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The Manila Times – The election results data outage

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times THE Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has been enamored with the automated election system (AES), viewing it as a silver bullet solution against the

The Manila Times – ‘WE OFFER NO EXCUSES’ Comelec to probe glitches

By William Depasupil | The Manila Times Defective counting machines and other problems that marred the otherwise successful midterm polls will be investigated, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on

Inquirer.net – Comelec blames ‘bottleneck’ for 7-hour server delay

By Jovic Yee, Leila B. Salaverria and Tina G. Santos | Inquirer.net MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) offered on Tuesday an explanation for the glitches in the

Manila Standard – Poll machines malfunction: Koko seeks probe

By Joel E. Zurbano | Manila Standard Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on Tuesday called for a congressional inquiry into reported vote counting machine glitches that caused delays during Monday’s midterm

Manila Bulletin – Random Manual Audit of poll results on today

By Manila Bulletin The Commission on Elections (Comelec) starts today the Random Manual Audit (RMA), a process required by the law to assure that the Vote Counting Machines used in

Manila Standard – Practice makes imperfect

By Manila Standard Practice makes perfect—except, it seems, for the Commission on Elections and its technology partner Smartmatic. In fact, based on Monday’s automated elections—the country’s fourth since 2010—things are

One News – Supreme Court orders Comelec, Smartmatic to comment on petition seeking to lift ban on digicams and phones in polling precincts

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Manila Standard – Compromise or compromised?

By Emil Jurado | Manila Standard “What is the real reason behind Namfrel’s move?” The Commission on Elections has recently been under fire amide news that the National Movement for

News5 – Ballot delivery controversy

By Pat Mangune | News5 Posibleng natagtag lang sa biyahe kaya napunit ang sticker sa pinto ng truck na naghatid ng mga balota sa Pasig at Maynila ayon sa Comelec.

Manila Standard – Namfrel pulls out of watchdog duty; opposition wary

By Macon Ramos-Araneta | Manila Standard Opposition senatorial candidates on Sunday expressed concern over the National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections’ decision to withdraw its accreditation as the citizens’ arm