Philippine Election News

April 2016

Smartmatic: We’re 100% ready- (Inquirer)

Duterte still up; Roxas inches up- (Inquirer)

Comelec questioned anew for poll system’s lack of TEC ‘seal of approval’- (GMA News)

Grace, Miriam get thumbs up from environment watchdog- (Manila Bulletin)

Santiago to go after pre-campaign advertisers- (CNN)

Poll watchdogs: New Comelec rule is prone to manipulation- (CNN)

Close to 200,000 registered voters participate in overseas absentee voting: Comelec- (Interaksyon)

COMELEC advises voters to shade ballots properly- (PIA)

Comelec: Deployment of VCM nearly finished- (Business Mirror)

VIDEO | Comelec mulls transfer of voters in bombed schools to other polling precincts- (Interaksyon)

ARMM hires 562 more 'peace teachers'- (Philstar)

Comelec aborts mall voting plan- (Philstar)

Comelec urged to grant PWDs easy access to polls- (The Standard)

Special polling places expected to encourage Mangyan to vote- (Inquirer)

Dagdag-bawas spreading – Marcos- (Manila Times)

Namfrel-led alliance urges Comelec to adopt public access website for poll results- (Interaksyon)

Top bets for president, VP, Senate spend P54M daily on pol ads- (Inquirer)

Local absentee voting starts today- (Philstar)

Comelec places Pantar, Lanao del Norte under its control- (Manila Bulletin)

Duterte, Marcos widen lead in Pulse Asia survey- (Philstar)

4 presidential bets must file SALNs by April 30- (Philstar)

LP working harder for Mar- (Inquirer)

Comelec taps more policemen to assist ARMM election workers- (Rappler)

DOJ to probe Comelec leaks- (Manila Times)

Comelec eyes manual voting for prisoners- (Inquirer)

PH overseas field voting begins- (Saipan Tribune)

UAE Filipino expats cast their ballots ahead of national elections- (The National)

Miriam's last debate will win her ‘principled’ votes – analyst- (Rappler)

Leading US and global Filipino groups endorse Roxas-Robredo (Inquirer)

Comelec told: Explain, act on data leak in 24 hours- (Rappler)

Smartmatic expects to transmit all election results on May 10- (Interaksyon)

Vote selling among the poor a 'logical' decision - think tank- (Rappler)

Vote switching raises alarm (Inquirer)

Comelec divided on rules 2 weeks before polls- (Rappler)

Pulse: Duterte widens lead, Marcos retains top rank- (Philstar)

Virtual battlefield: How candidates fared during 3rd presidential debate- (Interaksyon)

Leni jumps to 2nd place in VP race- (Inquirer)

Comelec faces class suit over dumping of data on voters- (The Standard)

Palace confident Comelec can hold credible polls despite hacking- (Philstar)

DFA, Comelec laud media for role in record overseas registration, vote- (Interaksyon)

Final testing of VCMs set- (Philstar)

‘Comelec hack alarming’- (Standard)

Noy urges bets to undergo medical tests- (Philstar)

Senatorial bets: 'Cyberwarriors,' techies needed vs data leak- (Rappler)

Palace: Security cluster for May elections in place- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec website likely hacked anew- (Manila Bulletin)

Int'l web security expert slams Comelec for slow acknowledgment of data hack- (GMA News)

All presidential bets commit to attend last debate- (Philstar)

Comelec taps cybersecurity experts- (Manila Times)

IT grad, 23, arrested for Comelec website hack- (Philstar)

Binay woos Iglesia ni Cristo vote- (Inquirer)

More groups back Poe- (Manila Times)

Poe, Roxas most credible, Bloomberg poll says- (Businessworld Online)

Marcos to Comelec: Explain vote receipt discrepancies- (Manila Times)

Duterte says he may cut US, Australia ties- (Rappler)

Comelec: 22 villages with unstable power- (Inquirer)

Telco red alert for May 9 elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec firm on replacement-ballot rule amid warning some precincts might run out of
ballots- (Interaksyon)

PET seen to junk Mar’s 2010 protest vs Binay- (Philstar)

