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PET Declares Leni’s Petition ‘Game Over’

The Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) junked the request of Leni Robredo “to resolve all pending incidents in the election protest” filed by former Senator Ferdinand

The Manila Times – Fixing what isn’t broken

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times WHY fix something if it ain’t broke? To many critics, the automated election system (AES) that we have been using since the 2010

The Philippine Star – Comelec exec rejects DICT-proposed ballot layout for 2022

By Sheila Crisostomo | The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday thumbed down the proposed ballot face of the Department of Information

Business World – Smartmatic presents paperless voting

By Business World ELECTION solutions company Smartmatic is offering a new technology that foregoes paper ballots to prevent voting errors. In a statement on Tuesday, Smartmatic said it presented the

Philippine News Agency – Resolve automated poll issues before looking for new tech

By Ferdinand Patinio | Philippine News Agency MANILA — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said the problems with the existing automated election system (AES) should be discussed

Manila Bulletin – Comelec official likens ballot proposed by DICT to a ‘lotto ticket’

By Leslie Ann Aquino | Manila Bulletin The proposed ballot of the automated election system (AES) present by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) did not impress Commission

Business Mirror – Smartmatic signals intent to bid for supply of new voting machines in 2022

By Samuel P. Medenilla | Business Mirror SMARTMATIC International has renewed its bid to supply the new voting machines to be used by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the

The Manila Times – Comelec searching for new poll technology

By William Depasupil | The Manila Times THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is scouting for a new technology that can be used to improve its automated election (AES) system in

Philippine News Agency – Smartmatic must shape up or be replaced as tech provider: DICT

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz | Philippine News Agency MANILA—Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr. on Monday said Smartmatic Philippines Inc. faces stiff competition and

Philippine News Agency – DICT bats for improvement of election transparency thru tech fair

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz | Philippine News Agency MANILA — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) showcased different ways of improving transparency and efficiency of the automated