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COMELEC VOWS TO ‘EXPLAIN IN DETAIL’ 7-HOUR POLL DISPLAY DELAY

MANILA -- Following calls from the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday assured[...]

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SEN KIKO QUITS AS PARTY BETS LOSE SENATE POLLS

May 21, 2019 - 5:57 PM

MANILA – Opposition Sen. Francis Pangilinan quits his post as the president of the Liberal Party (LP) after the party failed to win senate seats in the recent 2019 midterm-elections.   Pangilinan said he would vacate his position in the party on June 30.   “As campaign manager for the Otso Diretso slate, I was […]

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1.68-M VOTES LEFT FOR CANVASSING BEFORE ELECTION RESULTS ARE OUT

May 20, 2019 - 9:01 PM

MANILA — Only 1.68 million votes remain for canvassing before the official 2019 midterm elections results are out, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Sunday. “The remaining votes to be canvassed is 1,683,938 for Isabela, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United States and Nigeria,” said Frances Arabe, assistant director at the Comelec Education and Information Department, […]

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2019 POLLS VOTER TURNOUT NOW AT 75%-78%

May 20, 2019 - 9:00 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is nearing its estimate of between 75 percent and 78 percent voter turnout in the recently-concluded national and local polls. In a press briefing on Monday morning, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said that as of Sunday, the partial number of voters who participated in the May 13 polls is […]

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COMELEC READY FOR PROCLAMATION OF 2019 POLL WINNERS

May 20, 2019 - 8:58 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready to welcome President Rodrigo R. Duterte if he decides to attend the proclamation of the 12 new senators, mostly administration bets, in case it would push through on Tuesday. In a press briefing on Monday, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said it is not yet certain if Duterte […]

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5 REMAINING COCs TO CANVASS – COMELEC

May 20, 2019 - 5:29 PM

  Only five remaining certificates of canvass (COCs) were left for Commission on Elections (Comelec) to process. James Jimenez, Comelec spokesperson said on Monday during the press conference, that these COCs would come from Isabela Province, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Washington DC and, Nigeria. He also said Jones, Isabela is currently conducting special elections […]

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NO ‘PROCLAMATION INVITATIONS’ YET: COMELEC

May 18, 2019 - 10:18 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said that they have not sent out invitations yet regarding the proclamation of winners in the senatorial and party-list race. “No formal invitations have been sent out yet,” said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez in a press briefing at the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) headquarters at the […]

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GROUPS WANT SPECIAL RANDOM MANUAL AUDIT FOR PARTY-LISTS

May 18, 2019 - 10:17 PM

MANILA — A group on Friday urged the Commission on Election (Comelec) to conduct a random manual audit (RMA) on the votes for party-list groups to ensure the 2019 midterm elections’ transparency and credibility amid the issues it faced. The petitioners from different sectoral groups said party-list representatives should also be subject to the same process. […]

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COMELEC TO LOOK INTO REQUEST FOR OVERTIME PAY FOR BEIS

May 18, 2019 - 10:16 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has yet to tackle the appeal for additional payment for teachers who served overtime during the conduct of the May 13 mid-term polls. “Again, like all petitions that have to be discussed by the en banc, so I can’t give you any answer,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in […]

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MAKABAYAN POLL BET, GROUPS STORM VOTE COUNT AREA

May 18, 2019 - 2:11 AM

BLACK FRIDAY PROTEST. Opposition party-lists and labor groups march toward PICC, where COMELEC is situated to canvass. (Photo by Nicole Zaide)   MANILA – Led by Makabayan bloc and opposition senatorial bet Neri Colmenares: Anakbayan, Gabriela, BPO Industry Employees Network and among other opposition party-lists and labor groups gathered together at the avenue between Cultural […]

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PPCRV DOUBLE CHECKS BALLOTS

May 17, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Volunteers from Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) have been checking and verifying ballots.   Video courtesy of PPCRV Facebook Page

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FIRST LADY GOVERNOR OF MAGUINDANAO PROCLAIMED

May 17, 2019 - 5:22 PM

MAGUINDANAO LADY GOVERNOR. Election officials raised the hands of Maguindanao Governor-elect Bai Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu (4th from left) on Thursday (May 16) at Shariff Kabunsuan Complex in Cotabato City together with the province’s Congressman-elect Datu Ronne Sinsuat (3rd from left), Vice Governor-elect Datu Lester Sinsuat, and several elected board members of the province. Sangki-Mangudadatu is the first-ever […]

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DEPED RECOGNIZES TEACHERS, PERSONNEL FOR SERVICES IN 2019 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

May 17, 2019 - 5:15 PM

PASIG CITY – The Department of Education (DepEd) expressed its heartfelt gratitude to all the teachers and personnel who served in the 2019 national and local elections. “We, at DepEd, thank them for continuing to be on the frontline of the foremost exercise of democracy in the country notwithstanding the demands and challenges the season […]

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DILG TO LGUS: ENSURE SMOOTH TRANSITION OF POWERS, NO MORE GRUDGES AND...

May 17, 2019 - 5:07 PM

With the election of new faces in key positions in local governments, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterates its call to local government units (LGUs) to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of powers and responsibilities to the newly-elected officials in the recently-concluded May 13 midterm polls. “We thank the Filipino […]

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MORENO TO ‘MOVE HEAVEN AND EARTH’ FOR A BETTER MANILA

May 17, 2019 - 5:03 PM

MANILA CITY – Manila City Mayor-Elect Francisco Domagoso, popularly known as Isko Moreno, said he would “move heaven and earth” to improve the lives of its residents and lure more investors into the city, a report by ABS-CBN said.   “I’ll move heaven and earth to clean up the city. Dugyot kami. Papaliguan ko lang […]

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200 TONS OF POLL CAMPAIGN TRASH COLLECTED

May 17, 2019 - 5:02 PM

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has collected 29 truckloads equivalent to 200.37 tons of discarded election-related materials in Metro Manila. In a statement on Friday, the MMDA said its Metro Parkway Clearing Group (MPCG) hauled campaign trash in the metropolis from March 1 to May 16. The collected trash reached 23.42 tons on […]

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COMELEC PROBES VIDEO OF ALLEGED PRE-SHADING OF BALLOTS

May 17, 2019 - 5:01 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Elections on Thursday started an investigation on a video showing alleged pre-shading of ballots as it called on people who have knowledge of the video to surface and file a complaint. In a press briefing, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said that it would be better if those who have information regarding […]

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