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
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’
The Comelec aims to have all votes accounted for – in the hotly-contested 2016 elections, and the country’s 3rd automated polls
Poll watchdogs suggest some measures the Comelec may still take less than 2 months before the May 9 elections, to make the exercise credible
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says losing candidates might use the voting receipts as manufactured evidence of cheating
'We should not allow sinister parties to manipulate the elections,' the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay says
Downplaying delays due to system problems, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says, ‘I still have 88 days, my friend. We still have time’
Vote-counting machines reject 1-2% of ballot papers, but the elections chief says the Comelec has 'no problems, only challenges'
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
The energy storage project, according to AES, will strengthen the Luzon grid by providing fast response ancillary services like frequency regulation
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'
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
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.
The firm explains the local implications of the merger and announces another mill that will rise in Bulacan
The Citizens for Clean and Credible Elections, meanwhile, seeks the deportation of Smartmatic's Cesar Flores for his 'questionable conduct and demeanor'
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
Bishops also warn the poll body against 'bias' toward any service provider in the Philippines' automated elections
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
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
The Comelec chairman also denied reports that they are 'covering up' findings about 'digital lines' that supposedly affected the results of the 2013 polls
AES Philippines, Inc. is planning to introduce battery energy storage in the country, hopefully soon to help ease the summer 2015 power crisis
The energy department says the poor turnout of applications is attributed to the current low coal prices
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.
Brownouts of up to 3 hours occur in Luzon as some power plants go offline
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
DOJ will look into allegations of unfair business practice by power firms to increase the price hike of Meralco 3 times more than expected
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
The totals reflect the alleged ratio, but individual city results mirror variations that challenge notions of a fixed cheating pattern
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.
A poll watchdog files a petition vs Comelec before the UN. Poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr calls it a 'publicity stunt'
Backed by former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, an election watchdog will complain vs Comelec before UN
Images of the ballots in encrypted form are 'digitized representations' of the ballots themselves
San Miguel leads the biggest privately-controlled power producers in the country
Various groups and personalities ask the Supreme Court to stop the Comelec-Smartmatic deal for the 2013 polls
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.
An election watchdog discourages the Comelec from re-using election machines in the 2010 automated polls
Watchdog group says the poll body's limited budget permits the purchasing of old machines, but machine errors should be addressed first