Philippine Election News

June 2017




WATCH | Comelec in quandary over status of barangay, SK elections- (Interaksyon)

NYC inks MOA with COMELEC for SK elections- (PIA)

Comelec not pushing for poll postponement—Jimenez- (Inquirer)

Aquino urges youth to oppose postponement of SK elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Senate ready to decide fate of barangay, SK polls- (Inquirer)

The Advisory Council: What is its real value to Comelec?- (Manila Times)

Comelec monitoring brgy election developments- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to Congress: Decide on bills to postpone local polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec pilot testing upgraded voters’ ID in NCR- (Manila Bulletin)

Robredo camp to PET: Direct Comelec to clarify whether Marcos should pay
P2B for poll protest- (GMA News)

PET creates panel on Marcos electoral protest- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec welcomes approval of bill on early voting for seniors- (Manila Bulletin)

Bongbong bats for 3 pilot provinces for manual recount, 362 witnesses in
VP poll protest- (GMA News)

Comelec to distribute temporary voters’ IDs to Marawi evacuees- (Inquirer)

DOJ reverses dismissal of Cybercrime case vs Comelec, Smartmatic
execs- (Inquirer)

Smartmatic, Comelec personnel ordered indicted for Halalan 2016
script alteration- (ABS CBN)

Duterte supporters allege cheating in presidential polls- (Rappler)

Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest vs VP Robredo
moved to July 11- (Canadian Inquirer)

Bongbong pushes for speedy hearing on protest vs Leni- (Philstar)

Comelec: Marawi records intact- (Inquirer)

May 2017

Comelec engages youth in voters’ education campaign- (Sunstar)

Comelec en banc affirms Mabalacat mayor’s disqualification- (Inquirer)

Comelec report on automated election system long overdue- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to file raps vs overspending 2013 bets- (Philstar)

Comelec welcomes study showing May 2016 polls better that last 2 elections- (Canadian Inquirer)

Comelec eyes early voting in polls- (Rappler)

Robredo slams Marcos’ request for hearing officers on poll protest- (Manila Times)

Marcos urges PET to assign hearing officers to hasten poll protest proceedings- (GMA News)

PET to Comelec: Answer Robredo's queries on stripping activities- (GMA News)

‘Nothing wrong with Duterte’s P3-M excess campaign funds in SALN’- (Inquirer)

Comelec to list costs of Marcos poll protest before PET- (Inquirer)

TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case- (Rappler)

Over 2.7M registered as voters for village, SK polls – Comelec- (Inquirer)

86K more voters register for barangay, SK elections- (Inquirer)

Comelec eyes new voter's ID- (ABS CBN)

Robredo pays P8 M for counter-protest vs Marcos- (Philstar)

Check availability of voters ID: Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

No more extension for voter registration- (Manila Times)


April 2017

Long lines mark last day of Comelec registration- (Inquirer)

SC sets preliminary conference for Marcos-Robredo electoral case- (Businessworld Online)

Bongbong Marcos scores another round vs Robredo- (Inquirer)

Ballot inventory moved to May 2- (Inquirer)

Voters’ registration for barangay, SK polls until Apr. 29- (Inquirer)

Comelec: No suspension of voter registration during ASEAN Summit- (Manila Bulletin)

Gujilde reminds voters of registration deadline- (Inquirer)

'Leni Robredo's counter-protest should not be dismissed for nonpayment’- (Philstar)

Marcos asks PET to junk Robredo's counter-protest- (ABS CBN)

1-M unclaimed voters' IDs- (Sunstar)

Comelec urges youth to register for SK polls- (Inquirer)

No extension for registration in barangay, SK elections : Comelec- (Yahoo News)

Marcos must pay P185M for all poll precincts, says Robredo lawyer- (Rappler)

VP poll protest: SC orders Marcos to pay P66.2M; Robredo, P15.7M- (Inquirer)

Comelec ‘buries’ 179 dead voters in Aurora- (The Standard)

Voters’ registration schedule during Holy Week: Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to limit data on poll precinct finder to prevent another leak- (Inquirer)

Comelec: On with bidding for barangay, SK elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec puts off signing barangay poll deals in case of postponement- (Inquirer)

Comelec eyes ISO certification- (Philstar)

Comelec rolls out bidding process for barangay polls- (Philstar)


March 2017

LP not keen on having barangay polls postponed, says Pangilinan- (Inquirer)

‘Decision on Barangay polls needed by July’- (Philstar)