SC allows campaigning for overseas votes, but not near embassies- (Inquirer)

Poe, Santiago top truth survey of Radio Veritas- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec chair under fire for 'illegal' mall voting- (Rappler)

Elections 2016 surveys on presidential, VP candidate preference- (Inquirer)

I will not allow poll fraud – PNoy- (Manila Bulletin)

275 Filipinos unable to vote- (Kuwait Times)

Duterte widens lead in April 5-10 Pulse Asia – ABS-CBN survey- (Manila Bulletin)

Marcos leads vice presidential race- (Manila Times)

Comelec hit for lack of urgency, 'cosmetic reforms'- (Rappler)

Candidates no longer allowed to campaign abroad: Comelec- (Inquirer)

MALL VOTING | Comelec inks pact with Robinsons; chain to host a third
of .2-M mall turnout- (Interaksyon)

ING Bank: Choose the president with credible economic advisers- (Manila Bulletin)

Concern raised over vote-buying via ATM- (Manila Bulletin)

Philippine embassy in Beijing officially opens 2016 overseas voting- (PIA)

SC asked to issue TRO vs Comelec's ban on political campaigning abroad- (Interaksyon)

Data privacy experts dared to sue poll execs over hacking- (Manila Bulletin)

Election duty still compulsory for teachers on May 9 – Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Mark your calendars: Liquor ban on May 8 and 9- (Rappler)

Miriam to attend final presidential debate with a vow to end mudslinging- (Philstar)

3,410 so far apprehended for gun ban violation; 96% are civilians – PNP- (Inquirer)

Comelec creates hotline for inquiries, concerns on Election Day- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

Comelec worried about unstable power supply- (Manila Times)

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 18-24- (Rappler)

Erap campaigns for Grace in Manila- (Philstar)

Miriam warns of ‘mind-conditioning’- (Manila Bulletin)

Roxas confident of winning- (The Standard)

Binay to Duterte: Your days are numbered- (Philstar)

Duterte's 'toughness' captivates Batangueños- (Rappler)

Palace assures enough power supply on May elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec bans smoking in voting precincts- (Manila Times)

Smartmatic obliged to provide thermal paper—poll lawyer- (Inquirer)

60 percent of 92,000 VCMs completed —Comelec- (GMA News)

Diplomats told: Stay apolitical or face penalties- (Manila Times)

All systems go for election security plans- (Inquirer)

It’s still anybody’s game, says Grace Poe- (Inquirer)

Comelec defers suspension of Cebu City execs- (Philstar)

Filipino expats in Thailand set to cast absentee ballots- (Nation Multimedia)

PH ballots mailed out, but some in NY opt to vote in person- (Inquirer)

Comelec accepts paper donation- (Inquirer)

Comelec starts accepting media accreditation for last #PiliPinasDebates2016- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec names LP dominant party- (Inquirer)

Elections complicate El Niño response in Sultan Kudarat- (Philstar)

Comelec declares dominant majority, minority parties- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to study thermal paper offer- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec assures no shortage of ballots- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to sue voters falsely claiming fraud- (Rappler)

Comelec starts removing oversized campaign posters- (Inquirer)

How to vote in the May Philippine elections- (Asian Journal)

Philippine Consulate General cautions voters against double voting- (Gulf Today)

PH consulates, embassy in U.S. successfully test voting machines- (Inquirer)

Pinoy resident in Tokyo first to vote in Japan- (Philstar)

Marcos: Don’t count Sen. Miriam out- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to sue hackers 'in next few days'- (Rappler)

Comelec: No biometrics in leaked data- (CNN)

Comelec junks planned canvassing in Manila Hotel- (Rappler)

Duterte, Bongbong surge to top – SWS- (Philstar)

Comelec, lawyers link up for polls- (Inquirer)

PH Consulate in Chicago launches voter turnout drive- (Inquirer)

COMELEC urges voters to check names early- (PIA)

Overseas voting: 4 poll machines malfunction- (Rappler)

LP campaign slogan in ballots criticized- (The Standard)

