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Ex-Comelec chair Brillantes: Grace Poe can’t be disqualified over residency issue

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Wednesday said Sen. Grace Poe cannot be disqualified from next year’s elections based on her residency status since she was born in the Philippines. Brillantes said the Constitution […]
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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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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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Palace: No discussion yet on who will replace retiring Comelec chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There is still no discussion – at least officially – at this time on who will replace Sixto Brillantes Jr., who is due to retire as Commission on Elections chairman in February, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential spokesman […]
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Very little time available for Charter change, Comelec chief says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid talks of amending the 1987 Constitution, Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. admitted that there is very little time for it. “Wala na ring oras, konting konti na. Masikip na,” Brillantes told reporters Wednesday at the sidelines […]
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Despite Pulse Asia poll, De Lima remains undecided on 2016 plans

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite her inclusion in the latest survey on preferred senatorial bets, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is still undecided on becoming a lawmaker. In an interview Tuesday, De Lima said she welcomed the Pulse Asia survey showing […]
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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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Congress pressed for law on online voting for overseas Pinoys

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission of Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass a law allowing Filipino voters abroad to cast their ballots online in order to encourage them to participate in the 2016 local and national elections. Comelec […]
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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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