Philippine Election News

December 2019



Solon files bill that would provide for independent office spaces for Comelec
field offices- (Manila Bulletin)

SC junks petition of nuisance candidate- (Manila Bulletin)

Members of Philippines Political Family Convicted in Deadliest Attack on
Journalists in History- (Time)

Philippine massacre masterminds jailed for life over 57 murders- (Reuters)

Comelec urged for speedy decision on Duterte Youth
registration cancellation case- (Manila Bulletin)

Lanao del Sur, Marawi voters ask Comelec to hold special elections- (Rappler)

Application for overseas voting starts Monday - Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

‘Hybrid’ AES among 3 poll options- (Business Mirror)

Comelec sets hearing for petition to cancel Duterte Youth party-list registration- (Manila Bulletin)

Voter registration for May 2022 polls resumes on January- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec conducts voting simulation for PWDs- (Manila Bulletin)

Postponed barangay, SK polls deprive voters of right to choose officials
– Namfrel- (Rappler)

Comelec to focus on May 2022 presidential elections- (Manila Bulletin)


November 2019



Bongbong says he’s not for Robredo’s ouster: ’She’s not the enemy’- (Inquirer)

Comelec summons Cardema over 'misrepresentation' for trying to be youth
nominee- (Rappler)

Comelec vows greater inclusivity for voters as Bangsamoro 2022
elections loom- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec purges almost 600,000 overseas voters- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec accepts Duterte Youth chair Cardema's withdrawal of
nomination- (Rappler)

More than 265,000 overseas voters deactivated – Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

OSG needs more time in case vs senators- (Philstar)

Marcos files bill extending barangay, SK terms of office- (Manila Bulletin)

Senate OKs P3.8-billion Comelec budget for 2020- (ABS CBN)

Lanao del Sur, Marawi voters ask Comelec to hold special elections- (Rappler)

Withdraw poll protest so Robredo can focus on drug war, Marcos told- (CNN)

Comelec deactivates 300K overseas absentee voters- (Inquirer)

Bill moving barangay, SK polls to 2022 now up for Duterte's signature- (Rappler)

CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo- (Inquirer)

Comelec not surprised by Congress OK on barangay, SK polls postponement- (Inquirer)

House readies priority measures as sessions resume; SK, Brgy elections postponement tops list- (Manila Bulletin)


October 2019

Marcos poll protest to be more difficult for Robredo with Supreme Court
changes: Carpio- (ABS CBN)

Guanzon to propose amendments to Local Absentee Voting Act- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec hands off in answering issues raised in PET protest- (Rappler)

Comelec ready to hold special polls for VP post if...- (Philstar)

Robredo camp to Comelec: Stop premature statement about ‘remotely possible’
special polls- (GMA News)

Carefully understanding annulment of elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Smartmatic unveils touchscreen voting tech- (Philstar)

Lawmaker proposes ‘hybrid’ poll system- (Manila Standard)

Bersamin admits wanting to delay vote on Marcos protest vs. Robredo- (GMA News)

Hataman backs Robredo’s call to dismiss Marcos electoral protest- (Manila Bulletin)

Marcos changing strategy midway poll protest, says ex-Comelec exec- (Inquirer)

No need for SEC registration of party-lists: Comelec- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

Comelec updates voter registration stats, says turnout was over 4 million- (GMA News)

2.8M register for youth council polls that may not happen as scheduled- (Inquirer)

Guanzon eyeing possibility of voting via mobile phone app in the future- (Manila Bulletin)

Robredo camp urges PET to release report on poll protest initial recount- (ABS CBN)

House now wants to postpone barangay, SK polls to December 2022- (Rappler)

Robredo: Poll protest a test of judicial system- (Cebu Daily News)

Comelec Cebu City records 40.7K new voters- (Cebu Daily News)

Cops who didn’t register for elections to be charged- (Manila Bulletin)


September 2019

Long queues on last day of voter registration- (Inquirer)

Comelec: 2 days left for voter registration- (Philstar)

2.6M applications for voter registration processed nationwide - Comelec- (Inquirer)

Senate OKs on 2nd reading bill postponing Barangay, SK polls- (GMA News)

Rappler Talk: Election lawyer Emil Marañon on what's next for Duterte Youth's
Cardema- (Rappler)

SC orders Comelec to proclaim Nograles as duly-elected South Cotabato
representative- (Manila Bulletin)

