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NGO asks Comelec to nix PCOS


A nongovernment organization has revived calls for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to junk the use of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines for the 2016 elections.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Raising campaign spending limits, online voting among poll reforms eyed for 2016

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Election officials called on Congress on Monday to consider putting in place reforms that could help secure further the integrity of the polling process, especially during the 2016 presidential elections.

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

3 more party-listers may be proclaimed

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Three more winning party-list organizations may be proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in time for the opening of the 16th Congress on July 22.

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

Abad backs Comelec move to proclaim senators ahead of full count

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Malacañang official on Sunday backed the Commission on Elections’ proclamation of winning senatorial candidates ahead of the full count of votes, but said anybody could hale the elections body to court.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poll watchdog says it was worse than 2010 elections


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 »