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Glitches in new voter registration verification machines delay voting in some precincts

May 13, 2019 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'The lesson to be learned here is, kailangan ng mas matinding education tungkol sa mga bagong sistema na ito,' says Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez

ELECTION DAY. Voters wait to cast their ballots in a polling precinct in Manila on May 13, 2019. Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

LIST: Where will Comelec's new voter registration verification machines be used?

May 10, 2019 - 5:18 PM

If things go smoothly during the machines' pilot run, Comelec said it may use the machines nationwide for the 2022 presidential elections

NEW MACHINES. The Comelec will pilot test its voter registration verification machines in 14 areas during election day, May 13, 2019. Screenshot from Rappler

[OPINION] How to make the automated elections less vulnerable to cheats

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM

In the 2019 elections, the Comelec will test a Voter Registration Verification System in one-third of the clustered precincts, mostly in Mindanao

Comelec eyes use of fingerprint verification system for 2019 elections

Sep 28, 2018 - 9:26 PM

This is part of the Comelec's efforts against 'flying voters.' Only a few areas will be equipped with the system as part of its test run.

ELECTIONS. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office at the Palacio Del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Instagram users in some countries can now apply for verification

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Instagram wants to put a stop to the Instagram account verification black market where the blue checkmark could reportedly fetch prices of up to $15,000

Twitter wants all users to become verified

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'The intention is to open verification to everyone,' Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says

Twitter removing white supremacists' verified badges

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Twitter takes out the verification badges of at least 4 white supremacist or alt-right accounts, and says it is reviewing its system of giving out the badges

How we do our fact-check

Oct 01, 2017 - 6:45 PM

[UPDATED] Fact-checking is done both internally and externally to create and sustain an environment anchored on truth

Twitter eases process for verified accounts

Jul 20, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The social network will let people apply for verification online saying that it wants to make it easier for users to find creators and influencers

SC orders Comelec to issue voting receipts

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:38 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court allows the Commission on Elections however ‘to regulate the release and disposal of the issued receipts’ in the May 9 polls

NEW REQUIREMENT. The Supreme Court orders the Commission on Elections to issue voting receipts for the May 9 polls. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec admits 'gamble' in verification of votes

Mar 04, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Politicians can use the new ‘on screen verification’ feature to buy votes in the May 9 elections the Philippines poll body says

ON-SCREEN VERIFICATION. On the screens of vote-counting machines, voters can verify if the machines read their ballots correctly on election day. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Why it's alright not to have voting receipts

Feb 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The paper audit trail’ required by law does not have to be a receipt; it can be the ballot itself depending on the voting technology chosen by Comelec during a particular election

HOW IT WORKS. The Board of Election Inspectors shows representatives of election watchdogs how the votes are transmitted from the precinct-based machines during the mock elections in Bagong Pag-asa Elementary School in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Travails of verifying alumni records of public officials

Aug 21, 2015 - 11:00 AM

UPDATED Universities should be transparent with the educational background of government officials

Comelec to lease voter verification system for 2016 polls

Feb 03, 2015 - 11:03 AM

VVS units check a voter s biometrics data such as fingerprints to see if he or she is on the voter s list

Apple trying two-step verification on

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Apple may be rolling out a second verification step for all its users if they want to use iCloud com s services

VERIFICATION. After filling out your Apple ID and password, two-step verification asks you to input a code to get further access to's apps. Screen shot from