Postpone village, SK polls, Go urges senators- (Manila Times)

Ex-poll chair Brillantes urges Comelec: Don't act on Cardema's withdrawal yet- (Rappler)

Comelec: Voter registration turnout reached over 2M- (GMA News)

Comelec to rule on Cardema’s withdrawal of nomination- (Manila Bulletin)

On his own, Cardema withdraws as Duterte Youth's nominee- (Rappler)

Satellite registration for indigenous people set- (Philstar)

DILG, local officials support postponing barangay, SK elections to 2023- (Rappler)

Justice Caguioa finished with report on pilot recount in Marcos poll protest- (Rappler)

Comelec sees 50% spike in new voters if registration brought to malls- (Inquirer)

Comelec records 18,061 new voters in Cebu City- (Inquirer)

PET to issue report soon on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo – Bersamin- (Rappler)

Comelec asked to disqualify Duterte Youth from party list- (Rappler)


August 2019






House leader wants periodic adjustment to make election spending limits
‘reasonable, realistic’- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: OFWs have until Sept. 30 to apply for transfer of registration- (Inquirer)

800K voters have registered for 2020 polls, says Comelec- (Business Mirror)

COMELEC Acknowledges DFA Contribution of Overseas Voting-
(Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

Comelec to set up satellite voters registration centers in parts of
Metro Manila- (Manila Bulletin)

COMELEC releases calendar of activities for May 2020 Barangay and
Sangguniang Kabataan elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to deactivate voters who failed to vote in past 2 elections- (GMA News)

Comelec records more than 260,000 applications in 2nd week of voters
registration- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec deactivates 85,612 voters in Negros Occidental- (Inquirer)

16 M failed to vote for party-list, missed names on back of ballot- (Philstar)

Regulation of party-list group names pushed- (Philstar)

COMELEC suspends voter registration in Sto. Tomas, Batangas- (Manila Bulletin)

Media experts recommend transparency in digital campaign spending for 2022
elections- (ABS CBN)

Comelec: More than 100,000 applications in 1st week of voter registration- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec updates on voters' registration- (Philstar)

Comelec asked to disqualify youth group partylist- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: Public satisfaction confirms May elections’ success- (Inquirer)

Majority of Filipinos want Comelec to continue automated polls – survey- (Manila Times)

Comelec yet to decide on blacklisting Smartmatic- (GMA News)

Barangay, SK polls ‘postponement’ bills snowball in Congress- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec optimistic on bill vs premature campaigning- (Business Mirror)

2 M new voters expected as registration resumes today- (Philstar)


July 2019

Comelec: Voter registration period set Aug. 1 to Sept. 30- (Inquirer)

Comelec makes forms available online- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec order prioritizes voter registration of elderly, PWDs- (Business Mirror)

What you need to know about voter registration for 2020 polls- (Philstar)

Comelec to continue preparing for barangay, SK polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Duterte asks Congress to move barangay, SK polls to 2022- (Philstar)

Comelec sets special voter registration for vulnerable sectors from August to September 2019
- (Business Mirror)

Comelec directs election officers to hold satellite registrations nationwide- (Manila Bulletin)

SC to Robredo: Still 'premature' to claim victory in electoral protest- (Rappler)

SC declares Koko Pimentel's faction as 'legitimate' PDP-Laban- (Rappler)

Smartmatic presents paperless voting- (Businessworld)

Comelec official likens ballot proposed by DICT to a ‘lotto ticket’- (Manila Bulletin)

Binay files election protest vs Peña, casts doubt on poll credibility- (ABS CBN)

Preparing for 2022 – Cleansing the voter database- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec won’t allow proxy registration- (Manila Bulletin)

100-300k new voters expected to register in Cebu- (Cebu Daily News)

Imee wants end to Smartmatic 'dominance' in PH- (ABS CBN)

Comelec begins purging voter’s list for 2020 polls- (Business Mirror)

Namfrel backs Sotto’s hybrid election bill- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

Comelec to hold registrations in malls, schools- (Manila Bulletin)

SC dismisses pleas for review of 2013 PCOS source code- (Philstar)


June 2019


Rappler PLUS Exclusive: Investigative report on the 2019 PH Elections- (Rappler)

CoA: Govt printing jobs illegally subcontracted- (Manila Times)

