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CNN Philippines – Bongbong Marcos to PET: Order technical exam of poll results in 3 Mindanao provinces

By Anjo Alimario | CNN Philippines Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 26) — Former Senator Bongbong Marcos is asking the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to order the technical examination of

GMA News Online – Bongbong Marcos urges PET to order examination of Mindanao voter documents

By Nicole-Anne C. Lagrimas | GMA News Online Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged the Supreme Court to resolve his earlier motion for a technical examination of voter documents from

The Manila Times – Time to change the automated election law

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times Part 7 IN Part 6, we learned about the observation of AES Watch re the disconnect of the joint congressional oversight committee (JCOC)

The Manila Times – Open election data project

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times ORGANIZED in 1983, the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) is the first election-monitoring body in the world and, at the outset,

Manila Bulletin – Comelec Spokesman confident with more secure ballots and vote-counting machines

By Minka Klaudia Tiangco | Manila Bulletin The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reiterated that it beefed up its security measures to ensure a clean and honest election this May. Comelec

Daily Tribune – Comelec’s useless regulations

By Victor Avecilla | Daily Tribune Promulgating regulations is one thing. Being able to enforce them is another. This truism apparently has not dawned on the narrow-minded bureaucrats running the

The Manila Times – SC orders delivery of Camarines ballots

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has ordered the delivery of more ballot boxes from the province of Camarines

The Manila Times – Time to change the automated election law

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times Part 6 IN the proposed 2018 draft amendments to the Automated Election System (AES) Law, or RA 9369, the Technical Evaluation and Certification

The Manila Times – The source code review findings

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times WHAT value does the review of the source code of the automated election system being done by representatives of political parties, citizens’ arms,

The Manila Times – Counting of votes should be done in public again

By Gus Lagman | The Manila Times ARE we happy with the way the Comelec automated our election system? A survey some years back showed that some 70 percent of

Daily Explorer – Francisco Tatad: Leni and BBM both innocent, Aquino is the real villain

By Nathan Singson | Daily Explorer Journalist and politician Francisco Tatad wrote an article in Manila Times regarding the issue of Leni Robredo’s cheating to Bongbong Marcos for the Vice

Rappler – [OPINION] How to make the automated elections less vulnerable to cheats

By Emil Marañon III | Rappler In the 2019 elections, the Comelec will test a Voter Registration Verification System in one-third of the clustered precincts, mostly in Mindanao. The 2019

The Manila Times – Time to change the automated election law

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times Part 5 THE 2018 draft of the automated election system (AES) law proposes to change the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) to Technical Evaluation

The Manila Times – Hostaged by a broken electoral system

By Antonio P. Contreras | The Manila Times IT behooves us to ask if in the entire history of our Republic, and in the many cases of successful election protests,

Daily Tribune – Is Facebook still useful come May?

By Nick V. Quijano Jr. | Daily Tribune Mr. Duterte is the first and last Facebook president. No other politician in the May midterm elections, including his closest allies, will

The Manila Times – How automation of vote counting has undermined transparency

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times THE smartphone has truly become a ubiquitous device that many aspire to own. Couple this with internet technologies that brought a revolution and

The Manila Times – A conspiracy of tolerance

By Antonio P. Contreras | The Manila Times THE vigor by which Robert Mueller goes after people who may have tainted the US 2016 presidential election, notwithstanding the fact that

The Manila Times – We did it in Mindanao, can we do the next one?

By Francisco S. Tatad | The Manila Times ON Jan. 21, 2019, close to two million Filipinos ratified the Organic Law creating the Bangsamoro Automous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM),

ABS-CBN News – Robredo camp opposes recount of Mindanao votes

By Adrian Ayalin | ABS-CBN News MANILA—Vice-President Leni Robredo’s camp said it is “game over” for former senator Bongbong Marcos as her lawyer filed a supplemental manifestation before the Presidential

The Manila Times – Our elections since 2010 all violated the law

By Antonio P. Contreras | The Manila Times THERE is an elephant in the room that many do not want to call out, name, talk about and even recognize. It is