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Bidding for purchase of poll counting machines to push through

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Bidding for the purchase of automated counting machines for the 2016 elections will push through.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-commissioner urges Comelec to bid out PCOS upgrade contract


A former election commissioner who handled the country’s first election automation on Friday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to bid out the contract to refurbish the 80,000 vote counting machines to be reused in the 2016 elections.

Posted: November 29th, 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’s P4.1-B budget for PCOS likened to ‘Voldemort’

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Senator Nancy Binay on Friday likened to “Voldemort” in the blockbuster movie Harry Potter the P4.1 billion given to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in 2012 supposedly from the government’s regular savings.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Group wants Comelec execs cited in contempt over PCOS transfer


An antigraft group with members based in Laguna province is asking the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to cite in contempt Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. and five other poll commissioners in relation to the transfer of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to the new warehouse in Cabuyao City, Laguna.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »