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Probe of poll execs sought

A poll watchdog has asked the Ombudsman to investigate three commissioners of the Commission on Elections led by its chairman, Sixto Brillantes Jr., for culpability in the “serious glitches” that marred the recent elections.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Raps filed vs ex-poll execs, Smartmatic

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A poll watchdog group has filed graft and corruption charges with the Ombudsman against former officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) led by former Chairman Jose Melo and officers of Smartmatic and Total Information Management Corp. (TIM) for “imperiling” the 2010 and 2013 elections with the use of “highly suspect” and “terribly faulty” precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

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

SC junks bid to bar Brillantes, 2 election commissioners from resolving poll protests

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Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition to prevent Chairman Sixto Brillantes and two other commissioners of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from participating in the resolution of election protests emanating from the May 13 polls.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PPCRV looks into delays in sending poll results

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The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has mobilized its volunteers to look into delays in the transmission of electronic results from precincts to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) transparency server in Manila.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

UNA claims of manipulation ‘utterly false’, says poll contractor

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The allegations by United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) spokesman Tobias Tiangco of data manipulation by Smartmatic were “completely, utterly false” according to its president.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UNA claims Smartmatic officer manipulated PPCRV data

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UNA secretary general Toby Tiangco: Two roads diverging in the woods. FILE PHOTO

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) coalition on Wednesday said it was alarmed by information that a Smartmatic officer has manipulated data from the unofficial count of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec sets public presentation of source code

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes

The controversial precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine source code will finally be presented to the public Thursday in a press conference, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Source code of vote machines not yet with Smartmatic – Comelec

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reported being 90 percent ready to conduct the May 13 balloting, and said the lack of source code for the voting machines was the only problem left unsettled.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC affirms legality of Smartmatic contract on compact flash

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court affirmed Tuesday the legality of the contract awarding the compact flash contract to Smartmatic which will be used in the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Smartmatic row with ex-partner may force manual counting

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.: Richard Gordon’s petition moot and academic.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The unresolved dispute between Smartmatic and its erstwhile business partner, Dominion Voting Systems, which refuses to allow a review of the source code of the ballot scanning and vote counting machines to be used in the May elections, may force the Commission on Elections to return to manual counting of votes in the midterm elections.

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

Comelec says Smartmatic might be charged after May polls

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Smartmatic International could face charges after the elections for failing to provide the enhancements for the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that will be used in the May balloting, the head of the Commission on Elections said Saturday.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

IT expert questions Comelec continued use of source code from Smartmatic

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IT expert Pablo Manalastas on Monday warned of complications arising from the Commission on Elections’ continued use of source code from Smartmatic International Corporation.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec source code certified—Brillantes

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Thursday disputed reports that the source code for precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to be used in the 2013 elections had not been certified.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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