Comelec official says postponement of brgy, SK polls likely to be pushed- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec expects 2-million new voters during 2022 polls- (GMA News)

Voter registration resumes in August – Comelec- (Inquirer)

DICT to present proposal on alternative automated election system- (Inquirer)

Probe launched on ballot box found floating in Maguindanao swamp- (Philstar)

Comelec denies alleged poll fraud amid photo of floating ballot box in
Maguindanao- (Rappler)

Comelec exec seeks public help in prosecuting erring candidates- (Philstar)

New election tech provider seen by yearend- (Philstar)

Go, Poe, Villar among biggest election spenders- (ABS CBN)

Party-list an evil, exploited by wealthy people – Duterte- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: Voters prefer mall registration- (Philstar)

'Duterte's call to replace Smartmatic shows his frustration on poll irregularities'- (ABS CBN)

Winning candidates without SOCE can’t assume posts, DILG warns- (Manila Bulletin)

Bishop Pabillo: Is the Comelec compromised?- (Inquirer)

Too early to condemn Smartmatic, says lawyer- (Inquirer)

Duterte fears war in 2022 polls with use of Smartmatic- (Manila Standard)

Poll-related incidents down 55% - PNP- (Philstar)

Proclamation of Pimentel questioned- (Inquirer)

Random manual audit shows vote counting machines ’99.99%’ accurate - poll officials- (CNN)

Comelec to check accuracy of replacement VCMs, too- (GMA News)

Pangilinan presses Comelec to explain poll glitches- (ABS CBN)

Militant groups call for investigation on May 13 election glitches- (Cebu Daily News)

Bayan Muna files complaint against exclusion of party-list votes in RMA- (GMA News)

Probers see no proof of fraud in May polls- (Philstar)

Lawmakers to Comelec: Don't let problems in 2019 polls happen in 2022- (Rappler)

Smartmatic in hot water over poll glitches- (Manila Bulletin)

16 early transmission attempts made in midterm elections - IT expert- (Inquirer)

Comelec-7 calls for localized capacity to fix broken SD cards and dysfunctional
voting machines in next polls- (Cebu Daily News)

Duterte tasks DICT to find Smartmatic replacement- (CNN)

Poll watchdog to file impeachment raps vs Comelec officials- (Businessworld)

Voter registration to resume soon- (Manila Bulletin)

Catholic prelate pushes anew for the adoption of a hybrid election system- (Manila Bulletin)


May 2019



Losing candidates seek special polls in Lanao- (Inquirer)

Duterte to COMELEC: Dispose of Smartmatic- (CNN)

House blames Comelec for low party-list votes- (Inquirer)

Comelec receives 36 electoral protest cases -(Manila Standard)

Ballot layout on party-list questioned -(Businessworld)

Group demands transparency from Comelec -(ABS CBN)

Alert due to polls lowered in Luzon, Visayas- (Philstar)

Poll bets must meet June 13 deadline for expenses report: Comelec -(ABS CBN)

Comelec starts receiving poll protests- (Manila Bulletin)

Poll watchdogs query COMELEC on ‘meet-me-room’- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec records highest overseas voter turnout- (Philstar)

2 defeated mayors in Negros Occidental file petitions for recount- (Rappler)

Kontra Daya calls for mass action in front of Comelec office on Wednesday-
(Manila Bulletin)

Number of overseas absentee voters in May 13 polls twice that of 2013
midterms – Comelec- (Business Mirror)

Comelec gearing up for 2020 barangay polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: SOCE filing deadline on June 13- (Philstar)

With counting done, Comelec faces Senate probe next- (Philstar)

144 election-related incidents reported in Mindanao – group- (Rappler)

Comelec proclaims 51 winning party-list groups- (CNN)

PH Embassy explains delay in canvassing of votes from U.S.- (Inquirer)

Comelec: 75.90% local voter turnout in May polls-(GMA News)

Catholic bishops press Comelec to probe alleged irregularities in 2019 polls- (Inquirer)

Watchdog files complaint vs Comelec execs -(ABS CBN)

Comelec to proclaim at least 45 party-list groups- (Philstar)

Comelec proclaims 12 winning senators-(GMA News)

Comelec to proclaim winning senators, party-list groups Wednesday -(ABS CBN)

Final, official count: Villar in 1st, Binay in 12th of Senate race- (Inquirer)

