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The Manila Times – Guidelines for courts during Covid emergency set

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times The Supreme Court on Thursday set guidelines for courts following the increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. In an administrative circular dated

Manila Bulletin – Filipinos abroad may continue registering as overseas voters

By Leslie Aquino | Manila Bulletin Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said that only registration at the local field registration centers for overseas voting are suspended at the

Business Mirror – SC suspends court hearings until March 18 as virus cases rise

By Business Mirror The Supreme Court has ordered the suspension of all court hearings in light of the continued rise in the number of persons infected with Covid-19. The suspension

Business Mirror – COVID-19 hinders voter listing abroad

By Samuel P. Medenilla | Business Mirror THE Commission on Elections and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) are still confident they will still hit their target of registering 2

The Manila Times – Failure of PH Councilors League polls condemned

By Dexter A. See | The Manila Times BAGUIO CITY: The city council has condemned the failure of elections of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) National-Island Officers for 2020 as

Manila Standard – ‘Poll registration to go on despite virus’

By Vito Barcelo | Manila Standard The Commission on Elections on Thursday said it will not suspend the registration of overseas voters and local registrations for the May 2022 elections

Manila Bulletin – Voter registration overseas not suspended — Comelec

By Leslie Ann Aquino | Manila Bulletin The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is not suspending the ongoing overseas voter registration despite the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Comelec Commissioner

The Manila Times – The maneuvering for the 2022 elections has begun

By Ricardo Saludo | The Manila Times THE Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) terminated. ABS-CBN Corp.’s franchise held up. Metro Manila water concessions canceled. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport project delayed,

The Philippine Star – Hybrid automated sa 2022 elections ikinakasa

By Gemma Garcia | The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — Upang maiwasan umano ang pagkuwestiyon sa integridad sa tuwing may halalan ay ikinakasa na ng Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms

ABS-CBN News – Senate panel to test ‘hybrid election’ system in May

By Katrina Domingo | ABS-CBN News MANILA – A Senate committee is expected to test in May a new election system that involves both manual and automated procedures, Sen. Imee

The Manila Times – In pursuit of transparency in the vote counting

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times CALLS for manual elections were once again highlighted just last week, although at a smaller election event. Controversies arose as the Philippine Councilors’

The Philippine Star – Once more we must remove Smartmatic

By Valeriano Avila | The Philippine Star Unfortunately, I failed to read this news from PDI dated last May 30, 2019 when President Rodrigo Duterte was visiting Japan and told

GMA News Online – Imee wants hybrid election systems presented at Senate hearing

By Dona Magsino | GMA News Online Senator Imee Marcos is looking to test available hybrid election systems as she continued her push for a part-manual, part-automated elections in 2022.

Daily Tribune – DILG explains PCL polls failure

By Paula Antolin | Daily Tribune Delays attributed to the failure of the contracted systems provider to deliver a fully functioning automated election system led to the failure of elections

The Philippine Star – Comelec cancels Singapore, ME voting app test due to COVID-19

By Sheila Crisostomo | The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — Amid the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has decided to cancel testing of its

The Manila Times – Marcos prods SC: Act on poll protest

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to immediately resolve his election protest, along with all pending incidents to

The Manila Times – Tandem voting

By Ma. Lourdes Tiquia | The Manila Times TANDEM voting is supposed to be the way to go in 2022 but to enforce this, the Constitution has to undergo an

Inquirer.net – Comelec OKs test run of mobile voting app

By Tina G. Santos | Inquirer.net MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has identified the countries where the test run of the overseas mobile voting application will be

The Philippine Star – Comelec eyes 2 million Pinoy voters overseas

By Mayen Jaymalin | The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping to attract two million Filipinos overseas to register and vote in the May

Business Mirror – Lessons from the Iowa App-ocalypse

By James Jimenez | Business Mirror Unlike the Philippines, where only a handful of people get to actually decide who runs for office, political candidates in the United States are