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Comelec forms team to probe illegal ballot printing in QC

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has created a fact-finding committee to investigate a Quezon City printing firm for allegedly illegally printing ballots for the midterm elections.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

700 supporters of defeated mayoral bet in Leyte arrested in rally

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Baybay City LEYTE

The police and military arrested around 700 supporters of a defeated mayoral candidate of Baybay City in Leyte early Monday morning for reportedly throwing stones at policemen, injuring several, and for damaging government property during a 3 p.m. rally on Sunday.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Alleged ‘jueteng’ lord launches political dynasty

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Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda is usually elusive, especially when “jueteng,” an illegal numbers racket that is a known source of payola to authorities, is in the news. But basking in the glow of the political power of his wife and children is fine with Pineda, one of the country’s suspected jueteng lords.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Estrada vows to fight corruption

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Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada. FILE PHOTO

Once convicted of plunder, then pardoned to be set free, Joseph “Erap” Estrada, who was elected Manila mayor in May, vowed to combat corruption on Sunday and paint an honorable image of Manila after being sworn in as chief executive of the country’s capital.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Elected officials told: Repay voters’ trust with hard work

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma   FILE PHOTO

Thanking the people who voted you into office is simply not enough.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Duterte tells criminals: Leave Davao City vertically or horizontally

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Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Newly elected mayor Rodrigo Duterte renewed his warning to criminals as he took his oath Sunday, the seventh time he had taken since he was first elected as mayor in 1988.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Comelec annuls election of Quezon lawmaker

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The Commission on Elections’ Second Division annulled the proclamation of Quezon’s fourth district congresswoman-elect Angelina Tan last Friday and ordered for a recount of votes.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

99.97% PCOS accuracy ‘practically perfect’

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cartoon, june 29, 2013

“Practically perfect.” So said Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr., of the 99.9747 percent accuracy rate of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines, a rate 0.0203 percent short of the 99.995 percent accuracy rate required by the election body.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

9 nabbed for carrying firearms on last day of election gun ban

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INQUIRER file photo

They just can’t wait.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poll gun ban over

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PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

After keeping their guns indoors for the past five months, licensed gun owners may start bringing their firearms outside their residence starting on Thursday (June 13).

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec still owes Smartmatic P270M as retention fee – Brillantes

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) still owes election technology provider Smartmatic International some P270 million, almost a month after the midterm polls.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CBCP to Comelec: Answer questions on midterm polls

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Be involved. Photo from http://www.cbcponline.net/

A day after the Commission on Elections admitted that there were “discrepancies” in the random manual audit of ballots, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urged the agency to seriously address questions raised on the conduct of the May 13 polls.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Many Negros teachers still unpaid for Election Day service, says poll official

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Many of the 6,132 teachers, and 99 members and 330 support staff of 33 boards of canvassers in this province have yet to be paid their election service honoraria totalling P27.168 million, the province’s elections supervisor Wil Arceño said on Monday.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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