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Lower poll spending limit? Joke!

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Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Thursday broached the idea of extending the campaign period and lowering the spending limit to P2 per voter to ensure fair play between rich and poor candidates.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec bent on leveling field for rich, poor politicos


Though disappointed by the Supreme Court decision junking its rule on stricter airtime limits, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said it would craft a new resolution with a similar purpose of leveling the playing field between rich and poor candidates in the 2016 balloting.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,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 »

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 »

Hagedorn says poll chief biased vs him, LP


Former City Mayor Edward Hagedorn on Monday denounced Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. for showing “personal bias” against him and the Liberal Party (LP) in refusing to facilitate the holding of a recall election in the Palawan capital.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »