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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
Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas says it is possible that the National Bureau of Investigation had 'no authority' to conduct the raid
'We stepped in despite the two weeks notice because it has a vital purpose in our elections,' says Lente executive director Ona Caritos
The Comelec in the province also sets up voting precincts in day care centers, barangay halls, and health centers to accommodate voters on May 13
The opposition Liberal Party says this gives them no time to appeal the naming of the Duterte-allied Nacionalista Party as the dominant minority party
The Commission on Elections division handing the disqualification case against reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno says the supposed resolution circulating online is 'fake'
Just days before the May 13 polls, the Technical Evaluation Committee says the automated election system 'is operating properly, securely, and accurately'
Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez says at least 686 SD cards have been found defective as of Friday, May 10
'With the current polarized political climate, it is not hard to divine which group belongs to the majority or minority,' says Comelec Commissioner Luie Tito Guia
The 2019 senatorial bet says it is important to preserve the integrity of the elections
If things go smoothly during the machines' pilot run, Comelec said it may use the machines nationwide for the 2022 presidential elections
(UPDATED) Before the launch of the poll body's precinct finder voters said the online platform showed inaccurate information
'Kalokohan,' says Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan, adding that this decision is against democracy
The Commission on Elections votes to cancel the certificate of candidacy of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado
Commission on Elections Commissioner Luie Tito Guia cites the Supreme Court as he dissents from a decision against San Juan City congressional bet Edu Manzano
The Commission on Elections says San Juan City congressional bet Edu Manzano was not a Filipino citizen when he filed his certificate of candidacy
The Commission on Elections ships out more than a million replacement pens, as a veteran lawyer warns this problem could lead to election postponement
'We will fight until the end,' says lawyer Emilio Marañon III, representing the petitioner against Taguig City congressional candidate Alan Peter Cayetano
This comes after the killing of two reelectionist councilors, along with other violent incidents, in the town of Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental