Philippine Election News

June 2013

Lagman doubts result of random manual audit- (ABS CBN)

Manual audit shows May polls 99.97% accurate – Comelec- (Philstar)

2013 election cheating was worst ever -- Tandem- (Menafn)

Biometrics validation for 2016 polls to start July 1 - Comelec- (GMA News)

Expense reports of 5 new senators, PNoy’s LP, NPC still bad, defective- (PCIJ Blog)

SC formally closes issue on Comelec liquor ban- (GMA News)

Comelec to release Random Manual Audit results Friday- (GMA News)

Comelec: Want a manual recount? Shoulder the cost- (Philstar)

Palace rejects poll recount- (Menafn)

Due to tardy filing, SC junks appeal of 3 party-list solons- (Philstar)

Marinduque solon loses SC petition- (Manila Standard Today)

'Election results pre-programmed'- (Menafn)

Barangay, SK polls entry points of political dynasties- (Philstar)

Villar to Bongbong: Too early for 2016 plans- (Philstar)

Estrada faces disqualification case days before oath-taking- (Inquirer)

Erap-Lim battle not over; SC asks Erap to answer plea- (ABS CBN)

Comelec: Pollsters can go to SC- (Philstar)

Court urged to defer GMA trial on poll sabotage- (Philstar)

Comelec to release Random Manual Audit of May 13 polls within the week- (GMA News)

Lawyer: Kin of 14 Maguindanao massacre victims mull settlement with Ampatuans- (GMA News)

Comelec to release manual audit results this week- (Philstar)

Lagman: Unopposed poll bets not good for democracy- (Philstar)

In Romblon, dead man casts vote- (Inquirer)

Comelec shuffling clustered precincts for barangay, SK polls- (Philstar)

Comelec orders reclustering of precincts- (ABS CBN)

Neophyte senator vows to comply with Comelec's SOCE requirements- (Philstar)

Voter registration guidelines for bgy, SK polls out- (ABS CBN)

Comelec harasses opinion pollsters- (Inquirer)

Barangay, SK polls reminders- (Inquirer)

Comelec gives back party-list seats- (Inquirer)

Villar, Roxas, Gatchalian top party donors- (Philstar)

SC denies it has ruled on Erap case- (ABS CBN)

Comelec revises protest rules, allows ballot images as evidence- (GMA News)

Comelec to fine 11 senators-elect who erred in filing expense reports- (GMA News)

PCOS machines to go to cheaper warehouse- (ABS CBN)

Philippine Elections: Wealth remains dominant; dynasties rule ok- (Bulatlat)

Brillantes: Go ahead, impeach me- (Inquirer)

JV Ejercito doubts poll campaign expense reports of Team PNoy bets- (Inquirer)

Comelec on Barangay & SK polls: No time, too costly- (Philstar)

Comelec fines irk UNA- (ABS CBN)

SC justices back Sereno in SQA order vs. Comelec money ban- (GMA News)

Complaint filed vs Brillantes, 7 other Comelec officials- (Philstar)

Comelec to hold registration for barangay, SK polls- (Philstar)

Comelec slaps most candidates with penalties- (ABS CBN)

Cayetano the only senator-elect to comply with all SOCE filing requirements- (GMA Network)

Losing bet killed in Zamboanga Sibugay- (Philstar)

JV top campaign spender at P138 M- (Philstar)

Registration for SK voters starts July 22- (ABS CBN)

Aquino urged to report poll expenses for Liberal Party- (Inquirer)

Negros bets bare poll expenses- (Businessworld Online)

Hontiveros sorry for late filing of SOCE- (ABS CBN)

Comelec forms committee for barangay elections- (ABS CBN)

Senatorial bets kumita pa noong eleksiyon- (Philstar)

Comelec mulls pilot-test for automated village polls in Metro Manila- (Inquirer)

Candidates to pay 5% on election fund kitty- (Bohol Standard)

Roller-coaster poll automation- (Inquirer)

Audit shows nearly 100% accuracy for poll machine- (Businessworld Online)

The latest Comelec broth- (Inquirer)

Kung hindi magsusumite ng SECE: 6 nanalong senador hindi makakaupo - COMELEC- (Philstar)

Late filers of election expenses pay fines- (Manila Standard Today)

BIR, DOJ, Comelec checking campaign money reports- (ABS CBN)

Wrong math in Comelec ruling — buhay- (Manila Bulletin)

Unspent campaign contributions are taxable income if not returned to donor,
says Comelec chairman- (GMA News)

Comelec to survey firms: Name subscribers- (ABS CBN)

Deadline ends, audit starts for campaign expense reports- (Philstar)

Serious, furious Comelec- (ABS CBN)

Candidates launched pre-campaign ad blast- (ABS CBN)

Enrile biggest spender – Comelec- (Manila Times)

Comelec: Poll audit shows 'accurate' PCOS- (Rappler)

Sans TRO, 9 Senate bets, Buhay breached ads cap- (ABS CBN)

6 Senate winners fail to report expenses- (Rappler)

Gun ban, other poll prohibitions expire June 13- (Rappler)

Poll expense statements deadline tomorrow; non-filers face sanctions- (Malaya)

Bam, Nancy, Grace report poll expenditures- (ABS CBN)

Comelec wants cap on poll contributions- (Rappler)

Poll critics file complaint against 11 Comelec officials- (GMA News)

Comelec signs most party-list COPs- (Solar News)

Comelec withholds additional seats for Buhay, et al- (ABS CBN)

Teachers assured of payment for poll duty- (ABS CBN)

Still no campaign finance reports from senatorial bets- (ABS CBN)

Comelec wants allowable poll expenses pegged on 'economic factors'- (GMA News)

New Comelec woe: Looking for more party-list seats- (Business Mirror)

Abalos trial on poll sabotage begins today- (ABS CBN)

Comelec mulls ballot images as recount basis- (Sunstar)

Pols shift focus from static sites in 2010 to social media in 2013
 (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism)

Buhay, An Waray partylist: Why us?- (Inquirer)

Leni Robredo DQ sought over foreign poll funds- (Rappler)

Overseas absentee voters no longer required to swear they will return to PH- (Inquirer)

A post-election summit- (Manila Standard Today)

Buhay cries ‘unfair’ for being stripped by Comelec of third House seat- (Inquirer)

Only 6 poll winners, losers submitted reports on campaign expenses so far- (Sunstar)

It’s official: Poe tops Senate race; Cayetano places 3rd- (Philstar)

Comelec wants to automate barangay, SK poll- (ABS CBN)

Comelec to revise rules on electoral protest- (ABS CBN)

Same problems to be repeated in 2016 national elections?- (Bulatlat)

‘Pacman’s’ brother seeks manual recount of votes- (Minda News)

'Comelec should have proclaimed Senior Citizens as winner'- (ABS CBN)

Brillantes at a loss after SC order on party-lists- (ABS CBN)

SC to Comelec: Reserve House seats for Senior Citizens- (Philstar)

Group wants payments to Smartmatic halted- (ABS CBN)

Comelec still owes Smartmatic P270M as retention fee – Brillantes- (Inquirer)

Comelec Biliran calls for massive voters' education, neutrality- (PIA)

Philippines: Left challenges dynasties in mid-term elections- (Greenleft)

WORM’S EYEVIEW: Election cases and the culture of impunity- (Minda News)

Aga Mulach files protest over Camarines Sur election results- (GMA News)

Pampanga protest bares poll cheating- (Manila Standard Today)

Smartmatic says 2013 polls successful- (ABS CBN)

Filipinos cast 766 million votes–Smartmatic- (Business Mirror)

SC wants to hear Erap, Comelec side in disqualification case- (GMA News)

Soaked PCOS machines moved to city warehouse- (Inquirer)

Comelec sets June 12 deadline for filing of election expenses- (Philstar)

Finally, Comelec to reveal senatorial vote tallies- (ABS CBN)

Comelec drops Affidavit of Intent to Return requirement for overseas voters- (GMA News)

Random poll audit discrepancies negligible - Brillantes- (ABS CBN)

Comelec to let dead voters lie - (Inquirer)

Comelec lacks area to store ballot boxes- (Sunstar)

Comelec gets 59 poll protest cases so far- (Philstar)

NSO to help remove names of dead from national voters list - (Manila Bulletin)

San Juan NGO eyes raps vs Comelec: Where are P16M PCOS demo centers? - (Inquirer)

Comelec’s random manual audit not random, not representative – election watchdog - (Bulatlat)

Did the Comelec engage in transparent operations?- (Business Mirror)

SC asked to check if Comelec used intel funds to spy on poll watchdog - (Inquirer)


May 2013

May 13 bets told: Submit campaign finance reports- (ABS CBN)

Junk PCOS machines, legislators tell Comelec - (Sunstar)

Brillantes culpably violated the Constitution – thrice- (Philstar)

More join call for poll probe - (Inquirer)

SC to Comelec: Stop party-list proclamations- (Philstar)

SC TRO’s Comelec; senior citizens may get house seat - (Manila Bulletin)

Tinga asks Comelec to declare failure of polls in Taguig- (Philstar)

Comelec must explain to people, CBCP head says - (Inquirer)

Aquino signs amendments to overseas absentee voting law - (Sunstar)

Party-list seat not family property—poll watchdog - (Business Mirror)

Comelec-Kalinga releases honoraria for BEIs - (Sunstar)

Comelec told: Disqualify Pangasinan town mayor - (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec failed to review source code, says poll watchdog - (Inquirer)

24 more party-lists win - (Manila Standard Today)

Carandang to Comelec: Be more transparent- (Rappler)

Lawmakers urge Comelec to lift disqualification of Senior Citizens- (Philstar)

High-tech vote watching: Going beyond 60-30-10- (Rappler)

Bayan Muna to Comelec: Stop using Smartmatic PCOS- (ABS CBN)

Noncandidate wins as mayor of Samar town -  (Inquirer)

Comelec sees drastic changes in final partylist lineup if…- (Inquirer)

Comelec to resolve case of party-list groups with 2 sets of nominees- (Philstar)

Polls servers still await Comelec’s honorariums- (Sunstar)

Brillantes sees tight race for remaining partylist seats- (Inquirer)

Comelec validating reports poll bets had CF cards- (Philstar)

Keep PCOS in precincts? Pay for it, Brillantes tells Gordon- (Rappler)

Comelec: Source code review not useless- (Philstar)

Most 100% turnout in ARMM, Cebu precincts- (Rappler)

Ilocanos lauded for peaceful elections- (PIA)

Comelec to proclaim more party-list groups today- (Philstar)

Gordon tells Comelec: Don’t remove PCOS- (Inquirer)

UNA wants explanation of ‘60-30-10’ pattern- (Inquirer)

PLDT: No signal woes, network traffic during elections- (Philstar)

Disqualification of Senior Citizens, 4 others final - Comelec (ABS CBN)

Comelec starts probing error in ballot delivery- (Inquirer)

Lagman fires back at Sixto over intel funds (ABS CBN)

MILF to form political party for 2016 polls- (GMA News)

Comelec proclaims 14 party-list winners- (Inquirer)

Palace justifies Comelec’s intel funds- (Philstar)

Mayor sued for vote-buying- (Sunstar)

Antipolo mayor files poll protest, accuses rival of fraud- (Inquirer)

Brillantes blames telcos anew for failure to transmit results- (Inquirer)

Brillantes: 18,000 PCOS machines had transmission problems (ABS CBN)

Army: Bets who paid campaign fees to NPA are answerable- (Sunstar)

60-30-10: Nothing fishy- (GMA News)

Progressive groups protest 'automated election fraud'- (Bulatlat)

Comelec, DFA asked to explain how they spent P148M for overseas absentee voting- (Inquirer)

Brillantes: ‘I’ll bet my reputation’ to prove poll critics wrong- (Inquirer)

Comelec ready to hold village polls- (Sunstar)

LP’s Tañada Jr. files protest in Quezon congressional race- (Inquirer)

More doubts raised about poll results- (Inquirer)

‘No results yet from 18,499 PCOS machines’- (Philstar)

PCOS exposed: What about elections in 2010?- (Philstar)

Why have all the digital signatures from the Election Returns been stripped?- (GMA News)

Brillantes disputes Lagman’s allegation on Comelec intelligence fund
anomaly- (Inquirer)

Lagman: poll commissioners receive intelligence funds- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to proclaim winning party-lists without announcing number of seats obtained- (GMA News)

Go ahead, sue us and abide by law, election watchdogs dare Brillantes- (Bulatlat)

Communist rebels raise P26M in Philippine polls (ABS CBN)

NorMin ranks 4th in Comelec gun ban violations- (Sunstar)

Comelec: High voter turnout in Iloilo- (Sunstar)

Answers demanded over ‘dismal’ overseas votes- (Gulf News)

Comelec to charge destroyers of CF cards- (Inquirer)

Overseas voting may go cyber- (Inquirer)

8-M votes still uncounted; new cheating modus seen- (Philstar)

Political dynasties: Who won in 2013 polls? (ABS CBN)

Brillantes wants Internet voting for OFWs (ABS CBN)

Brillantes: Some CF cards seem to have been tampered with- (GMA News)

Buhay, A Teacher, Bayan Muna lead party-list race- (Inquirer)

Brillantes: Replace PCOS machines for 2016 polls- (Rappler)

Brillantes wants barangay elections postponed (ABS CBN)

Enrile, Zubiri win in precincts with 100% turnout- (Rappler)

Hoping for a low turnout- (ABS CBN)

DavSur has new governor, vice-gov- (PIA)

COMELEC releases honorarium of Kalinga BEIs- (PIA)

Comelec proclaims La Union winning bets- (PIA)

Poll watchdog warns public of Comelec-Smartmatic conspiracy- (Manila Bulletin)

Iloilo election supervisor says Commission should take note of PCOS glitches- (Media ng Bayan)

Comelec resumes canvassing; this time for party-list groups- (GMA News)

Comelec proclaims Trillanes as winning senator- (Philstar)

Palace backs Comelec on proclaiming ‘Magic 12’- (Inquirer)

2 nabbed for violating gun ban, in effect ‘til June 12- (Sunstar)

Please clean up your mess- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec's early proclamations put PHL democracy at risk - Ex-CJ Panganiban- (GMA News)

Marinduque BOC defies Comelec ruling on poll bet- (Business Mirror)

Palace still mum on anti-political dynasty bill- (ABS CBN)

Philippine Senators-elect Proclamation Invalid-Constitutionalist- (Ground Report)

Zubiri: Time to move on- (ABS CBN)

Hontiveros muses on another election loss- (ABS CBN)

Notes of a Fil-Am election observer- (Inquirer)

Comelec aims to proclaim winning party-lists in 10 days- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec chair to expose critics behind AES- (Manila Bulletin)

Palace: Comelec critics must present evidence- (Philstar)

Comelec proclaims final three senators- (Inquirer)

Marinduque bet never a candidate — COMELEC- (Manila Standard Today)

Overseas voting turnout very low- (Inquirer)

Palace to Comelec: Speed up release of teachers' honoraria- (Sunstar)

Brillantes to critic: Complain one more time or your client won’t be proclaimed- (Inquirer)

Watchdog says 2013 polls ‘worse than 2010’- (Gulf Times)

'Deceptive proclamation’ Comelec accused of violating rules- (Manila Standard Today)

Militants hit admin plot to rig party-list- (Manila Standard Today)

To speed up process, Comelec used 'grouped' canvass report for proclamation- (GMA News)

Three more senators proclaimed- (Manila Bulletin)

Int’l poll observers recommend anti-dynasty law- (Inquirer)

Nancy Binay on no-show: I want every vote counted- (Inquirer)

Brillantes on election: ‘Best ever’- (Malaya)

BIR reminds candidates to report campaign expenses- (Philstar)

Comelec won’t probe UNA's allegations of data tampering- (GMA News)

Comelec move to suspend unofficial count alarms watchdogs- (Inquirer)

Escudero grabs 3rd spot in latest partial tally; Poe breaches 10M votes- (GMA News)

Team PNoy also wants explanation from Comelec- (Inquirer)

PLDT, Globe Telecom deny Comelec claims of weak signals- (Inquirer)

Election results to change Cebu's political landscape- (PIA)

UNA's Tiangco asks Comelec: Why the hurry?- (ABS CBN)

Comelec proclaims 6 Senate winners- (Inquirer)

Comelec denies UNA plea vs proclamation- (Inquirer)

UNA motion junked; Comelec to proclaim 6 winning Senate bets Thursday night  - (GMA News)

Comelec to order shut down of transparency server if  - (Inquirer)

PPCRV eyeing to wrap up unofficial, parallel count but...- (Inquirer)

Brillantes blasts critics ‘with dirty minds’..- (Inquirer)

PLDT denies 'weak signal' crippled elections  (ABS CBN)

Palace: Too early to link 2013 polls to 2016  (ABS CBN)

MILF admits cheating happened in May polls  (ABS CBN)

2 candidates tied in mayoral election in Philippines flip coin to decide winners - (Fox News)

Poe keeps lead, Gordon 10th in official tally- (Philstar)

Lanao Sur makes history: No failure of elections- (Inquirer)

Comelec takes 7-hour break- (Sunstar)

13,321 Filipinos cast ballots in KSA- (Arab News)

Removal of digital safeguards to ignite poll protests – Expert- (Manila Bulletin)

Aga Muhlach vs Wimpy Fuentebella: Both claim victory in polls- (Inquirer)

Why senators' proclamation has been delayed  (ABS CBN)

Pinoys in 26 countries snub absentee voting- (Philstar)

Random manual audit shows some differences- (Sunstar)

Smartmatic slams watchdog, calls it ‘anti-pollsl- (Vera Files)

10 million votes still unsent: Namfrel- (ABS CBN)

UNA claims Smartmatic officer manipulated PPCRV data- (Inquirer)

Comelec mulls 'diskettes' for stuck results- (Rappler)

Comelec: Fax delayed tallies- (Rappler)

Malacañang shrugs off slow Comelec canvass- (Business Mirror)

Comelec may not pay entire P1.8B for PCOS machines- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Bad signals slow down poll count- (Inquirer)

Where are the 11.9 million votes?- (Rappler)

Comelec may defer proclamation of Senate winners  (ABS CBN)

Poe still leads in slow Comelec count- (Inquirer)

Lakas-CMD hits election violence in Cavite, Leyte- (Manila Standard Today)

Delayed poll results irk supporters of Palawan mayor- (ABS CBN)

Comelec sees more electoral protests- (Inquirer)

High voter turnout a sign of poverty- (Malaya)

Ampatuans set to win in Maguindanao- (ABS CBN)

Comelec proclaims Moreno, Rodriguez, Uy- (Sunstar)

12 senators proclaimed Wednesday night—Comelec- (Inquirer)

PNoy-backed bets poised to win in ARMM- (Philstar)

Comelec to schedule special polls in Compostela Valley village- (Inquirer)

Comelec suspends canvassing of votes for partylist groups- (Inquirer)

Comelec urges candidates to initiate clean-up drive- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec allows proclamation of local winners- (Philstar)

Comelec expects to proclaim all winning senators by Wednesday evening- (GMA News)

Comelec allows regional heads to lower canvassing threshold in local level- (GMA News)

Widespread PCOS glitches- (Manila Bulletin)

2.2% PCOS breakdown rate recorded- (Sunstar)

Grace, Loren, Chiz lead in Comelec count- (ABS CBN)

Pol rivalry in Comelec-controlled Nueva Ecija- (Rappler)

Rica Tinga to ask Comelec to declare failure of polls in Taguig- (GMA News)

In wake of erroneous count, Namfrel calls on Comelec to review canvassing
software- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec denies 'failure of polls' in area- (Rappler)

Comelec: 44% precincts have transmitted results- (GMA News)

Poll chairman: Problems with PCOS machines only 'minor'- (GMA News)

Armed men harass PCOS delivery in Carcar City- (Sunstar)

8 people arrested for alleged vote buying- (Manila Bulletin)

PNP, AFP: 2013 polls 'relatively' peaceful- (Philstar)

Fastest conduct of elections recorded in Spratlys town- (ABS CBN)

Comelec suspends canvass proceedings, to reconvene Tuesday- (Philstar)

Comelec to probe pre-shaded ballot in Negros Oriental- (Inquirer)

Citizens use social media to complain vs 'defective PCOS'- (ABS CBN)

Smartmatic: Trust Comelec- (ABS CBN)

Pre-shaded ballots used in Pampanga precinct , Namfrel tells Comelec- (Inquirer)

Seven dead in Philippine election-day violence- (Inquirer)

Basura-free elections pushed- (PIA)

Smooth opening of polling precincts - Comelec chief- (Philstar)

Elections 2013 live update- (Yahoo)

Comelec, cops, power all set for polls in Central Luzon- (Inquirer)

Comelec website down an hour after polling precincts open- (GMA News)

Prisoners to vote on election day- (Rappler)

With faster counting of ballots, results in hours- (Inquirer)

Ambush, explosions mark end to ‘peaceful’ campaign- (Philstar)

Unopposed candidates running in Monday’s elections- (Inquirer)

Comelec asked: Rein in ‘partisan’ cops- (Sunstar)

AES Unmasked- (Bulatlat)

Samar dynasty scions disqualified- (Inquirer)

Comelec reassures public: Hacking won't affect PCOS machines- (GMA News)

Comelec picks precincts for random manual audits- (GMA News)

Comelec sees ‘near perfect’ polls- (Sunstar)

Comelec assures credibility of Pcos as 52M troop to polls- (Business Mirror)

Voter registration of some bishops deactivated- (Rappler)

QC scrambles to distribute poll materials- (Rappler)

Philippine senatorial candidates weigh in on family names in elections- (Channel News Asia)

Cops to pose as 'vote-sellers'- (ABS CBN)

Philippine military on ‘red alert’ for May 13 poll- (Gulf Today)

‘Modem used for polls untested’- (Sunstar)

Fil-Ams urged to beat absentee voting deadline- (Rappler)

No more campaigning on May 12 to 13 - Comelec- (PIA)

234 areas for random manual audit after polls—Comelec- (Inquirer)

International observers in PH to monitor May 13 polls- (ABS CBN)

SC accused of blocking electoral reforms- (GMA News)

PCOS machines can now read ‘X’, check marks, says Comelec- (Inquirer)

Poll chief's biggest worry on May 13- (Rappler)

Teachers on poll duty may not be able to vote- (Inquirer)

Five-fold increase in turnout of Filipino voters in SoCal- (ABS CBN)

SC stops Comelec from implementing money ban- (GMA News)

DOH ordered to go on code white Sunday for May 13 polls- (GMA News)

President slams poll money ban- (Inquirer)

The Comelec in NCR: Begging for office supplies, dependent on city hall- (Inquirer)

Vote buying- (Philstar)

PCOS machines delivered in Tawi-Tawi- (Minda News)

Campaign period ends Saturday- (Sunstar)

2 hurt as gunmen attack Comelec convoy- (Philstar)

COMELEC-E.Visayas tests, seals PCOS machines- (PIA)

Comelec drops Cataquiz from Laguna municipal race- (Inquirer)

Comelec reminds Dos and Don'ts on election day- (PIA)

Comelec to amend ‘money ban’ resolution as banks defy order- (Sunstar)

Comelec presents PCOS source code- (Inquirer)

Groups urge deeper probe on Luzon-wide blackout- (Philstar)

Comelec-Ilocos Sur notes minor glitches in PCOS testing- (PIA)

Palace dismisses ‘no-election’ talk - (Inquirer)

2 hurt as gunmen attack Comelec convoy- (Philstar)

Comelec drops Cataquiz from Laguna municipal race- (Inquirer)

Comelec presents PCOS source code- (Inquirer)

Groups urge deeper probe on Luzon-wide blackout- (Philstar)

Comelec-Ilocos Sur notes minor glitches in PCOS testing- (PIA)

Palace dismisses ‘no-election’ talk - (Inquirer)

Comelec to open source code for review today- (Philstar)

BSP won’t enforce money ban- (Philstar)

What’s wrong with Kris Aquino tipping a cabbie? Plenty, says Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec briefs La Trinidad police for polls- (Sunstar)

Cebu Catholic laity names their candidates- (Philstar)

Jojo Binay’s juvenile tantrum- (Inquirer)

Better to count, tally votes as they are cast- (Philstar)

CAR poll bets told to declare expenses honestly- (Sunstar)

Teachers: Comelec apology or boycott- (Rappler)

Question money ban before SC, Comelec chief dares critics- (GMA News)

Security preparation for elections adequate- (Businessworld Online)

Northern Samar declared as area of immediate concern- (Sunstar)

Comelec junks CamSur disqualification cases- (ABS CBN)

SC cuts five-day liquor ban to two days- (GMA News)

PNP to help BJMP with inmate voting- (Manila Bulletin)

PNP 12 deploys over 600 police officers for poll duties- (PIA)

Philippines Election Violence Steps Up Before Polls- (Asian Pacific Post)

Comelec mulls over taking control of Davao del Sur- (Inquirer)

No more alcoholic drinks starting Thursday—Comelec- (Inquirer)

Campaign homestretch: 5 things to expect- (Rappler)

On election paraphernalia: Comelec begins re-inventory- (Sunstar)

SWS: 7 Team PNoy, 2 UNA bets likely to win- (ABS CBN)

Banks to defy Comelec ban on P100k withdrawals- (Philstar)

Comelec money ban ‘disruptive’ to business- (Inquirer)

PNP NegOr all set for the elections- (PIA)

Source code opened this week for review- (Philstar)

Comelec: No glitches, sign of poll cheating- (Manila Standard Today)

Gordon’s petition in SC now ‘moot and academic’- (Inquirer)

Teachers grapple with technical glitches in PCOS final testing- (Davao Today)

Comelec may postpone polls in parts of Albay- (ABS CBN)

Bangko Sentral refuses to comply with Comelec order limiting cash withdrawals- (GMA News)

Comelec: 'Money ban' to fight vote buying- (Rappler)

Comelec: Citizens can arrest vote buyers, sellers- (Rappler)

Smartmatic: Powerful groups want manual polls- (ABS CBN)

Comelec chief defends Kris Aquino over vote-buying claims- (Sunstar)

Brillantes to say sorry to Supreme Court- (ABS CBN)

Ex-poll commissioner, lawyer: Arrival of source code 'too late'- (GMA News)

Comelec to proclaim 8 senators in 48 hours after May 13- (Manila Bulletin)

300 more cops deployed around R-12 for 2013 polls- (Minda News)

SC unseats Kauswagan mayor, disqualifies him from public office- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec wants restriction on heavy cash withdrawals to fight vote buying- (Inquirer)

Improvised bomb hits Cotabato transmission tower- (Rappler)

Comelec should pay - Padaca- (Visayan Daily Star)

Police, Army go on full alert for polls- (Visayan Daily Star)

Comelec official: 'BEIs either forgetful or stupid'- (Rappler)

Congress oversight committee on polls urged to meet- (ABS CBN)

Comelec to finally get source code but review to come later–Brillantes- (Inquirer)

PCOS machines did good overall–Comelec- (Inquirer)

‘No pre-poll review of PCOS source code’- (Philstar)

Comelec OKs 24 groups in party-list elections- (ABS CBN)

Comelec allows 26 party-lists to join polls- (Manila Standard Today)

Poll execs in Pantabangan want power restored- (Inquirer)

Doubts fill City Hall over ‘transferred’ boxes- (Sunstar)

SWS, Pulse Asia ask Comelec to put resolution on subscriber disclosure on hold- (Inquirer)

Party-list: Mikey Arroyo's group, 10 others disqualified anew- (ABS CBN)

Lessons from early voting- (Sunstar)

Comelec won't force pollsters to name subscribers- (ABS CBN)

Kontra Daya sees chaos, failure of elections next week- (ABS CBN)

Release of source code seen this week – poll chief- (Inquirer)

One week before elections, PCOS faces more glitches- (ABS CBN)

Comelec approves security deployment plan of the PCOS in Misamis Occidental- (PIA)

Ilocos Sur gubernatorial bet to sue Chavit son for vote-buying- (Philstar)

4 hurt in Lamitan City mayor house bombing- (Philstar)

Husband of Iloilo mayor ambushed, killed- (Manila Bulletin)

Fears raised as ‘prequel’ to ‘hocus-PCOS’ is seen- (Manila Bulletin)

Grace Poe decries removal of campaign posters- (Philstar)

Citizens troop to final PCOS tests- (Rappler)

Poll race enters the homestretch- (Malaya)

All set for polls – Comelec- (Philstar)

It’s D-Day for PCOS machines- (Inquirer)

‘Ain’t selling my vote!’- (Malaya)

Hot spot feared in Taguig- (Manila Standard Today)

PCOS glitches fears allayed- (Journal Online)

Govt asks Comelec to fix glitches in count machines- (Gulf Times)

Comelec to ignore suits vs PCOS machines- (Inquirer)

Comelec warns religious group in Batangas City- (ABS CBN)

‘Successful’ final testing, sealing to silence PCOS critics- (Sunstar)

Precinct location still a problem for voters- (Sunstar)

30,000 cops fielded for poll duties nationwide- (Philstar)

Advisory: expats with no ballots yet can still vote- (Inquirer)

Comelec, watchdogs, security sector ready for May 13 polls- (Inquirer)

Brillantes: 'X' on ballot may be counted- (ABS CBN)

SC asked to compel Comelec to show source code to political parties- (GMA News)

Aquino must sign the Amended Overseas Voting Act ASAP- (Inquirer)

100 troops sent to secure Biliran polls- (Sunstar)

Tacloban bet for mayor sued for barging into radio station- (Inquirer)

Comelec leads “operation baklas” in Daet- (PIA)

147 cops avail of local absentee voting- (Sunstar)

Brillantes lashes out at Comelec arch-critics- (Inquirer)

Ex-VP, watchdog to bring Comelec to UN- (Rappler)

PCOS testing in Pasay City successful — Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec conducts final check, sealing of PCOS machines- (GMA News)

Glitches seen in PCOS machines during final testing- (ABS CBN)

Comelec-12 ready to avert system failures during polls- (Mindanews)

Roxas: Cops securing elective officials must be in uniform- (Philstar)

2K Bilibid prison votes still worth courting, counting- (Inquirer)

Comelec enforces lawful propaganda for 2013 Elections- (PIA)

Distribution of PCOS to polling places on- (Sunstar)

