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Mall Voting junked

THE Commission on Elections will no longer push through with the proposed mall voting on May 9. Chairman Andres Bautista announced this yesterday, adding that three commissioners changed their earlier decisions. “All set na kami. Pero kahapon, dahil sa mga agam-agam, sabi ko pag-usapan muli at nagkabotohan kahapon. Mayroon tatlong…
  • Published in Nation

Mall voting, ’di na idaraos

HINDI na magdaraos ng mall voting ang Commission on Elections (Comelec) sa Mayo 9. Ayon kay Comelec chairman Andres Bautista, ito’y matapos na magpalit ng kanilang isip ang tatlo nilang commissioner pabor sa pagbasura sa mall voting na nagresulta sa botong 4-3. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “All set na…

National candidates to sign Church-backed covenant for clean elections

Presidential bets and other candidates for national positions are expected to gather today for a Mass with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila. The occasion will be highlighted by the candidates’ signing of the Covenant for Truthful, Responsible, Upright, Transparent, and Honest (TRUTH) elections. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Other…
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54M go to polls

OVER 54 million voters will troop to polling precincts today to cast their votes for national and local positions. Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista said there will be a total of 92,509 clustered precincts to accommodate the 54,363,329 registered voters for the 2016 polls. The number is higher…
  • Published in Nation

Voting hours extended

THE Commission on Elections en banc yesterday extended voting hours up to 6 p.m. for those precincts that opened at 9 a.m. or later. The decision came amid reports that several precincts failed to open at 6 a.m. as scheduled, mostly due to problems with the vote counting machines. Polling…

IT experts slam 'cosmetic change'

INFORMATION technology experts derided the Commission on Elections’ explanation that the changing of a script in the transparency server was a mere cosmetic change that did not affect the voting results transmitted. Rene Azurin, of the Automated Election System or AES Watch, said the Comelec downplayed the main point which…
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Comelec urged to explain poll ‘anomaly’

THE camp of vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. has asked the Commission on Elections to clarify reports about a computer script allegedly introduced on the evening of May 9, 2016 into the transparency server where election watchdogs are getting data for their quick count. Lawyer Francesca Huang,…

Cloud of doubt hangs over AES

THE inability of the Commission on Elections to guard the automated election system (AES) has cast a cloud of doubt over the integrity of the entire process, according to vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. He made the remark after the Comelec and Smartmatic officials admitted that they…
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Solon presses probe into poll ‘anomalies’

EVEN with the official canvassing by the National Board of Canvassers yet to start, a party-list lawmaker is calling for a congressional investigation into the alleged irregularities in the May 9 elections. Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz yesterday filed House Resolution 2701 directing the committees on suffrage and electoral…
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Server tweaking unwise – Comelec chief

AFTER assuring last week that the change in the script of the transparency server was merely cosmetic and did not affect the results being transmitted, Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista is now saying that it would have been prudent of technology provider Smartmatic had not touched the script. The…
  • Published in Nation
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