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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

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

Comelec bans using cellphones in polling precincts

Apr 09, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says photos taken via cellphones for one can be used to buy votes

NO CELLPHONES. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista confirms on April 9, 2016, that the poll body has banned the use of cellphones in election precincts on May 9. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SM malls agree to host voting precincts

Jul 15, 2015 - 10:20 PM

This brings to 95 the number of malls that can host polling precincts in the Philippines 2016 presidential elections

VOTING IN MALLS. The Philippines' biggest mall operator, SM, offers its malls to become voting centers in the 2016 elections. File photo courtesy of SM

After Robinsons, Comelec mulls elections in SM malls

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:10 PM

This will enhance the voting experience of our voters It s a win win in several respects Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says

VOTING IN MALLS. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body is set to meet with SM to discuss the possibility of voting in SM malls. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Comelec on Iqbal nephew: Focus on performance

May 11, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista confirms that newly appointed Comelec Commissioner Sheriff Abas is a nephew of MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal

IQBAL'S NEPHEW. Comelec Commissioner Sheriff Abas (1st from left), a nephew of MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal, poses with newly appointed Commissioner Rowena Guanzon (2nd) and Commissioner Luie Guia (3rd) when Bautista visited his office on May 6, 2015. Photo courtesy of Commissioner Guanzon

Iqbal nephew? Comelec's Abas quietly takes oath

May 07, 2015 - 7:50 PM

MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal refuses to confirm or deny if newly appointed Comelec Commissioner Sheriff Abas is his nephew

MISSING MEMBER. Comelec Commissioner Sheriff Abas isn't able to join his two fellow new Comelec appointees – Chairman Andres Bautista (2nd from left) and Commissioner Rowena Guanzon (3rd) – during their oath-taking in Manila. With Bautista and Guanzon, Commissioners Christian Lim (1st) and Luie Guia (4th) also pose in this photo on May 4, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

2 bids, 1 choice to seal fate of 2016 elections

May 06, 2015 - 12:33 PM

By July the Comelec is set to decide whether to repair its existing vote counting machines or buy 100 000 new ones for the elections in 2016

POLL BODY. Four members of the seven-member Comelec – Chairman Andres Bautista (2nd from left) and Commissioners Christian Lim (1st), Rowena Guanzon (3rd), and Luie Guia (4th) – pose for photos during Bautista and Guanzon's oath-taking on May 4, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec eyes buying 100,000 PCOS machines

May 05, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Newly appointed Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he is however interested to hear about a semi automated process proposed by critics of the poll body

NEW CHAIRMAN. Newly appointed Comelec chairman Andres Bautista (left) poses with Comelec commissioners Christian Lim (2nd from left) and Luie Guia (3rd from left) during Bautista's oath-taking. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC stops repair of 82,000 PCOS machines

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Supreme Court justices vote 12 2 to temporarily stop the contract between the Comelec and Smartmatic for the repair of vote counting machines

PCOS DIAGNOSTICS. A Smartmatic operator conducts diagnostics tests on the precinct count optical scan machines at the Comelec warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna, on Friday, March 20. Rappler video screengrab

Telcos: We're not to blame for 2013 transmission woes

Dec 04, 2014 - 8:27 PM

A telco official says In our system we didn t get any alarm during elections Our system was perfect Could it be the fault of Smartmatic?

AUTOMATED POLL. The Senate Committee on Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Automated Election System discussed unresolved issues in the past two automated polls. Photo from Senate PRIB

Senate tally 'perfect' only in ARMM

Jun 28, 2013 - 3:04 PM

The election automation law requires a 99 995 overall accuracy rate for the vote counting machines The 2013 count fails to meet this

MAGUINDANAO. Voting in Maguindanao proceeds as scheduled. File photo

PCOS, cards delayed in 96 precincts

May 13, 2013 - 9:11 AM

UPDATED The Comelec earlier sent these materials for repair and will arrive later on Monday

"MISSING" PCOS MACHINES SECURED. Days after being reportedly missing, the 266 PCOS machines arrive in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Photo by Rappler/John Javellana

Coming soon: Review of 2010 PCOS source code

May 03, 2013 - 5:40 PM

The Comelec may soon show the PCOS source code used in the 2010 presidential election to dispel doubts about the credibility of the 2013 polls

PCOS CODE. Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr says it's 'too late' to open the PCOS source code for a local review. File photo by John Javellana

All Negros Occidental PCOS units accounted for

Apr 26, 2013 - 1:36 PM

After reports of delayed delivery in the neighboring Negros Oriental and Siquijor Comelec says all 2 044 PCOS machines meant for Negros Occidental has arrived