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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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Nat’l Youth Commission asks Comelec to extend SK registration

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Launching its nationwide voters’ registration for Sangguiang Kabataan (SK) elections Saturday, the National Youth Commission (NYC) asks the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for a week’s extension until October 6 for the SK voters’ registration due to the...
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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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NYC urges PNoy to certify SK Reform bill as urgent

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Following the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) setting the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election on February 21, 2015, the National Youth Commission (NYC) has urged President Benigno Aquino III to certify the consolidated SK Reform Bill as...
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Comelec set to name more overspending candidates

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said the poll body is set to reveal more names of candidates who committed campaign overspending in the previous elections. “Within the next few weeks maraming tatamaan sa expenses […]
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Comelec asks media companies to file report on pol ad airtime

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is asking media organizations to submit a report detailing political advertising on radio and television. “Hihingi rin kami ng mas epektibong kooperasyon mula sa media entities na mag-submit sila ng report, as […]
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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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Briones: Congress can’t touch JDF

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Why focus on the Supreme Court’s Judiciary Development Fund? Former National Treasurer Leonor Briones raised this question Thursday, saying that lawmakers should scrutinize the management of the revenues of all agencies with fiscal autonomy. The JDF is […]
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Pinoy militants fighting in Iraq, Syria?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said it will ask the appropriate agencies to verify reports that Filipino militants are going to Iraq and Syria to fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Deputy presidential spokesperson […]
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New poll commissioner Lim: My appointment is not a prize

MANILA (Mabuhay) – New poll commissioner Arthur Lim on Monday dismissed insinuations that his appointment is a reward for his role in the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012. “I don’t think it’s a prize but […]