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Bongbong’s dilemma

It is going to be a very tall order for Senator Bongbong Marcos to win the Vice Presidency. On top of Robredo, he has to contend with Senators Koko Pimentel Jr, and Alan Peter Cayetano, as well as with Danding […]
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Over 200,000 voters to cast votes inside malls

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA  (PNA) – The mall voting project in 101 barangays all over the country for the May 9 national and local polls will push through, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said. According to Comelec Chairman Juan […]
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Comelec to impose smoking ban in all voting precincts on Election Day

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Cigarette smoking will be prohibited in all voting precincts during the May 9 polls, the Comelec said Saturday. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista had granted the request from Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala to make […]
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Comelec website hacked

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday downplayed an attack by hacker group Anonymous Philippines that defaced its website on Sunday night. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista said the hackers failed to access any confidential information which may...
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It’s final: Comelec has to print ballots for May polls

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections will really have to print voting receipts for the May national elections. This was after the high court affirmed on Thursday an earlier decision compelling the poll body to activate the voter verification […]
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90k vote-counting machines for May polls already in PHL — Comelec

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) — Unless a law is passed, the Queen still has to pay her taxes after all. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is still not exempted from paying her taxes in the Philippines unless she gets […]
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Poe urges Bautista to probe ‘personalities’ after Comelec infighting

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Sen. Grace Poe on Saturday urged Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista to launch an investigation on “personalities” within the poll body who are allegedly trying to sabotage her chances of joining the 2016 presidential race. […]
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Did PNoy pressure SolGen to back SET?

MANILA, Jan 5 (Mabuhay) — Did President Aquino pressure Solicitor General Florin Hilbay to back the Senate Electoral Tribunal in the case of the disqualification of presidential aspirant Grace Poe? “Sa tingin ko wala,” said former Comelec chairman Sixto...
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Comelec eyes faster transmission of election results

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is eyeing a higher vote transmission rate in the 2016 national elections amid a negotiated bidding to provide the electronic results transmission services (ERTS) for next year’s polls. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista...
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Comelec announces schedule for presidential, VP debates

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday announced the final schedule of presidential and vice presidential debates in 2016. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said the debates will happen for four weeks next year from 5 p.m. to 7 […]