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De Lima: No grounds for Tolentino to file petition to stop proclamation of winning senators

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Justice Secretary and senatorial candidate Leila de Lima on Thursday said there is no ground for ex-Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino to file a petition stopping her proclamation and those of other candidates....
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Spokesperson: No need for hold departure order vs. Smartmatic officials

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Officials of technology provider Smartmatic have no plans to leave the Philippines, pending an investigation on the controversial tweak in the script of the transparency server on election day, a spokesperson said Tuesday. In an interview, Karen […]
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Comelec chief: It would have been prudent not to touch script of transparency server

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista said it would have been better if technology provider Smartmatic did not touch the script of the transparency server, a move that has become controversial in light of a tight vice […]
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Marcos camp wants public audit of automated poll system

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The camp of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, is urging the Commission on Elections to open its automated election system and platform for audit to dispel doubts about the accuracy of the automated election results. In a […]
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Guanzon: Smartmatic broke protocol, should be held accountable

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Election technology provider Smartmatic on Friday received a dressing down from Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner Rowena Guanzon for making changes in the script of transparency servers without due permission from the Comelec en banc. Guanzon made...
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Duterte win is public’s answer to elitist gov’t

The election of Mayor Rody Duterte to the presidency is a clear repudiation of the failed leadership of the Aquino administration who has done nothing, or very little, to improve the lives of millions of destitute Filipinos. Filipinos all over […]
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Not just the pols: Comelec to release ads, too

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it will release voter education advertisements as part of its commitment in ensuring honest and credible 2016 elections. In a statement on Friday, the House of Representatives said Comelec Director James […]
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Comelec’s vote-counting machines, hackable, ‘expert’ claims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A man claiming to be an automated elections expert said the vote-counting machines (VCM) that will be used by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the May elections are vulnerable to hacking and manipulation. Dr. Jin Battung, […]
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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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Palace hoping SC can resolve cases vs. automated polls soonest

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday voiced hopes the Supreme Court can resolve soonest the cases challenging the automated elections for May 2016. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte also defended the Commission on Elections’ drive to encourage voter registration...