This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publicatiosn today, May 9, 2016:
Cops, Comelec ready for polls.
ELECTION and police officials say they are ready for today’s national and local elections, despite some problems in some towns and cities in Cebu, particularly those related to vote-buying. Comelec region 7 director Jose Nick Mendros also said they have ample security, especially in hot spots where there have been cases of violence. He also called on candidates to respect the rule of law.
We anticipated everything. But we are calling all parties, especially candidates, to respect the rule of law and the rights of others. Comelec Region 7 director Jose Nick Mendros.
Rival camps trade accusations of vote-buying.
On the eve of the elections, allegations of vote buying fly between rival camps in Cebu, Mandaue and Talisay Cities. The practice has become so rampant that Mayren Cogtas, coordinator of the “I Vote Good” campaign of Dilaab competition say voters accept the money despite knowing vote-buying is illegal. In Cebu City, photos of money with the campaign cards of rivals BOPK and Team Rama were posted, but Rama brushed it off.
The reason for accepting the money was not only due to poverty but als obecause the voters considered the money as form of pampasaya. Mayren Cogtas of Dilaab Foundation.
Expect more of these gimmicks from Team Rama. Rama is afraid to face me in a debate. Maybe the coward would rather resort to dirty tricks. Tom Osmena.
Fire victims ask for help.
VICTIMS of the fire that killed seven in Pahina Central are asking for donations from kind Cebuanos to help them get through the week. Aside from clothes, the victims are asking for kitchenwares so they can cook their own meals once DSWD ends its distribution of relief packs.
As of now we really have nothing. My sibling gave us some clothes for my children. I hope somebody will help so we can start preparing our own food. Sandra Chan, Pahina Central fire victim.
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