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Brillantes sued for favoring former client

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The mayor-elect of Aliaga, Nueva Ecija, has filed graft charges against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. in the Office of the Ombudsman for his alleged arbitrariness in blocking his proclamation as the duly elected town mayor.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Youth polls wanted reset

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Sunday said it would issue a formal resolution urging the House of Representatives to postpone anew the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, which has been set for Feb. 21, 2015.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »