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Automated elections defended

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MANILA, Philippines–Amid concerns raised over the use of poll automation again in the 2016 elections, a civil society group has claimed that the automated election system (AES) has reinstilled integrity in the election process.   “Our experience in 2013 was successful in reinstilling integrity in the election process. The results were reliable, efficient and swift,” […]

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec wants early public scrutiny of source code for automated polls

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The chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has announced the constitutional body is considering making available early to public scrutiny the source code of the automated election system (AES) that will be used in the 2016 balloting without waiting for international certification.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec mulls pilot-test for automated village polls in Metro Manila

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Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the poll body has been thinking of pilot-testing in Metro Manila the automation of barangay (village) elections this October.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Army: Polls better now than in 2010


LUCENA CITY—The recent elections in Bicol and Southern Tagalog are more peaceful than that in 2010, the military said.   Citing military and police records, Lt. Col. Neil Anthony Estrella, of the Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command, said government authorities arrested 565 election gun ban violators from January until May 13 this year compared to […]

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Defeated Iloilo bet questions ‘electronic fraud’


Defeated reelectionist Iloilo Representative Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco Jr. questioned the results of the May 13 elections, decrying widespread glitches in the precinct count optical scanners (PCOS).

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »