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Over 500,000 teachers to serve as poll workers on May 13 – DepEd

May 11, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones reminds personnel to refrain from engaging in politics during voting day, urging them to focus on public service and 'remain a beacon of integrity'

ELECTION PREPS. Teachers serving as Board of Election Inspectors during the distribution and final testing of Vote Counting Machine in Araullo High School, Manila on May 8, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Laguna voters fail to cast their votes but admit negligence

May 10, 2016 - 1:33 AM

Voters in San Pablo City come to their polling precincts ahead of time to cast their votes only to be informed that they were not qualified voters

DISENFRANCHISED. Filomena Javier was denied her right to vote. Photo by Karla Sambajon/ Rappler

Vote-counting machines break down in Tacloban City

May 09, 2016 - 8:53 PM

In one voting precinct only 165 votes are cast out of the 450 registered voters due to a VCM malfunction

VOTING TIME. In San Jose Elementary School, where most number of voters in Tacloban City are registered, residents prepare to cast their ballots. Photo by Jene-Anne Pangue/ Rappler

200 teachers boycott polling duties in 5 Lanao del Sur towns

May 08, 2016 - 9:21 PM

The Comelec deploys cops to conduct the voting and counting proceedings in these towns

DepEd opens command centers to assist teachers in poll duty

May 08, 2016 - 3:11 PM

DepEd also taps the Public Attorney s Office to provide legal assistance to teachers who may face complaints over allegations of election offenses

TEACHERS. On May 9, some teachers will be serving as Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs). Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Iloilo City ready for May 9 polls

May 08, 2016 - 2:33 AM

All systems go for Iloilo City as the local election officials finalize their preparations for the elections on Monday May 9

DepEd to parents, teachers: Vote based on what's best for the country

May 07, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro urges voters to be the change that you want for our country and not to be swayed by survey results big promises or mass popularity

VOTE WISELY. Education Secretary Armin Luistro asks voters to 'choose someone who will promote an environment that is child-friendly, safe, nurturing and value-driven.' File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Security and crowd control measures up at Duterte's precinct

May 07, 2016 - 7:30 AM

A Davao City police spokesperson calls for vigilance but says security is not an issue in Davao

ELEVATED SECURITY. A Davao City Police Office spokesperson says security will not be complacent in the home precinct of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. File photo/Rappler

WATCH: Guide for teachers on duty on election day

May 05, 2016 - 6:57 PM

This is a step by step guide based on Comelec guidelines for teachers serving as members of the Board of Election Inspectors BEI on May 9

Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

How to prevent cheating with the vote-counting machines

May 04, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Know the weak features of this animal called the VCM that the unscrupulous might exploit on election day

VOTING MACHINES. The Philippines' vote-counting machines for May 9, 2016 have been manufactured by Smartmatic, which provided the same machines in the Philippines' first two automated elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 8PM

May 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Duterte to seek help from economic minds BEIs vulnerable without replacement ballot guide Poe hits Aquino over “inefficiency”

Without rules for ballot replacement, BEIs vulnerable – PPCRV

May 03, 2016 - 3:05 PM

The Comelec says it will specify guidelines for issuing replacement ballots but the PPCRV says the guidelines have yet to be released 6 days before the polls

VOTING PROCESS. The PPCRV raises concerns over several changes in the voting process that the poll watchdog says were made too late in the election preparations. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: #PHVoteBEI Webinar

May 03, 2016 - 2:31 PM

This is an important training for all members of the Board of Election Inspectors BEIs You too can learn and watch

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

Another Comelec exec questions new ballot rule

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:58 AM

In a memorandum obtained by Rappler Comelec Commissioner Sheriff Abas says the ballot replacement rule might eventually disenfranchise voters

REPLACEMENT BALLOTS. The Comelec allows voters to get replacement ballots if, through no fault of their own, the vote-counting machine rejects their original ballots. But at least two Comelec commissioners have questioned this rule. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec hit for lack of urgency, 'cosmetic reforms'

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Election lawyer Emil Marañon III says the Comelec seems obsessed with superficial and cosmetic reforms at the expense of critical matters

FACING CRITICISM. The Commission on Elections under Chairman Andres Bautista faces criticism for lack of urgency in its preparations. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The problem with Comelec's idea of replacement ballots

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:25 PM

A projected scenario where only 75 will vote and 25 will not vote is at best speculative You don t draw a policy on the basis of such speculation

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

Election service no longer required for teachers

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:05 AM

The Election Service Reform Act allows the Comelec to tap other employees such as private school teachers and national government workers for poll duties

ELECTION WATCH. A school teacher checks the filled ballot paper during the final testing and sealing of automated election counting machines a day before the election on May 9, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Taking home vote receipts? You can go to jail

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The punishment for this election offense is imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than six years

COMELEC DEMO. The Commission on Elections demonstrates the printing of receipts from vote-counting machines during oral arguments in the Supreme Court on March 17, 2016. Photo courtesy of Francisco S. Gutierrez III/SC PIO

Comelec bans using cellphones in polling precincts

Apr 09, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says photos taken via cellphones for one can be used to buy votes

NO CELLPHONES. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista confirms on April 9, 2016, that the poll body has banned the use of cellphones in election precincts on May 9. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec junks P26M 'bib vests' for teachers

