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END OF AN ERA: Unknown bets beat Gordons, Magsaysays

By ROLY ECLEVIA For the first time in nearly half a century, no member of the Gordon family holds any government position. Former senator Richard “Dick” Gordon failed to regain his old seat. His younger brother, James “Bong” Gordon, lost the congressional race in the First District of Zambales. Anne Gordon sought the Olongapo City […]

Dredging, health services, and business permits top Paulino’s agenda

Dredging, health services, and business permits top Paulino’s agenda

by PATRICK ESCUSA Olongapo City —Days after toppling the 33-year Gordon dynasty, mayor-elect Rolen Paulino said he will focus on flood control efforts, improve health services, and ease the burden of businesses in the city within the next six months. Paulino ran a campaign promising to stop graft and corruption, enhance public services, and improve […]

(Updated) Comelec proclaims ‘Gapo winners

(Updated) Comelec proclaims ‘Gapo winners

UPDATE: Sta. Rita barangay councilor Linus Bacay takes the 10th and last spot after edging Brgy. Banicain chaiman Zar Batapa. Bacay got 27,750 votes. —- The Commission on Election (Comelec) proclaimed Rolen Paulino as mayor-elect and Rodel Cerezo as vice mayor elect today, confirming what many in the city already knew 18 hours earlier.  Team […]

Rolen Paulino wins mayoralty race

Rolen Paulino wins mayoralty race

Incumbent vice mayor Rolen Paulino will be the city’s next city mayor after unofficial results show that the incumbent vice mayor carried all 17 barangays in today’s national and local elections. Partial and unofficial quick count shows that Paulino won more than 50% of the total votes cast today. The Subic Updater is calling the […]

Vote buying allegations surface days before election day

Vote buying allegations surface days before election day

Allegations of massive vote buying surfaced after thousands trooped to several staging stations in Olongapo City, and the towns of the first district of Zambales days before the May 13 local and national elections. Voters said they asked by their presentors to report to separate stations to claim their initial pay. “Ang sabi po kasi […]

Lipumano tops vice mayor poll

Lipumano tops vice mayor poll

Incumbent councilor and Liberal Party stalwart Sarah Lugerna “Lugie” Lipumano took top spot in the vice-mayor poll conducted recently by the Subic Updater with 57 percent of votes. City councilor Rodel Cerezo finished second with 17.72%, while Brian Gordon and Vic-Vic Magsaysay garnered 15.19 and 10.13%, respectively. Lugie Lipumano is the daughter of former Olongapo City […]

We endorse Rolen Paulino and Jobo Magsaysay

We endorse Rolen Paulino and Jobo Magsaysay

EDITORIAL With less than 10 days into the May 13 local and national elections, all four camps; Gordon Helps Team, Team Khonghun sa Olongapo (TKO), Bugsy Gordon de los Reyes’ Bangon Bayan group, and Team Magsaysay, are making last ditch efforts to convince voters to choose them on election day. May 13 will be a […]

Voters urged to check precinct online

Voters urged to check precinct online

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga–Commission on Elections (COMELEC) called on the voters of Central Luzon to avoid precinct confusion on May 13 by using their online database.  “Voter’s can check their designated polling places via our precinct finder facility that is seen in the left side of our website- www.comelec.gov.ph” said COMELEC Regional Director Rafael […]

Khonghun accuses opponents of racism

Sulong  Zambales Party congressional candidate Jeffrey Khonghun yesterday slammed his opponents for using the racist card against him, urging his opponents to respect all races, religions, and political beliefs. In a meeting at Purok 12 in Old Cabalan, Khonghun lambasted his opponents for saying that he is not a Filipino but a Korean. “Siguro po […]

Cepalco’s Abaya promises no more brown outs in two months

Cepalco’s Abaya promises no more brown outs in two months

In a letter distributed to residents last Tuesday, the Olongapo Electricity Distribution Company (OEDC) officially announced that it will take over the power distribution services of the city.  Jose Maria Abaya, president of OEDC, said that his company will modernize the city’s dilapidated power distribution system. “Dahil dito, naglaan kami ng isang bilyon piso para […]

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