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Daily Tribune – PET’s loss of credibility

By Ninez Cacho-Olivares | Daily Tribune “Why do the justices think that the PET process is credible, when there has been no credible resolution to the protests in the past?

Business Mirror – Expect a ‘voluminous’ progress report on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo–CJ

By Business Mirror CHIEF Justice Lucas Bersamin on Wednesday said the Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), is expecting a “voluminous report” from Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa

Malaya – No foot-dragging on Robredo-Marcos protest: SC

By Ashzel Hachero | Malaya CHIEF Justice Lucas Bersamin yesterday said the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal is not “foot-dragging” on the resolution of the nearly three

Manila Standard – PET says no foot-dragging in poll protest vs. Robredo

By Rey E. Requejo | Manila Standard Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Wednesday assured the public the Supreme Court, acting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, was not “foot-dragging” the resolution of

Business World – Court ‘very careful’ in Bongbong case

By Business World THE NATION’S top court is treading carefully on the issue of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr.’s election protest for the 2016 vice-presidential race, Chief Justice Lucas

Daily Tribune – PET slow, careful on poll protest

By Alvin Murcia | Daily Tribune The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) is adopting a “slowly but surely” tact in resolving the electoral protest of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

The Manila Times – Comelec is no longer using Smartmatic

By Al S. Vitangcol 3rd | The Manila Times YES, you read it right — the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is no longer using the technical services of Smartmatic Corp.

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