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Over-votes in past elections due to vote counting machine glitches?

May 05, 2016 - 6:13 PM

The Comelec and poll watchdog groups need to spot these errors to prevent disenfranchisement in the May 9 elections

Over-votes in past elections due to vote counting machine glitches?

#AnimatED: Comelec needs to inspire public confidence

Feb 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Chairman Bautista, running the elections goes beyond projecting a clean image

#AnimatED: Comelec needs to inspire public confidence

New voting machine 'friendlier, faster than PCOS' – poll officer

Feb 13, 2016 - 5:35 PM

There are no major glitches recorded during the mock elections in Cagayan, says an election assistant

New voting machine 'friendlier, faster than PCOS' – poll officer

24,000 voting machines stuck in Customs

Jan 15, 2016 - 8:08 PM

44% of the 97,000 vote-counting machines needed for the May polls are in the Philippines. They include the ones that the customs bureau has yet to release.

24,000 voting machines stuck in Customs

Bad labels prompt Comelec to rename voting machines

Sep 17, 2015 - 8:04 PM

‘Yung PCOS, tinatawag, Hocus-PCOS. Tapos po itong OMR naman, may narinig po kami, ‘O-Mar’ daw,’ Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista tells lawmakers

Bad labels prompt Comelec to rename voting machines

Philippine military clueless on China poll ‘sabotage’

Sep 17, 2015 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) An election watchdog hits a Comelec commissioner for making 'a very careless statement' about China's reported attempt to 'sabotage' the 2016 polls

Philippine military clueless on China poll ‘sabotage’

China might sabotage 2016 polls – Comelec

Sep 16, 2015 - 10:59 AM

(2nd UPDATE) The Chinese Embassy says, 'The so-called 'attempt by China' to 'sabotage' the 2016 elections is totally groundless and a sheer fabrication'

China might sabotage 2016 polls – Comelec

Critics to SC: Junk Comelec ‘spending splurge’

Sep 14, 2015 - 6:19 PM

Petitioners say the SC should issue a temporary restraining order, for now, against a Comelec resolution on the lease of 93,000 vote-counting machines

Critics to SC: Junk Comelec ‘spending splurge’

Comelec to clean, reuse 5,000 old PCOS machines

Sep 08, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon uses a Spanish word – ‘disponer’ or ‘to improvise’ – to describe the poll body's plans for the old vote-counting machines

Comelec to clean, reuse 5,000 old PCOS machines

Watchdogs seek SC help vs Comelec’s ‘sham bidding’

Aug 26, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Poll reform advocates say controversial firm Smartmatic should refurbish 82,000 old vote-counting machines ‘for free’

Watchdogs seek SC help vs Comelec’s ‘sham bidding’

‘Ghost’ citizens, voting machines, Berlin asylum rules | 12PM wRap

Aug 26, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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‘Ghost’ citizens, voting machines, Berlin asylum rules | 12PM wRap

Philippines’ voting machines to be made in China

Aug 25, 2015 - 8:19 PM

The Comelec downplays concerns that the West Philippine Sea dispute can affect the manufacturing of voting machines

Philippines’ voting machines to be made in China

Comelec sets scrutiny of voting machines 3 months before polls

Aug 20, 2015 - 8:35 PM

For 2016, the review of the source code of voting machines is scheduled around 3 months before the elections – a process done only 4 days before polls in 2013

Comelec sets scrutiny of voting machines 3 months before polls

If SC stops Smartmatic, ex-bidder eyed to save polls

Aug 20, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Unlike Smartmatic, disqualified bidder Dermalog says it can refurbish 81,000 old vote-counting machines by December

If SC stops Smartmatic, ex-bidder eyed to save polls

On Grace Poe: A common adversary

Aug 15, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Grace’s love for the Filipino is unquestionable, I reckon that. But she must take stock of reality. Popularity should not be allowed to transcend good judgment.

On Grace Poe: A common adversary

Competitor scores Smartmatic for ‘monopoly’ on polls

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Without naming Smartmatic, Dermalog CEO Gunther Mull says ‘the vendor in this position is trying to monopolize, and I think it’s quite obvious’

Competitor scores Smartmatic for ‘monopoly’ on polls

Comelec on Smartmatic, LTFRB response, Cotto vs Alvarez | 6PM wRap

Aug 14, 2015 - 5:35 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Comelec on Smartmatic, LTFRB response, Cotto vs Alvarez | 6PM wRap

Poll exec hits Smartmatic for refusing to fix PCOS

Aug 14, 2015 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) While joining the unanimous decision to lease 93,000 machines from Smartmatic, another poll commissioner says he voted ‘with a heavy heart’

Poll exec hits Smartmatic for refusing to fix PCOS

Smartmatic deal, Batangas plant, China blast | 12PM wRap

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Smartmatic deal, Batangas plant, China blast | 12PM wRap

Comelec on 2016, Batangas chemical plant, Pacquiao’s shoulder | 6PM wRap

Aug 13, 2015 - 11:54 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Comelec on 2016, Batangas chemical plant, Pacquiao’s shoulder | 6PM wRap

PH voting machines 82% cheaper, supplier says

Aug 13, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Smartmatic describes itself as ‘the best of the best’ as the Comelec decides to use the company’s voting machines in 2016

PH voting machines 82% cheaper, supplier says

While leasing new ones, PH to reuse old PCOS in 2019

Aug 13, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body initially 'wanted to use the existing PCOS machines' for 2016, but this is 'no longer feasible'

While leasing new ones, PH to reuse old PCOS in 2019

It's final: PH to use contentious voting machines

Aug 13, 2015 - 1:52 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body made a unanimous decision to lease 93,000 voting machines from Smartmatic

It's final: PH to use contentious voting machines

PPCRV to Comelec: 'Bite bullet,' lease more Smartmatic machines

Aug 06, 2015 - 4:14 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III however asks: What will the Comelec do with the 82,000 PCOS machines it already bought from Smartmatic in 2012?

PPCRV to Comelec: 'Bite bullet,' lease more Smartmatic machines

Comelec sets 2 crucial meetings to ensure automated polls

Aug 04, 2015 - 6:45 PM

They will tackle with Congress the refurbishment of existing PCOS machines and the lease of 70,000 more vote-counting machines

Comelec sets 2 crucial meetings to ensure automated polls

Smartmatic closer to bagging all key election deals

Jul 30, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Critics, however, want the Comelec to put Venezuelan firm Smartmatic in its blacklist of election-related service providers because its system is allegedly prone to cheating

Smartmatic closer to bagging all key election deals

Comelec fails to meet poll automation target

Jul 21, 2015 - 6:35 PM

The poll body's timeline shows a significant delay in preparations compared with the last two automated elections

Comelec fails to meet poll automation target

Poll automation faces 3rd Supreme Court petition

Jul 18, 2015 - 3:03 PM

This comes as Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista warns critics, 'Your actions could possibly derail the elections in 2016'

Poll automation faces 3rd Supreme Court petition

Comelec to critics: Your actions could derail polls

Jul 14, 2015 - 6:49 PM

Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says a crucial Supreme Court ruling 'will definitely decide the mode of elections for 2016'

Comelec to critics: Your actions could derail polls

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

Comelec overturns Smartmatic disqualification

Jul 01, 2015 - 11:23 AM

However, Smartmatic will have to wait before it could proceed with the project for the lease of 23,000 OMR machines

Comelec overturns Smartmatic disqualification

Comelec opens bids for lease of 71,000 vote-counting machines

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:06 PM

Meanwhile, the Comelec is in a race against time to finalize the mode of election for the May 2016 polls

Comelec opens bids for lease of 71,000 vote-counting machines

Bidding for PCOS upgrade fails

Jun 30, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Smartmatic, one of 3 interested bidders, withdraws because it was 'shocked and highly surprised' to see a 'significant reduction' of the project's budget

Bidding for PCOS upgrade fails

Comelec holds parallel biddings for 2016 vote counting machines

Jun 30, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The outcome of this series of biddings will decide whether the 2016 presidential election will go fully automated, partially automated, or manual

Comelec holds parallel biddings for 2016 vote counting machines

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?

