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Duterte to name more Comelec members as 2 Lims retire

Feb 02, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Comelec commissioners Christian Lim and Arthur Lim retire from the poll body, which is bracing for a possible plebiscite for a new Philippine constitution

POLL BODY. Comelec Commissioners Christian Lim (3rd from left) and Arthur Lim (5th) retire from the poll body on February 2, 2017. Photo courtesy of Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

FAST FACTS: Who is acting Comelec chairman Christian Lim?

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:01 PM

A private law practitioner for over 12 years, Lim had experience in election law before joining the Comelec as one of the youngest commissioners appointed to the poll body

ACTING POLL CHIEF. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim is appointed acting chairman of the poll body to replace Andres Bautista. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Comelec, Solano, Maute funder | Evening wRap

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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Comelec Commissioner Lim named acting poll chief

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:11 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'You're looking at a man who has a wealth of experience in managing elections and also the seniority to carry the day,' Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says

ACTING CHAIR. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Robert Lim is named on October 24, 2017, as acting Comelec chair after Andres Bautista vacated this post a day earlier. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Comelec's Christian Lim faces graft complaint over 2015 Smartmatic deal

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong the complainant also says Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim should be impeached

GRAFT CASE. Former Representative Jing Paras, complainant Glenn Chong, lawyer Manuel Luna attend the filing of a graft case against Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim before the Office of the Ombudsman on September 4, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Comelec chief on impeachment complaint: 'Mukhang kakayanin'

Aug 29, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he can explain the allegations against him in an impeachment complaint filed at the House of Representatives

FACING CONTROVERSIES. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista poses with Comelec employees who showed him their support on August 10, 2017, as he faces controversies including an impeachment complaint. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec junks protest vs Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:39 PM

The Comelec First Division says Romulo Kid Peña Jr did not indicate the particular precincts where voting machines wrongly scanned ballots

THANKING COMELEC. Makati City Mayor Abigail 'Abby' Binay Campos thanks the Commission on Elections for junking the 'sham' protest filed by her rival, Romulo 'Kid' Peña Jr, against her electoral victory. File photo by the Makati City government

Comelec asks SC to allow 'back up' of files amid Marcos case

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:14 PM

The SC sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal directs the Comelec to send a copy of this request to Vice President Leni Robredo and Ferdinand Marcos Jr

COMELEC REQUEST. The Commission on  Elections requests the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to authorize the backing up of files related to the May 9 polls. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Drugs in PH, Comelec on Bautista, abortion victory | 12PM wRap

Jun 28, 2016 - 2:35 PM

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Memo filed vs Comelec chairman's Japan trip

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:11 AM

Commissioner Christian Lim says Chairman Andres Bautista cannot sign his own travel authority to ensure checks and balances in Comelec

NEW MEMO. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim (left) questions the recent trip to Japan of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista (right) in a memo dated June 27, 2016. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Cameron resigns, Marites Flor, China Airlines strike | 6PM wRap

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:33 PM

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Brexit, Comelec conflict, Zika vaccine | 12PM wRap

Jun 24, 2016 - 1:49 PM

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All Comelec commissioners hit Chairman Bautista

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:26 PM

With a heavy heart Comelec commissioners criticize the failed leadership of the Commission on Elections

COMELEC EN BANC. All 6 Comelec commissioners criticize their chairman, Andres Bautista, over a range of issues after the May 9 elections. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec accepts Lim's resignation as CFO head

Jun 21, 2016 - 2:45 PM

UPDATED Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr is named officer in charge of the Comelec s Campaign Finance Office

Comelec Commissioner Christian Robert Lim. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Macalintal to Comelec: Don't accept Lim's resignation

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal says Comelec Commission Christian Lim – and other officials – shouldn t be so thin skinned if the en banc doesn t follow his office s recommendations

NO RESIGNATION. Romulo Macalintal says Comelec should not accept its Campaign Finance Office chief's resignation. Rappler/Comelec file photos

PH traffic, CBCP on ‘vigilantism,’ LeBron James | 6PM wRap

Jun 20, 2016 - 7:24 PM

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Comelec office: No to LP's late SOCE filing

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Granting the Liberal Party s request for a deadline extension would be unfair to other candidates and parties that complied with the prescribed period

