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Manila Standard – Chief Justice wants Marcos case resolved soon

By Rey E. Requejo | Manila Standard Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta said the Supreme Court, sitting as a Presidential Electoral Tribunal, would decide soon on the electoral protest filed by

People’s Journal – October 26, 2020

Saksi Ngayon – Oktubre 26, 2020

 

People’s Journal Tonight – October 26, 2020

The Manila Times – Corruption at the Supreme Court?

By Mauro Gia Samonte | The Manila Times Soon after I touched on the lament of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. over the apparent freeze Supreme Court Associate Justice

Saksi Ngayon – HYBRID ELECTIONS, ‘DI ISUSUKO NI SEN. MARCOS

By Saksi Ngayon HINDI susukuan ni Senador Imee Marcos ang pagsusulong ng hybrid elections kahit mistulang kapos na sa panahon upang maisakatuparan ito sa Presidential Elections sa 2022. “Ako hindi

The Philippine Star – PET eyes ruling on VP protest next year

By Robertzon Ramirez | The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Election Tribunal (PET), hopes to rule on the election protest filed by

The Philippine Star – Comelec sets 4-day voter’s registration

By Le Phyllis F. Antojado | The Philippine Star CEBU, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be implementing a four-day voter’s registration schedule starting November 3. In a

Manila Bulletin – CJ Peralta eyes decision on Marcos vs. Robredo election protest before filing of certificates of candidacy in October 2021

By Jeffrey Damicog | Manila Bulletin Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta has expressed the hope that the high tribunal, sitting as the Presidential Election Tribunal (PET), will be

Inquirer.net – Extra voting day for 2022 elections will cost at least P2-B — Recto

By Neil Arwin Mercado | Inquirer.net MANILA, Philippines — A hypothetical extra day of voting in the May 2022 presidential elections will cost at least P2 billion, Senate President Pro

The Philippine Star – Comelec suspends voter registration

By Mayen Jaymalin | The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will suspend the voter registration during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’

Inquirer.net – Loyalty and ‘utang na loob’ in the Duterte administration

By Arnulfo M. Edralin | Inquirer.net The editorial (“Mockery upon mockery,” 10/20/20) illustrated unmistakably how political appointees behave when push comes to shove. They defy all principles of law and

GMA News Online – PHLPost welcomes bill seeking to allow elderly to vote by mail

By VIRGIL LOPEZ | GMA News Online The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) on Friday welcomed the proposal in Congress to allow senior citizens to vote by mail. Maximo Sta. Maria

The Manila Times – Leonen mocks our democratic system, SC shouldn’t acquiesce

By Rigoberto D. Tiglao | The Manila Times SUPREME Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, by sitting for a year now on candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s election protest against Vice President

The Manila Times – Justices decry court ‘coddling’ of Leonen

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times Several justices and judges deplored the harsh punishment meted out to a Court of Appeals magistrate for inefficiency while Supreme Court Justice Marvic

Manila Standard – Extra day vote to cost P2 billion

By Macon Ramos-Araneta | Manila Standard A theoretical extra day of voting in the May 2022 presidential elections will cost at least P2 billion, twice the Commission on Elections’ initial

Manila Standard – Increase sought in Comelec’s budget

By Macon Ramos-Araneta and Maricel Cruz | Manila Standard “Don’t make the 2022 elections COVID-19 super spreader,” said Senator Risa Hontiveros as she sought an increase in the Commission on

Daily Tribune – Comelec eyes use of refurbished VCMs in 2022 due to budget cut

By Hananeel Bordey | Daily Tribune The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has no choice but to use refurbished Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) in the 2022 presidential and national elections should

Manila Bulletin – No voter registration on Oct. 31 — Comelec

By Leslie Ann Aquino | Manila Bulletin The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday said there will be no voter registration on October 31 in observance of All Saints’ and

Inquirer.net – Budget cut may force Comelec to use refurbished VCMs in 2022 polls

By Daphne Galvez | Inquirer.net MANILA, Philippines — The slash in the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) 2021 budget may force the poll body to use refurbished vote-counting machines (VCMs) instead