This is the roundup of stories that came out in local publicatiosn today, May 9, 2016:

AN online post accused the camp of Team Rama of distributing cash during the eve of the elections.
AN online post accused the camp of Team Rama of distributing cash during the eve of the elections.

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.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Filipinos troop to polls today.

Freeman: Comelec chair assures Cebuanos of fair elections.

Rival camps trade accusations of vote-buying.

Another online post accused Team Rama's rival, BOPK, of using cash to lure voters.
Another online post accused Team Rama’s rival, BOPK, of using cash to lure voters.

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.

Read: Cebu Daily New: Rival camps trade vote-buying accusations.

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.

Read: Cebu Daily News: Fire victims ask for help.

Sun.Star Cebu: Fire victims ask for help from public.

Other Cebu News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Body found near Sta. Fe mayor’s house

Sun.Star Cebu: Dumanjug asks for Capitol’s help as vote-counting machine fails final test

Sun.Star Cebu: Comelec urges LGUs to open day care centers today

Sun.Star Cebu: JVR to bat for cheaper medicines, aid for seniors if given 2nd term

Sun.Star Cebu: Rama to focus on traffic, 93-1 if elected for third term

Sun.Star Cebu: Radaza hopes to increase revenues in new term

Freeman: Ronda mayor claims armed men attacked him last Friday

Freeman: Rama faces charges over calamity assistance

Freeman: Rival accuses Tuburan mayor of intimidating supporters

Cebu Daily News: Pagasa urges voters, avoid heat, vote early

Cebu Daily News: Coast guard rescues troubled vessel in Bohol, saves 167 passengers

Cebu Daily News: Mandaue residents told to respect liqour ban in fiesta celebration

Cebu Business News.

Sun.Star Cebu: CCCI president hopes for clean, peaceful elections

Sun.Star Cebu: PHL economy ready for any president

Freeman: CPA to open P400M Pier 4 at the end of the month

Cebu Daily News: Cebu to host DTI e-caravan in June

Cebu Daily News: Metro Retail Stores Group eye more outlets in countryside

Cebu Sports News.

Sun.Star Cebu: Cebuano Xterra pro finishes 5th overall in pro division

Cebu Daily News: UV wins third game in a row in Batang PBA


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