Binay: In the end, presidential race only between me, Roxas- (Inquirer)

Duterte is new frontrunner in SWS poll- (Inquirer)

Overseas voting ‘generally good’- (Philstar)

Comelec to conduct nationwide election results transmission tests- (Manila Bulletin)

LIVESTREAM: The vice presidential debate in UST- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Singapore post has biggest voters on OAV’s first day- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec reminds voters: Cellphones not allowed in polling precincts- (Journal Online)

Poe camp questions canvassing instructions- (Businessworld Online)

SC final ruling: Grace Poe a qualified candidate for president- (GMA News)

Gov sees tight Roxas-Duterte race in Cebu- (Inquirer)

Former Comelec official: overseas voters might commit election offense over voter's receipt- (Interaksyon)

Comelec hopes VP debate to also draw interest from public- (Manila Bulletin)

Miriam says 'incompetents' will have no place in her Cabinet- (GMA News)

Binay, Honasan campaign in Quezon province- (CNN)

Duterte, Cayetano most talked-about bets on Facebook- (Inquirer)

COMELEC, PNP hold peace covenant signing for SAFE 2016, candidates’ forum- (PIA)

Binay: You’ll regret voting for Duterte- (Inquirer)

Mar: Underdog will Have Last Laugh- (Malaya)

Where do VP bets stand on traffic, transportation?- (Rappler)

PH gov’t. urges OFWs in UAE to participate in national polls- (The Filipino Times)

Youth groups ask presidential, VP bets to take drug test- (Inquirer)

Campaign Trail: April 7- (CNN)

PHL voters at risk following Comelec site hacking, says cybersecurity firm- (GMA News)

Comelec likely to transfer national canvassing center from PICC to Manila Hotel- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec, AFP, PNP sign security arrangement for May polls- (GMA News)

On-screen vote verification cut to one second- (Inquirer)

Comelec sued in SC over Smartmatic support center- (Rappler)

NAMFREL calls for more convenient overseas voting- (GMA News)

Comelec identifies 7 areas of concern- (Manila Times)

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, April 4-10- (Rappler)

Cast your vote early: Philippine envoy- (The Gulf Today)

Poe still most favored presidential bet – SWS/TV5 survey- (Philstar)

One Cebu party goes for Duterte- (The Standard)

More commissioners oppose purchase of uniforms- (Inquirer)

Comelec urges public to report vote-buying- (Rappler)

Who's not giving up on Miriam Santiago's bid?- (Rappler)

Experts fear identity theft, scams due to Comelec leak- (Rappler)

Bishop urges voters to use 10 commandments- (Inquirer)

Grace Poe keeps lead in latest survey- (Inquirer)

How the counting machines will work in Eleksyon 2016- (GMA News)

Scrap vests for poll workers, Comelec urged- (Inquirer)

‘Reject noisy, traffic-causing bets’- (The Standard)

Comic book ‘shameful,’ Binay derides Roxas- (Inquirer)


March 2016

How Will the Philippines Presidential Election Transform the Country?- (The Diplomat)

Comelec rules out extra pay for BEIs- (Manila Times)

Follow rules, Comelec tells local candidates- (PIA)

Poe, Escudero team to deploy 8 poll watchers per precinct- (Inquirer)

Binay, Duterte vow to protect media- (Manila Times)

149 pols get police security detail- (Inquirer)

Comelec to spend P26M for uniforms; move hit- (Inquirer)

Gov't employees reminded: No to partisan politics- (CNN)

Elected barangay officials barred from campaigning – Comelec, CSC- (Philstar)

Comelec will not stop Pacman fight- (Philstar)

Filipinos mobilize support for Duterte- (Arab News)

Comelec hit over P20-M poll uniforms for teachers- (Rappler)

For Aquino, Only Roxas is Qualified for Presidency- (Malaya)

Binay tops platform poll- (Manila Times)

Comelec eyes Calauan, Laguna as poll hotspot after attack on mayor- (Inquirer)

Computer expert: Comelec web site could still be vulnerable- (Interaksyon)

Comelec data leaked by hackers- (Rappler)

