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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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Budget chief Abad insists DAP made to fast track disbursements

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Florencio Abad insisted on Tuesday that the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was made to fast track the release of funds for “immediate needs.” Abad stressed that since the re-allocation would not need the approval...
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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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Random audit shows May polls 99.97 pct accurate

MANILA, June 28 (Mabuhay) — The recently concluded May 13 automated elections was 99.97 percent accurate, according to the results of the random manual audit (RMA) of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in 234 precincts nationwide. The Commission on […]
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Brillantes has ‘reservations’ about reusing Smartmatic PCOS

MANILA, May 22 (Mabuhay) — No less than the chairman of the Commission on Elections is recommending that the poll body discontinue use of Smartmatic precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in the 2016 elections. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said […]
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‘Bring your ERs’ – Smartmatic dares UNA on data manipulation allegation

MANILA, May 16 (Mabuhay) – A Smartmatic Corporation official on Wednesday night dared the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to bring their own copies of Election Returns (ERs) to prove their allegations that there was manipulation in the canvassing of […]
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Comelec sees release finally of source code

MANILA, Apr 3 (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes expects to finish negotiations with Smartmatic and Dominion for the source code of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines by tomorrow. He says the local lawyers of both […]