Comelec complying to ensure no data breach in barangay elections – NPC- (Rappler)

COMELEC: Law needed to postpone barangay elections- (CNN)

Senators to block law allowing Duterte to delay polls, appoint OICs- (Rappler)

Comelec expects more youth to register next month- (Philstar)

Comelec studies effect of possible Barangay polls postponement- (Manila Bulletin)

Duterte eyes scrapping of barangay elections- (Manila Times)

Comelec to continue voter registration despite call to delay barangay, SK polls
- (Canadian Daily Inquirer)

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader- (Rappler)

House majority urged to junk ‘sham’ impeachment rap vs Robredo- (Inquirer)

Few young voters register for SK elections- (Philstar)

Exec says law required to postpone brgy polls- (Cebu Daily News)

DFA sets new record on Overseas Voter Registration- (Canadian Daily Inquirer)

SC dismisses with finality Gabriela party-list bid for third House seat- (GMA News)

No more extension for barangay voter registration- (Philstar)

Comelec holds special registration for women in Zamboanga City- (Sunstar)

Robredo: Marcos out to steal VP post- (Manila Times)

Comelec to prioritize female voter applicants on Int'l Women's Day- (Rappler)

Comelec seeks ISO 27001 certification- (Inquirer)

Marcos camp cries foul over protest case delay- (Manila Times)

Robredo asks PET to reconsider decision not to dismiss Marcos poll protest- (GMA News)

Comelec TO students: Attend voter education seminars- (Inquirer)

Filipinos urged to register for May, 2019 mid-term elections- (Gulf Today)

Comelec junks Lim poll protest vs Estrada- (Manila Times)

Comelec mulls new voters’ ID design- (Inquirer)

Makati wants ‘Kid’ charged over personnel violations- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec, NYC encourage youth to register for SK elections- (Journal Online)


February 2017

Comelec to hold special voters’ registration for women, girls Mar. 8- (Inquirer)

Comelec wants even more women voters- (Inquirer)

Voter registration applications breach 1-M mark-Comelec- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

Group calls for Comelec chair resignation after break-in- (Inquirer)

Privacy body probes new Comelec data breach- (Philstar)

Confirmed: Comelec computer stolen in Lanao contains national voters' list- (Rappler)

Few applicants qualify as b’gay, SK voters- (Philstar)

SC gives green light for Bongbong protest- (Philstar)

Comelec urges 205,000 overseas Filipinos to reactivate registration- (GMA News)

Party-list ousts 2nd nominee- (The Standard)

City election office conducts school-based voters’ registration- (Manila Bulletin)

800 voting machines found to be defective, says Comelec- (Inquirer)

200,000 absentee voters deactivated- (Inquirer)

‘People should keep their faith in the High Court – VP Leni- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec offers free voter education seminars for students- (Businessworld Online)

Registration of Filipino Citizens for Philippine National Elections- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)


January 2017

Robredo lawyer: Marcos' claim about SD cards just a publicity stunt- (Rappler)

Comelec offers free voter education seminars for students- (Inquirer)

Comelec allots P10M for voters’ registration gear- (Inquirer)

COMELEC urges interested parties to request for Satellite Registration
 activities in their area- (PIA)

Comelec open to conduct satellite registrations for 2017 barangay polls- (Inquirer)

Robredo to Marcos: Prove poll fraud or withdraw protest- (Inquirer)

‘Robredo camp running out of explanations’- (Manila Times)

Marcos wants SC action on Comelec's 'failed' SD card decryption- (Inquirer)

Comelec satellite registration draws over 400,000 voters- (Inquirer)

‘Marcos claim speculative’- (Inquirer)

Poll Watcher: 'Election machines tampered with'- (Manila Times)

Comelec conducts registration in campuses- (Inquirer)

Data found in SD cards of unused vote counting machines- (ABS CBN)

Probe sought on Comelec voters’ database leak- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

Bautista: Comelec facing potential crisis- (Inquirer)

Poll chief: Comelec complying with NPC recommendations for better security
 online- (GMA News)

Senate set to investigate data breach at Comelec- (Business Mirror)

SC order to COMELEC on Marcos protest timely and important- (Manila Times)

Comelec starts returning voting machines to Smartmatic- (Inquirer)

Criminal charges recommended vs. Comelec chair for 'Comeleak' heist- (GMA News)

PET orders Comelec to strip VCMs of election data, back-up files- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec told: Move faster on Marcos protest- (Manila Times)

Comelec wants poll laws amended- (Inquirer)