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NPO denies subcontracting printing of voters' information sheets

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:05 PM

National Printing Office Director Francisco Vales Jr says the agency entered into a joint venture agreement with a private firm to lease printers, before it signed a contract with the Commission on Elections

VOTERS INFORMATION. Voters information sheets help prepare voters before they cast their ballots on election day. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Guanzon hits National Printing Office over errors in voters' information sheets

May 15, 2019 - 3:54 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon accuses the National Printing Office of unlawfully subcontracting the printing of voters' information sheets to a private printer

2019 ELECTIONS. Voters search for their precincts before casting their votes at the San Antonio National High School in Makati City on May 13, 2019l. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

COA wants Nat'l Printing Office to refund P139M in illegal printer rentals

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:50 AM

It involves lease agreements which reportedly caused resignations in 2016. NPO Director Francisco Vales Jr is held liable for the disallowance.

DISALLOWANCE. The National Printing Office is issued a notice of disallowance for P139 million worth of printer rentals. Photo from the NPO website

FAST FACTS: What's in the PCOO budget?

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:53 PM

PCOO's funds in the national budget include those for attached agencies such as the Philippine Information Agency, RTVM, and the National Printing Office

Coloma denies Andanar's corruption allegations in NPO, APO

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:55 PM

It is his duty to first verify the accuracy of reports being fed to him before he discusses these publicly says former Palace Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma on his successor

Comelec prints 56.77M ballots in record speed

Apr 09, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says this should quell fears about ballot printing after it was delayed at least 3 times

BALLOTS PACKED. The Commission on Elections says it has finished printing these ballots for the May 9 elections two weeks ahead of schedule. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

After delays, gov't starts printing 57M ballots

Feb 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The Comelec vows to finish printing the ballots by April 25 the original deadline after ballot printing was delayed 3 times

PRINTING BEGINS. The government on February 15, 2016, starts printing nearly 57 million ballots for the May 9 national and local elections. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec awards contracts for 2016 poll services

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The contracts for ballot printing and warehousing of vote counting machines are sealed while the contract for the transmission of election results is being finalized

The party that took ballots seriously

Apr 04, 2013 - 7:07 PM

Only UNA deployed representatives to monitor the ballot printing process 24 7

Did parties care about ballot-printing?

Apr 03, 2013 - 11:43 PM

The NPO says only one political party consistently monitored ballot printing

Printing spoils less than 1% of ballots

Apr 03, 2013 - 6:49 AM

UPDATED The National Printing Office finishes printing all 52 3 M ballots for May 13

PPCRV fears poll delays in May

Feb 15, 2013 - 10:43 AM

I m hoping that they get their act together says PPCRV s Ana de Villa Singson referring to various firms in charge of poll preparations

How gov't secures 'heart' of polls

Jan 30, 2013 - 11:34 PM

How will around 500 people secure ballots – the heart of elections – for over 52 M Filipinos?

Brillantes hits solon over poll 'rumors'

Nov 16, 2012 - 4:14 PM

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes criticizes House Minority Leader Rep Danilo Suarez for spreading rumors on the printing of ballots for the 2013 polls

REJECTED BALLOTS. A Youtube video shows PCOS machines rejected 40% of sample ballots for the 2013 elections. Screen grab from Youtube

Ballots '100% tested' by 2013?

Nov 08, 2012 - 6:26 PM

The National Printing Office allays fears of a widespread rejection of ballots in 2013 following reports of sample ballots rejected by PCOS machines