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Manila Standard – Danger in the President’s political decisions

By Rod Kapunan | Manila Standard “Why the outrageous delay?” It has always been my passion, as a political analyst, to ask why our political leaders act this or that – Comelec extends suspension of voter registration

By Tina G. Santos | MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has extended the suspension of voter registration, including satellite registration, until Aug. 31. The suspension was

NDTV – Google Removes Misleading Ads In Voting-Related Searches

By NDTV A Google spokeswoman told Reuters that the company’s misrepresentation policy barred such ads, which were found by the nonprofit watchdog Tech Transparency Project when searching for terms such

Abogado – Don’t worry! Rowena Guanzon assures public: ‘There will be sufficient time for voter registration’

By Abogado COMELEC Commissioner Rowena Guanzon assured netizens that there will be ample time for voter registration which was moved to August 31. She responded to a concerned netizen on

Manila Bulletin – Guanzon hopes Comelec’s iRehistro can begin in September

By Leslie Ann G. Aquino | Manila Bulletin An official of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is hoping to begin their electronic registration project iRehistro when voter registration resumes in

Manila Bulletin – Comelec extends suspension of voters’ registration until Aug. 31

By Leslie Ann G. Aquino | Manila Bulletin Those raring to register for the May, 2022, national and local polls will have to wait for September as the suspension of

The Manila Times – Comelec warns vs bogus voter IDs

By William B. Depasupil | The Manila Times THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded the public that it no longer issues voter registration cards amid false reports that a person

The Manila Times – Data misManagement

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times WHATEVER Dr. Tony Leachon said about the ineffectiveness of the Department of Health (DoH) in managing the coronavirus data vis the apology of

The Manila Times – Data misManagement

By Nelson Celis| The Manila Times WHATEVER Dr. Tony Leachon said about the ineffectiveness of the Department of Health (DoH) in managing the coronavirus data vis the apology of the

Bicol Standard – EDITORIAL | Privacy and the pandemic

By Bicol Standard Amid the pandemic, the threat to data privacy is escalating, what with the increased reliance on digital tools to stay connected to family and friends, to work


By Maan de Vera | Myx Registration resumes this July. We understand that there’s a lot on everyone’s plates right now, but you seriously need to make time and secure

The Manila Times – Technologies for Covid-19-proofing elections

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times MAY 9, 2022 is just about 23 months away. It happens to be the date when registered voters will go to polling places

Abogado – Mahirap! Rowena Guanzon says upcoming election will take long planning

By Abogado COMELEC Senior Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said that election will be complicated in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The abogado thanked the netizen for reminding them on the

Cebu Daily News – Issuance of voter’s certificate in Cebu still suspended – Comelec

By Morexette Marie B. Erram | Cebu Daily News CEBU CITY, Philippines — The issuance of voter’s certificate in Cebu has remained suspended, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has announced.

Philippine News Agency – Voter’s certification to be issued starting June 15: Comelec

By Ferdinand Patinio | Philippine News Agency MANILA – With health protocols in place in its offices to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and in those areas – Comelec resumes issuance of voter’s certification

By Jim Mendoza | MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Thursday announced that it would resume the issuance of voter’s certification for registered voters starting June 15.


By Nelson S. Badilla | Saksi Ngayon BASAHIN n’yo muna at unawaing mabuti kung bakit ganyan ang paksa ko ngayon, bago kayo magbigay ng reaksyon. Naghain ng petisyon sa Korte

The Philippine Star – House OKs bill splitting Maguindanao into two provinces

By John Unson | The Philippine Star COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Maguindanao is closer to being split into two smaller provinces. Rep. Esmael Mangudadatu (Maguindanao, 2nd District) told reporters Tuesday the

ABS-CBN News – ‘Less than 3 percent of 8 million senior citizen voters cast ballots in 2019 elections’

By Sherrie Ann Torres | ABS-CBN News MANILA – Only 200,000 of the 8 million senior citizen registered voters actually voted during the 2019 elections, Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms

Manila Bulletin – Villanueva pushes for online registration of voters

By Vanne Elaine Terrazola | Manila Bulletin Senator Joel Villanueva is pushing to allow the online registration of voters by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to cope with the COVID-19