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Chair of poll watchdog PPCRV resigns after head surgery

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:26 PM

Former elections commissioner Rene Sarmiento quits as chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting or PPCRV

VETERAN LAWYER. Rene Sarmiento, former Commission on Elections commissioner, resigns as chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting. File photo from OPAPP

Namfrel, PPCRV accredited as citizens' arms for barangay, SK elections 2018

May 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting will serve as watchers in polling precincts, assist voters on election day, and help Comelec in its information and voter education drives

Ex-Comelec Commissioner Sarmiento to chair PPCRV

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Former Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento succeeds Ambassador Henrietta Tita de Villa who co founded election watchdog PPCRV in 1991

NEW PPCRV CHAIRMAN. Former Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento is set to chair the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting starting November 1. Screen grab from Rappler video

EXPLAINER: Audit of vice presidential votes? Here are the hurdles

May 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Should the Comelec grant the request for a special audit the Marcos camp can use it to delay and block some returns from being canvassed in Congress

PPCRV ends 'quick count' of 2016 polls

May 18, 2016 - 5:38 PM

But the election watchdog says its manual encoding and verification of election returns is still ongoing

QUICK COUNT. The PPCRV Operations Center days before the May 9 elections. Gemma Mendoza/Rappler

PPCRV volunteer ambushed in Pagadian City

May 11, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Elmida Adela a Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting PPCRV volunteer is attacked by still unidentified men on Tuesday morning May 10

PPCRV: Majority of reports are about faulty VCMs

May 10, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting however notes that the voter by and large was satisfied in learning that the receipt recorded what he or she had chosen

COOL DOWN. In Dumaguete, board of election inspectors use an electric fan to cool down a vote counting machine. Photo by Nash Denver/Rappler.com

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

Without rules for ballot replacement, BEIs vulnerable – PPCRV

May 03, 2016 - 3:05 PM

The Comelec says it will specify guidelines for issuing replacement ballots but the PPCRV says the guidelines have yet to be released 6 days before the polls

VOTING PROCESS. The PPCRV raises concerns over several changes in the voting process that the poll watchdog says were made too late in the election preparations. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Mall voting: 13 days to go, Comelec still undecided

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:13 PM

This comes as the Comelec draws flak for its supposed lack of urgency in its preparations for the May 9 polls

MALL VOTING? Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body remains undecided on mall voting as of April 26, 2016. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Comelec taps more policemen to assist ARMM election workers

Apr 26, 2016 - 4:34 PM

The regional police have requested the poll body for an additional 200 to 300 cops from Camp Crame to assist as board of election inspectors

ARMM ELECTION PREPARATIONS. The Joint Security Coordinating Council meeting of Comelec, Army, police and PPCRV on election preparations in the ARMM. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera/Rappler

PPCRV opposes Comelec ballot replacement rule

Apr 26, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Poll watchdog PPCRV also rejects the new Comelec rule that classifies frivolous objections as an election offense

ELECTION PARTNERS. Comelec Chair Andres Bautista and PPCRV Chair Henrietta de Villa speak on the sidelines of a demonstration of vote-counting machines for diplomats on April 4, 2016. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Top Comelec exec opposes mall voting

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:46 AM

Election watchdog PPCRV also questions the mall voting proposal of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

TOP EXEC. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim, the poll body's steering committee head for the 2016 elections, now opposes the proposal to conduct voting in malls. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Politicians now 'buying' whole barangays for votes – PPCRV

Oct 27, 2015 - 8:12 PM

The election watchdog says votes can now be bought wholesale for an estimated P30 000 to P50 000 per barangay

24 YEARS. PPCRV Chair Henrietta de Villa signs a memorandum of commitment to combat vote buying among other election problems on PPCRV's 24th anniversary commemoration. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

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?

VOTE-COUNTING MACHINES. A Filipino worker in a warehouse in Quezon City, east of Manila on May 4, 2010, loads precint count optical scan (PCOS) vote-counting machines into a truck to be delivered to polling precincts around Metro Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP  Photo by Noel Celis/AFP  Photo by Noel Celis/AFP Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Comelec: PPCRV is watchdog in Palawan recall polls

Apr 30, 2015 - 10:58 AM

President Benigno Aquino III also orders the military and police to help ensure peaceful elections for Puerto Princesa mayor

ELECTION WATCHDOG. Led by Ambassador Henrietta de Villa (left), the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting gets authorized to monitor the recall elections in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. File photo by John Javellana

Learn from conclave, Cardinal Tagle tells voters

Apr 18, 2015 - 5:29 PM

CBCP head Archbishop Socrates Villegas adds: Your vote can bring heaven to the Philippines Your vote can also bring hell to the Philippines

Ex-Zambales gov Magsaysay nearly hits priest in scuffle

May 05, 2013 - 3:39 PM

During an election forum ex Zambales governor Vicente Magsaysay caused a commotion when he confronted a priest and almost hit him

Pagadian interfaith leaders condemn election-related killings

May 02, 2013 - 9:46 PM

Faith leaders condemn escalating attacks on Pagadian candidates barely two weeks before election

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

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

PPCRV fears poll delays in May

Feb 15, 2013 - 10:43 AM

I m hoping that they get their act together says PPCRV s Ana de Villa Singson referring to various firms in charge of poll preparations

PCOS, manual count don't match

Feb 04, 2013 - 10:37 PM

The Comelec calls the mock elections a success But the machine and manual counts don’t match

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

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