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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

WATCH: President Rodrigo Duterte's speech in Malacañang

Aug 03, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Watch President Rodrigo Duterte s speech in Malacañang LIVE on Rappler

Undervoting in 2016 VP election: Will it help Marcos' case?

Jun 10, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Historically the behavior of voters with regard to undervoting has been essentially the same in the last two presidential polls PPCRV information technology director William Yu says

Marcos photo by Mark Cristino/EPA. Robredo and voter photos by Rappler

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

Smartmatic denies VCMs in Novotel

May 09, 2016 - 1:54 PM

UPDATED The Roxas camp immediately debunks the rumor that vote counting machines are stored in the hotel which is located near the headquarters of the Liberal Party

FINAL TEST. Teachers serving as election inspectors test vote-counting machines (VCMs) one last time before the May 9 polls. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

PPCRV to monitor elections using #PHVoteWatch map

May 05, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The PHVoteWatch map crowdsources cases of vote buying and vote selling campaign offenses election related violence and other forms of election wrongdoing among communities

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

PHVote 101: How to vote on May 9

May 04, 2016 - 10:17 AM

Do you know how to vote come election day? Watch our step by step guide

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 9PM

May 03, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Rappler and PPCRV team up to safeguard the 2016 elections Marawi and Abra may soon be under ‘Comelec control’ CHR says the number of election related violence cases rises to 53

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 8PM

May 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Duterte to seek help from economic minds BEIs vulnerable without replacement ballot guide Poe hits Aquino over “inefficiency”

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 would've shown ideal polls – Comelec chair

Apr 27, 2016 - 8:26 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says some of his colleagues just want to hold elections any kind of elections while he wants orderly and credible elections

PROPOSAL SCRAPPED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says it's a loss that his colleagues decided to vote against his mall voting proposal two weeks before elections. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

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Apr 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

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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

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

The many ways of buying votes

Apr 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Will you sell your vote for a couple of bucks or favors?

OFFENSE. Vote buying and vote selling are considered election offenses under Philippine law, however, they still happen every election year

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

Puerto Princesa recall: Vote buying, flying voters reported

May 08, 2015 - 10:54 PM

The Comelec however declares the special mayoral election generally peaceful

PRO-BAYRON. Supporters of the incumbent mayor raise signs outside the city coliseum. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

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

Discreet vote-buying cases reported in Dumaguete

May 10, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Negros Oriental election supervisor admits cases of vote buying in the province

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rappler Newscast | February 14, 2013

Feb 14, 2013 - 8:55 PM

Aquino to UNA: Don t downplay offer solutions | PPCRV: Vote buying now wholesale | Malaysia Filipino gunmen in standoff

#TalkThursday: PPCRV in the 2013 elections

Feb 14, 2013 - 11:35 AM

Rappler talks to Ana de Villa Singson communications head of Comelec s 2013 elections citizen arm PPCRV

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

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

Deaf persons want to be heard come elections

Aug 11, 2012 - 7:08 PM

A special registration for people with disabilities was held throughout the country Saturday August 11

Minors in ARMM allowed to 'register' as voters

Jul 17, 2012 - 1:27 PM

Comelec admits allowing minors to register in the ongoing ARMM general voters registration but says it has a solution to exclude them from the final list

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

2013 campaign season begins

Mar 28, 2012 - 8:11 AM

No surprises Reelectionists top surveys