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Sotto alleges more ‘irregularities’ in 2016 automated elections

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Senator Sotto invites Comelec and Smartmatic officials to present their side in a ‘full-blown’ Senate hearing

TITO SOTTO. In this file photo, Senator Vicente Sotto III gives a privilege speech at the Senate. Photo by Joseph Vidal

All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

Nov 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections

Linking Andy Bautista's wealth to the 2016 election results is a stretch

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:18 PM

To say that the Comelec chairman s supposed ill gotten wealth came from rigging the polls is a very poor argument born of a very poor understanding of how automated elections work

Comelec chairman Andres Bautista gets emotional during a press conference at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 7, 2017 regarding his marital dispute with his wife Patricia Cruz-Bautista. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

All votes in: Lessons from 2013 poll transmission woes

May 05, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The Comelec aims to have all votes accounted for – in the hotly contested 2016 elections and the country’s 3rd automated polls

#AnimatED: Comelec needs to inspire public confidence

Feb 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Chairman Bautista running the elections goes beyond projecting a clean image

How does the PH automated election system work?

May 15, 2015 - 5:20 PM

At the core of the automated election system is the election management system which sets up the automation of the polls and manages election related data

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

Brillantes: Congress should do election post-mortem

Aug 24, 2013 - 5:17 PM

The Comelec chairman also says the poll body will come out with its own full post mortem report within the next two weeks

Comelec: Poll audit shows 'accurate' PCOS

Jun 13, 2013 - 5:56 PM

An independent committee however has not finished auditing election results

CF cards may have been corrupted – Brillantes

May 22, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Comelec will investigate the reason behind the damage in the CF cards

Lani Cayetano leads in Taguig, results delayed

May 14, 2013 - 7:29 AM

But lawyers of her rival Rica Tinga are questioning how certain flash cards were transmitted

Confident Cayetanos. Alan Peter, his wife and sister triumphantly raise their hands at the end of a miting de avance in their home court of Taguig. Lani Cayetano calls their last political rally a "dry run for their victory party." Photo by Rappler/Katherine Visconti

SC: Digital copies of ballots acceptable in protests

Feb 04, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Images of the ballots in encrypted form are digitized representations of the ballots themselves

IMAGES ARE AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING. The SC said this rings true when it comes to ballots used in the automated elections.

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

PCOS errs, mayor wins

May 07, 2012 - 7:56 PM

The defeated mayor of Maasim town finally wins a hotly contested seat following a court ruling that discredits the tally of an automated machine