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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

The Manila Times – Hybrid election system heats up

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times SEVERAL proposed bills on the use of the hybrid election system have been filed in both houses of Congress. The proposed bills support

The Manila Times – Time to change our laws on election protests

By Antonio P. Contreras | The Manila Times SEN. Imee Marcos, chairman of the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms, should begin the process to change the laws covering election protests.

Manila Standard – The Marcos-Robredo electoral protest

By Tony La Viña | Manila Standard “The country expects no less than this from our highest court.” In 2016, former Senator Ferdinand Marcos sought to contest his defeat to

Manila Standard – Putting itself in disrepute

By Rod Kapunan | Manila Standard “It would be tragic if the Presidential Electoral Tribunal were to do this.” The openly pro-Aquino appointee justice has calcified into his brain that

The Manila Times – Draft ruling vs Marcos poll protest divides SC

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times Several Supreme Court (SC) justices were inclined to oppose the draft decision circulated by Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa dismissing the poll protest

Business World – Court completes report on recount of ballots in Marcos election protest

By Business World THE SUPREME Court has finished its report on the recount of ballots in three pilot provinces where massive cheating took place, as alleged by losing 2016 vice-presidential

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