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Kusug, Partido Barug, Partido Panaghiusa to unify for 2022 elections

Cebu Sun.Star - 1 hour 12 min ago

Three of the biggest political parties in Cebu will unite for the future of the Queen City of the South.

Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama, City Councilor Raymond Garcia, and former City Councilor Jose "Joey" Daluz III have agreed to merge and unify as one for the 2022 National and Local elections.

On Wednesday night, September 22, a photo was posted by Councilor Garcia showing the three together with the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino who raised their hands.

Secretary Dino revealed that the three parties will unify in the upcoming elections to get a landslide victory in favor of the candidates in their line-up.

The Secretary said that under the unified party, Rama will run for Mayor, Garcia will be his running mate while Daluz will be the unified party’s campaign manager.

In June of this year, Rama said that they will "only have one enemy" referring to the party of the former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña of the Bando Osmeńa Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK).

In the same month, Kusug named their officials which includes Garcia as president; Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo as vice president for the north district; Cebu City Legal Officer Rey Gealon as vice president for the south district; Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera as secretary-general; Mayor Edgardo Labella as deputy secretary-general; Cebu City Councilor Niña Mabatid as auditor; local school board chairman Raddy Diola as treasurer; and former Apas barangay captain Ramil Ayuman as PRO.

Kugi Uswag Sugbo or Kusug is a political party founded by former Mayor Alvin Garcia which was launched in June 2021.

Partido Barug, which is commonly known as BARUG, is another political party founded by Rama. Barug has been affiliated with PDP-Laban since 2018.

Meanwhile, Partido Panaghiusa, which was revived by Daluz, was organized by his late mother, broadcaster Nenita "Inday Nita" together with late Cebu City Councilor Antonio Cuenco and the late Senator John Henry "Sonny" Osmeña.

Although the three political leaders have expressed their unity in the upcoming elections, they have yet to announce the names of their official slate.

The Commission on Elections has set the schedule for the filing of the certificates of candidacy from October 1 to October 8. (PR)

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Coronavirus: Duterte taps military to assist hospitals as nurses get sick

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 22 min ago
September 23, 2021 9:24 AM

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the military has started to dispatch nurses to at least one hospital. 
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Australia says will be patient on rebuilding ties with France

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 47 min ago
September 23, 2021 8:59 AM

Australian PM Scott Morrison has been unsuccessful in his attempts to talk to the French president.
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Melbourne faces more anti-lockdown protests as daily Covid-19 cases hit pandemic high

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 28 min ago
September 23, 2021 8:17 AM

Victoria reported 766 new locally acquired cases, topping its previous daily high of 725 hit on Aug 5, 2020.
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Aukus fallout: French submarine builder to send Australia invoice for scrapped ‘contract of the century’

SCMP Asian News - 3 hours 6 min ago
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Why China's Xi Jinping looks to be pursuing a road back to socialism

BBC Asia News - 3 hours 13 min ago
China has not been very socialist for years, but the Communist Party looks set to change that.
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India opens highest military ranks to women after lengthy fight

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 24 min ago
September 23, 2021 7:22 AM

The move is a major milestone in a country where women have been leaving the workforce in droves.
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'Side-eying Chloe' Clem to sell iconic meme as NFT

BBC Asia News - 3 hours 42 min ago
The image of Chloe Clem could fetch her tens of thousands of dollars at auction.
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Kamala Harris to meet Narendra Modi in ‘coming of age’ moment for Indian diaspora

SCMP Asian News - 3 hours 55 min ago
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South Korea foreign minister says to meet Japan counterpart on Thursday

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 44 min ago
September 23, 2021 6:01 AM

Mr Chung Eui-yong hoped for progress to end a dispute that has led to tit-for-tat trade restrictions.
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Pacific Island nations uneasy over Aukus deal, amid nuclear proliferation, climate change fears

SCMP Asian News - 5 hours 46 min ago
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Second Afghan data breach by UK defence ministry

BBC Asia News - 8 hours 26 min ago
The MoD apologises again as it emerges dozens of people were mistakenly copied in to another email.
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I'm a Celebrity: Crew member's Covid case triggers lockdown

BBC Asia News - 10 hours 11 min ago
A crew member on I'm a Celebrity tests positive, sending thousands into lockdown and sparking a backlash.
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Go backs limited use of face shields

Philippines Star - 10 hours 46 min ago
Sen. Bong Go has expressed his support for a proposal to limit the use of face shields to only high-risk activities, saying government should strike a balance between safety and comfort and economic considerations when recalibrating its COVID-19 pandemic policies.
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House seeks extension of voters’ registration

Philippines Star - 10 hours 46 min ago
The House of Representatives yesterday pushed for the extension of voters’ registration up to Oct. 31.
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Senate panel OKs P8 billion budget of OP

Philippines Star - 10 hours 46 min ago
The Senate finance committee swiftly passed yesterday the proposed P8.1-billion budget of the Office of the President despite repeated attacks on the chamber by President Duterte over senators’ investigation into alleged corruption in his administration.
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Duterte urges wealthy nations to act vs climate change

Philippines Star - 10 hours 46 min ago
President Duterte yesterday reminded wealthy nations of their “moral obligation” to support actions to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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DOH prioritizes teachers’ vaccination for in-person classes

Philippines Star - 10 hours 46 min ago
The Department of Health has agreed to prioritize the vaccination of teachers in areas selected for the pilot resumption of face-to-face classes in the country.
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Gordon sees no wrong with giving PDAF to PRC

Philippines Star - 10 hours 46 min ago
Sen. Richard Gordon yesterday confirmed that he infused a portion of his congressional allocation to the Philippine Red Cross more than 10 years ago, but stressed there was nothing irregular in the move.
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Duterte slams ‘selfish’ nations on vaccines

Philippines Star - 10 hours 46 min ago
President Duterte lambasted yesterday rich countries over their “selfish” plan to give COVID-19 booster shots to their citizens as many poor nations suffer from an uneven distribution of the life-saving jabs.
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