“…As the campaign mode formally starts, we appeal to all the drivers of taxis, jeepneys and buses to please remove from their vehicles all the propaganda materials of candidates running for national positions. Government franchise prohibits the use of public utility vehicles as campaign props for candidates…”—Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes on the morning program “Banner Story” as he explains that the certificate of conveyance and Omnibus Election Code ban the use of public utility vehicles for political purposes.
By Julie Alipala
ommission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes has confirmed that quite a number of minors signed up as voters on the first two days of a general re-registration of voters in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao that got underway on Monday and will continue through July 18.
By Cathy C. Yamsuan
, Kate Evangelista
Only 12 and not 13 vacant Senate seats. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago advised the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to list only 12 vacancies in the 2013 senatorial elections “out of prudence” since she could not predict when she would leave the chamber to join the International Criminal Court (ICC).
By Karen Boncocan
Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes on Wednesday disclosed they are investigating existing party-lists’ practice of selling their nominations to unaccredited party lists.
By Maila Ager
(UPDATE) The Commission on Appointments has deferred the confirmation of Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes, preventing the expected faceoff between him and Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano.
By Cristina Arzadon
, Leoncio Balbin Jr.
VIGAN CITY, Philippines – The special election held to fill the vacancy left by the imprisonment in Hong Kong of former Ilocos Sur Representative Ronald Singson went on peacefully on Saturday, without any report of violent incidents, Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes said here. Brillantes, however, said the turnout could be “a little lower [...]