Comelec to double-check votes in 6 provinces

May 14, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says the Comelec sitting as the National Board of Canvassers wants to double check if any municipality has been omitted from the certificates of canvass

NEW RULE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Lim says the poll body is set to double-check the canvassed votes in 6 provinces. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Comelec, Binay congratulates Duterte, Pope Francis | 12PM wRap

May 13, 2016 - 12:06 PM

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Comelec: Hash code issue blown out of proportion

May 12, 2016 - 10:35 PM

It s being used to discredit the elections says Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim

HASH CODE ISSUE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Lim says an election hash code issue has been blown out of proportion. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Comelec on uncertified poll system: Not our fault

Apr 30, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Naiinis ako kasi you’re also kept in the dark a Comelec commissioner says of an independent committee s failure to certify before Congress that the voting system is operating properly securely and accurately

TOP COMMISSIONER. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says it's not the Comelec's fault that the independent Technical Evaluation Committee hasn't certified the voting system before Congress. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Replacement ballots, Freedom House, Diwata-1 | 12PM wRap

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:54 PM

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Comelec on mall voting, Diwata-1, Apple’s sales | 6PM wRap

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

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Mall voting: 13 days to go, Comelec still undecided

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:13 PM

This comes as the Comelec draws flak for its supposed lack of urgency in its preparations for the May 9 polls

MALL VOTING? Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body remains undecided on mall voting as of April 26, 2016. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Comelec divided on rules 2 weeks before polls

Apr 25, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Commissioner Christian Lim joins Commissioner Sheriff Abas in opposing a rule that allows voters to get replacement ballots

TRAINING TEACHERS. Public school teachers in Tarlac undergo training on March 12, 2016, to learn operating vote-counting machines for the May 9 elections. Rules in polling precincts, however, remain uncertain two weeks before the presidential polls. Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

Top Comelec exec opposes mall voting

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:46 AM

Election watchdog PPCRV also questions the mall voting proposal of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

TOP EXEC. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim, the poll body's steering committee head for the 2016 elections, now opposes the proposal to conduct voting in malls. File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Comelec ballot rule may rob voters of right to vote

Apr 16, 2016 - 8:59 PM

The most senior Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim disagrees with the new ballot rule hinting it can also be used for cheating

NEW RULE. The Commission on Elections allows voters to get replacement ballots if the vote-counting machine rejects their ballots and it's not their fault. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Wrong votes? Comelec to 'note' receipt objections

Apr 01, 2016 - 5:18 PM

For the first time Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim explains the changes in the voting process after the SC ordered the printing of voting receipts

NEW PROCEDURES. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says election inspectors will 'note' objections based on voting receipts on election day. File courtesy of Comelec EID

Diwata-1, Brussels attacks, US elections | 6PM wRap

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:04 PM

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Comelec eyes start of voting period at 6 am

Mar 23, 2016 - 11:44 AM

The Comelec says it needs a longer voting period due to the Supreme Court ruling on voting receipts

ELECTING LEADERS. A Filipino marks his election ballot at an elementary school classroom used as a voting station in Manila, Philippines, on May 13, 2013. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/EPA

Comelec: 38.5M ballots printed for May 9 polls

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:19 AM

This is 69 of the 55 74 million ballots needed for the May 9 elections

PRINTED BALLOTS. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista shows ballots being printed for the May 2016 elections. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

PH campaign season, crisis in Comelec, North Korea’s rocket | 6PM wRap

Feb 09, 2016 - 6:38 PM

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Comelec faces crisis as campaign season begins

Feb 09, 2016 - 9:43 AM

Commissioner Christian Lim warns that the Comelec might need to postpone the May 9 national and local elections in a few areas

NEW PROBLEM. The Commission on Elections faces a new crisis that prompted a poll commissioner to warn about the postponement of the May 9 elections in a few areas. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ballot printing delayed for the 3rd time

Feb 08, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista quells fears that this problem could force the poll body to postpone the elections

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

Comelec: 1,400 bets to lose political party perks

Dec 20, 2015 - 11:02 AM

They can still run but they’ll just be now considered as independent Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim tells Rappler

PODCAST: Most senior poll exec on challenges facing Comelec

Dec 20, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim discusses a wide range of issues including the petitions against Rodrigo Duterte and Grace Poe

