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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’

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 »

Comelec asks Congress for budget to replace all PCOS machines


The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is asking for a higher budget in 2015 for it to purchase new precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines for the 2016 elections.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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


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 »