Comelec cancels printing of ballots due to error
Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Andres Bautista confirmed today the printing of ballots for the 2016 elections has resumed on Wednesday at the National Printing Office (NPO) after it has temporarily stopped.
Bautista added that there was a critical information missing in the ballot that caused the printing to be stopped immediately.
According to an information from the head of the poll body’s printing committee, the error in the ballot was discovered after the NPO has already printed 39 pieces of the ballot, shortly after it officially started printing on Monday afternoon. This caused the committee to rush to the Comelec’s Sta Rosa Laguna warehouse to correct the error on the ballot face.
However, the NPO instead started printing demo ballots that will be used for the mock polls on Saturday.
DILG to honor injured PNP-RBSP members
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has set to award recognition to the members of PNP’s Regional Public Safety Batallion (RPSB) who were injured after being ambushed by rebels of New People’s Army (NPA) in Banggao, Cagayan.
PO2 Information Officer Chief Inspector Chivalier Iringan said that DILG secretary himself, Mel Senen Sarmiento, will go to the hospital where the injured police are being treated to give the “Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting” award.
The injured police are Senior Ins. Arnel Acain, P03 Jeremy Gacias, PO1 Richmond Diesto, PO1 John Fritz Balunsat, PO1 Elvis Madall and P01 Edmar Mallilin, all from Tuguegarao City; Clan Cabansi of Baguio City; PO1 Lester Layugan of Tumauini, Isabela; Joe Mark Camaruan of Peñablanca; PO1 Oliver Cabildo of Baggao and PO1 Joebert Ducain.
Acain added that they will schedule a press conference to be held in PRO2 Headquarters in lieu with the incident and the rewards to be given to the injured officers as well.
BIR launches annual tax awareness campaign
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has started its annual tax awareness campaign to encourage tax payers to file their returns electronically.
On its launching day, BIR showed an informercial that explains the Electronic Filling System together with the downloadable BIR forms and online registration process which cater a more efficient way of paying taxes.
BIR also clarified that they are now fixing some technical problems and malfunctions that has started in December 2015 after receiving complaints from tax payers that they cannot access their website as there has been a bogging down of system and server errors.
BIR Commissioner Kim Henares also expressed that they want to show to the public that they are in the right track through the implementation of the campaign.
Dasma officials close down establishments for road widening
The City Government of Dasmariñas in Cavite has ordered to impose closure to numerous establishments in Brgy, Santa Fe due to construction of road widening.
Local authorities said that they informed and advised the business owners within the area about the road widening as early as 2012.
Though some of the owners of the establishments expressed their disbelief and disappointments, they admitted that they cannot blame the authorities in closing their businesses as the government owns the land property that they have rented.
However, officers of Dasmariñas City Police District refused to comment on the issue.
NU and DLSU set standards on UAAP Men’s Football Tournament
National University (NU) and De La Salle University (DLSU) both took the lead in the 78th Season of UAAP Men’s Football Tournament which was held in McKinley Hill Stadium at Taguig.
NU Bulldogs aced the Adamson University with a score of 2-0 while De La Salle Green Archers defeated the University of the Philippines with a score of 1-0.
The two universities both got 6 points, but the NU is taking few steps ahead from DLSU due to the goal difference.
Meanwhile, defending champion Far Eastern University defeated Ateneo with the score 5-2 while the match between University of Santo Thomas against University of the East resulted to goalless draw.