Comelec launches voting infomercial- (Philstar)

The source code - (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec tests PCOS one last time- (Rappler)

MMDA fills up truck with campaign posters- (ABS CBN)

PCOS cleared over counting mismatch- (Rappler)

Comelec deploys ballots, boxes- (Sunstar)

Disqualification complaint vs Estrada still on at SC- (Inquirer)

Comelec reactivates voter’s registration of more than 5,000 BEI’s- (PIA)

COMELEC to assign more vote auditors- (Rappler)

Most voters get info on bets from TV ads – survey - (Rappler)

‘Express lanes’ set for elderlies, PWDs- (Sunstar)

Comelec may disqualify only 10 party-list groups- (Philstar)

Inspectors’ ouster stirs fraud fears- (Manila Standard Today)

‘Parallel manual count not needed’- (Philstar)


April 2013

By the numbers- (Business Mirror)

Teachers troop to Comelec to protest cut in poll pay- (Inquirer)

Citizen’s arm watchers to stay closest to the BEI on election day – Comelec- (PIA)

Cops try, fail to arrest Abra mayor- (Inquirer)

Risa urges DOJ to probe rebel 'checkpoints'- (ABS CBN)

DepEd-ARMM launches mechanism to protect teachers on May polls- (PIA)

PNP identifies 15 'election hotspots'- (Sunstar)

Comelec could face raps over missing source code: group- (ABS CBN)

Malapitan: Keep teachers in election board- (Manila Standard Today)

No spent force: Lakas promises 3.5m votes- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec chief Brillantes admits critics partially right- (Gulf Times)

Ronald Singson unfazed by disqualification case- (Inquirer)

‘No absentee voters in Iloilo City’- (Sunstar)

The final surge- (Businessworld Online)

Dynasties, pro and con- (Inquirer)

Brillantes hits critics on source code- (Manila Bulletin)

2013 elections: Who to Trust?- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec-XI says manual method if electronic transmission fails- (Minda News)

Sta. Rosa reelectionist mayor faces disqualification case- (Inquirer)

Sulu added to Comelec ‘list of concern’- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Nothing irregular about deployment contract- (ABS CBN)

Comelec chief to cast vote ahead of election day- (ABS CBN)

Comelec stops Palace order unseating Laguna mayor- (ABS CBN)

Comelec sees 70 percent turnout of absentee voters- (Manila Bulletin)

COMELEC grants election ban exemption on SPES- (PIA)

Reds raking it in from election extortion - Army- (Philstar)

Poll cheating laid out- (Manila Standard Today)

First ever absentee voting for media starts- (Rappler)

Comelec rule confuses mayoral bets- (Inquirer)

Comelec eyes 70% turnout in local absentee votes- (Sunstar)

Comelec to voters: Prepare list of bets- (Sunstar)

In Sto. Tomas, 422 teachers to serve as BEIs, support staff for May polls- (Davao Today)

Army to beef up police force in securing election in Mountain Province- (PIA)

12 killed, 9 hurt in Lanao ambush- (Manila Standard Today)

Four charged over sale of jammers- (Businessworld Online)

Jack, JV, Sonny, Nancy, Grace are top pol ads spenders – Comelec data- (GMA News)

Samar can’t shake off ‘hot spot’ tag- (Inquirer)

Poll violence down 40% compared to 2010: Comelec- (ABS CBN)

Comelec mulls placing Lanao Norte, Cavite towns under 'areas of immediate
concern'- (GMA News)

All Negros Occidental PCOS units accounted for- (Rappler)

Security measures in place for signal jammers - IT expert- (ABS CBN)

Miriam says INC vote significant in poll results- (Philstar)

Noy to administration bets: No one will be left behind- (Philstar)

Comelec assures no failure of elections- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec delivers poll ballots- (Sunstar)

Maguindanao massacre suspects can’t vote, says court- (Inquirer)

Comelec urges voters to use online database to avoid confusion- (Business Mirror)

266 PCOS machines ‘missing’: Comelec- (Visayan Daily Star)

Comelec workers worry over non-review of source code- (Philstar)

Political ads aired, booked in 60 days: P1.3B- (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism)

Bam undergoes probe for poster violations- (ABS CBN)

Government and MILF strengthen ceasefire mechanism for 2013 polls-
 (Zamboanga Today Online)

Comelec allows Imelda Papin to run for Congress in Bulacan- (GMA News)

Mayor complains presence of “full battle gear” cops- (Sunstar)

Comelec eyes damage suit vs Smartmatic- (ABS CBN)

Comelec, NTC warn signal jammers planning to sabotage May polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec junks with finality disqualification case vs Erap- (Inquirer)

Comelec's rule on surveys: 'Half victory'- (Rappler)

Comelec to bets: Bare survey expenses- (Philstar)

Party-list groups back activist poll exec- (Inquirer)

More than 3,000 PCOS machines for Cebu province arrive- (Sunstar)

PCOS machines safely arrive in Cordillera- (Sunstar)

Comelec spokesman says he won’t be able to vote- (Inquirer)

Team PNoy favors Comelec resolution on poll surveys- (Philstar)

COMELEC urges CL voters to use online database to avoid precinct confusion
 on poll day- (PIA)

Private armed groups in Leyte monitored- (Sunstar)

Guia formally takes oath as Comelec commissioner- (Inquirer)

No pay cut for teachers on poll duty, says Comelec- (Sunstar)

Disqualification case filed vs Ronald Singson- (ABS CBN)

Signal jammers not a problem in May polls - Comelec- (ABS CBN)

Comelec offers free app for voters’ education- (Inquirer)

Do not overvote, Comelec says- (PIA)

Teachers to get P4,000 poll pay- (Philstar)

SC leaves poll pleas hanging- (Manila Standard Today)

UNA fears massive cheating in Mindanao- (ABS CBN)

Comelec to survey firms: Disclose subscribers - (Philstar)

‘Reject NPA poll demands’- (Philstar)

Brillantes challenges Lagman to debate on PCOS source-code absence issue- (Inquirer)

Misspelling delays start of new Comelec exec's work- (ABS CBN)

Ex-Comelec exec decries SC ruling, bares party-list 'formula'- (Philstar)

