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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: 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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Comelec chief backs authorized wiretapping during polls

MANILA, June 10 (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Tuesday expressed support for a proposal to authorize wiretapping during elections. During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Brillantes said Congress should consider amending Republic...
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Comelec gives generator sets as power source in Yolanda-hit areas

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has provided generator sets and batteries to provinces affected by super typhoon Yolanda. Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr. tweeted that the poll body released generator sets and batteries to the […]
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Comelec may proclaim three more party-list winners

MANILA, June 6 (Mabuhay) -– The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is studying the possible proclamation of groups which will occupy three of the remaining five seats in the party-list race, the poll body’s chief said Thursday. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes […]
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Comelec recomputes ‘close’ votes for party-list groups

MANILA, May 27 (Mabuhay) — The Comelec is recomputing the votes for the remaining winning party-list groups which Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. described as “so close” even as certificates of canvass (COCs) continue to come in. In an interview, […]
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Brillantes to resign if 6 proclaimed senators-elect will be bumped off top 12

MANILA, May 17 (Mabuhay) — Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Friday that he will resign form his post if it will be proven that the six senatorial candidates proclaimed Thursday night will be bumped off the top 12. Brillantes […]
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PLDT denies ‘weak signal’ crippled elections

MANILA, May 16 (Mabuhay) — Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) on Thursday stressed there were no problems with its network during the elections earlier this week, allowing a smooth transmission of data from regional offices to main servers in […]