Erap endorses Grace-Bongbong- (Philstar)

Comelec set to bid out contracts for May polls t-shirts, uniforms- (Inquirer)

Comelec website back to normal after hacking- (GMA News)

Comelec website hacked a month before polls- (Rappler)

Duterte, Poe tied in Pulse Asia poll- (Philstar)

Comelec seeks new SC vote on Grace- (Philstar)

Miriam tops survey across three UP campuses- (Manila Bulletin)

Mall voting next logical initiative, says Bautista- (Businessworld Online)

Poll chief reminds candidates: No campaigning on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday- (GMA News)

Roxas accepts Binay's challenge to open bank accounts- (CNN)

Comelec: The rules are clear, no notes allowed- (CNN)

Duterte tops ‘pan de sal’ presidential survey- (Inquirer)

23 partylist organizations support Poe, Escudero- (Manila Bulletin)

ABS-CBN, TFC launches Overseas Filipino Voting Site,
#Vote4ASelfieWorthyPH campaign- (ABS CBN)

Deaf community has a request for TV network hosting 3rd presidential debate- (Coconuts Manila)

Negros tower repair invokes authority of poll body- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec OKs voting in 86 malls nationwide- (Inquirer)

Philippine Candidate Splits Voters With ‘Dirty Harry’ Crime-Fighting Tactics- (Wall Street Journal)

Second presidential debate: Less commercials, tougher questions for candidates- (CNN)

Highs, lows, mehs: What happened during the first Comelec debate- (Rappler)

2nd debate format a test for candidates, says Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec to set up separate polling places for IPs- (Inquirer)

BIR reminds bets of tax liabilities- (Inquirer)

Comelec 'submits' to SC, vows polls on May 9- (Rappler)

Election day seen on May 23, Comelec tells SC- (Rappler)

Comelec argued before Supreme Court: May 9 elections possible but risky- (CNN)

Comelec bids out P108-M VIS supply deal- (Philstar)

SC denies Comelec motion for reconsideration on voting receipt decision- (Manila Bulletin)

SC to hold oral argument on petition asking Comelec to activate voter receipts- (Inquirer)

Poll watchdog wants elections held on May 9- (CNN)

Fil Ams Defend Grace Poe On Loyalty And Patriotism- (Asian Journal)

SEC asserts firms must not engage in partisan politics- (GMA News)

Comelec forms sub-committee on security concerns- (Manila Bulletin)

Grace Poe, Duterte top Pulse Asia's March survey- (Rappler)

Political parties buck ‘po-el’- (Philstar)

Grace takes lead in SWS poll; Chiz, Bongbong tied- (Philstar)

Comelec eyes moving polls to 1st week of June- (Rappler)

Candidates’ ads bill hits a whopping P6.7B – PCIJ- (Manila Times)

ACTS-OFW Party-list fears disenfranchisement of 1.4 million voters- (Manila Bulletin)

Voters not required to 'personally' audit votes – Comelec- (Rappler)

Comelec wants June 9 election- (The Standard)

Return to manual elections? Debate rages- (Philstar)

Binay gets Singson clan’s backing- (Manila Bulletin)

Rampant Mindanao brownouts might lead to cheating – Marcos- (Manila Bulletin)

Questions linger over Supreme Court majority vote in Grace Poe case- (Businessworld)

Comelec: List of clustered precincts under RMA out on election day- (Manila Bulletin)

Failure of elections a ‘strong likelihood’ – Comelec- (Rappler)

Comelec, Smartmatic to be blamed for delays, glitches in the May 9 polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Pimentel: Comelec duty-bound to ensure elections happen on May 9- (Inquirer)

Drilon: Comelec has legal power to extend voting hours- (Manila Bulletin)

Sereno chides Comelec- (Philstar)

Duterte, Pimentel slam Comelec for no-el threat- (Manila Bulletin)

Ople, OFW party-list to Comelec: ‘Don’t be a source of instability’- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec now wants to move elections- (The Standard)

Pulse Asia: Marcos, Chiz now tied- (The Standard)

Leni: I can beat Bongbong, Chiz- (Philstar)

LOOK: Former president Ramos raises hands of Duterte, Cayetano- (CNN)

Santiago hits presidential candidates for ‘scandalous’ spending on ads- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec to file motion for reconsideration on SC's voter's receipt order- (CNN)

SC slams ‘lackadaisical’ Comelec over voting receipts- (Rappler)

SC: Poe can run for President- (Inquirer)

High court orders Comelec to activate voting receipts- (Inquirer)

Campaign Trail: March 8- (CNN)

Comelec, DoH sign MoA on health stations- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec to hold covenant signing after Holy Week- (Inquirer)

Kontra Daya says safeguards lacking in vote-counting machines- (Businessworld Online)

Top bets continue ad spending spree in first month of campaign- (GMA News)

PNP still awaits election watch budget from Comelec- (Interaksyon)

Comelec: Vote receipts possible in future polls- (Philstar)

ARMM authorities eye measures to shield women from election violence- (Inquirer)

18 million ballots for OAV, ARMM have been printed- (Manila Bulletin)

Leni: Next president should appoint more women to Cabinet- (Philstar)

Comelec extends applications for local absentee voters- (Manila Bulletin)

Election paraphernalia delivered to Philippine consulate general in HK- (GMA News)

UNA claims 27 Bohol local execs back Binay, as LP bets join PNoy in trip to province- (Interaksyon)

Comelec can’t stop Pacquiao-Bradley fight – Bautista- (Philstar)

SC tells Comelec to answer Gordon suit- (The Standard)

Cayetano: You may forget about me but vote for Duterte- (Inquirer)

Miriam won’t back out from presidential race- (The Standard)

SC affirms DQ of Comelec-declared nuisance bets- (Interaksyon)

Comelec to conduct random audit in 715 clustered precincts- (GMA News)

Comelec: Reprinting no longer possible; Poe, Señeres stay on ballot- (Businessworld Online)

NPC members also backing Marcos- (Manila Times)

NPC goes for Poe-Escudero- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Ballots printed by April 25- (Philstar)


February 2016

Roxas camp wants fewer ads, more talk in presidential debates- (Rappler)

Women’s groups back Duterte’s candidacy- (The Standard)

MILF leaders call Duterte brave, welcome him with open arms- (Manila Bulletin)

Ilocanos still pushing Digong-Bongbong tandem- (Inquirer)

Miriam still campus favorite- (Philstar)

SC to deliberate separately on Poe citizenship, residency- (Philstar)

Binay vows increased legal aid for OFWs if elected- (Manila Times)

DFA, Comelec conclude training for overseas voting- (CNN)

Comelec sets final testing, sealing of OAV voting machines for March- (GMA News)

Comelec hints at deferred elections if asked by SC to print voter receipts- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec cool to printing of vote receipts- (Philstar)

Bare your donors, Comelec reminds bets- (Inquirer)

Comelec mulls receipts for absentee voting- (Philstar)

Ratings will surge after SC ruling, Poe camp says- (Manila Bulletin)

Election data transmission prone to signal jamming- (Philstar)

2 tons of illegal posters donated, to be recycled as schoolbags- (Philstar)

‘Big 4’ transport groups endorse Marcos- (Manila Bulletin)

Palace dismisses ‘drop Leni’ talk- (Manila Bulletin)

Duterte, Cayetano most talked-about candidates on Facebook- (Inquirer)

Ex-poll chief defends Comelec vs Gordon- (Philstar)

Comelec eyes onscreen validation- (Standard)

Comelec eyes voting receipts for OFWs- (Rappler)

High court asked to recognize Señeres substitution- (Businessworld Online)

Duterte: I won’t be dictator, just hardliner on crime- (Rappler)

Comelec, Palace: No cheating- (Philstar)

Comelec asked to hold presidential debates overseas- (GMA News)

SC upholds Comelec in disqualifying 5 party-list groups- (Rappler)

Comelec junks ER Ejercito DQ- (Manila Times)

SC to Comelec: Comment on Gordon’s audit-trail plea- (Manila Times)

