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Comelec says China may attempt to sabotage 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has received “intelligence reports” that China may attempt to sabotage the Philippine elections in 2016, one of its ranking officials told lawmakers Wednesday. During the Comelec’s briefing for election preparations before...
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Comelec says China may attempt to sabotage 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has received “intelligence reports” that China may attempt to sabotage the Philippine elections in 2016, one of its ranking officials told lawmakers Wednesday. During the Comelec’s briefing for...
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Comelec to re-use at 5k to 10k PCOS machines

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections on Tuesday said that it would re-use at least 5,000 of its old precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines as a supplement to the new machines it leased for the 2016 elections. At […]
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Comelec to spend P8B for lease of 93,000 new machines

MANILA (Mabuhay) – About P8 billion will be spent for the lease of more than 93,000 optical mark reader (OMR) machines for the 2016 elections. The lease contract was awarded to Smartmatic, the same technology provider for the 2010 and […]
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Comelec declares failure of bidding for PCOS refurbishment

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared a failure of bidding for the refurbishment of the 81,000 old precinct count optical scan (PCOS) units Tuesday morning after not receiving any bid for the contract. Three companies bought […]
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Ex-poll chief urges Comelec not to appeal SC ruling on PCOS repair deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Instead of appealing the decision of the Supreme Court, former elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Wednesday urged the poll body to look for another company that will repair the 81,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines that […]
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Ombudsman asked to probe Comelec-Smartmatic ‘midnight deal’

MANILA, Apr 1 (Mabuhay) — A former attorney for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has asked the Ombudsman to investigate the poll body for the alleged illegality of a “midnight deal” with Smartmatic for the repair, refurbishment and diagnostics of […]
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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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Comelec: Votes for Eddie Villanueva in Nueva Ecija precinct tampered

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections said Thursday there was post-election tampering or manipulation of votes for defeated 2013 senatorial candidate Eddie Villanueva in a precinct in Nueva Ecija. Reporting the result of the review it conducted between the […]
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