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Comelec reviewing 6 tech options for 2019 elections

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Among their options are refurbishing the PCOS machines used in 2013, purchasing the VCMs leased in 2016, renting new machines, or using a new system

Comelec reviewing 6 tech options for 2019 elections

SC denies appeal vs Brillantes over ‘spying’

May 31, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The Supreme Court says there is no evidence that ex-poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr, among others, ‘collected information through unlawful means for an unlawful purpose’

SC denies appeal vs Brillantes over ‘spying’

All votes in: Lessons from 2013 poll transmission woes

May 05, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The Comelec aims to have all votes accounted for – in the hotly-contested 2016 elections, and the country’s 3rd automated polls

All votes in: Lessons from 2013 poll transmission woes

7 ideas for Comelec: How to make the 2016 polls credible

Mar 10, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Poll watchdogs suggest some measures the Comelec may still take less than 2 months before the May 9 elections, to make the exercise credible

7 ideas for Comelec: How to make the 2016 polls credible

Comelec defends decision vs voting receipts

Feb 16, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says losing candidates might use the voting receipts as manufactured evidence of cheating

Comelec defends decision vs voting receipts

Candidates hit Comelec over system glitches

Feb 11, 2016 - 6:30 PM

'We should not allow sinister parties to manipulate the elections,' the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay says

Candidates hit Comelec over system glitches

Comelec unsure if it can hold Smartmatic accountable

Feb 11, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Downplaying delays due to system problems, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says, ‘I still have 88 days, my friend. We still have time’

Comelec unsure if it can hold Smartmatic accountable

Comelec admits more problems in voting system

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Vote-counting machines reject 1-2% of ballot papers, but the elections chief says the Comelec has 'no problems, only challenges'

Comelec admits more problems in voting system

Comelec deposits election system software in BSP vault

Jan 27, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Two more source codes – for the vote-counting machines and the canvassing servers – will be deposited in escrow by the Comelec in a highly-secured vault in BSP on February 9

Comelec deposits election system software in BSP vault

AES breaks ground on battery-based energy storage in Zambales

Dec 20, 2015 - 8:47 PM

The energy storage project, according to AES, will strengthen the Luzon grid by providing fast response ancillary services like frequency regulation

AES breaks ground on battery-based energy storage in Zambales

Twin SC petitions threaten automated elections

Jul 07, 2015 - 7:51 PM

A poll watchdog says the simultaneous bidding the Comelec is doing to ensure automated elections in 2016 'finds no support in law and is contrary to public policy'

Twin SC petitions threaten automated elections

How does the PH automated election system work?

May 15, 2015 - 5:20 PM

At the core of the automated election system is the election management system, which sets up the automation of the polls and manages election-related data

How does the PH automated election system work?

Smartmatic contract, SC justices inhibit, Pacquiao’s tactics | The wRap

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:20 PM

The Supreme Court nullifies the Smartmatic contract. Three SC justices inhibit in Junjun Binay’s case. Two factors that will be key to Pacquiao’s victory.

Smartmatic contract, SC justices inhibit, Pacquiao’s tactics | The wRap

Lafarge opens new cement mill ahead of merger with rival

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The firm explains the local implications of the merger and announces another mill that will rise in Bulacan

Lafarge opens new cement mill ahead of merger with rival

Smartmatic asks SC to dismiss blacklist petitions against it

Feb 26, 2015 - 8:03 PM

The Citizens for Clean and Credible Elections, meanwhile, seeks the deportation of Smartmatic's Cesar Flores for his 'questionable conduct and demeanor'

Smartmatic asks SC to dismiss blacklist petitions against it

Poll watchdog asks SC to stop Comelec-Smartmatic deal

Feb 02, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Comelec has signed the contract with Smartmatic for the diagnostics and repair of 82,000 vote counting machines before AES Watch could file a motion with the Supreme Court

Poll watchdog asks SC to stop Comelec-Smartmatic deal

Catholic schools urged to lend IT skills to Comelec

Jan 28, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Bishops also warn the poll body against 'bias' toward any service provider in the Philippines' automated elections

Catholic schools urged to lend IT skills to Comelec

Poll watchdog takes on challenge to prove PCOS rigging

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:09 AM

But Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr is not inclined to proceed with the dare anymore, after learning of the request to have a Smartmatic programmer follow their instructions

Poll watchdog takes on challenge to prove PCOS rigging

Poll watchdogs to Comelec: Scrap deal with Smartmatic

Jan 13, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The Citizens for Clean and Credible Elections and AES Watch jointly file a letter of protest questioning the Comelec's alleged 'midnight deal' with Smartmatic for PCOS diagnostics

