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Poll watchdogs ask SC to compel Comelec to issue voting receipts

Apr 24, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The petitioners also ask the Supreme Court to void the Comelec ban on the use of digital cameras and cellular phones during the election process, and even after the close of polls

ELECTION PREPARATIONS. Comelec-deployed staff test ballot papers on vote-counting machines in a warehouse in Santa Rosa, Laguna, on February 4, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC denies appeal vs Brillantes over ‘spying’

May 31, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The Supreme Court says there is no evidence that ex poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr among others ‘collected information through unlawful means for an unlawful purpose’

POLL SABOTAGE? Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr questions an electoral sabotage case filed against the Comelec and other stakeholders. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Twin SC petitions threaten automated elections

Jul 07, 2015 - 7:51 PM

A poll watchdog says the simultaneous bidding the Comelec is doing to ensure automated elections in 2016 finds no support in law and is contrary to public policy

MAJOR CRISIS. The Supreme Court's recent ruling means that for now, the Philippines cannot use its 82,000 precinct count optical scan or PCOS machines. File photo by John Javellana

Smartmatic contract, SC justices inhibit, Pacquiao’s tactics | The wRap

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:20 PM

The Supreme Court nullifies the Smartmatic contract Three SC justices inhibit in Junjun Binay’s case Two factors that will be key to Pacquiao’s victory

Smartmatic asks SC to dismiss blacklist petitions against it

Feb 26, 2015 - 8:03 PM

The Citizens for Clean and Credible Elections meanwhile seeks the deportation of Smartmatic s Cesar Flores for his questionable conduct and demeanor

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Poll watchdog asks SC to stop Comelec-Smartmatic deal

Feb 02, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Comelec has signed the contract with Smartmatic for the diagnostics and repair of 82 000 vote counting machines before AES Watch could file a motion with the Supreme Court

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Poll watchdog takes on challenge to prove PCOS rigging

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:09 AM

But Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr is not inclined to proceed with the dare anymore after learning of the request to have a Smartmatic programmer follow their instructions

PCOS MACHINE. The existing 80,000 PCOS machines would have to be refurbished for the 2016 polls. File photo by John Javellana

Poll watchdogs to Comelec: Scrap deal with Smartmatic

Jan 13, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The Citizens for Clean and Credible Elections and AES Watch jointly file a letter of protest questioning the Comelec s alleged midnight deal with Smartmatic for PCOS diagnostics

PROTEST. Members of the Citizens for Clean and Credible Elections (C3E) and Automated Election System Watch (AES Watch) protest in front of the Comelec office in Intramuros, Manila, on Tuesday, January 13. Jansen Romero/Rappler

Brillantes to poll watchdog: Stop criticisms, help us instead

Nov 20, 2014 - 2:57 PM

The Comelec chairman also denied reports that they are covering up findings about digital lines that supposedly affected the results of the 2013 polls

PRESS CON. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes holds a press conference on Thursday, November 20. Michael Bueza/Rappler

High Court wants answers on Comelec's intel fund

Jul 16, 2013 - 8:26 PM

The Automated Election System AES Watch has alleged that election officials were spying on them for being critics of the technology used in the 2013 polls

NCR, 8 key cities disprove '60-30-10'

May 25, 2013 - 11:18 AM

The totals reflect the alleged ratio but individual city results mirror variations that challenge notions of a fixed cheating pattern

60-30-10? Regional votes don't support it

May 23, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Individual votes of candidates as well as aggregate votes for each slate vary from region to region But when results converge at national average they reflect the sentiment of the country favoring Team PNoy

Watchdog to UN: Stop Comelec's use of PCOS

May 03, 2013 - 11:01 PM

A poll watchdog files a petition vs Comelec before the UN Poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr calls it a publicity stunt

SCRUTINIZING PCOS. The law requires the Comelec to open the AES source code for a local review. File photo by John Javellana

Ex-VP, watchdog to bring Comelec to UN

May 02, 2013 - 4:29 PM

Backed by former Vice President Teofisto Guingona an election watchdog will complain vs Comelec before UN

PCOS CODE. Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr says it's 'too late' to open the PCOS source code for a local review. File photo by John Javellana

Group to file TRO against purchase of PCOS machines

Mar 18, 2012 - 1:46 PM

Civil society groups and poll reform advocates are thinking of filing a petition for TRO to stop the purchase of the old PCOS machines for use in the 2013 national elections

Deadline for Comelec to buy PCOS machines has expired

Mar 07, 2012 - 6:58 PM

An election watchdog discourages the Comelec from re using election machines in the 2010 automated polls

Buy PCOS machines only if flaws are corrected, elections watchdog tells Comelec

Feb 28, 2012 - 8:46 PM

Watchdog group says the poll body s limited budget permits the purchasing of old machines but machine errors should be addressed first