Posts by tag: Election

6 years ago

Today’s View: Liar Dream

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Today’s View: Liar Dream

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Liar, because the speaker is an incorrigible liar and the promises are lies.  Dream, because the people are made to hope and expect “a kingdom come” or “a state of better living” or “a more comfortable life,” or at least a more “humane earthly existence.”  Which never ever comes.  Not today, not tomorrow, not until the end of time!

6 years ago

Partylist not spared from trapo politics

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Partylist not spared from trapo politics

By CHERYLL D. FIEL

Davao Today

“Sadly, personality politics is still at play in the partylist contest.  The system even goes to the extent that winnability hinges on traditional politicians’ endorsement and money.” — Carlos Isagani Zarate, Davao-based human rights lawyer and Bayan Muna second nominee

6 years ago

Tension grips ComVal village’s special elections

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By DAVAO TODAY

Kontra Daya said the military and police gathered all the voters of clustered precinct 22 on Thursday — those coming from puroks 1, 4, 9, 10 and 11 — in the village hall to explain that their presence is for peacekeeping.  “Voters felt otherwise.  Many felt harassed and scared,” Kontra Daya said.

6 years ago

Dutertes, party mates dominate Davao polls

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Dutertes, party mates dominate Davao polls

By DAVAO TODAY

The Comelec said councilors for the second political district will be proclaimed after the replacement of the two compact flash cards from clustered precincts 777 and 753, which have been found defective, shall arrive from their Central Office in Manila. 

6 years ago

VIGILANCE

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Supporters of two opposing candidates for mayor in Compostela town troop outside the municipal hall Wednesday morning to watch over…