Author Archives: GERMELINA A. LACORTE

8 years ago

Sara Duterte sworn in as Davao’s first woman mayor

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By GERMELINA LACORTE
Davao City’s first woman mayor and the youngest to have been elected to the post finally took her oath of office Monday morning, switching role with her father, the incoming vice mayor, and ushering in another era of the Duterte’s unquestioned rule in the city.

9 years ago

The country’s first automated elections leave some voters angry

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By GERMELINA LACORTE
Carmen Gultiano, a voter in one of the precinct clusters at the Daniel Aguinaldo National High School, came out of her precinct tired, agitated and unable to hide her frustrations after spending six hours just to vote. Gultiano arrived at her precinct at eight o’clock in the morning and was only able to vote at two thirty in the afternoon.

9 years ago

Brownouts getting longer on the eve of the elections

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By GERMELINA LACORTE
Power outages in Davao City has lengthened to two and a half to three hours a day on the eve of the May 10 elections owing to the reduction of power supplied by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines to DLPC which distributes power in the city, Ross Luga, DLPC corporate communications officer, said.

9 years ago

Power execs warn of longer brown-outs

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By GERMELINA LACORTE
Top executives of the country’s second biggest power distribution firm warned of much longer brown-outs in Mindanao as the declining water level of Agus and Pulangi rivers further push down Mindanao’s power generation capacity by about half of the island’s existing power needs.

9 years ago

Malacañang could not wash its hands off Ampatuan, lawyer

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By GERMELINA LACORTE
“Malacañang could not wash its hands off the Ampatuan massacre because the state is obliged to prevent such things,” said Lawyer Harry Roque, who represented the 13 widows of journalist victims of the Ampatuan massacre in the filing of cases before the Ombudsman.