Only 17.29% voter turnout for Filipinos in US in midterm elections -(ABS CBN)

3 bishops call for suspension of #Halalan2019 proclamation -(ABS CBN)

Comelec to explain data ‘bottleneck’ in transparency server- (Inquirer)

Proclamation of winning senators won't push through Tuesday -Jimenez-(GMA News)

Random manual audit may extend into June- (Philstar)

Senators proclaimed today- (Manila Bulletin)

Rice, eggs also used to buy votes — PNP- (Philstar)

Comelec reports 74.89% voters’ turnout in ’19 midterm elections- (Business Mirror)

Poll watchdog probing auto poll security issues- (Philstar)

PNP notes peaceful special polls in Isabela village- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Tuesday proclamation of winning senators, party-lists a 'pretty sure bet' -(ABS CBN)

PNP deploys 149 cops in Jones, Isabela for special elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Senate to Comelec: Answer complaints about midterm elections- (Inquirer)

Comelec sees no surge in electoral protests- (Philstar)

Defective SD cards delay canvass of overseas votes: Comelec -(ABS CBN)

Comelec bares party-list groups leading in midterm polls-(GMA News)

With 97% COCs tallied, Villar and Poe still leading Senate race- (Inquirer)

Proclamation of winning senators, party-lists to be rescheduled: Comelec -(ABS CBN)

COMELEC to hold special elections in Jones, Isabela on Monday- (Manila Bulletin)

Senate winners may be proclaimed tomorrow- (Philstar)

#HalalanResults: Villar, Poe, Go still lead Comelec's partial, official results -(ABS CBN)

Comelec vows to disclose areas where VCMs, SD cards failed-(GMA News)

Groups ask Comelec to suspend proclamation of winning party lists -(Rappler)

Group asks Comelec to include party-list results in random manual audit-(GMA News)

MMDA gathers 200 tons of ‘election trash’ from March 1 to May 16- (Inquirer)

’Pre-shaded’ ballots video may discredit automated elections – Lente- (Inquirer)

Party list groups seek independent probe of Comelec glitches- (Inquirer)

‘Drug money may have been used for vote buying’- (Manila Times)

Latest Comelec tally: Bam in, JV out of ‘Magic 12’ , Villar still No. 1- (Inquirer)

Comelec to give PPCRV transparency server logs, says poll watchdog execs-(GMA News)

Comelec looks into viral video of alleged pre-shading of ballots- (Philstar)

Winning bets reminded to be good servants- (Manila Bulletin)

Police seize more than P12M from vote-buying incidents-(GMA News)

Villar breaks 10 million mark in official Comelec count-(GMA News)

Comelec willing to open transparency server logs- (Philstar)

Comelec to wrap up canvassing of votes within the week- (Inquirer)

Lacson eyes Senate probe into 2019 midterm polls- (Philstar)

Memory card supplier in vote counting machine in hot water — COMELEC- (CNN Philippines)

Random Manual Audit of poll results on today- (Manila Bulletin)

Lacson questions vote transmission turned ‘traffic controller’- (Inquirer)

#HalalanResults: Bam Aquino joins 'Magic 12' in Comelec's partial, official results-(ABS CBN)

WATCH: Progressive groups protest at Comelec over allegedly rigged elections- (Philstar)

DILG tells candidates to remove campaign materials- (Manila Bulletin)

Otso Diretso accepts candidates' defeat-(ABS CBN)

Comelec traces glitches to low-quality SD cards, aged counting machines-(ABS CBN)

Comelec: May 13 polls a success despite glitches-(GMA News)

Teachers helped make midterm polls peaceful and orderly – DepEd- (Manila Bulletin)

Senate to probe VCM glitches- (Manila Bulletin)

PPCRV vote count suddenly drops after Tuesday update- (Inquirer)

WINNERS: 2019 local elections in the Philippines- (Rappler)

Reporters’ Notebook: Election sidelights- (Inquirer)

Weak to no signal causes delay in transmission of votes- (Rappler)

LOOK: Comelec releases list of precincts selected for manual audit- (Inquirer)

Precinct in Abra first to transmit 2019 election results- (Rappler)

Duterte: Let Comelec explain VCM glitches before initiating probe-(GMA News)

National Board of Canvassers suspend session to wait for poll results- (Philstar)

Election-related violence disrupts voting in various provinces- (Rappler)

