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The Manila Times – Open election data project

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times ORGANIZED in 1983, the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) is the first election-monitoring body in the world and, at the outset,

Manila Bulletin – Comelec Spokesman confident with more secure ballots and vote-counting machines

By Minka Klaudia Tiangco | Manila Bulletin The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reiterated that it beefed up its security measures to ensure a clean and honest election this May. Comelec

Daily Tribune – Comelec’s useless regulations

By Victor Avecilla | Daily Tribune Promulgating regulations is one thing. Being able to enforce them is another. This truism apparently has not dawned on the narrow-minded bureaucrats running the

The Manila Times – SC orders delivery of Camarines ballots

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has ordered the delivery of more ballot boxes from the province of Camarines

The Manila Times – Time to change the automated election law

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times Part 6 IN the proposed 2018 draft amendments to the Automated Election System (AES) Law, or RA 9369, the Technical Evaluation and Certification

The Manila Times – The source code review findings

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times WHAT value does the review of the source code of the automated election system being done by representatives of political parties, citizens’ arms,

The Manila Times – Counting of votes should be done in public again

By Gus Lagman | The Manila Times ARE we happy with the way the Comelec automated our election system? A survey some years back showed that some 70 percent of

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

By Emil Marañon III | Rappler In the 2019 elections, the Comelec will test a Voter Registration Verification System in one-third of the clustered precincts, mostly in Mindanao. The 2019

The Manila Times- Time to change the automated election law

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times Part 5 THE 2018 draft of the automated election system (AES) law proposes to change the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) to Technical Evaluation

The Manila Times – Hostaged by a broken electoral system

By Antonio P. Contreras | The Manila Times IT behooves us to ask if in the entire history of our Republic, and in the many cases of successful election protests,