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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...
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Opposition tactics could lead to reenacted budget, House leader warns

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II warned Thursday that persistent questions over the quorum and attacks on the proposed 2015 budget could delay its approval or, worse, force a reenacted budget next year. “And they say that […]
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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: 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 […]