AFP calls on Mindanao voters not to be deterred by reports of violence- (Manila Bulletin)

Up to 600 vote-counting machines replaced: Comelec-(ABS CBN)

Comelec, partners pick 715 samples for manual audit of 2019 polls-(GMA News)

Even behind bars, more than 1,000 Cebu City jail inmates cast votes- (Cebu Daily News)

Some personalities not spared by defective VCMs-(GMA News)

Verification system machines in QC school with 2nd largest voting population down-(GMA News)

VCM glitches mar voting in Pasig, Makati and San Juan- (Inquirer)

2019 midterm elections' irregularities, voter's profile- (CNN)

Mayoralty bet, four others arrested for gun charges- (Manila Bulletin)

101-year-old voter casts vote in Marawi City-(GMA News)

Octogenarian loses chance to vote- (Manila Bulletin)

VCM in ex-VP Binay's precinct malfunctioned, has been replaced —Comelec spox-(GMA News)

43 election-related violence recorded – Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Paper jam causes delay in voting in some parts of Cebu- (Cebu Daily News)

LOOK: Candidates cast their vote- (CNN)

Ballot fed wrongly in VCM triggers long line in Davao del Norte- (Inquirer)

BREAK: VCM rejects ex-VP Binay’s ballot; to file complaint at Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec expects 100% on time opening of polling places nationwide- (Manila Bulletin)

Polls open for 2019 midterm elections- (CNN)

Comelec: Vote-buying the biggest challenge- (Manila Times)

2019 Elections: 61 million voters expected to troop to the polls nationwide- (Rappler)

Church prays for credible, honest, peaceful conduct of polls- (Manila Bulletin)

NTC orders uninterrupted telecom services on election day- (Inquirer)

Cops ready to serve in electoral boards- (Manila Bulletin)

Liquor ban begins, establishments catering to foreigners told to get exemption- (ABS CBN)

Pre-poll glitches, vote buying bared- (Manila Standard)

Comelec to replace 686 corrupted SD cards- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

SC orders Comelec to comment on motion vs. camera ban in precincts- (GMA News)

CBCP denies endorsing Otso Diretso candidates: ‘It’s partisan politics’- (Inquirer)

473 SDs to be used in polls corrupted — Comelec- (Philstar)

No ‘evil machinations’ in elections — Duterte- (Philstar)

Jingle all the way: Catchy, funny, cringey campaign jingles from Philippine
2019 elections- (Yahoo News)

Comelec assures it will be ready for the polls despite hitches- (Businessworld)

Globe readies network for poll data transmission- (ABS CBN)

Comelec launches task force vs vote buying- (ABS CBN)

Comelec ready to address possible ballot shortage- (Philstar)

Comelec precinct finder not yet available days before polls- (Rappler)

Comelec to test voter identification machines- (Manila Times)

Vote-buying complaints swamp PNP- (Philstar)

Looking for your polling precinct? Message us on Twitter - Comelec- (Inquirer)

Missing in the 2019 election campaign discourse: protection of environment- (ABS CBN)

DILG calls on public to report poll irregularities to authorities- (Manila Bulletin)

DepEd: More than half a million school execs, teachers to assist in polls- (Inquirer)

Duterte declares May 13 Election Day a special non-working holiday- (CNN)

LIST: 2019 Philippine election hotlines- (Rappler)

Comelec issues protocol on SD card replacement- (Philstar)

Comelec checking glitches in vote-counting machines days before election- (ABS CBN)

New voter registration confirmation system to delay voting, says Larrazabal- (ABS CBN)

Comelec: Quake measures in place- (Philstar)

Group calls for transparency- (Manila Standard)

Palace: Govt all set for May 13 elections- (Manila Times)

Unopposed: Over 500 candidates in local races need only 1 vote to win- (Rappler)

The 2019 Philippine midterm elections: What you need to know- (CNN)

LIVE UPDATES: Philippine elections 2019- (Rappler)

Fil-Am community leaders in NY tell PH voters: Choose democracy- (ABS CBN)

Gov’t ready to secure May 13 midterm elections; stable power supply assured- (Manila Bulletin)

'Comelec running out of time to resolve pending cases before election day'- (ABS CBN)

PNP to deploy over 9,000 cops to Western Visayas on May 13- (Rappler)

Comelec will take into consideration Osmeña’s request for Comelec control in
Cebu City- (Cebu Daily News)

