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Rappler – FALSE: ‘PET recount done,’ Bongbong Marcos defeated

By Glenda Marie Castro | Rappler The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Election Tribunal, has not yet declared the official results of the Marcos-Robredo electoral protest case CLAIM: Facebook

Business World – System reviewers: AES tough to hack, but Comelec still has to keep close watch

By Gillian M. Cortez | Business World INDIVIDUALS WHO took part in reviewing the automated election system (AES) that will be used for the midterm elections in May assure its

Manila Bulletin – Smartmatic will have no role in conduct of May 13 midterm elections – Comelec

By Leslie Aquino | Manila Bulletin Unlike in the past elections, technology provider Smartmatic International will have minimal participation in the May 13 midterm polls. In a press briefing, Commission

Business Mirror – Pro-Bongbong rally calls for speedy resolution of VP electoral protest

By Business Mirror Supporters of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Wednesday staged a lightning rally in front of the summer courthouse of the Supreme Court (SC) in Baguio

The Philippine Star – PET urged to resolve Bongbong Marcos’ case vs Leni Robredo

By Edu Punay | The Philippine Star BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — The Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) was asked yesterday to resolve the election protest filed

The Manila Times – Time to change the automated election law

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times Part 8 AFTER some of us have probably pondered on how the existing Project Management Office (PMO) would oversee the technical evaluation committee – Osmeña claims 8 Senate seats ‘sold’ at P50 million each in 2016 polls

By Krissy Aguilar | MANILA, Philippines — Senatorial bet Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III alleged on Friday that eight Senate seats were sold at P50 million each during the 2016

ABS-CBN News – Osmeña attributes 2016 loss to Comelec, Smartmatic cheating

By ABS-CBN News MANILA – Former senator Sergio Osmeña III on Friday reiterated his belief that he lost in the 2016 senatorial polls after the Commission on Elections andSmartmatic allegedly

Philippine News Agency – Comelec to reuse 2016 polls ballot boxes

By Ferdinand Patinio | Philippine News Agency MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be utilizing the ballot boxes that were used during the 2016 polls in the forthcoming

The Manila Times – We’re ready! – Namfrel

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times NAMFREL, or the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections, the first in the world, has been at it since 1983. In fact, it

ABS-CBN News – SC stops Comelec from changing the clustering of Sulu precincts

By Mike Navallo | ABS-CBN News BAGUIO – The Supreme Court has stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from implementing several resolutions that involve changes in clustering of voting precincts

The Philippine Star – This is NFMC bike convention week

By Bobit S. Avila | The Philippine Star x x x Last week was the final week for bringing to the Cebuano voters the senatoriables who are seeking your vote

Manila Bulletin – ARMM to be excluded in midterm polls – Comelec

By Minka Klaudia Tiangco | Manila Bulletin The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be excluded from the midterm polls. This came

Saksi Ngayon – BBM sa PET: Tulong sa ‘Too Long!’

Diaryo Bomba – Hustisya Mailap sa Protesta ni BBM


The Manila Times – Clamor for ‘secret voting, public counting’ growing

By Gus Lagman | The Manila Times DUE to the proximity of the May 2019 midterm elections, I have been interviewed, via phone patch, quite a few times in the

CNN Philippines – Bongbong Marcos to PET: Order technical exam of poll results in 3 Mindanao provinces

By Anjo Alimario | CNN Philippines Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 26) — Former Senator Bongbong Marcos is asking the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to order the technical examination of

GMA News Online – Bongbong Marcos urges PET to order examination of Mindanao voter documents

By Nicole-Anne C. Lagrimas | GMA News Online Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged the Supreme Court to resolve his earlier motion for a technical examination of voter documents from

The Manila Times – Time to change the automated election law

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times Part 7 IN Part 6, we learned about the observation of AES Watch re the disconnect of the joint congressional oversight committee (JCOC)

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,