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Comelec wants early public scrutiny of source code for automated polls

Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

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 »

Draft Manila ban on eyesore posters sparks hot debate

THE ELECTION-SEASON clutter in Sta. Mesa, Manila, in May 2013. INQUIRER File photo

A proposed Manila city ordinance that bans posters and streamers on lampposts, trees, utility cables and other public fixtures would certainly be applauded by urban renewal advocates.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Comelec arranges for Gloria Arroyo’s voter registration at VMMC

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will soon facilitate the registration of former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Aroyo, who has been stricken from the voter’s list for failing to vote in the barangay and midterm polls in 2013.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC: term limits, equal access to public service vs ‘overstaying’ politicians

Camarines Sur Third District Board Member Angel Naval. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/http://www.spcamsur.com/

Term limits and a guarantee of every citizen’s equal access to public service constitute the response of the drafters of the Constitution to public officer’s propensity to perpetuate themselves in power, the Supreme Court said in a 25-page decision released to public Friday.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CA bars judge from hearing poll case vs Antique governor


The Court of Appeals (CA) has barred a lower court judge from proceeding with the election offense case against Antique Gov. Exequiel Javier by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »