August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Comelec official volunteers

To be witness in poll probe

A ranking Commission on Elections (COMELEC) official has volunteered to be a witness, should the poll body call for an investigation on alleged sabotage to disrupt the elections, at least in Tagbilaran City.

City Comelec registrar, Atty Ariel Selma said he would be a willing witness if only to prove that he has nothing to do with the allegations that would implicate the long questioned capability of the poll body to conduct the polls five months holding after national elections.

Last Monday, as early as 6:00 AM, reports have reached radio stations about the unusually delayed delivery of the remaining election paraphernalia, which were made available only at about 4:00 AM on the day of the elections.

Poll authorities in the precincts also share the same observation: the delayed delivery caused late start of the poll opening, or until the materials were withdrawn from their respective city or municipal election offices.

In Jagna town, reports said that at least a precinct opened when most precincts opening at 7:00 would be closing.

In Tagbilaran City, while most precincts opened by around 9:00, at lunchtime, several polling places have reportedly run-out of ballots.

According to Provincial Comelec Supervisor Atty Eliseo Labaria, the city needs 47,858 ballots but only about 39,244 of these arrived [from Manila].

Of these, 33,900 were included in the delivery’s first batch, he added that the city accordingly awaits for the 7,800 remaining ballots on the second batch of deliveries, which was expected at around 11 AM.

Because of this, many supporters of candidates accused the City Hall of sabotaging the elections by withholding ballots, one which the city government has vehemently denied.

In early morning radio interview, Atty. Selma said the office of the City Treasurer through has appraised him that the office is awaiting for the 7,800 ballots to be...click local news

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