'Fight Hocus PCOS': Duterte launches campaign vs. poll cheating- (CNN)

Roxas claims 2010 poll cheating- (Manila Times)

Binay to voters: Take politicians' money but vote for your choice- (Rappler)

Poe disqualification case up for resolution- (Philstar)

First presidential debate gives birth to Duterte-Miriam 'love team'- (CNN)

Comelec looks to improve next presidential debates- (Interaksyon)

Gordon takes Comelec to SC over failure to activate vote-receipt feature- (Interaksyon)

Compel Comelec to issue voting receipts, SC urged- (Rappler)

Comelec, PNP gun ban nets 195 firearms in Central Luzon- (Interaksyon)

#PHVote: Which issues weren't tackled in the first debate?- (Rappler)

Comelec to set up medical assistance stations in voting centers- (Manila Bulletin)

17th Congress to tackle alternative voting system- (Manila Bulletin)

Bets will promise anything to get elected–Aquino- (Inquirer)

DQ’d bet can’t sub for Señeres–Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec to study if Pacquiao-Bradley fight violates election law- (Philstar)

Ballot printing on track–Comelec- (Inquirer)

Duterte on toughest rival in Comelec debate: All of them- (Rappler)

Bets, supporters urged to tape gun muzzles- (Inquirer)

Santiago’s name missing as Comelec starts printing ballots- (Inquirer)

Vote and make a statement, Filipinos told- (Khaleej Times)

Binay: I am the most capable, fit for president- (Philstar)

Duterte apologizes to Bacolod bishop for cussing pope- (CNN)

Election watchdog doubts accuracy of VCMs- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec asked to use paper audit trail- (Manila Times)

Masbate bets raise alarm over private armed groups- (Rappler)

Roxas, Robredo met with protest in first sortie in MM- (CNN)

Comelec reshuffles election officials in ARMM- (Manila Bulletin)

No media equipment allowed at Mindanao presidential debate- (Rappler)

Police recommends 32 poll watch list areas in C. Visayas- (Inquirer)

SolGen to SC: Grace Poe met requisite 10-year residency- (Rappler)

PCOS-based system glitches this late in the game?- (Manila Times)

Source code for 2016 polls hard to hack, use for cheating- (GMA News)

Comelec: No law requiring drug tests for candidates- (Inquirer)

Comelec, GMA 7 allow more local journalists to cover presidential debate- (MindaNews)

Comelec asked to secure transmission facilities needing repair- (Businessworld)

Comelec braces for complaints after decision not to print vote receipts- (Manila Bulletin)

Cheating still possible despite secured source code- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: Ballot printing on schedule- (Inquirer)

Comelec reshuffles election officials in ARMM- (Interaksyon)

No more senatorial slate for Duterte-Cayetano team- (Inquirer)

SWS: Binay still on top despite percentage drop; Duterte, Poe tied for second- (CNN)

Palace urges Comelec: Fix glitches- (Philstar)

Binay slips, Duterte up in SWS survey- (Businessworld Online)

Case against Grace Poe ditches OFWs- (Inquirer)

Escudero slips; Marcos tied with him for No. 1 – SWS- (Rappler)

Comelec helpless vs. early campaigning —official- (GMA News)

Comelec gun ban violators now at 1,004 — PNP- (Manila Bulletin)

Marcos dismayed over Comelec glitches- (Manila Times)

Bautista: Comelec won't print vote receipts- (GMA News)

Ex-poll chief: Comelec now ‘more transparent’- (Rappler)

Poe camp wants Comelec dialog on poll prep status- (Inquirer)

Grace: I’m not Noy’s secret candidate- (Philstar)

Comelec to hold tests in 20 areas- (Inquirer)

Roxas wants all presidential candidates to disclose medical records- (Inquirer)

Duterte camp suspends scratch card initiative- (CNN)

1.8 tons of illegal posters collected- (Philstar)

Comelec tells poll bets: Take down illegal campaign materials now- (Inquirer)

Software glitches bug Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec on Day 1 of campaign: Disappointing- (Philstar)

