Kontra Daya - updates

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Election watchdog urges Comelec: Probe Duterte's 2016 campaign expenses

Mar 02, 2020 - 8:09 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya points out that the Duterte team's expenditures declared to the poll body don't match what was actually paid to ABS-CBN for ads

2016 CAMPAIGN. Then-presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte at a campaign event in the run up to the 2016 presidential elections. File photo by Rappler

Poll watchdog urges lawmakers to include party-list nominees in appointment ban

Sep 30, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Kontra Daya makes the call after controversial pro-Duterte blogger Mocha Uson is appointed to OWWA just a few months after her party lost in the 2019 elections

NEW POST. Former PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is back in the Duterte government as she receives her newest post as Deputy Executive Director V of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration . File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Can ruling be reversed? Groups urge vigilance over Cardema's party list nomination

Aug 05, 2019 - 10:31 PM

They remind the public that the first division's decision to cancel the nomination can be appealed before the Comelec en banc, which 'previously showed its soft spot for Duterte Youth'

END OF THE ROAD? Groups urge the Comelec en banc to stand by the first division's decision to cancel Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema's nomination. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Groups ask Comelec to junk Duterte Youth Cardema's substitution bid

May 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement

COMELEC EN BANC. In this photo, 4 of the 7 Comelec commissioners observe the canvassing of the certificates of canvass in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Poll watchdog asks Comelec to act on complaints vs party-list groups

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Kontra Daya convenor Danilo Arao also asks the Comelec hold a public forum with party-list groups with reported links to political dynasties or represent special business interests

ELECTIONS FORUM. Kontra Daya convenor Danilo Arao presents findings on party list groups at a forum in the University of the Philippine Bahay ng Alumni on April 16, 2019. Photo

Watchdogs to Comelec: Be ‘proactive’ and probe Bong Go fire visits

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Poll authorities investigating Bong Go's distribution of cash to fire victims during the campaign will deter other candidates from doing the same, says Lente project director Breeza Rosales

ASSISTANCE. Election watchdogs say Comelec should probe Bong Go's fire visits which may count as vote-buying. Photo from Bong Go

Poll watchdog asks Comelec to look into Duterte Youth's party list campaign

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Kontra Daya raises potential conflict of interest if National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema is still involved in Duterte Youth, which has also nominated his wife and another relative

SUPPORTERS. Duterte Youth, a group composed mostly of ROTC cadets gather at the Luneta on November 25, 2016 to express their support to the president and the Supreme Court decision on the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Nearly half of 2019 party-list groups don't represent marginalized sectors – watchdog

Feb 01, 2019 - 8:42 PM

'It is possible that about half of the Comelec accredited party-list groups still represent the interests of well-entrenched political dynasties and big business interests,' says Kontra Daya

HEALTH ADVOCATES. Members of the Aksyon Healthworkers party-list prepare to file their Certificates of Nomination on October 16, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Fake news' should be considered form of election fraud, says watchdog

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Kontra Daya asks Comelec to hold purveyors of lies accountable

Disclose poll expenses, activists tell Aquino

Jun 17, 2013 - 4:00 PM

President Benigno Aquino III presumably used public funds to campaign for administration bets critics say

ILLEGAL CAMPAIGNING? Groups accuse President Benigno Aquino III of using government funds to push for the administration's senatorial bets. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

SC: Can’t bar poll execs from hearing protest cases

Jun 10, 2013 - 5:33 PM

The high court dismisses petitions claiming that Comelec acted on grand scale mass deception” during the May 13 elections

Stop paying Smartmatic, critics tell Comelec

Jun 05, 2013 - 4:13 PM

Poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr for his part blasts outsiders for making this plea

Davao City: Duterte country and missing names

May 13, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Missing names and PCOS malfunctions are reported in Davao City Duterte country

Voting time: Cutting it close

May 13, 2013 - 12:12 PM

A time and motion study should have been done to measure the amount of time for each step of the voting process

PCOS wRap: Are we ready?

May 12, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya says we are not yet ready for the May 13 elections

What really caused the Luzon power failure?

May 09, 2013 - 9:46 PM

The power supply may have been restored but the cause of the power failure is still being evaluated

Comelec official: 'BEIs either forgetful or stupid'

May 07, 2013 - 7:01 AM

An election officer says BEIs have been given proper training with the PCOS machines But are they trained to address technical problems?

NOT WORKING. A week before the May 13 elections, a number of PCOS machines are still not working properly. RAPPLER/Karlos Manlupig

Why the Comelec FTS is not enough

May 06, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Accuracy anonymity audit scalability and speed are the 5 major characteristics of an effective automated election system

Poll chief: Korina Sanchez won't hear me out

Apr 15, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Is broadcaster Korina Sanchez unfair toward Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr?

Disqualifying Akbayan is Comelec's 'biggest test'

Nov 08, 2012 - 12:44 PM

Kontra Daya challenges the Comelec to disqualify President Aquino s favorite party

Comelec urged to disqualify Akbayan, Black & White

Oct 28, 2012 - 10:35 PM

Kontra Daya claims that groups Akbayan and the Black and White Movement are non marginalized groups with strong ties to Malacañang