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Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says all candidates and parties, regardless of whether or not they won in the 2019 elections, must submit their statement of contributions and expenditures
Commissions on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez says more than 10 petitions have been filed opposing Cardema's substitution as nominee of Duterte Youth in the party list
At least 19 groups consider the 18th Congress as their first foray into the House of Representatives. But not all are completely new to government service.
(UPDATED) 'I have not signed a reso (resolution) about giving due course to Cardema’s application for substitution,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon
Party-list group Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) tops the race, gaining the maximum 3 seats allowed in the House of Representatives
Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas says suppliers of defective materials will not be paid yet, pending the review of their contracts and possible violations
They also ask the poll body to cancel Duterte Youth's registration and investigate Ronald Cardema for alleged violations of the Omnibus Election Code
The new senators include Duterte aide Bong Go and Marcos daughter Imee Marcos, wiping out opposition bets and tightening the President's grip on Congress
(3rd UPDATE) ‘In the certificate of candidacy form of a Cardema, he stated that he is qualified. But is he not over 30 years old?’ says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon
It's final: No opposition candidate in the 2019 elections makes it to the Senate
The Commission on Elections holds a dry run of the proclamation of winning senators at the Philippine International Convention Center
'I'm very sorry to disappoint everyone, but it looks like today is not the day,' says Commission on Elections Spokesperson James Jimenez
Lawyer George Garcia urges the Commission on Elections to proclaim the winning senators even without certificates of canvass from the US and Saudi Arabia
Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement
This comes as no opposition bet makes it to the winning circle, and as winners include President Rodrigo Duterte's longtime aide, incoming senator Bong Go
Corrupted SD cards stall the transmission of votes from some overseas posts to the Commission on Elections, delaying the proclamation of winning senators
The Comelec en banc will need to decide on whether or not Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's filing a petition for substitution is valid and if he meets qualifications to be a youth representative
Election lawyer George Garcia says there is an 'urgency to proclaim' winning senators in the May 13 elections
The Commission on Elections says it aims to proclaim winning senators and party-list groups 'in one day but not at the same time'
(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections is holding special elections on May 20 in a polling precinct with around 1,000 voters in Jones, Isabela
Comelec Director Frances Arabe says the poll body's Commission en banc is currently tackling Cardema's petition for substitution for the party list's nominees
Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez says Namfrel was in the meeting where this was approved unanimously
Party-list groups Append, Partido Lakas ng Masa, Murang Kuryente, and Ang Nars make the call as allegations of fraud continue to hound the 2019 elections
Abandoning the automated system and going back to manual is a far worse option
'The period for substitution has already lapsed,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says the proclamation of winning senators in the 2019 elections may take place as early as Saturday afternoon, May 18
Comelec says PPCRV will do the initial review and produce a report based on examination of the server logs. After that, copies of the logs will also be released to other accredited organizations, including media.
'Hindi naman pwedeng sasabihin ng isa nag pe-press release lang tapos sunod na lahat ng tao. Kailangan din po ng process,' says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
The Commission on Elections says it is not ready to dismiss as 'fake' the viral video of the alleged pre-shading of ballots in Lanao del Sur
'Wala pong daya diyan o magic,' says Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon
Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon accuses the National Printing Office of unlawfully subcontracting the printing of voters' information sheets to a private printer
A more transparent system is clearly needed. It is only through more transparency that the Comelec can dispel doubts about the process.
Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas says vote-counting machines and election paraphernalia were mismatched
The Commission on Elections says voting was conducted successfully in all clustered precincts across the Philippines
Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas orders the poll body's Law Department to review suppliers' contracts
This breaches the number of defective vote-counting machines in the 2016 elections, but the Commission on Elections asserts the polls were 'successful'
The 'temporary' glitch causes a dip in the percentage of election returns reported on the Commission on Elections transparency server
Media and watchdog groups witness the fixes made by Smartmatic after Comelec granted it access to the transparency server
'Ayan, lowest bidder, cheap din,' says Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon
Up to 450 vote-counting machines had to be replaced on election day, says Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon
(UPDATED) Media groups, watchdogs, and political parties with access to the transparency server are originally expected to receive unofficial vote counts at intervals of around 10-15 minutes
(3rd UPDATE) 'Nakakabahala na medyo malaki 'yung gap ng reporting na nagaganap,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez
Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez tells reporters that it is an 'accidental firing that happened as a result of a shift change' of guards
The Commission on Elections draws flak after one of its directors accompanied former vice president Jejomar Binay as he tried to vote again
The conduct of midterm elections is marred by difficulties, including issues related to vote-counting machines that malfunctioned
(3rd UPDATE) 'Its larger than what we saw in 2016, and therefore it is a bit jarring,' says Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez
Rappler sought the comment of Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez about this matter. Jimenez said the claim is "fake news"
This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte said it is all right for voters to take cash for their 'fare,' as he also told them, 'Don't believe the Comelec'
(UPDATED) ‘Mayroon noong mga nakaraang eleksyon pero mas matindi ito ngayon kasi hanggang sa huling sandali ng kampanya, tumitindi ang mga pananakot at paninira,’ says Aglipayan priest Fr Dionito Cabillas of poll watchdog Kontra Daya
(UPDATED) 'The lesson to be learned here is, kailangan ng mas matinding education tungkol sa mga bagong sistema na ito,' says Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez