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Comelec presses Congress on 2016 presidential debate

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is urging legislators to consider passing this early a bill creating a Presidential Debate Commission in time for the May 2016 polls.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

Poe remains cautious about revealing 2016 plans

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Senator Grace Poe on Thursday said she is cautious about revealing her plans for the 2016 presidential elections to avoid a repeat of what happened to the presidential campaign of her father, Fernando Poe Jr., during the 2004 polls.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-Comelec exec warns of ‘sham’ PCOS bidding

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A former election commissioner—whom Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. has called an “attention seeker” and “troublemaker”—has warned against a “possible sham bidding” in the purchase of 23,000 more voting machines worth P2 billion for the 2016 presidential election.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Watchdog group opposes more poll machines from Smartmatic

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has been urged to ban Smartmatic-TIM from bidding to supply some 23,000 additional precinct count optical scan or PCOS machines, worth over P2 billion, and servicing the 82,000 units bought earlier from the company, which will cost the government another P1.2 billion.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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