Poll watchdogs to Comelec: Scrap deal with Smartmatic

Brillantes to poll watchdog: Stop criticisms, help us instead

Nov 20, 2014 - 2:57 PM

The Comelec chairman also denied reports that they are 'covering up' findings about 'digital lines' that supposedly affected the results of the 2013 polls

Brillantes to poll watchdog: Stop criticisms, help us instead

Battery energy storage to help ease looming power crisis

Oct 02, 2014 - 4:57 PM

AES Philippines, Inc. is planning to introduce battery energy storage in the country, hopefully soon to help ease the summer 2015 power crisis

Battery energy storage to help ease looming power crisis

9 bids submitted for PH coal projects

Sep 29, 2014 - 7:04 PM

The energy department says the poor turnout of applications is attributed to the current low coal prices

9 bids submitted for PH coal projects

Comelec awaits 2016 poll tech recommendation

Jul 27, 2014 - 5:49 PM

The Comelec Advisory Council is set to submit by August 15 a recommendation on what automated election system will be used for the 2016 polls. Comelec may have its final decision by end-August.

Comelec awaits 2016 poll tech recommendation

Luzon on red alert over insufficient power supply

Jul 12, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Brownouts of up to 3 hours occur in Luzon as some power plants go offline

Luzon on red alert over insufficient power supply

Petilla: Meralco TRO won't lead to brownouts

Jan 12, 2014 - 7:05 PM

But Petilla admits smaller Meralco suppliers may not be able to cope should the utility firm fail to pay them in full because of the TRO on its rate hike

Petilla: Meralco TRO won't lead to brownouts

Market abuse? DOJ sets probe amid Meralco price hike

Dec 16, 2013 - 2:42 PM

DOJ will look into allegations of unfair business practice by power firms to increase the price hike of Meralco 3 times more than expected

Market abuse? DOJ sets probe amid Meralco price hike

High Court wants answers on Comelec's intel fund

Jul 16, 2013 - 8:26 PM

The Automated Election System (AES) Watch has alleged that election officials were spying on them for being critics of the technology used in the 2013 polls

NCR, 8 key cities disprove '60-30-10'

May 25, 2013 - 11:18 AM

The totals reflect the alleged ratio, but individual city results mirror variations that challenge notions of a fixed cheating pattern

NCR, 8 key cities disprove '60-30-10'

60-30-10? Regional votes don't support it

May 23, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Individual votes of candidates, as well as aggregate votes for each slate, vary from region to region. But when results converge at national average, they reflect the sentiment of the country favoring Team PNoy.

60-30-10? Regional votes don't support it

Watchdog to UN: Stop Comelec's use of PCOS

May 03, 2013 - 11:01 PM

A poll watchdog files a petition vs Comelec before the UN. Poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr calls it a 'publicity stunt'

Watchdog to UN: Stop Comelec's use of PCOS

Ex-VP, watchdog to bring Comelec to UN

May 02, 2013 - 4:29 PM

Backed by former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, an election watchdog will complain vs Comelec before UN

Ex-VP, watchdog to bring Comelec to UN

SC: Digital copies of ballots acceptable in protests

Feb 04, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Images of the ballots in encrypted form are 'digitized representations' of the ballots themselves

SC: Digital copies of ballots acceptable in protests

INFOGRAPHIC: Top power players in the Philippines

Jan 16, 2013 - 4:41 PM

San Miguel leads the biggest privately-controlled power producers in the country

INFOGRAPHIC: Top power players in the Philippines

Groups ask SC to stop Smartmatic deal for 2013 polls

Apr 10, 2012 - 6:05 PM

Various groups and personalities ask the Supreme Court to stop the Comelec-Smartmatic deal for the 2013 polls

Group to file TRO against purchase of PCOS machines

Mar 18, 2012 - 1:46 PM

Civil society groups and poll reform advocates are thinking of filing a petition for TRO to stop the purchase of the old PCOS machines for use in the 2013 national elections.

Deadline for Comelec to buy PCOS machines has expired

Mar 07, 2012 - 6:58 PM

An election watchdog discourages the Comelec from re-using election machines in the 2010 automated polls

Buy PCOS machines only if flaws are corrected, elections watchdog tells Comelec

Feb 28, 2012 - 8:46 PM

Watchdog group says the poll body's limited budget permits the purchasing of old machines, but machine errors should be addressed first