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Poll watchdog urges lawmakers to include party-list nominees in appointment ban

Sep 30, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Kontra Daya makes the call after controversial pro-Duterte blogger Mocha Uson is appointed to OWWA just a few months after her party lost in the 2019 elections

NEW POST. Former PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is back in the Duterte government as she receives her newest post as Deputy Executive Director V of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration . File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PPCRV urges youth to join ‘community effort’ for honest elections

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:22 PM

The poll watchdog and its ambassadors say fighting disinformation has to be done online and offline

INTRODUCTION. PPCRV National Chairperson Myla Villanueva talks during their youth ambassador launch on March 20 at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

'Fake news' should be considered form of election fraud, says watchdog

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Kontra Daya asks Comelec to hold purveyors of lies accountable

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

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

Election watchdogs' appeal: Talk about issues, solutions

Jan 19, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Task Force 2016 a coalition of poll watchdogs calls for issue based political discussions

ISSUES. The poll watchdog coalition called for higher-level discourse and demanded that candidates lead the discussion. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

Ex-SGV chair is new Namfrel chairman

Jul 31, 2015 - 9:00 PM

David Balangue is expected to steer the election watchdog s engagement in the 2016 national and local elections

Photo from Namfrel Facebook page

Poll watchdogs band together for 2016 elections

Jul 19, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The organizations agreed to work together to promote an inclusive peaceful and transparent elections

Filipino elected chair of election monitors int’l network

Jul 04, 2015 - 2:31 PM

The Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors elects Damaso Magbual during their second organizational meeting in South Africa

NEWLY APPOINTED. Damaso is also the current chairman of the Asian Network of Free Elections. Photo from NAMFREL

Puerto Princesa recall: Residents urged to cast, protect votes

May 06, 2015 - 6:03 PM

LENTE says the tense and confusing atmosphere in the capital city of Palawan should be a catalyst for people to exercise their right to vote

FACE-OFF. Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn (left) runs against incumbent Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron (right) in the recall elections on May 8. File photos 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

Bro Eddie: Create elections truth commission

May 22, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Villanueva calls for the creation of an elections truth commission to investigate irregularities in this year s automated elections

PPCRV gets foreign funding, violates election law?

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:39 PM

PPCRV received more than P5 million from an international organization for its volunteers T shirts in 2010 but stresses it came with no strings attached

FOREIGN FUNDING. In receiving donation from the Asia Foundation, did the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting violated a condition for its accreditation as citizens' arm? Photo by John Javellana

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