Puerto Princesa recall - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Puerto Princesa recall


Bayron regains seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position

BACK. Lucilo Bayron with Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez and DILG Regional Director Florida Maranan Dijan, among others, after he took his oath. Photo from Richard Ligad's Facebook account

Cheers, disappointment in Puerto Princesa recall polls

May 09, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Lucilo Bayron s win as Puerto Princesa city mayor draws cheers from supporters and angry comments from supporters of his rival Edward Hagedorn

STILL THE MAYOR. Lucilo Bayron (in green) wins the recall polls initiated by the supporters of his political rival, former Puerto Princesa mayor Edward Hagedorn. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Lucilo Bayron keeps seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

May 09, 2015 - 8:23 AM

With 44 299 votes in the recall polls the incumbent leader of Puerto Princesa City gets to finish his first term as mayor with his win over challenger Edward Hagedorn

WINNER. Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron is proclaimed the winner of the recall elections. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Voting begins in Puerto Princesa's recall polls

May 08, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Voting begins in Puerto Princesa s recall elections but initial reports show many voters were unable to vote because their names were not on Comelec s list

RECALL ELECTIONS. A voter looks for her name in the official list of registered voters for Friday's recall elections in Puerto Princesa. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Puerto Princesa recall polls: Voters decide city's fate

May 08, 2015 - 7:30 AM

On Friday Puerto Princesa voters choose between incumbent Mayor Lucilo Bayron and former Mayor Edward Hagedorn in the city s second recall elections in history

PRO-BAYRON. Supporters of the incumbent mayor raise signs outside the city coliseum. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Puerto Princesa recall polls: Voters split on Bayron vs Hagedorn

May 07, 2015 - 10:26 PM

A day before the polls Puerto Princesa residents say there s no leading contender for Friday s recall elections in the capital city of Palawan

Puerto Princesa mayoral bets down to 22

May 07, 2015 - 11:16 AM

The unusual number of people who filed candidacies has pushed Hagedorn s name down the candidates list Some of them have since withdrawn from the race

PRO-BAYRON. Supporters of the incumbent mayor raise signs outside the city coliseum. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Puerto Princesa recall: Residents urged to cast, protect votes

May 06, 2015 - 6:03 PM

LENTE says the tense and confusing atmosphere in the capital city of Palawan should be a catalyst for people to exercise their right to vote

FACE-OFF. Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn (left) runs against incumbent Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron (right) in the recall elections on May 8. File photos by Rappler

Comelec: PPCRV is watchdog in Palawan recall polls

Apr 30, 2015 - 10:58 AM

President Benigno Aquino III also orders the military and police to help ensure peaceful elections for Puerto Princesa mayor

ELECTION WATCHDOG. Led by Ambassador Henrietta de Villa (left), the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting gets authorized to monitor the recall elections in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. File photo by John Javellana

Hagedorn running for mayor in Puerto Princesa recall election

Apr 21, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Former Mayor Edward Hagedorn challenges incumbent Mayor Lucilo Bayron a relative by marriage and former ally

MAYORAL CANDIDATE. A supporter hugs former mayor Edward Hagedorn as he makes his way to the city Comelec office on April 21 to file his certificate of candidacy for the May 8 recall elections. Photo by Mike Cohen

Puerto Princesa and the recall paradox

Apr 19, 2015 - 4:20 PM

There could be times when instead of speaking truth to power an accountability mechanism becomes a tool of the powerful to constrain governance

Comelec: Puerto Princesa recall elections set for May 8

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:47 PM

UPDATED The filing of certificates of candidacy for city mayor is on April 21 and 22 while the campaign period is from April 23 to May 6

Puerto Princesa recall elections a go – Comelec

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The poll body dismisses an appeal by Mayor Bayron who assailed the verification of the recall petition filed against him

Just before 2016, recall proceedings underway in 3 LGUs

Mar 26, 2015 - 9:30 AM

However there might be not much time left to schedule recall elections The Local Government Code gives Comelec only until May 8 to conduct the special polls

Puerto Princesa mayor disrupts recall proceedings

Mar 04, 2015 - 9:49 AM

Mayor Lucilo Bayron tears up a copy of an order extending by several hours the verification of signatures in the recall petition filed against him

MAYOR BAYRON. Puerto Princesa mayor Lucilo Bayron tears up a copy of an order extending the time of verification of signatures on the recall petition filed against him. Screengrab from Youtube video

Comelec affirms Puerto Princesa recall petition vs Bayron

Jan 08, 2015 - 5:26 PM

The poll body denies the motion for reconsideration of Puerto Princesa mayor Lucilo Bayron who claimed there were flaws in the petition against him

SC to Comelec: Carry out Puerto Princesa recall elections

Nov 26, 2014 - 12:27 PM

The High Court cites the Commission on Elections fiscal autonomy and the chairman s power to augment items in its budget from savings to fund the exercise

Recall elections: Comelec's mandate unfunded under Aquino

Oct 04, 2014 - 6:12 PM

5 recall petitions are pending with the poll body but have slim chances of progressing into elections because the Comelec and DBM have failed to secure funding for the exercise

Comelec eyes options to fund Puerto Princesa recall

May 04, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Comelec could either ask the the budget department for clearance to realign their savings or request for a supplemental budget from Congress