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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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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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UNA to Comelec: Don’t use old PCOS machines

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) not to use anymore the 80,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in the coming elections. “If uncertainty is the only certainty there is for Comelec, […]
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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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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 […]