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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, October 5, 2013
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Candidates cautioned
vs. early campaigning
FOR OCT. 28 ELECTIONS
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Commission on Elections in Negros Oriental has cautioned potential candidates in the October 28 barangay polls against early campaigning.

Provincial Elections Supervisor Eddie Aba said he received reports that some people were already going around distributing campaign materials in some barangays in Dumaguete City ahead of the filing of the certificates of candidacy, that will start Oct. 11.

He said that those found guilty of premature campaigning can be sanctioned.

1,058 scholars affected by
PDAF controversy
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Around 1,058 scholars in the second district of Negros Oriental are affected by the controversy surrounding the Priority Development Assistance Fund.

Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2 nd District) said the fate of the scholars depends on the decision of the Supreme Court that scheduled a hearing Oct. 8 on the PDAF, or the pork barrel, of congressmen and senators.

The district scholars are enrolled in the four campuses of the Negros Oriental State University in Mabinay, Pamplona, Bais and the main campus in Dumaguete City.

PNoy signs law postponing SK polls

MANILA President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law a bill postponing the Sangguniang Kabataan polls originally set on October 28, Malacañang announced yesterday.

Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino passed into law "An Act to Postpone the SK Elections on October 28, amending Republic Act 9340 and for other purposes" on Thursday.

Two weeks ago, Congress ratified a measure that reschedules the elections for the youth between Oct. 28, 2014 and Feb. 23, 2015 to introduce reforms in the system.

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