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No decision yet on fate of PCOS–Comelec

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Precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine. FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections on Tuesday clarified that it has not yet decided whether or not to replace the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines for the 2016 polls.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec asks over 400 local execs to vacate posts

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

At least 422 elected officials must vacate their positions for failure to submit reports on their donors and expenditures within the deadline, said Commision on Election (COMELEC) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Thursday.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

High voters’ turnout in special polls in Zamboanga City—Padaca

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Commissioner Grace Padaca and Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.

“Democracy survived the siege. It lives on in Zamboanga City.” This was Election Commissioner Grace Padaca’s text message to the INQUIRER on Tuesday as she also reported that the voters’ turnout during Monday’s special barangay (village) elections in the southwestern Mindanao city was “high.”

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Village polls will be peaceful, orderly, Comelec assures voters

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Comelec Commissioner Grace Padaca. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

All is set for Monday’s special barangay (village) polls in earthquake-devastated Bohol and battle-scarred and flood-ravaged Zamboanga City, the Commission on Elections assured the 1.21 million registered voters in the two places.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Senators among recipients of illegal campaign donations—Brillantes

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Tuesday said they would soon release a list of candidates, including incumbent senators, who received “illegal contributions” for last May 2013 elections.

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

‘Minor’ kinks fail to derail barangay polls

Good news” from Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. Unlike in the May 2013 national polls, the Comelec had little difficulty in conducting yesterday’s barangay polls covering more than 42,000 barangays all over the country. In Central Visayas, poll officials likewise said the elections were “generally peaceful and successful”. “So far, the Comelec command [...]

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Comelec: Incidents ‘minimal’

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“We are happy. Everything appears to be OK,” Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Very minimal incidents’ in barangay elections 2013–Comelec

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) recorded “very minimal” incidents during the day of the barangay (village) elections.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH democracy in action

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“Go out and vote in today’s (Monday) barangay elections [but] vote wisely by choosing the most competent…, not the SLSBs,” Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said, using the shorthand for salbahe, lasenggo, sugarol and babaero (rogue, drunkard, gambler and womanizer).

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Comelec: COC filing ends Thursday

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes  FILE PHOTO

There will be no extension in the deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) for those running in the barangay (village) polls, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No pay hike for polls—Brillantes

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

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is standing pat on its decision not to increase the honoraria for public school teachers who will man the Board of Election Tellers in the barangay (village) elections, amid threats of a boycott by the tutors.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec opens filing of COCs for barangay polls

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Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) opened its local offices Friday for the filing of certificates candidacy for the barangay (village) elections on October 28.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec postpones barangay polls in Zamboanga City

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

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) decided, on Tuesday, to postpone the conduct of the barangay (village) elections in Zamboanga City due to the effects of the recent crisis there.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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