Without presenting proof, Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema claims that President Rodrigo Duterte should have gotten 'more than 20 million votes'
The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016
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EXCLUSIVE: Rappler learns that the stolen computer in Lanao del Sur contains the voter records, including the biometrics, of the Philippines' 55 million voters.
'A repetition of this breach is everyone's problem.... The rising number of Internet vigilantes who tamper with our people's right to privacy should be everyone's cause for worry,' says the senator, a former election lawyer
National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy
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After being found criminally liable by the National Privacy Commission following the voters' data leak in March 2016, the poll chief says they will file a motion for reconsideration
Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Chay Hofileña
(4th UPDATE) The National Privacy Commission says that the Commission on Elections and its chairman Andres Bautista violated provisions of the Data Privacy Act of 2012
In a recent Pulse Asia survey, 63% of respondents describe the 2016 elections as 'more credible' than the 2010 polls
The Comelec unanimously approves this proposal by Chairman Andres Bautista, 'following the lead of President Duterte'
Academics weighed the pros and cons of adopting a federal form of government and better representation in Congress
This statement of support comes as the Comelec Employees Union appeals for unity among their top officials in the face of a publicized rift
The Comelec Employees’ Union is 'deeply concerned that the infighting might adversely affect' preparations for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls
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Commissioner Christian Lim says Chairman Andres Bautista cannot sign his own travel authority to ensure 'checks and balances' in Comelec
Commissioner Rowena Guanzon’s comment comes after all 6 Comelec commissioners issued a memo criticizing Chairman Andres Bautista for his supposed 'failed leadership'
The Comelec releases a copy of its May 31 ruling after Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista was accused of sitting on Rodrigo Duterte's case
For insiders, the problem boils down to the ability of Andres Bautista, a former big boss in the corporate world, to run a collegial body where he has only one vote
Citing achievements such as the presidential debates, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says, 'Ewan ko kung matatawag mo itong produkto ng failed leadership'
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They also clarify that they're not asking for Bautista's resignation
'With a heavy heart,' Comelec commissioners criticize the 'failed leadership of the Commission on Elections'
'Too late the hero,' Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says, after 3 self-proclaimed whistleblowers surfaced to allege election fraud
Comelec's Rowena Guanzon says a system audit, like the proposal of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, will help the poll body assess the automated election system
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista cites the record-breaking transmission rate, as well as the high voter turnout in the Philippines and overseas
Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Smartmatic 'should be liable' for the hash code issue raised by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr
Former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr, however, downplays claims of cheating based on the hash code issue raised by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr
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Despite insinuations of fraud from Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the Comelec says Marcos has not filed any formal complaint about alleged cheating
Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the law allows a quick count 'so that we have a transparent election'
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the quick transmission of votes can help ensure credible polls
(UPDATED) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista attributes this to 'the quality of the candidates,' which include presidential front runner Rodrigo Duterte
While proud of the Philippines' third automated polls, the Commission on Elections faces an unprecedented challenge: issuing receipts from vote-counting machines
Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim appeals to journalists and opinion-makers ‘not to magnify’ unverified reports ‘out of proportion’
Votes for a candidate who withdraws will still be counted, but will be declared as stray votes
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body is more prepared for the 2016 elections compared to the Philippines' first two automated polls
Smartmatic's Karen Jimeno says even if the transmission rate isn’t 100%, 'no vote is disregarded'
(3rd UPDATE) The NBI believes 'he is one of the persons who leaked' sensitive data from the Comelec website
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The Comelec says voters can get only one replacement ballot if it's not their fault that vote-counting machines rejected their original ballots
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says some of his colleagues 'just want to hold elections, any kind of elections', while he wants orderly and credible elections
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This ensures 'that voters will not be discouraged from voting' because of armed groups, says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon
This comes as the Comelec draws flak for its supposed lack of urgency in its preparations for the May 9 polls
Commissioner Christian Lim joins Commissioner Sheriff Abas in opposing a rule that allows voters to get replacement ballots
Election watchdog PPCRV also questions the mall voting proposal of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista