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Namfrel: Higher voter confidence, turnout in 2016 polls

May 25, 2016 - 6:50 PM

In its assessment, the poll watchdog says the 2016 polls was 'better managed' compared to the 2010 and 2013 automated elections

Namfrel: Higher voter confidence, turnout in 2016 polls

2016 elections random manual audit report out soon

May 16, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Results of the manual audit of poll results from 715 randomly selected clustered precincts will undergo verification starting Tuesday, says a Namfrel official

2016 elections random manual audit report out soon

Poll watchdogs prepare for final stretch of 2016 elections

May 04, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Want to volunteer for the 2016 elections? Check out what poll watchdogs are doing and how you can help

Poll watchdogs prepare for final stretch of 2016 elections

Filipino youth to tackle SDGs, voter education

Apr 29, 2016 - 6:01 PM

Join Youth Vote Philippines and the United Nations Population Fund on Saturday, April 30, at SM Aura in Taguig City

Filipino youth to tackle SDGs, voter education

Namfrel 'apprehensive' over potential poll delays

Apr 04, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Namfrel says possible causes of delay include the bidding for thermal paper to be used in printing voting receipts

Namfrel 'apprehensive' over potential poll delays

Billions of pesos spent on 'pre-campaign' ads

Mar 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is the sole presidential bet who did not spend hundreds of millions of pesos on 'pre-campaign ads'

Billions of pesos spent on 'pre-campaign' ads

'Are we safe here?' The night Cory Aquino hid in Cebu

Feb 22, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Carmelite sisters recall how they helped protect the country's first female president and ultimately, restore Philippine democracy, 30 years ago

'Are we safe here?' The night Cory Aquino hid in Cebu

Some candidates dishonest in campaign spending – poll watchdogs

Feb 02, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Eric Alvia of Namfrel says that to set a level playing field among all candidates, we should look at state funding, admittedly a difficult push

Some candidates dishonest in campaign spending – poll watchdogs

Ex-SGV chair is new Namfrel chairman

Jul 31, 2015 - 9:00 PM

David Balangue is 'expected to steer' the election watchdog's engagement in the 2016 national and local elections

Ex-SGV chair is new Namfrel chairman

Filipino elected chair of election monitors int’l network

Jul 04, 2015 - 2:31 PM

The Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors elects Damaso Magbual during their second organizational meeting in South Africa

Filipino elected chair of election monitors int’l network

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

Bro Eddie: Create elections truth commission

May 22, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Villanueva calls for the creation of an 'elections truth commission' to investigate irregularities in this year's automated elections

Bro Eddie: Create elections truth commission

70 precincts post 100% turnout, mostly in ARMM

May 18, 2013 - 6:00 PM

The introduction of automation there has not prevented election operators from making a mockery of the electoral exercise

70 precincts post 100% turnout, mostly in ARMM

Namfrel: Slow transmission might lead to cheating

May 15, 2013 - 9:20 PM

Poll watchdog points out that a huge number of unreported election results are from the ARMM, which is 'historically the capital of cheating'

Namfrel: Slow transmission might lead to cheating

Namfrel: 2013 polls peaceful, organized

May 13, 2013 - 11:35 PM

The National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) thanked the Filipino people for a generally peaceful and organized midterm-elections

Namfrel: 2013 polls peaceful, organized

Namfrel to Comelec: Act on vote buying

May 10, 2013 - 6:17 AM

Election watchdog Namfrel urges Comelec to take the lead in pursuing mechanisms against vote buying

Namfrel to Comelec: Act on vote buying

Comelec orders re-inventory of CDO election materials

May 07, 2013 - 2:16 PM

After allegations against city hall employees, Comelec orders a re-inventory of election materials to clear all doubts

Comelec orders re-inventory of CDO election materials

#PHvote quotes: Mother Lily and a singer's tears

Apr 27, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Movie producer endorses 'president' for 2016, singer cries over Comelec ruling, and more

#PHvote quotes: Mother Lily and a singer's tears

PPCRV gets foreign funding, violates election law?

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:39 PM

PPCRV received more than P5 million from an international organization for its volunteers' T-shirts in 2010, but stresses it came with 'no strings attached'

PPCRV gets foreign funding, violates election law?

Brillantes hits citizens' arm: 'Don't punch poll body'

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr hits Namfrel for publicly criticizing Comelec

Brillantes hits citizens' arm: 'Don't punch poll body'

Politicized bishops putting PPCRV in a bind

Apr 14, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Bishops serve as de-facto chairpersons of the election watchdog in the provinces. The active campaigning of some against certain candidates casts doubt on the PPCRV's non-partisan status.

Politicized bishops putting PPCRV in a bind

Catholic bishops split over PPCRV

Apr 06, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Bishops are divided on whether to continue supporting the watchdog, which they think has grown cozy with Comelec and Smartmatic

Catholic bishops split over PPCRV

Namfrel 'watchdogs:' roving, mobile

Mar 02, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Namfrel pursues a holistic approach in ensuring fair elections for 2013

Namfrel 'watchdogs:' roving, mobile

Moro watchdog gets Comelec nod

Feb 20, 2013 - 4:34 PM

The newly accredited group will guard the ARMM elections when it is, for the first time, synchronized with national and other local polls

Moro watchdog gets Comelec nod

Cagayanons take 5 minutes to vote in mock polls

Feb 02, 2013 - 5:02 PM

Casting votes was quick, but Comelec watchdogs have to work on higher turnout, re-orienting poll clerks, and ensuring reliable signals for results transmission

Comelec OKs Protestant group as watchdog

Jan 30, 2013 - 7:49 PM

One Vote, a coalition of mostly Protestant groups, will have access to voters' lists, machine tests, and election returns

Comelec OKs Protestant group as watchdog

Namfrel back as Comelec arm

Nov 26, 2012 - 1:08 PM

Comelec is set to accredit Namfrel as its citizens' arm for the 2013 polls, with the poll watchdog expected to cooperate with its supposed rival, PPCRV

Namfrel back as Comelec arm

PPCRV is Comelec citizens' arm

Nov 23, 2012 - 2:33 PM

A group seen as PPCRV's rival – Namfrel – meanwhile has a pending petition before the Comelec to accredit it, too, as official watchdog

PPCRV is Comelec citizens' arm

No PCOS test, no pay - Comelec

Jun 25, 2012 - 5:22 PM

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes explains that at a rate of 3,500 machines being repaired and checked in a day, the whole inspection could be over in just 2-3 weeks

No PCOS test, no pay - Comelec