COMELEC sees no problem with teachers' poll service being voluntary- (PIA)

Binay, Honasan kick off campaign in Mandaluyong- (CNN)

Can’t do without Alan—Duterte- (The Standard)

SC justice: Comelec may have deprived Grace Poe of due process- (Rappler)

Miriam to Ilocanos: If something happens to me, Marcos to take charge- (Rappler)

Roxas, Robredo launch campaign in Capiz and Iloilo- (CNN)

Postponed elections loom in certain areas- (Philstar)

Señeres dies of cardiac arrest- (Philstar)

Comelec warns bets: We’ll be watching what you spend- (Inquirer)

LP bets fire opening salvo in Mar’s bailiwick- (Philstar)

Public frustration to fuel protest vote – Bongbong- (Philstar)

Miriam, Bongbong to kick off campaign in Ilocos- (GMA News)

Duterte, Cayetano to launch campaign in Tondo- (GMA News)

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, Feb 8-14- (Rappler)

Dry run today for ballot printing- (Philstar)

Duterte’s camp raising funds via scratch cards- (Inquirer)

‘Oplan Baklas’ starts tomorrow- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec awaiting Seneres' medical certificate to formalize poll withdrawal- (GMA News)

'No to vote-buying in Samar' – watchdog- (Rappler)

Poe regains lead; Binay, Mar, Duterte tied for 2nd- (Philstar)

Comelec sets printing dry run; ballots to exclude Señeres- (Philstar)

LP kickoffs rally in Roxas City- (Manila Times)

UNA kicks off 2016 campaign in Mandaluyong, Laguna, Cavite- (Rappler)

Duterte’s proclamation rally in Tondo; nat’l campaign HQ in Davao City- (MindaNews)

6 names each in Comelec certified lists for president, VP- (GMA News)

90,000 vote-counting machines now in PH–Comelec- (Inquirer)

VP Binay taps Puno as campaign adviser- (Inquirer)

LP to kick off campaign in Roxas, Iloilo- (Manila Bulletin)

Enrile announces he will campaign for Binay, UNA- (Inquirer)

NPO to print 57M ballots- (Inquirer)

WATCH: Comelec's new storage facility for vote-counting machines- (Rappler)

FPJ and Grace’s case not similarly situated – lawyers- (Manila Bulletin)

Duterte, Cayetano to launch campaign in Tondo on Feb 9- (Rappler)

Comelec division junks Duterte disqualification cases- (Philstar)

Comelec cuts vote time by 2 hours- (Philstar)

COA urges DFA, Comelec to make overseas voting accessible- (Manila Bulletin)

4 key issues that divide SC justices in Grace Poe case- (Rappler)

Comelec extends voting hours for May 9 polls- (GMA News)

CBCP to voters: Choosing the ‘lesser evil’ is still choosing evil- (Manila Bulletin)

Binay woos Cebuanos in vote-rich LP bailiwick- (Inquirer)

Shame campaign launched vs epal bets- (Philstar)

Roxas denies hand in anti-Binay ads- (Inquirer)

VIDEO | Bongbong, should he become VP, sees no problem dealing with any
 presidentiable- (Interaksyon)

Sereno to Comelec: What proof do you want from Grace Poe?- (Rappler)

Comelec regional directors reshuffled for 2016 polls- (MindaNews)

Erap party’s bet quits, backs Binay- (Inquirer)

Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, Feb 1-7- (Rappler)

Disqualification hurdle: NPC can't endorse Grace Poe yet- (Rappler)

No militarization of BEIs – Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)


January 2016

CBCP tells Comelec to use Filipino chaplaincies as polling centers abroad- (GMA News Online)

Run after party-list nominees using govt positions in campaign, Comelec urged- (Interaksyon)

DENR pushes for ‘garbage-free’ elections- (Philstar)

Gov't execs, cops among 507 nabbed gun ban violators- (Philstar)

Comelec assures safety of votes- (Journal Online)

Comelec extends to ‘high-risk’ individuals eligibility for gun ban exemption- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec to hold accreditation hearing of political parties Feb. 4- (Manila Bulletin)