Negros town placed under Comelec control- (Philstar)

Comelec: Ballot boxes in Pasig not tampered- (CNN)

Comelec second division denies petition vs Alan Cayetano- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec division disqualifies Edu Manzano- (ABS CBN)

Survey: Most Butuan voters OK with vote-buying- (Inquirer)

Police go on full alert amid pre-poll incidents- (Manila Standard)

QC teachers open hotline to protect poll servers- (Inquirer)

COMELEC: Poll preparations almost complete- (Manila Times)

Comelec sees surge in election campaign- (Philstar)

Ballot box with torn sticker delivered in Pasig- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec starts final VCMs testing, sealing May 6- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

Comelec expect voter turnout to be 75 to78 percent on election day- (Manila Bulletin)

Dismayed over delayed delivery of ballots in NZ- (Inquirer)

Comelec to replace bleeding pens for May polls- (ABS CBN)

Grab partners with Comelec for voter education- (Rappler)

Comelec completes AES software safeguards- (Business Mirror)

Comelec: No requirements needed for registered voters to participate in May 13 polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Election source codes deposited at central bank- (ABS CBN)

Commission on Elections tells public to not believe video showing alleged pre-shaded
ballot- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: Millennials can shape the outcome of Midterm polls- (CNN)

Comelec warns voters against vote buying- (CNN)

Comelec urged to speed up Cayetano case days before polls- (Rappler)

Comelec releases guide on how to cast vote on election day- (Manila Bulletin)

April 2019




Comelec to look into alleged inspection conducted by PNP officer in Baguio
warehouse- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to announce majority, minority parties this week- (Businessworld)

Your step-by-step guide to voting in May 13 elections- (Rappler)

Comelec official slams PNP’s inspection of voting machines in Baguio City- (Manila Bulletin)

Probe reports PNP official accessed Comelec’s Baguio warehouse - Diokno- (Inquirer)

Comelec at ‘very high level of preparedness’ for May 13, 2019 polls- (GMA News)

Teachers part of BEI not included in local absentee voting - Comelec- (Inquirer)

Local absentee voting for May 13 polls starts- (Inquirer)

Firearms, ammo seized from Abra bet’s vehicle- (Manila Times)

10,000 Pinoys cast votes in Singapore- (GMA News)

Election watchdog to conduct random manual audit for May 13 elections- (Businessworld)

Policemen urged to avail of absentee voting privilege- (Manila Bulletin)

NAMFREL to launch election data site for better transparency in May polls- (Businessworld)

Namfrel gears up for May 2019 elections- (Inquirer)

DILG to mayors: Be neutral in issuing poll rally permits- (Inquirer)

Comelec asked to place La Union town under its control- (Manila Times)

Bishop to voters: Use social media to support good candidates- (Inquirer)

Comelec '90 pct ready' for May polls: Jimenez- (ABS CBN)

Will Duterte endorsement score a win in May 13 polls?- (CNN)

Eleksyon 2019: GMA News Online's MyKodigo allows users to create own
sample ballots- (GMA News)

'Put out all the data': Watchdog calls for more transparency in midterm polls- (ABS CBN)

SC reverses Comelec ruling disqualifying Baguio mayoral bet- (Philstar)

How elections are made accessible to PWDs and senior citizens- (Rappler)

2nd field overseas voting for Filipinos in Deira- (Gulf Today)

Comelec waiting for reports on structural integrity of schools to be used as voting
centers- (Manila Buletin)

Comelec hit for ‘downplaying’ overseas absentee voting issues- (Inquirer)

[EXPLAINER] Catching vote-buyers is not just the Comelec’s job- (Rappler)

Abra cops shuffled ahead of polls- (Manila Standard)

What voters need to know about Comelec's fingerprint verification machine- (Rappler)

Comelec to test, seal VCMs on May 10- (Cebu Daily News)

547 bets running unopposed- (Philstar)

‘Smartmagic’ in May polls?- (Inquirer)

Cardinal Tagle urges young voters to exercise ‘Godly vote’- (Manila Buletin)

Lawyer who sued Duterte at ICC questions disqualification from Senate race- (GMA News)

Comelec urged to clarify whether barangay officials can campaign- (Philstar)

‘No power outage during midterm polls’- (Philstar)

SC overturns Comelec ruling on old CoC format- (Manila Times)