Comelec commissioner explains vote in favor of Grace Poe

Dec 11, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Commissioner Christian Lim is the lone voice of dissent in the Comelec First Division which cancelled Senator Grace Poe s certificate of candidacy for president in the 2016 elections

DISSENTING OPINION. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim votes to deny 3 petitions filed against presidential candidate Grace Poe. File photo from Comelec website

Controversial Smartmatic wins P500-M poll transmission deal

Nov 26, 2015 - 9:50 PM

Smartmatic wins this contract even if it failed to transmit around 23 of election results from vote counting machines in 2013

VOTE-COUNTING MACHINES. A Filipino worker in a warehouse in Quezon City, east of Manila on May 4, 2010, loads precint count optical scan (PCOS) vote-counting machines into a truck to be delivered to polling precincts around Metro Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Philippine military clueless on China poll ‘sabotage’

Sep 17, 2015 - 11:48 AM

UPDATED An election watchdog hits a Comelec commissioner for making a very careless statement about China s reported attempt to sabotage the 2016 polls

CHINA SABOTAGE? A Comelec official warns on September 16, 2015, that China might 'sabotage' the Philippine elections in May 2016. File photo by John Javellana

Poe for president, China’s reclamation, Mecca accident | 6PM wRap

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:23 PM

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China might sabotage 2016 polls – Comelec

Sep 16, 2015 - 10:59 AM

2nd UPDATE The Chinese Embassy says The so called attempt by China to sabotage the 2016 elections is totally groundless and a sheer fabrication

COMELEC CHAIRMAN. A photo made available on February 24, 2013, shows Andres Bautista, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, during an interview at his office in Mandaluyong City on February 20, 2013. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/EPA

DLSU to host official scrutiny of voting machines

Sep 11, 2015 - 5:46 PM

The months long source code review begins on October 1 This ensures that voting machines cannot be easily rigged

Comelec junks own bid to extend campaign period

Aug 18, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The poll body finds out that legally ‘the Comelec does not have any authority to move the campaign period’

ELECTION SEASON. Campaign posters are seen along the street of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines on May 7, 2010. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Comelec fails to meet poll automation target

Jul 21, 2015 - 6:35 PM

The poll body s timeline shows a significant delay in preparations compared with the last two automated elections

PRESSED FOR TIME. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista says the first two weeks of August 2015 'would be really crucial' for the Comelec as it prepares for the elections in May 2016. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

2 bids, 1 choice to seal fate of 2016 elections

May 06, 2015 - 12:33 PM

By July the Comelec is set to decide whether to repair its existing vote counting machines or buy 100 000 new ones for the elections in 2016

POLL BODY. Four members of the seven-member Comelec – Chairman Andres Bautista (2nd from left) and Commissioners Christian Lim (1st), Rowena Guanzon (3rd), and Luie Guia (4th) – pose for photos during Bautista and Guanzon's oath-taking on May 4, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

UNA slams LP for plotting Comelec 'takeover'

Apr 10, 2015 - 5:54 PM

I don t respond to these things Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says after UNA accuses Roxas of dipping his hands in Comelec

'NATIONAL RECONCILIATION.' This is how Senator Loren Legarda describes the photo she snapped of the two bitter rivals. File photo by Senator Loren Legarda

CA confirms Comelec commissioner Arthur Lim

Mar 11, 2015 - 3:18 PM

The Commission on Elections however still lacks a chairman and two more commissioners nearly a year before the 2016 elections

SWORN IN. Commission on Elections commissioner Arthur Lim takes his oath of office on July 25, 2014, before then Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. Photo courtesy of Comelec

‘PH needs realistic election spending cap’

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Candidates file untruthful finance reports because the law only allows an unrealistically low campaign expenditures

Nancy Binay outspends Poe, Aquino

Jun 12, 2013 - 11:00 PM

Those who fail to submit campaign finance reports cannot assume office on June 30 according to Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim

'SENATE’S MOTHER.' Senator-elect Nancy Binay says she will pursue her campaign platform of pushing for more daycare and feeding centers and an expanded immunization program. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Comelec wants cap on poll contributions

Jun 11, 2013 - 6:15 PM

It s used for money making a poll commissioner says – the candidate solicit campaign contributions then withdraws from the race