Poe for 2016, Smartmatic appeal, Mayweather excuses | 9PM wRap

May 11, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Watch the full rundown of today's top stories on Rappler's newscast, The wRap!

Poe for 2016, Smartmatic appeal, Mayweather excuses | 9PM wRap

Typhoon Dodong, Smartmatic appeal, Mayweather excuses | 6PM wRap

May 11, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Typhoon Dodong, Smartmatic appeal, Mayweather excuses | 6PM wRap

Comelec on Iqbal nephew: Focus on performance

May 11, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista confirms that newly appointed Comelec Commissioner Sheriff Abas is a nephew of MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal

Comelec on Iqbal nephew: Focus on performance

Smartmatic disqualified from major PCOS bid

May 11, 2015 - 10:23 AM

(UPDATED) The Comelec needs to lease 23,000 additional PCOS machines because it expects more voters in 2016 – in the face of a major crisis

Smartmatic disqualified from major PCOS bid

Iqbal nephew? Comelec's Abas quietly takes oath

May 07, 2015 - 7:50 PM

MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal refuses to confirm or deny if newly-appointed Comelec Commissioner Sheriff Abas is his nephew

Iqbal nephew? Comelec's Abas quietly takes oath

Pacquiao faces lawsuit, 2016 elections, Sudoku | The wRap

May 06, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Manny Pacquiao faces a class-action suit. Comelec’s Bautista says there will be two public bids for the 2016 elections. Singapore’s Prime Minister shares his Sudoku-solver code

Pacquiao faces lawsuit, 2016 elections, Sudoku | The wRap

2 bids, 1 choice to seal fate of 2016 elections

May 06, 2015 - 12:33 PM

By July, the Comelec is set to decide whether to repair its existing vote-counting machines, or buy 100,000 new ones for the elections in 2016

2 bids, 1 choice to seal fate of 2016 elections

Pacquiao to undergo surgery, SWS survey, Royal baby's name | The wRap

May 05, 2015 - 7:42 PM

Pacquiao will undergo surgery for his shoulder. A survey shows 51% of Filipinos think they’re poor. Britain’s royal baby has a name!

Pacquiao to undergo surgery, SWS survey, Royal baby's name  | The wRap

Comelec eyes buying 100,000 PCOS machines

May 05, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Newly appointed Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he is, however, 'interested to hear' about a semi-automated process proposed by critics of the poll body

Comelec eyes buying 100,000 PCOS machines

Open up, Comelec chair once told 'gods of Faura'

May 05, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Years after he was nominated to become chief justice, Comelec chair Andres Bautista finds himself in another office assailed for lack of transparency

Open up, Comelec chair once told 'gods of Faura'

Mary Jane Veloso, Mount Bulusan erupts, Pacquiao’s game plan | The wRap

May 01, 2015 - 8:17 PM

The Velosos say the people helped them, not the government. Mount Bulusan erupts. Pacquiao does not intend to knock Mayweather out

Mary Jane Veloso, Mount Bulusan erupts, Pacquiao’s game plan | The wRap

Comelec rules out manual polls in 2016

May 01, 2015 - 9:03 AM

The poll body plans to either bid out the refurbishment of existing PCOS machines or bid for brand new ones

Comelec rules out manual polls in 2016

PCOS machines, Mamasapano report, Mayweather-Pacquiao contract | The wRap

Apr 23, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Supreme Court ruling may render the PCOS machines useless. The NBI calls Mamasapano incident "murder." Bob Arum refuses to sign the Mayweather-Pacquiao contract

PCOS machines, Mamasapano report, Mayweather-Pacquiao contract | The wRap

SC ruling may render 82,000 PCOS useless

Apr 22, 2015 - 7:10 PM

The SC's ruling thrusts the Comelec into a major crisis that might mean the Philippines will return to manual voting in election precincts

SC ruling may render 82,000 PCOS useless

Poll watchdog pushes for 'laptop count' to replace PCOS

Apr 10, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Former poll commissioner Gus Lagman proposes a system where votes will be counted manually on blackboards and encoded in laptops in the voting precincts

Poll watchdog pushes for 'laptop count' to replace PCOS