Articles worth reading

AFP sends 8 nurses to Lung Center 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday deployed eight (8) nurses to augment the healthcare workforce of the Lung Center of the Philippines in addressing the rising cases of COVID19. The Surgeon General of the AFP, Colonel Fatima Claire ...

Paranaque achieves 83% vaccination rate

account_balanceParañaque access_time4 days ago

Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced that a total of 437,236 individuals — equivalent to 83.69 percent of the 521,410 target population — were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. Olivarez...

AFP gets Mistral 3 surface-to-air missile 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), particularly the Navy, gets a huge boost to defend against aerial threats with the delivery of the Mistral 3 surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) of its two new frigates on October 8, according to a report by...

Metro News

COC filing concludes on Friday

account_balanceMetro News account_circleNoah James chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Philippine National Police on Saturday said the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) and certificate of nomination and acceptance (CONA) for Eleksyon 2022 was "generally peaceful and orderly", according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

“The Philippine National Police did not receive any significant incident that affected the eight-day filing of COCs and CONAs across the country. We attribute this to the preparations made by our unit commanders and the hard work of our personnel on the ground,” PNP chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar said in a statement.

The PNP also said the "hard work" of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) made the process peaceful and orderly. 


The filing period for national and local posts for Eleksyon 2022 was held from October 1 to 8.

Aspirants for national posts had to personally file their COCs or send their representatives to file on their behalf, before the Comelec at the Harbor Garden Tent at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

Eleazar said there were a few reported incidents in other parts of the country, but these were not significant and were properly addressed by local police.

Among these incidents was an incident of direct assault, alarm and scandal and malicious mischief at the Comelec office in Taraka, Lanao del Sur on Oct. 7. An aspirant filed his COC for Sangguniang Bayan member, but allegedly caused a commotion at the office. Police were able to subdue him, the PNP said.

Two individuals were also arrested separately in Lucena City and Marikina City for alleged violation of the gun ban which is in force from September 30 to October 9.

Eleazar however said some supporters of aspirants failed to follow health and safety protocols when they showed up on the day their bets were to file their COCs.

“Nakakalungkot lamang na sa kabila ng ating paulit-ulit na pakiusap ay marami pa rin sa ating mga kababayan ang hindi sumunod sa mga patakaran ng Comelec at ng pamahalaan tungkol sa public health safety at nakakalungkot din na tila hinayaan ito ng mga sinusuportahan nilang mga kandidato,” PGen Eleazar said.

Eleazar said change should come from ourselves and this starts by following simple protocols for the good of all.

The PNP chief also commended the police officers who observed maximum tolerance against those who were not following the guidelines set by Comelec and other stakeholders.

date_rangeDate Published
1 week ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Oxygen command center formed

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode4 days ago

The National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 has created the One Oxygen Command Center to be deployed nationwide to prevent and address the shortage of medical oxygen supply, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The NTF has also s...

Muntinlupa distributes 25,500 learning materials

account_balanceMuntinlupa chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (center) led the turn-over of 25,500 instructional materials for early childhood education division (ECED) learners in the city together with ECED acting chief Jenny Deuda Mercado (2nd from right) last October 13 at La...

Mandaluyong , NCMH promote mental health 

account_balanceMandaluyong chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

The Mandaluyong City local government has inked on Tuesday a Contract of Usufruct with the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) as both parties vowed to support one another in promoting mental health and in creating more programs to help the ment...

Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)

Foreign film producers invest P1 billion in PH

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode23 hours ago

The incentives granted by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) to entice international productions resulted in P1.089 billion spent here last year, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. FDCP Chairperson Liza Di&ntil...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature