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Daily Tribune – Aiming higher

By Ninez Cacho-Olivares | Daily Tribune Is she, or isn’t she running isn’t quite the question regarding Vice President Leni Robredo’s 2022 plans, as many appear to have struck her

The Manila Times – Marcos asks SC to admit evidence on poll fraud

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday was asked by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to set his case for immediate hearing and present

Manila Standard – Speed up poll protest vs. Leni, Marcos asks PET

By Rey E. Requejo | Manila Standard Marcos asks PET to convene its panel of commissioners to speed up resolution of his poll protest vs. VP Robredo. The camp of

Business World – Marcos asks SC to step up election case

By Business World FORMER Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. has asked the Supreme Court hasten his election protest by ordering a preliminary conference. In a motion dated Aug. 9,

Manila Bulletin – Marcos asks PET to expedite poll protest vs. VP Robredo

By Rey Panaligan | Manila Bulletin Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has asked the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to compel the panel of commissioners the tribunal created to convene

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism – A billion-peso blunder: 6 in 10 machines to verify voters conked out, not used at all

By Karol Ilagan and Malou Mangahas | Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism May 2019 Elections: Fraud-free? Fault-free? Avoidable delays in the procurement of goods and services; the election calendar revised

Manila Bulletin – Duterte renews calls for fraud-free poll technology provider for 2022 elections — Palace

By Genalyn Kabiling | Manila Bulletin Palace welcomes latest SWS survey results President Duterte has renewed his appeal to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to tap a new technology provider

The Manila Times – Toward an alternative AES: The next moves

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times IT has been three months since the last national and local elections and everything seems to have quieted down. The last major activity

Manila Standard – Teachers blamed for VP poll glitch

By Rey E. Requejo | Manila Standard The Commission on Elections has blamed the teachers when the Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, ordered the poll body to shed

Journal Online – Blame game

By Journal Online BLAME the teachers, not us. This was the gist of the explanation given by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential

Manila Bulletin – Comelec on trial

By Former Vice President Jejomar C. Binay | Manila Bulletin GOVERNANCE MATTERS A few days after the mid-term elections in May, no less than President Duterte himself called on the

Philippine News Agency – Smartmatic VCMs accuracy questioned

By Christine Cudis | Philippine News Agency MANILA — The 2019 midterm elections have passed but like the others before it, it is not without controversy. Smartmatic’s vote-counting machines (VCMs)

Daily Tribune – Another win for Marcos

By Ninez Cacho-Olivares | Daily Tribune A recent Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) issued a resolution giving 2016 vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos a win

Manila Bulletin – PET denies Robredo’s motion to resolve Marcos’ protest, affirm her victory in 2016 polls

By Rey Panaligan | Manila Bulletin The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), composed of all Supreme Court (SC) justices, has denied last month’s plea of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo

Inquirer.net – PET refuses to junk Marcos’ poll protest; Robredo’s victory claim ‘premature’

By Tetch Torres-Tupas | Inquirer.net MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has denied the bid of Vice President Leni Robredo to immediately resolve all

The Philippine Star – PET junks Robredo’s ‘premature’ plea to immediately resolve poll protest

By Kristine Joy Patag | The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines (Updated 2:14 p.m.) — The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, junked Vice President Leni Robredo’s plea to

The Manila Times – SC junks Robredo plea to dismiss Marcos poll protest

By The Manila Times THE Supreme Court on Thursday junked an urgent motion filed by Vice President Maria Leonor“Leni” Robredo, which sought the dismissal of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos’

Journal Online – PET junks Leni’s ‘gameover’ petition

By Journal Online THE Supreme Court of the Philippines sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) in a resolution dated July 2, 2019, has junked the urgent motion of Leni

Manila Standard – PET junks Leni’s ‘game over’ plea

By Rey E. Requejo | Manila Standard The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has dismissed the urgent motion of Vice President Leni Robredo for the immediate resolution

The Manila Times – Fixing what isn’t broken

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times WHY fix something if it ain’t broke? To many critics, the automated election system (AES) that we have been using since the 2010