Gus Lagman - updates

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Filipino groups present automated poll systems, ideas in tech fair

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:55 AM

It s high time that we have a Filipino system in place for a Filipino election says the alternate chairman of the Comelec Advisory Council

PROUDLY PINOY. These are some of the homegrown technologies and ideas presented at the AES Tech Fair at Novotel Manila, Quezon City, on Wednesday, July 26. Photos by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Without efficient public transport, higher auto taxes 'unfair'

Jun 08, 2017 - 5:15 PM

It s not going to be fair to the commuting public that we don t have that efficient transport system and yet we are shelling out big amounts in order to buy private vehicles says the Automobile Association of the Philippines

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Hybrid poll system demonstrated in mock election

Jun 27, 2015 - 10:19 PM

The Comelec is present in a demo of the Precinct Automated Tallying System PATaS a semi automated system pushed as an alternative to the PCOS machines and the current fully automated polls

PATAS TEST RUN. An IT personnel prepares the equipment that will be used in Saturday's mock elections for the PATaS in Bacoor City, Cavite. Photo by Namfrel

SC nullifies Comelec-Smartmatic contract

Apr 21, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Supreme Court Spokesperson Theodore Te says the en banc ruled that the Comelec failed to justify the extended contract without public bidding adding that the order |was immediately executory

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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

PROPOSING TO COMELEC. Former Comelec commissioner Augusto 'Gus' Lagman (1st from right) and former Comelec chairman Christian Monsod (2nd from right) speak with Comelec commissioner Luie Tito Guia after a meeting on April 11, 2015. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Aquino aunt slams gov't over ballot stealing charges

Mar 20, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Margarita Tingting Cojuangco and 13 others face separate complaints filed by the Commission on Elections law department

Manual poll counting? 'We'll return to Jurassic Park'

Mar 19, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Ex Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr responds to the proposed reversion to the manual counting of votes – using blackboards laptops and projectors – in the upcoming elections

PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS. Filipinos cast their votes during the Philippines' second automated elections on May 13, 2013. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Poll watchdog takes on challenge to prove PCOS rigging

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:09 AM

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

PCOS MACHINE. The existing 80,000 PCOS machines would have to be refurbished for the 2016 polls. File photo by John Javellana

Prove PCOS can be rigged, Brillantes dares ex-poll official

Jan 07, 2015 - 5:25 PM

Former Comelec commissioner Augusto Lagman accepts the Comelec chief s challenge on one condition

Ex-Comelec Comm. Augusto Lagman and current Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.

Watchdogs fear 'sham bidding' for addt'l voting machines

Nov 11, 2014 - 6:25 PM

The concern arises from Smartmatic s participation in the bidding process when it has yet to explain issues of technical glitches and data security in past elections

Former Comelec Commissioner Gus Lagman. File photo by Rappler

Poll watchdog: We want Comelec intel data

Jul 30, 2013 - 5:10 PM

The Automated Elections Systems Watch wants the Court of Appeals to compel Comelec to reveal the intelligence data it gathered supposedly against the group

Ex-poll exec blames Brillantes for mess

May 23, 2013 - 12:46 AM

The 2013 polls was both messy and costly claims Augusto Lagman Comelec could have done better if it heeded his suggestions he says

Ex-poll official to SC: PCOS purchase is wrong

May 02, 2012 - 7:31 PM

But a Smartmatic executive says that former Commissioner August Lagman is lying


Lagman: Removal from Comelec not related to Corona

Apr 18, 2012 - 7:48 PM

Malacanang said the removal of Augusto Gus Lagman from Comelec is a mutual decision between him and the government