Ballot recount of VP votes starts in October

UNTV News   •   October 5, 2017   •   6888

IMAGE_UNTV_NEWS_100517_BONG BONG MARCOS

MANILA, Philippines – The ballot recount in connection with the election protest of former Senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo is about to begin this month.

“Pag nagsimula na recount lalabas na ang tunay na resulta at makikita na hindi naging tama ang pagbilang sa nakaraang halalan sa bise president (When the recount begins, the real result will come out and it will show that the counting of votes for vice president in the last election was erroneous.),” Marcos said.

Marcos said they are just waiting for the exact date of the ballot counting to be announced by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.

He said that around 39 provinces are set for the recount but the pilot project will include three provinces namely Iloilo, Negros Oriental and Camarines Sur.

It can be recalled that Robredo’s vote exceeded with more than 200.000 only over Marcos.

“Ang nawalang boto sa akin halos 4 million. Kaya’t kitang kita mo talaga na talagang nagbawas sila ng boto sa akin at siguro nilagay sa ibang kandidato ( I am missing almost 4 million votes. Its so obvious that they shaved off my votes and probably transferred it to other candidates),” Marcos said.

Marcos already paid P66-M to the tribunal for the cost of the recount.

He hopes that the result will come out before the end of 2017.

Meanwhile, Robredo’s camp said they are not aware as to where Marcos obtained his data regarding the results of the 2016 elections.

They said it will take more than 3 months to complete the recount process.

They also said that Marcos’s statement was meant to condition the minds of the public regarding his alleged loss. – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

Online barter gains popularity in Iloilo amid COVID-19 crisis

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 27, 2020

Get a sack of cabbages for a sack of potatoes. That was how trade worked during the early civilizations. Before money existed people used barter to trade.

Because of the severe economic turmoil created by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, several business owners and employees have lost their livelihood and had to look for other means to survive.

Residents in Iloilo City have resorted to online bartering to cope with the economic effects of the pandemic.

The Iloilo Barter Community (IBACO) currently has over 44,000 members. IBACO is bringing back barter and is trading various goods including food, pre-loved items, and services in exchange for another product.

Money is not needed. One can barter gadgets for fruits, clothing, or any other product that the trader would prefer having.

According to IBAC founders Charity Delmo and Hector Angeles, they created the group in order to help fellow business owners cope with the economic effects of the pandemic.

“While it’s a fun community, we found out that there are a lot of members who are also business members who lost their business, and people who lost their jobs,” Delmo said.

In order to trade, an individual must post the items they want to barter, which includes the description, worth and what items they want to exchange it with.

Members will then be able place their offer through the comments section. The page does not allow direct or private messages until the deal is closed.

IBAC, meanwhile, does not allow trading of animals, hazardous or illegal items, medicines, alcohol, or masks. AAC (with reports from Lalaine Moreno)

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VP Robredo commemorates 3rd Marawi Siege anniversary

Maris Federez   •   May 23, 2020

FILE PHOTO: Community leaders survey damaged houses and buildings inside war-torn Marawi, Philippines January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Tom Allard

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday issued a statement commemorating the harrowing events of the Marawi Siege.

“Today, we mark the third anniversary of the Marawi Siege. To this day, the city lies in ruins, and its people’s lives are frozen in time. Many of its residents remain in temporary shelter communities,” Robredo said.

The vice president recalled how the city of Marawi has been suffering “even as we all face the challenges brought about by COVID-19.”

She recounts how events bring people to connect as one.

“The ongoing crisis should have by now made us realize: The suffering of one redounds to the suffering of all. Magkakarugtong ang diwa at pamumuhay ng bawat Pilipino. Ang hamon sa isa ay hamon sa lahat; ang pagpapabaya sa isa ay pagpapabaya sa lahat; ang ginhawa at pag-angat ng mga nasa laylayan ay pag-angat ng lahat. Healing requires the entire nation to bring its resources to bear,” Robredo articulated.

“Let us also remember that temporary shelter communities pose an even more profound challenge given the virality of COVID-19. Any outbreak in these tightly-packed communities will increase the risk for all of us, and affect a public health system that is already under tremendous strain,” she added.

The vice president also touched on the forthcoming celebration of the Muslim holiday, Eid’l Fitr.

“A few days from now, we will celebrate Eid’l Fitr, a Muslim holiday whose message of compassion and inclusiveness should resonate with every Filipino regardless of creed. Three years of inaction and neglect in Marawi is a thousand days too long,” she said.

She also appealed on concerned authorities to fast track their actions to extend help to the people of Marawi.

“We call on all concerned agencies to accelerate their actions while exercising full transparency. Marawi is not merely a tragedy to be remembered; it is an ongoing problem that needs to be solved,” the vice president concluded. — /mbmf

Banta ng storm surge bunsod ni ‘Ambo’, binabantayan sa Pasacao, Camarines Sur

Robie de Guzman   •   May 15, 2020

Naka-alerto na ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Camarines Sur sa posibleng pagkakaroon ng storm surge bunsod ng malakas na hanging dala ng bagyong Ambo.

Ayon sa Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), partikular nilang tinututukan ang coastal areas ng bayan ng Pasacao dahil sa matataas at naglalakihang along humahampas sa dalampasigan nito sa gitna ng pananalasa ng bagyong Ambo.

Una nang ibinabala ng Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) ang pagkakaroon ng hanggang apat na metrong storm surge o daluyong dahil sa bugso ng hanging dala ni Ambo.

Sa pinakahuling ulat ng PAGASA, huling namataan ang bagyo sa layong 40 kilometro sa katimugang bahagi ng Infanta, Quezon.

Taglay nito ang lakas ng hanging aabot sa 100 kilometro kada oras (kph) at pagbugsong nasa 140 kph. Kumikilos ito sa direksyon ng hilagang-kanluran sa bilis na 20 kph.

Ayon sa PAGASA, bahagyang humina ang bagyo matapos itong mag-landfall ng anim na beses.

Una itong tumama sa lupa sa San Policarpio, Eastern Samar noong Huwebes ng tanghali; sunod mga isla ng Dalupiri at Capul sa Northern Samar bandang Huwebes ng gabi; sunod sa Ticao at Burias Islands sa Masbate noong Biyernes ng madaling-araw at pang-huli sa San Andres, Quezon Biyernes ng umaga.

Inaasahang ngayong gabi, sa pagitan ng ala-singko at ala-siyete, ay muling tatama ang bagyo sa Real o Infanta, Quezon.

Ayon sa PAGASA, patuloy na makararanas ng malakas na pag-ulan ang mga lugar ng Quezon, Marinduque, Aurora, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya at Quirino.

Malakas na pag-ulan rin ang inaasahan ngayong gabi hanggang bukas, araw ng Sabado sa Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos, Central Luzon, Nueva Vizcaya at Quirino.

Babala ng PAGASA, maaari itong magdulot ng pagbaha at pagguho ng lupa kaya pinapayuhan ang lahat ng mga residente na mag-ingat at makinig sa abiso ng mga kinauukulan.

Malalaki rin ang mga alon sa mga lugar na may nakataas na babala ng bagyo.

Nasa ilalim ng signal number two ang mga sumusunod na lugar:

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • Eastern portion ng Pangasinan (San Nicolas, Natividad, San Quintin, Umingan, Balungao, Sta. Maria, Tayug, Asingan, San Manuel, Binalonan, Laoac, Urdaneta, Villasis, Rosales, Sto. Tomas, Alcala, Bautista, Bayambang, Urbiztondo, Basista, Malasiqui, Sta. Barbara, Manaoag, Mapandan, San Jacinto, San Fabian, Pozorrubio, Sison, Mangaldan, Dagupan, Calasiao, Binmaley, Lingayen, Bugallon, Aguilar, San Carlos, Mangatarem)
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • Metro Manila
  • Bulacan
  • Laguna
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Rizal
  • Marinduque
  • Northern portion ng Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta, Real, Mauban, Sampaloc. Lucban, Tayabas, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Lucena, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Gumaca, Pitogo, Macallelon, General Luna, Catanauan, Lopez, Buenavista, Guinayangan, Calauag, Tagkayawan, Perez, Alabat, Quezon)
  • Polillo Islands
  • Western portion ng Camarines Norte (Santa Elena, Capalonga)
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Aurora
  • Quirino
  • Western portion of Isabela (Quezon, Mallig, Roxas, Quirino, San Manuel, Burgos, Gamu, Reina Mercedes, Aurora, Luna Cabanatuan, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, Cauayan, San Guillermo, Dinapugue, San Mateo, Alicia, Angadanan, Ramon, San Isidro, Echague, Jones, San Agustin, Santiago, Cordon)

Nasa signal number 1 naman ang mga sumusunod na lugar:

  • Cagayan kabilang ang Babuyan Islands
  • Batanes
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • Nalalabing bahagi ng Pangasinan
  • Nalalabing bahagi ng Isabela
  • Nalalabing bahagi ng Quezon
  • Nalalabing bahagi ng Camarines Norte
  • Western portion ng Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Libmanan, Cabusao), and the northeastern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pola)

Dahil sa lakas ng hangin at ulang dala ni ‘Ambo’, nawalan ng kuryente ang ilang bahagi ng Camarines Sur, kabilang na ang mga bayan ng Canaman, Tinambac, at ilang parte ng Naga City.

Ayon sa PAGASA, inaasahang lalabas ng Philippine Area of Responsibility sa Lunes ng hapon. – RRD (may ulat mula kay Correspondent Allan Manansala)

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