2 new Comelec execs can’t assume office yet- (Inquirer)

PCOS testing, sealing set May 4- (PIA)

Brillantes: Comelec ready for May polls- (ABS CBN)

Brillantes gives up on source code review- (Philstar)

The issue of political dynasties- (Malaya)

Comelec battles vote-buying- (ABS CBN)

Estrada tops Comelec list of poster violators- (Sunstar)

Comelec mulls placing Gingoog City in list of areas of concern- (Inquirer)

DENR advocates Basura-free election campaign in Eastern Visayas- (PIA)

NPA calls for end to Garcia dynasty in Davao City second district- (Inquirer)

UNA bets rise in latest SWS poll- (Inquirer)

Comelec chief won’t quit- (Sunstar)

Delivery of poll ballots starts- (Philstar)

Brillantes set to end suspense over job- (Inquirer)

Mayor wounded, two dead in Philippine ambush- (Oman Observer)

Team Rama bets ask Comelec to drop Pe- (Sunstar)

Comelec Taguig to demo PCOS machines- (Manila Bulletin)

DepEd-ARMM forms network to protect teachers on poll duty- (Mindanews)

Field voting begins for Filipino expats- (Khaleej Times)

Voters’ education goes “on air” at DyRD, DyTR- (PIA)

Election 2013- (Inquirer)

DepEd, power coop: Polling places in good condition- (Sunstar)

More on the new partylist decision- (Inquirer)

Don’t leave Comelec, Aquino tells Brillantes- (Inquirer)

Legarda wants transparency in poll spending- (Inquirer)

Comelec gun ban violators include police, military- (Manila Bulletin)

Poll chief defends appointment of Comelec official- (Sunstar)

Brillantes meets new poll commissioner- (Inquirer)

Credibility a nagging problem of Comelec, says new exec- (ABS CBN)

‘Ballots may be compromised’- (Sunstar)

Villar urges DFA to extend aid to OFW voters- (Sunstar)

SC to Comelec: Enforce campaign airtime limits- (Philstar)

Aquino names two new poll officials- (Gulf Today)

Comelec rejects petition to postpone party-list polls- (Philstar)

Philippine Consulate gears up for mobile overseas absentee voting- (Gulf Today)

Comelec summons 6 Senate bets, 5 party-list orgs over illegal posters- (GMA News)

Senator Angara: SC rebuff of Comelec not directed at Brillantes- (Inquirer)

Comelec opens PCOS demo center in Zamboanga City- (Rappler)

Brillantes to decide Monday whether to resign or not- (Inquirer)

Comelec appeals on air time- (Manila Standard Today)

Inmates get to vote on May 13- (Sunstar)

Kalinga police beefs up security for May polls- (Sunstar)

DBM freezes candidates’ ‘pork’- (Philstar)

The Comelec: A reality check- (Philstar)

Overseas absentee voting in Jeddah postponed anew- (Sunstar)

SC urged to postpone party-list elections- (ABS CBN)

OFWs disappointed over conduct of Overseas Absentee Voting- (Bulatlat)

Brillantes says he's ready to face SC- (Rappler)

Brillantes wants survey subscribers named- (Inquirer)

For various violations: More bets face poll complaints- (Philstar)

SC overturns Comelec ruling on TV, radio political ads- (Inquirer)

Brillantes mulls quitting over series of legal battle losses of Comelec at SC- (Inquirer)

Comelec’s how-to video- (Malaya)

Aquino hand seen as behind Comelec’s attempts at Piston, progressive
 partylists- (Bulatlat)

Filipino voting time in Dubai extended- (Gulf News)

Comelec warns PUV operators may lose franchise if found bearing campaign posters- (PIA)

Army visibility in polling centers high 10 days before election day—official- (Mindanews)

Mayor ordered ousted is safe for now–DILG- (Inquirer)

Comelec schedules 'Operation Baklas' in Baguio- (PIA)

Highest overseas voter turnout in Hong Kong- (Philstar)

PCOs conk out in HK elections- (Manila Standard Today)

Source code of vote machines not yet with Smartmatic – Comelec- (Inquirer)

Party-list groups say Comelec 'purge biased'- (ABS CBN)

‘Pablo’ survivors to vote inside tents, says Comelec- (Inquirer)

SC: Comelec ruling on Lanao special polls valid- (Inquirer)

Manapla does not need Comelec control: mayor- (Visayan Daily Star)

Military intel eyes NPA areas on elections- (Davao Today)

Purisima says all systems go for May polls, despite reports of private armies,
 loose guns- (Inquirer)

Comelec eyes improvement of overseas absentee voting system- (Philstar)

Comelec: No 12-0 for Team PNoy- (Philstar)

Ex-Comelec chairman backs SC on party lists- (Inquirer)

Police, Comelec to set rules for citizens’ arrest- (Sunstar)

Idiotizing our people, hijacking our democracy- (Manila Standard Today)

Teachers ready for May 13 polls- (Sunstar)

US-based Filipino voters trickle in at Philippine Consulate- (Inquirer)

Comelec claims 1st day of overseas absentee voting went well- (GMA News)

Polling hours in Jeddah extended- (ABS CBN)

CDA Dado Urges Pinoys To Go Out And Vote- (Arab Times)

UNA seeks Comelec probe of gift check distribution- (Inquirer)

LGUs told to crack down on noisy campaign jingles- (Inquirer)

Overseas absentee voting starts today- (Philstar)

Ballots sent out to overseas voters for May elections- (Inquirer)

DepEd task force to assist teachers- (Inquirer)

AFP, PNP in DavSur gear up for the elections- (PIA)

1,600 PCOS machines arrive in Davao- (Sunstar)

Comelec stops mailing sample ballots- (Rappler)

Comelec extends voting hours in Jeddah; no plans yet on Riyadh- (GMA News)

Comelec’s unsettled disbursements down to P600,000, says Brillantes- (Inquirer)

Comelec says vote buying, illegal guns are concerns for Cordillera- (Inquirer)

Want to complain? Comelec has easy-to-use forms- (Inquirer)

Comelec wants overhaul of party-list system- (Global Post)

Comelec's plea: Stop campaign giveaways- (ABS CBN)

SC reverses itself, remands Maliksi case to Comelec- (GMA News)

Let Comelec do its job - Palace- (ABS CBN)

Comelec officially bans campaign motorcades on 22 Metro roads- (Inquirer)

Comelec to police: Arrest violators- (Inquirer)

Election results known in 48 hours or less- (Philstar)

Filipinos gear up for poll- (The Peninsula Qatar)

Top cop reveals vote-buying in Abra- (Sunstar)

100,000 UAE Pinoys to vote mid-term elections- (Gulf News)

Comelec, DepEd, PPCRV brace for Maguindanao polls- (ABS CBN)

Comelec Iloilo province threshes out plan for PCOS delivery- (Global Post)

Aquino won't tolerate admin bets engaged in vote buying- (Sunstar)

Saudi Customs holding PCOS machines- (Sunstar)

Comelec Cordillera prepared for possible power outage in May polls- (PIA)

Campaign motorcades banned on 22 major roads in Metro Manila- (Business Mirror)

Party-list woes: Comelec tackling multiple nominees- (Philstar)

Three bets recall 2010 PCOS ‘flaws’- (Inquirer)

Comelec to intensify campaign vs poster violations- (Philstar)

Comelec shifts canvas venue in nine Cebu local govt units- (Inquirer)

17 guaranteed Cebu winners- (Sunstar)

Why pick on us? – Makabayan- (Bulatlat)

Comelec gives BOPK, Team Rama 3 days to take down campaign materials- (Sunstar)

‘Eyeglasses for voters okay’- (Sunstar)

Bro. Eddie vows to work for ‘genuine change’- (Philstar)

Diocesan Electoral Board volunteers trained to safeguard May 13 polls- (PIA)

Comelec urged to defend decision against ‘fake’ partylist groups- (Inquirer)

Police force of Negros town relieved- (Inquirer)

Comelec opens demo center for PCOS machines in R7- (Visayan Daily Star)

Comelec extends liquor ban- (Sunstar)

PCOS machines are tamper-free - DOST- (PIA)

Overseas absentee voting in South Korea to continue despite North’s threat – Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Voting takes less than 2 minutes- (Sunstar)

Candidates with armed bodyguards, warned- (Manila Bulletin)

Bets told: Be honest in declaring campaign expenses- (Sunstar)

INFOGRAPHIC: Allowed election propaganda- (Rappler)

Keep ballots clean, voters advised- (Sunstar)

Comelec asks Congress to resolve party-list mess- (Malaya)

All set for overseas absentee voting -- Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec reactivates registration records of public school teachers with BEI appointments- (PIA)

Comelec warns candidates on campaign violations- (Sunstar)

PCOS of you, the rules have changed- (Inquirer)

Comelec opens demo center to educate voters about PCOS - (Sunstar)

Comelec says it’s all systems go- (Inquirer)

Militants hit Comelec for harassing partylists- (Manila Standard Today)

Lipa archdiocese seeks Comelec accreditation- (Inquirer)

Senatorial bets welcome foreign observers - (Philstar)

Comelec all set for OAV- (Global Post)

New method for overseas voting introduced- (Rappler)

Comelec to review inclusion of party-list groups- (ABS CBN)

Comelec to ban motorcades on major roads- (ABS CBN)

Pimentel, poll fraud victim, bats for electoral reform - (Philstar)

Team of foreign observers arriving for May polls - (Philstar)

Tingting vows to deliver votes for UNA in Tarlac - (Philstar)

Comelec releases list of party-list nominees- (GMA News)

Comelec ships PCOS machines under tight security- (Global Post)

MMDA asks Comelec authority to regulate election motorcades through major roads- (Manila Bulletin)

Vote-buying evil, cops told at poll workshops- (Inquirer)

LP bet in Marinduque disqualified- (Inquirer)

Comelec invites SWS, Pulse Asia to ‘clarificatory hearing’ on surveys- (Business Mirror)

No need for Comelec control on Negros Occ – PNP, AFP- (Rappler)

No food, no drink good for pols, bad for hungry voters- (Inquirer)

TV ads don’t mean Casiño’s a big spender- (Inquirer)

Comelec close to deal with Dominion, Smartmatic on release of source code- (Inquirer)

Mandaue politicians scrape off illegal posters- (Inquirer)

Comelec union asks for hike in poll duty pay (Philstar)

Gov wants Negros Occidental under Comelec control- (Rappler)

Comelec tests PCOS in Benguet (Sunstar)

Record breaking: NPO prints 52 million ballots in just 57 days- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec division disqualifies LP's congressional bet in Marinduque- (GMA News)

Comelec tasks PAL to give preferential accommodation to “must-ride status” officials- (PIA)

Comelec clears way for Estrada-Lim fight- (Inquirer)

Chiz to Comelec: Check PCOs just to make sure- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec prepares for overseas voting- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec might have 2 new commissioners before April 10- (Inquirer)

Comelec to mobilize 14 Army battalions for Maguindanao polls (Philstar)

Ejercito, Legarda top users of TV, radio for campaign ads—Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec asked to set date for source code review- (Manila Standard Today)

SouthCot, Koronadal LGUs seek Comelec exemption on public fund outlays- (Mindanews)

Philippine missions set for elections- (Arab News)

Appointment of 2 new poll commissioners not covered by election ban- (Inquirer)

Comelec optimistic of getting source code of poll scanners- (Inquirer)

Church submits written memo to SC on ‘Team Patay, Team Buhay’ tarp (Sunstar)

Finally, deal opens PCOS to scrutiny- (Rappler)

TFC helps in overseas voting- (Businessworld Online)

Filipino mission gears up for voting- (Khaleej Times)

Comelec notes poll rules violations in Cotabato, Maguindanao (Philstar)

Comelec reiterates ruling on oversized posters- (Inquirer)

QC bets ‘flood’ area with poll posters- (Inquirer)

INFOGRAPHIC: Campaign violations to monitors- (Rappler)

Election posters swarm Cavite- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec chief to local candidates: You’ve had your fun- (Inquirer)

No confidence whatsoever- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec drive vs illegal posters on (Philstar)

'Last hurrah' in politics for Erap- (Rappler)

Divide Comelec functions between legal, IT experts (Philstar)

Pinoy spending doubles during election year- (Malaya)