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Aquino urged to report poll expenses for Liberal Party

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President Aquino and Malacañang should disclose how much they spent in campaigning for Liberal Party (LP) candidates in the recent midterm election as the money could be part of public funds, an election watchdog said on Monday.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec still owes Smartmatic P270M as retention fee – Brillantes

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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 »

Smartmatic: Polls a success; Critics: What about problems?

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Technology provider Smartmatic International on Tuesday declared the recent elections in the country a success.

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

PPCRV looks into delays in sending poll results

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The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has mobilized its volunteers to look into delays in the transmission of electronic results from precincts to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) transparency server in Manila.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCOS machines breakdown ‘widespread,’ claims poll watchdog

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The poll watchdog Kontra Daya said cases of malfunctioning precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines were “widespread,” leading to voting delays in various parts of the country on Monday.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec urged to uphold ouster of party-list groups

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Election watchdog Kontra Daya has asked the Commission on Elections to uphold the disqualification of 38 party-list groups the Comelec had earlier barred from running in next week’s elections.

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

SC scored for allowing ‘rich,’ ‘powerful’ in partylist polls

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Various sectors scored the Supreme Court for allowing non-marginalized sectors to participate in partylist elections, saying it opened the floodgates for the powerful, privileged and slew of bogus groups to participate in the partylist polls.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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“We will not stop telling the Commission on Elections to ‘do your job.’ If (Chairman Sixto) Brillantes finds us annoying, then all I can say is this: ‘You took that job, so don’t be onion-skinned.’”—Fr. Joe Dizon, convenor of the poll watchdog Kontra Daya, on the glitches marking the recent computerized mock elections conducted by the Comelec and purportedly being downplayed by Brillantes.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Comelec favoring Arroyo party-lists, watchdog claims

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A poll watchdog said Friday that the Commission on Elections gave other non-marginalized groups it had disqualified from next year’s midterm elections “legal ammunition” when it accredited at least 16 partylist groups linked to President Benigno Aquino III and his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Palace, Comelec hit on Akbayan

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Akbayan Partylist Representative Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Kontra Daya, the election watchdog group that petitioned for the disqualification of the Akbayan party-list group, said it was “unconvinced” by the reasons given by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for allowing the group to participate in the 2013 elections.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-gov’t execs, political clans lead party-list

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An election watchdog has observed that more than 30 of the 165 party-list groups seeking accreditation from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) have appointed nominees who are either former government officials or members of powerful political clans in the country.

Posted: August 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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