Comelec: Cops have discretion where to set up checkpoints- (Inquirer)

Comelec tells voters to be ready with ‘kodigos’- (Manila Buletin)

5 arrested for carrying firearms at Comelec checkpoint- (Inquirer)

Pols reminded: No campaigning on Holy Thursday, Friday- (Philstar)

Comelec: Two ballots found in single mailing packet of voter in Rome not identical- (GMA News)

Comelec, AFP, PNP review preparations for 2019 elections- (Inquirer)

Palace: Strong statements vs. China nothing to do with midterm elections- (GMA News)

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

PNP keeping close watch over Lanao del Norte for poll-related violence- (Rappler)

‘Local bets pay for Red support’- (Manila Standard)

Information technology expert says AES difficult to hack- (Manila Buletin)

Palawan elections in limbo after law splits province into 3- (Business Mirror)

PNP: No proof 349 local officials support CPP-NPA- (Philstar)

System reviewers: AES tough to hack, but Comelec still has to keep close watch- (Business World)

5 top Senate bets have yet to register social media pages- (Rappler)

Election lawyer: Schools, watchdogs can help Comelec check candidates' spending- (Rappler)

Measures sought to let 4K OFWs in ‘troubled areas’ vote- (Canadian Inquirer)

Overseas voting begins; Comelec monitors fake news- (Philstar)

6,000 cops tasked with poll duties in Western Mindanao- (Inquirer)

Comelec urged: Probe ‘disenfranchised voters’ in Middle East- (ABS CBN)

Govt ready vs repeat of 2016 data attack- (Business Mirror)

Comelec warns: Don’t remove candidates’ campaign materials- (Inquirer)

29 senatorial bets register websites, blogs with Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

PCOS machine demonstration- (ABS CBN)

No third term for senators- (Manila Times)

4 in 10 Filipino voters have complete Senate slate – Pulse Asia- (Rappler)

Pulse Asia poll: Poe, admin candidates keep lead; 2 opposition bets in (CNN)

Comelec all set for absentee voting- (Manila Standard)

Cops deployed to ensure safety of journalists during midterm polls- (ABS CBN)

Comelec warns Quezon City public servants against electioneering and partisanship- (Manila Bulletin)

What you need to know if you’re an overseas absentee voter- (Rappler)

Voting for 1.8 million overseas Filipinos starts April 13- (Philstar)

LIVE: Comelec shows how to vote in May 13 elections- (Rappler)

Comelec Central Office to decide on sanctions against poll campaign materials’
violators- (Cebu Daily News)

'Leave. Dogs. Alone': Comelec slams campaign sticker placed on dog- (CNN)

Comelec says Tarlac bet detained for slapping poll officer- (Rappler)

Candidacy certificate of Baguio mayoral bet, 24 others deemed 'not filed'- (ABS CBN)

Embassies told to allay fears of Pinoys abroad about integrity of overseas voting- (Manila Bulletin)

VECO reminds public: No posters on poles please- (Cebu Daily News)

Osmeña claims 8 Senate seats ‘sold’ at P50 million each in 2016 polls- (Inquirer)

Malacañang to comply with election public works ban- (Manila Bulletin)

Bicol gov stripped of candidacy certificate- (Manila Bulletin)

We’re ready! – Namfrel- (Manila Times)

Integrity of upcoming midterm elections a priority — Facebook- (Philstar)

Candidates told: No donating to church during campaign- (Philstar)

Supreme Court stops Comelec from changing polling places in Sulu- (Rappler)

Vote buying in the Philippine elections- (CNN)

Comelec approves more than 30,000 applicants for local absentee voting- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec sets new discount rules for May election campaign ads- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec grills Gadon’s camp over petition vs SWS, Pulse Asia- (Inquirer)

Bishops call for midterm elections peace covenant- (Philstar)

Comelec to hold special polls in Southern Leyte- (Philstar)

Remove illegal posters, bets told- (Manila Standard)

Owner of purged accounts laments being singled out by Facebook- (Philstar)

Estrada a ‘no show’ in covenant signing for peaceful, orderly polls- (Manila Times)

Comelec: Use of oversized campaign materials on electronic billboards is an
election offense- (GMA News)

Comelec reminds media outlets on bigger poll ad discounts- (ABS CBN)

23 local officials arrested in election-related operations nationwide- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: Electronic billboard ads banned- (Philstar)