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Aquino will appoint best candidate for Comelec chief – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang assured that President Benigno Aquino III would consider the best candidate to replace Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Billantes once he retires in February 2015. “The President always takes into consideration the best possible...
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AES Watch fears sham Comelec bidding on P2B new optical scan machines

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The election watchdog Automated Election System (AES) Watch on Tuesday expressed fears of a possible sham bidding process in connection with the acquisition of P2-billion worth of additional voting machines for use in the 2016 elections. “That […]
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Despite Pulse Asia poll, De Lima remains undecided on 2016 plans

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite her inclusion in the latest survey on preferred senatorial bets, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is still undecided on becoming a lawmaker. In an interview Tuesday, De Lima said she welcomed the Pulse Asia survey showing […]
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Congress pressed for law on online voting for overseas Pinoys

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission of Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass a law allowing Filipino voters abroad to cast their ballots online in order to encourage them to participate in the 2016 local and national elections. Comelec […]
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Comelec: No-el not happening in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “No way” to no elections in 2016. That was Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.’s assurance amid the issue being floated around so President Benigno Aquino III can keep his post. “No way that there […]
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Comelec chief: No budget for new PCOS machines for 2016 polls

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will no longer purchase new Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines for the 2016 local and national elections, its chairman said Tuesday, citing budgetary constraints. During the hearing of the […]
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Plebiscite for Charter Change can be held either 2015 or 2016 – Belmonte

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., said he is now looking on the possibility to incorporate plebiscite with the 2016 Presidential elections without violating any law instead of spending a separate election next year. Belmonte said that he is […]
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Comelec disqualifies Laguna Gov. Ejercito for campaign overspending

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections en banc, in a unanimous decision, ordered on Wednesday the disqualification of incumbent Laguna Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito for overspending during the May 2013 elections. In a press conference, Comelec chairman Sixto...
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Comelec starts preparations for Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has started preparations for the holding of a referendum for the creation of Bangsamoro political entity in Mindanao. A Sub-Committee on the Bangsamoro Plebiscite—chaired by Commissioner Al Parreño and co-chaired by...
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Comelec still owes Smartmatic close to P200M – Brillantes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Although the automated polls has long been finished, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) still has payables amounting to almost P200 to Smartmatic International, the service provider of the more than 80,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines […]
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