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COMELEC defers to IATF on conduct of Palawan plebiscite

In a reply letter dated July 16 addressed to the civil society group Save Palawan Movement, the poll body said they are adopting the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to defer the plebiscite which was supposed to have been conducted on May 11 but was overtaken by the pandemic.

No COMELEC update on holding of plebiscite to create 3 Palawan provinces

COMELEC Palawan representative Jomel Ordas said that they are waiting for a memorandum stating how voter-related concerns relating to the plebiscite, which has been postponed since early April, will proceed.

City voters seek to join SC petition vs division of Palawan

Regina Palanca, a businesswoman and one of the signatories in a "petition for intervention", said they want to be part of the petition filed in January last year by members of a civil society group.

Save Palawan Movement files TRO vs creation of 3 Palawan provinces

The petitioners are Cynthia Sumagaysay, Federico Virgo, Renato Baladad, Beatriz Dioso, Corazon Davila, Loreta Alsa, Hiya Hassan, and John Vincent Colili. They filed a motion and manifestation on May 8 through Atty. Julius Conception.

Alvarez upbeat on rescheduling of Palawan plebiscite in July

The polling, which was originally scheduled last May 10, was sidetracked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COMELEC suspends preparations for May plebiscite

In a memorandum dated March 25 addressed to Malacanang, the poll body stated that they decided to approve the recommendations to suspend its preparations "effective immediately."

Postponement of Palawan division plebiscite sought

The provincial legislature has called for a special session on Friday and is expected to pass a resolution allowing Governor Jose Alvarez to petition the COMELEC for the postponement of the plebiscite.

Capitol allocates P80 million for incoming 3 provinces plebiscite

The plebiscite will decide whether Palaweños will agree to divide the province into three separate local government units (LGUs), namely Palawan del Norte, Palawan del Sur, and Palawan Oriental.

COVID-19 threat suspends COMELEC voter registration

“Puerto Princesa City lang ang affected ng temporary suspension voter registration dahil the 23 municipalities are preparing for the plebiscite,” he said.

COMELEC sees quick plebiscite voting in May

Provincial COMELEC spokesperson Jomel Ordas said they are expecting the voting to finish early afternoon.

‘Yes’ campaign for 3n1 Palawan goes full swing in Taytay and Sofronio Española

Governor Alvarez and other officials of the provincial government were welcomed in the town that is being proposed to be the next site of the Capitol for Palawan del Norte by mayor Romy Salvame.

Brooke’s Point wants Brgy. Maasin as site of proposed Capitol in Palawan del Sur

In an interview with Palawan News, Feliciano said early this week that Governor Jose Alvarez called them to a meeting in January to discuss the site for the future Capitol and the international airport that will be built in Brooke's Point.