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IBP asks SC to void Comelec-Smartmatic PCOS repair deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has asked the Supreme Court to void the agreement between the Commission on Elections and the Smartmatic-TIM for the refurbishment and repair of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to […]
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Watchdog asks SC to stop Comelec resolution for PCOS repair

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A citizens’ elections watchdog on Monday asked the Supreme Court to strike down a Commission on Elections resolution allowing Smartmatic-TIM to conduct “diagnostics, repair, and refurbishment” of 80,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to be used...
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Jinggoy on SC ruling: A triumph of the masses

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Jinggoy Estrada said the Supreme Court’s (SC) dismissal of the disqualification case against his father, Manila Mayor and former President Joseph Estrada, is a triumph of the will of the Filipinos masses. “The decision of the […]
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Ex-Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado faces graft, plunder raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A private individual on Tuesday filed graft and plunder charges with the Office of the Ombudsman against former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado for the P80 million the official admitted to have received from Vice President Jejomar […]
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Brillantes to back Grace Poe in 2016?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes on Wednesday said he is willing to assist Sen. Grace Poe if she decides to run for higher office in 2016. Brillantes, who is set to retire as poll chief on […]
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Palace: No discussion yet on who will replace retiring Comelec chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There is still no discussion – at least officially – at this time on who will replace Sixto Brillantes Jr., who is due to retire as Commission on Elections chairman in February, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential spokesman […]
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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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Comelec backs creation of presidential debate commission

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is supporting a proposed measure of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago which seeks the creation of a presidential debate commission. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said requiring presidential and vice-presidential...
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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...