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Business Mirror – PET sets sights on VP election results in Mindanao provinces

By Business Mirror THE Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has shifted its attention on the plea of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to annul the election results for

The Manila Times – Poll fraud case vs Robredo hangs

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), on Tuesday voted not to dismiss the election protest filed by former senator

Malaya – PET okays release of recount report to Robredo, Marcos

By Ashzel Hachero and Wendell Vigilia | Malaya AMID reports it will issue a decision, the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal yesterday again deferred voting on the

Manila Standard – VP recount results out

By Rey E. Requejo and Rio N. Araja | Manila Standard Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday expressed disappointment that the Supreme Court did not dismiss outright the election protest

Business World – VP case drags on as SC orders recount release

By Business World THE SUPREME Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on Tuesday, has again deferred a decision on the election protest over the vice presidential post, instead

Manila Bulletin – SC has not ruled on Marcos protest; parties ordered to comment on recount findings

By Rey Panaligan | Manila Bulletin There was no ruling yet from the Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), on the protest filed by former Sen. Ferdinand

The Manila Times – What is Leni Robredo afraid of?

By Antonio Contreras | The Manila Times WHILE the public is eagerly awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), Vice President Maria Leonor

Manila Bulletin – ‘15’

By Jullie Y. Daza | Manila Bulletin MEDIUM RARE Once again the Presidential Commission for Good Government (PCGG) has lost an ill-gotten-wealth case against the Marcoses and their cronies, this

Manila Standard – Why is Robredo so afraid?

By Erwin Tulfo | Manila Standard “She does not want to look into the results of the 2016 elections in the ARMM.” May. This is a word that expresses possibility.

Manila Standard – Tossing back the responsibility to the SC en banc

By Rod Kapunan | Manila Standard “Once again, demagoguery has triumphed over our democratic process.” Indeed, there is a sinister move to further delay the decision rendered by that shameless

Business Mirror – ‘Ruling on Marcos protest will be merit-based’

By Joel R. San Juan | Business Mirror THE much-awaited ruling by the Supreme Court—sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal—on the election protest filed by former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos

The Philippine Star – Bersamin: No rigging of decision on VP poll protest

By Edu Punay | The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is reassuring the public that there is no manipulation of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET)’s decision

The Manila Times – Characteristics of a desirable hybrid election system

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times THE clock is ticking, but there has been no clear action on the part of advocates for an alternative election system to replace

Manila Bulletin – Hybrid electoral system proposed for May, 2022 polls

By Charissa Luci-Atienza | Manila Bulletin Deputy Speaker and Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte is proposing a hybrid election system (HES) that will use a combination of manual voting

Manila Standard – Judgment day

By Gary Olivar | Manila Standard “It’s these voters whom the electoral tribunal should keep in mind.” Some weeks ago, local newspapers reported that Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa

Manila Bulletin – The buzz, PET

By Jullie Y. Daza | Manila Bulletin MEDIUM RARE Would you believe the buzz coming out of political circles? Senator Bong Go is the chosen one for 2022. Even more

The Manila Times – The ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ of recounting

By Rolly G. Reyes | The Manila Times While US President Donald Trump is jittery on pending impeachment, Boris Johnson’s restless on the UK’s Supreme Court unanimous decision with an

Manila Standard – Decision time on Marcos electoral protest

By Tony La Viña | Manila Standard “The people must remain vigilant.” With the impending release by the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal of its ruling on vice

The Philippine Star – Contested

By Alex Magno | The Philippine Star Recounting the votes is a tedious and expensive process. But sometimes it just has to be done not only to establish who actually

Manila Bulletin – Ruminating on the right electoral system

By Atty. Gregorio Y. Larrazabal | Manila Bulletin #ASKGOYO Over the past few months, there have been more frequent discussions as to what mode, system, or method of elections will