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San Juan NGO eyes raps vs Comelec: Where are P16M PCOS demo centers?

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The head of a San Juan City-based nongovernment organization is set to file charges against key officials of the Commission on Elections and a retired commissioner in connection with a P16-million project that the poll body had approved for the setup of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) “demonstration centers” across the country.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Probe into vote count ‘discrepancies’ pushed

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Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III wants the Senate to look into alleged discrepancies between the election results transmitted by the precinct count optical scanners and those culled from the random manual audit.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Brillantes: Discrepancies in count unavoidable

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

There will always be “discrepancies” between the Random Manual Audit (RMA) and the automated count because of the difference in how a machine and a human looks at the ballots, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Wednesday.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

18,000 PCOS machines suffered transmission woes, says poll chief

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Thursday that about 18,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines, or a quarter out of the total 78,000 machines, had experienced transmission problems.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brillantes: ‘I’ll bet my reputation’ to prove poll critics wrong

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Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. is willing to put his reputation on the line to prove that there was no poll fraud.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Army: Polls better now than in 2010

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LUCENA CITY—The recent elections in Bicol and Southern Tagalog are more peaceful than that in 2010, the military said.   Citing military and police records, Lt. Col. Neil Anthony Estrella, of the Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command, said government authorities arrested 565 election gun ban violators from January until May 13 this year compared to [...]

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Poll watchdog says it was worse than 2010 elections

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The recently concluded 2013 automated elections were worse than the 2010 exercise because of the bigger number of errors and the “arbitrary and highly irregular decisions” which compromised the elections’ credibility and transparency, according to a poll watchdog group.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Special polls in Baguio, ComVal hang in the air

An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Cordillera said the holding of special elections for a village here, whose ballots were delivered to Compostela Valley, was beyond the local poll office’s jurisdiction.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

At least 72 PCOS glitches in Cebu

Glitches in vote counting machines bedevilled yesterday’s midterm voting in Cebu.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Comelec to probe pre-shaded ballot in Negros Oriental

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Negros Oriental has vowed to investigate a claim by a voter that he received a pre-shaded ballot.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Defective PCOS machines stall elections in Caloocan City

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Precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine. FILE PHOTO

Sixteen defective Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines caused delays in the elections in Caloocan City.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

No extension of voting hours in areas hit by delays, says poll chief

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Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.  FILE PHOTO

Despite reported delays in the start of voting in certain areas in the country, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday it will not extend voting hours.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC chief Sereno, husband cast vote in Cainta

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Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno  AP FILE PHOTO

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno opted to vote in the afternoon, when politicians have already cast their votes.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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