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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

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