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Namfrel: Higher voter confidence, turnout in 2016 polls

May 25, 2016 - 6:50 PM

In its assessment the poll watchdog says the 2016 polls was better managed compared to the 2010 and 2013 automated elections

HIGH TURNOUT. Filipinos looks for their names on the voters list inside a public school turned into a polling precinct in in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, 09 May 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

2016 elections random manual audit report out soon

May 16, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Results of the manual audit of poll results from 715 randomly selected clustered precincts will undergo verification starting Tuesday says a Namfrel official

ELECTION DAY. Filipinos cast their votes during election day in Davao City on May 9, 2016. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

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

Filipino youth to tackle SDGs, voter education

Apr 29, 2016 - 6:01 PM

Join Youth Vote Philippines and the United Nations Population Fund on Saturday April 30 at SM Aura in Taguig City

Namfrel 'apprehensive' over potential poll delays

Apr 04, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Namfrel says possible causes of delay include the bidding for thermal paper to be used in printing voting receipts

CONCERNED. The Namfrel press conference at the Dusit Thani Hotel, April 4, 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

Billions of pesos spent on 'pre-campaign' ads

Mar 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is the sole presidential bet who did not spend hundreds of millions of pesos on pre campaign ads

'Are we safe here?' The night Cory Aquino hid in Cebu

Feb 22, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Carmelite sisters recall how they helped protect the country s first female president and ultimately restore Philippine democracy 30 years ago

THEY HELPED CORY. (From left to right) Mother Aimee, Mother Ilaya, Mother Marietta. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

Some candidates dishonest in campaign spending – poll watchdogs

Feb 02, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Eric Alvia of Namfrel says that to set a level playing field among all candidates we should look at state funding admittedly a difficult push

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

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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

60-30-10? Regional votes don't support it

May 23, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Individual votes of candidates as well as aggregate votes for each slate vary from region to region But when results converge at national average they reflect the sentiment of the country favoring Team PNoy

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

70 precincts post 100% turnout, mostly in ARMM

May 18, 2013 - 6:00 PM

The introduction of automation there has not prevented election operators from making a mockery of the electoral exercise

Namfrel: Slow transmission might lead to cheating

May 15, 2013 - 9:20 PM

Poll watchdog points out that a huge number of unreported election results are from the ARMM which is historically the capital of cheating

Namfrel: 2013 polls peaceful, organized

May 13, 2013 - 11:35 PM

The National Citizens Movement for Free Elections Namfrel thanked the Filipino people for a generally peaceful and organized midterm elections

Namfrel to Comelec: Act on vote buying

May 10, 2013 - 6:17 AM

Election watchdog Namfrel urges Comelec to take the lead in pursuing mechanisms against vote buying

Comelec orders re-inventory of CDO election materials

May 07, 2013 - 2:16 PM

After allegations against city hall employees Comelec orders a re inventory of election materials to clear all doubts

#PHvote quotes: Mother Lily and a singer's tears

Apr 27, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Movie producer endorses president for 2016 singer cries over Comelec ruling and more

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

Brillantes hits citizens' arm: 'Don't punch poll body'

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr hits Namfrel for publicly criticizing Comelec

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

Namfrel 'watchdogs:' roving, mobile

Mar 02, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Namfrel pursues a holistic approach in ensuring fair elections for 2013

Moro watchdog gets Comelec nod

Feb 20, 2013 - 4:34 PM

The newly accredited group will guard the ARMM elections when it is for the first time synchronized with national and other local polls

Cagayanons take 5 minutes to vote in mock polls

Feb 02, 2013 - 5:02 PM

Casting votes was quick but Comelec watchdogs have to work on higher turnout re orienting poll clerks and ensuring reliable signals for results transmission

Comelec OKs Protestant group as watchdog

Jan 30, 2013 - 7:49 PM

One Vote a coalition of mostly Protestant groups will have access to voters lists machine tests and election returns

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

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