Apr 05, 2016 - 4:54 PM

UPDATED Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says 5 of 7 poll executives sent written memos to cancel the purchase of election day uniforms

P26.5-MILLION DEAL. The Comelec will require teachers serving in the elections to wear these 'bib vest' uniforms in the May 9 polls. The Comelec is buying thousands of these for a total cost of P26.5 million. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Namfrel 'apprehensive' over potential poll delays

Apr 04, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Namfrel says possible causes of delay include the bidding for thermal paper to be used in printing voting receipts

CONCERNED. The Namfrel press conference at the Dusit Thani Hotel, April 4, 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

Poe, Duterte hit P26-M election uniforms

Apr 02, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Senator Grace Poe suggests giving IDs instead of bib vest uniforms to identify teachers serving as election inspectors

'BIB VESTS.' The Comelec is spending P26.55 million to buy thousands of these 'bib vest' uniforms for teachers serving as election inspectors. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/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

Comelec to spend P1.23M, too, for employees’ shirts

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The poll body is buying these election day T shirts on top of the P26 55 M bib vests for election inspectors and support staff – a waste of government money critics say

EMPLOYEES' SHIRTS. The Comelec is buying these election day T-shirts for its employees for the total cost of P1.23 million. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Senator hits poll uniforms: 'Why throw away P20M?'

Mar 30, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III criticizes the Comelec for its plan to buy uniforms for election inspectors: What is the point?

P26.5-MILLION DEAL. The Comelec will require teachers serving in the elections to wear these 'bib vest' uniforms in the May 9 polls. The Comelec is buying thousands of these for a total cost of P26.5 million. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Comelec to buy more poll uniforms; budget now P26.5M

Mar 30, 2016 - 5:23 PM

UPDATED Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista reportedly wants support staff aside from election inspectors to wear ‘bib vest’ uniforms

ELECTION UNIFORMS. The Comelec is set to spend P26.5 million to buy these 'bib vests' for teachers serving as election inspectors, as well as their support staff. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Comelec hit over P20-M poll uniforms for teachers

Mar 28, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says the uniforms which look like bibs or aprons can uplift the dignity of election inspectors

ELECTION UNIFORMS. This Rappler illustration (left) shows the uniforms to be worn by election inspectors on election day, based on a draft (right) shown to reporters by Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez on March 28, 2016. Illustration by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

Tarlac teachers undergo VCM training

Mar 12, 2016 - 4:41 PM

The 2 day training is being supervised by the Comelec and the DOST

PRACTICAL EXAMS. Tarlac public school teachers undergo training for operations of the new Vote Counting Machines on March 12.

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Jan 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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Teachers on poll duty to get extra P2,000 – Comelec

Jan 29, 2016 - 10:43 AM

It’s really part of their patriotic service to the community to ensure that we have clean elections says Comelec chairman Andres Bautista

TRAINING TEACHERS. Public school teachers who will be chosen to render their services during the elections will be trained for the 3rd time in a row by the Department of Science and Technology. File photos from AFP and Rappler

DepEd: Required or not, teachers ready to render election duties

Jan 28, 2016 - 3:14 PM

Education Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali says the department is right on track in its preparations for the 2016 elections

ELECTION DUTY. The education department welcomes the Congress' approval of a bill that will allow public school teachers to opt out of election duty. File photos from AFP and Rappler

Optimism in Imus, Cavite

May 13, 2013 - 3:42 PM

Despite its notoriety for election related violence Imus residents are pleasantly surprised when voting turns out to be peaceful and orderly

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

PNP to deploy 200 special BEIs

May 12, 2013 - 3:50 PM

The PNP PNP will deploy 200 policemen to serve as special Board of Election Inspectors in Lanao del Sur

ADDED SECURITY. Additional 200 policemen will be deployed in Lanao del Sur to act as Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) in the May 13 elections. Photo by Rappler/Ferdinandh Cabrera

ARMM police to watch polls in Lanao del Sur

May 11, 2013 - 2:32 PM

Another 200 are on call at the regional headquarters

SPECIAL BEIs. 200 ARMM policemen have been deployed to Lanao del Sur to serve as special board of election inspectors. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera.

Teachers: Comelec apology or boycott

May 08, 2013 - 9:30 PM

Teachers in Davao City are prepared to boycott elections if Comelec and Atty Aimee Ampoloquio do not publicly apologize for calling them forgetful or stupid

TEACHERS SPEAK. Elenito Escalante, president of Alliance of Concerned Teacher-Davao Region, demand an apology from Comelec. Photo courtesy of Karlos Manlupig

FTS in Dumaguete: Few glitches

May 08, 2013 - 3:39 PM

Some members of the Board of Election Inspectors are reported to be at a loss about processes

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

Teachers claim lack of PCOS training

May 06, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Teachers from the Fairview Elementary School in Quezon City claimed that they had limited training in operating and assembling PCOS machines

Rappler/Ace Tamayo

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

Glitches reported in UPIS mock polls

Feb 02, 2013 - 1:16 PM

Contingency PCOS machines are said to be on standby in the event ballots are rejected says the Comelec

TAKE 2. Engrancio Bulacga, in red, casts his vote for the second time. Photo by Raisa Serafica

2013 polls & beyond: Aquino's 'litmus' test

Sep 24, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Will the President s impressive ratings translate to votes for his anointed one or the administration senatorial candidates?