GUESTS at the oath-taking of incoming Third District Provincial Board Member Victoria Corominas were a mixture of members of different political parties and independent candidates who won in last May’s elections. “I’m More »
THE Sandiganbayan on Monday junked the furlough request of detained outgoing Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for him to attend the upcoming oath taking of her daughter, San Juan City Vice Mayor-elect Janella More »
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) Second Division has found the election protest filed by former Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama against Mayor Tomas Osmeña to be “sufficient in form and substance.”
Last May 20, Rama’s camp filed an election protest asking the poll body to conduct a manual count of the votes cast during the May 9 polls to verify electoral fraud. (READ MORE)
AN OFFICIAL of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said there is nothing wrong with “hakot” or bringing groups of people to the Office of the Election Officer (OEC) to register.
Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez noted that the law also does not discourage such activity during registration period. (READ MORE)
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) said the Senate has to first declare a vacancy before they can act in connection with the case of Senator Joel Villanueva.
“As prescribed by the process, we will have to wait for the Senate to declare a vacancy before we can do anything,” said Comelec spokesman James Jimenez. (READ MORE)
BARANGAY officials currently in position will be serving until November 30, 2017, the Commission on Election (Comelec) said.
In a statement, the poll body said the term of office of current village officials will be extended under Republic Act (R.A.) 10923 or An Act Postponing the October 2016 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections. (READ MORE)
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) dismissed the disqualification case filed by Taglimao village chair William Guialani against Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno during the May 2016 elections.
Lawyer Dale Bryan Mordeno, Moreno’s legal counsel, said the Comelec dismissed the case on the grounds that the Office of the Ombudsman still has to make a final decision on the Ajinomoto tax settlement case. (READ MORE)
THE post-election evaluation of 81,896 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines will soon commence to determine if the units can still be utilized in the 2019 midterm polls, a top official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Tuesday.
This developed as Comelec approved the budget for the diagnostics of the voting machines used in the 2010 and 2013 elections. (READ MORE)
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will closely study the insights of delegates of the “Debate Visit and Best Practices Symposium” at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in relation to holding future election debates in the country.
According to Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez, their interactions with representatives of other nations have so far provided them with insights on how to design, prepare for, and mount debates. (READ MORE)
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has unanimously denied the request for a refund, amounting to close to P20 million, of Smartmatic International in connection with the services it rendered in the 2013 midterm polls.
Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said the commission en banc rejected the appeal of the Venezuela-based firm to return the amount totaling to P19,045,068.24. (READ MORE)
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has junked the election protest filed against Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay by her closest rival in this year’s mayoralty race, Romulo “Kid” Peña Jr.
In a resolution, the Comelec First Division noted that petition was junked for failure to show specific allegations of acts of electoral fraud. (READ MORE)
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready to provide documents, particularly the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE), of Senator Leila de Lima if both Houses of Congress ask to furnish them copies of the election document.
Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista noted that SOCE is a public document that can be requested by anyone. (READ MORE)