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Marcos seeks recount of votes in 20 areas

MANILA, June 29 — A day before the formal oath taking into office of Vice-President-elect Leni Robredo, Senator Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr. on Wednesday personally filed before the Supreme Court (SC), as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), his election protest against the outgoing 3rd District congresswoman of Camarines Sur. […]

Smartmatic executives, Comelec IT rep, face raps filed by Bongbong Marcos

MANILA — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday filed criminal cases before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office (MPO) against Smartmatic executives and an Information Technology (IT) representative of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for their alleged unauthorized change of the script in the […]

Marcos’ camp still hopeful Comelec will allow system audit

In the heels of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives’ start of canvass of votes for president and vice president on Wednesday, May 25, the camp of vice presidential candidate-Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is hoping that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will approve their request to conduct a system […]

Bongbong Marcos to ask for system audit of automated election system

MANILA, May 18 — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. is set to ask the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to open the Automated Election System for a systems audit after uncovering irregularities while tabulating results of the May 9 elections based on the Certificates of […]

Comelec restores site, using 7 layers of protection against hackers

After its website was hacked last March, the Commission on Elections just gave a strong assurance that restored website which will also display results of the May 9, 2016 elections will be firewalled from malicious users and hackers. Learning from its mistake, the agency said adequate security measures are put […]

3-Day local absentee voting starts Wednesday, April 27

MANILA – Election is on! That is for the more than 24,000 local absentee voters who can now cast votes beginning today, Wednesday, April 27 but only until Friday, April 29. The Committee on Local Absentee Voting (CLAV) chief Rowena Guanzon said those who registered under the LAV to participate […]

Smartmatic says results will be known 24 hours after election

MANILA — Smartmatic International, the tech firm handling the automated election system of the Commission on Elections for the May 9, 2016 general elections reported that it will deploy some 45,000 technicians in all of the 36,788 voting centers as well as in the canvassing centers. “Everywhere where there will […]

Poe is a natural-born Filipino citizen – SCOTP

This should completely erase the doubt. Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares is a natural-born Filipino and also complied with the residency requirement to run for president in the May 9, 2016 elections. This was declared by the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) in a 47-page decision released on Friday on the […]

Poll watchdogs PPCRV, NAMFREL, welcomes SCOTP ruling on voter receipts

Accredited poll watchdog group Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is convinced that the latter is in a difficult situation as far as the preparations for the forthcoming elections, particularly the order of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to issue a […]

Due to SCOTP order, Comelec eyes postponement of May 2016 elections

Due to the recent order of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to produce voter receipts on Election Day, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking at the possibility of postponing the May 9 national and local polls. Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista noted that moving the elections was […]

Bicol vice presidential bets Robredo, Escudero, top political advertisers on ABS-CBN

Robredo, Escudero, top political advertisers on ABS-CBN. Independent Partido Galing at Puso vice-presidential candidate Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Daang Matuwid Coalition Liberal Party vice-presidential candidate Ma. Leonor Robredo topped the list among candidates for national position who have spent more for television advertising with ABS-CBN alone. According to the Philippine […]

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Comelec rules presidential aspirant Rizalito David is a nuisance candidate

Comelec rules presidential aspirant Rizalito David is a nuisance candidate The Commission on Elections has declared presidential aspirant Rizalito David as a nuisance candidate, with his Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) for the May 2016 polls cancelled. In a six-page decision, the Comelec’s Second Division granted the motto proprio petition filed […]

No fisherfolk should be left behind – Mar Roxas

Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II vowed on Sunday that he will take concrete steps to modernize the country’s fisheries system if he is elected in the May 9 national polls. Roxas shared his plans during the first Presidential Debate organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in […]

It’s official, Poe seeks SCOTP reversal of Comelec DQ verdict

It’s official, Poe seeks SCOTP reversal of Comelec DQ verdict. Yes the camp of Senator Grace Poe on Monday asked the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) to stop the decision of the Commission on Elections that disqualified her to run in the 2016 presidential polls. Counsel George Garcia, filed […]

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Hot topic: Filing of COCs starts on Monday

Thousands of politicians aspiring for national or local positions are expected to troop to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices nationwide to file their respective Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) as the five-day filing period starts on Monday, Oct. 12. With this, Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista reminded national candidates and […]

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Bicol vice presidential bets Robredo, Escudero, top political advertisers on ABS-CBN

Robredo, Escudero, top political advertisers on ABS-CBN. Independent Partido Galing at Puso vice-presidential candidate Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Daang Matuwid Coalition Liberal Party vice-presidential candidate Ma. Leonor Robredo topped the list among candidates for national position who have spent more for television advertising with ABS-CBN alone. According to the Philippine […]

Round One: SCOTP stops Poe’s DQ in 2016 presidential polls

The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday from enforcing its decision that disqualified Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares from running in the 2016 presidential polls. NEWS: TRO from Supreme Court has been granted! @SenGracePOE remains a candidate for PRESIDENT #LabanPOE2016 RT pic.twitter.com/7UMYudHRsL — #POE2016 […]