidates to immediately remove all prohibited forms of election propaganda at least 72 hours before the start of the campaign period,” the poll body said in an advisory.
“Otherwise, said candidate or party shall be presumed to have committed the pertinent election offense during said campaign period for national candidates or for local candidates, as the case may be,” it added.
Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) Spokesperson James Jimenez said on Thursday, February 7, that it will monitor social media spending of candidates for the 2019 national and local elections.
To facilitate the monitoring, Comelec will require the candidates to submit their official website pages in Facebook and other social media accounts.
View the report of Ryan Leagogo of Inquirer.Net below.
MANILA, Philippines — Despite the bombings in Lanao del Norte, the second leg of the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) was successful, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) declared yesterday.
James Jimenez, Comelec spokesman, said they are looking at a voter turnout of 75 percent.
“So far, it’s showing up to be very successful elections. Of course, if something happens at the very last minute, that very last minute event is what’s going to define the whole exercise. But with caution in mind, yes it is successful so far,” he said in an interview.
Jimenez said they could not determine if the bombings were election-related, but noted that the timing was “ridiculous” as these happened the day before the plebiscite.
The plebiscite covered the entire province of Lanao del Norte except for Iligan city and 67 barangays in seven towns of North Cotabato. Read more >>>