Overseas churches as poll precincts mulled- (Manila Bulletin)

Over 600,000 OFWs mobilizing for Duterte campaign- (Rappler)

Comelec chief leads fun run to mark countdown to Philippine polls- (Asia Times)

ARMM had most 'overspending' candidates in past elections- (Rappler)

Teachers get P2,000 hike in poll honorarium- (Philstar)

Facebook for voters’ engagement- (CNN)

Comelec partners with Facebook for voters’ engagement- (Rappler)

No mall precincts here in Bohol, says Comelec- (PIA)

Comelec division ousts Tuguegarao mayor over 2013 cheating- (Rappler)

Poe: Let Comelec perform its job- (Philstar)

42,252 inmates can vote in May- (Philstar)

Comelec deposits election system software in BSP vault- (Rappler)

SC dismisses petitions of 17 party-list groups vs Comelec- (Rappler)

Bill making poll duties for public school teachers voluntary nears Aquino’s signing- (Inquirer)

No debate unless I’m official candidate – Duterte- (Philstar)

Cheating is easy in an automated system with few controls- (Manila Times)

Comelec receives final build of election system software- (Rappler)

SC resumes 2nd day of oral arguments on Poe case- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec's ballot printing delayed again- (Rappler)

Comelec signs partnership with Twitter- (The Standard)

SC resumes oral arguments on Poe disqualification today- (Manila Bulletin)

Miriam Santiago tops UP Manila mock poll- (Inquirer)

Senate OKs higher pay for election inspectors- (Inquirer)

Comelec wary of enabling 'receipt' feature of voting machines- (GMA News)

Comelec showcases vote-counting machines for first time- (Interaksyon)

Comelec moves field execs around to preclude ‘doubts’- (Inquirer)

Comelec to demo capability of VCMs Monday- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec in no hurry to print ballots- (Philstar)

Presidential candidates face tough job interviews- (Philstar)

Who are presidential bets Mel Mendoza and Dante Valencia?- (GMA News)

Poe, Duterte make it to Comelec list- (The Manila Times)

Will Miriam Defensor-Santiago get the youth vote?- (CNN)

Duterte affirms ‘kill’ policy in Catholic school forum- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec delists over 2 million voters- (Inquirer)

Comelec issues initial list of local candidates- (Businessworld Online)

Drilon to Comelec chair: Respect SC, defer ballot printing until Poe DQs decided- (Interaksyon)

5 presidential bets commit to Comelec debates- (Inquirer)

Comelec gun ban violators now at 250 - PNP- (Manila Bulletin)

Grace Poe still our top choice, says NPC spokesperson- (Inquirer)

Robredo will win this thing–Roxas- (Inquirer)

Catholic bishops call for honest, peaceful elections- (Manila Bulletin)

GMA’s 'Wanted: President' scrutinizes 2016 presidential aspirants- (GMA News)

Comelec, NGCP to meet on preventing power outages in Mindanao during polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec has no power to rule on bet's citizenship, residency —Poe's lawyer- (GMA News)

Bare campaign donors, candidates dared- (Inquirer)

‘Mindanao poll failure looms amid power tower bombings’- (Philstar)

Duterte wraps up NPC meeting with presidential bets- (CNN)

EXPLAINER: Issues the SC will decide in Grace Poe case- (Rappler)

Estrada family to support different candidates in May elections- (Inquirer)

Mar Roxas' unlikely ally- (Rappler)

Comelec to release initial list of May elections bets within the week- (GMA News)

Comelec urges public to send questions for presidential, VP debates- (Philstar)

Binay maintains lead; Poe, Roxas, Duterte in statistical tie—survey- (Inquirer)

Only 1 province not a ‘hot spot’ in East Visayas- (Inquirer)

Bongbong closes in on Chiz in latest SWS survey for VP bets- (GMA News)

Fil-Ams close ranks for Grace- (The Standard)

Comelec leads unity walk for safe elections- (PIA)

Comelec upholds disqualification of 7 nuisance bets- (Philstar)

Lanao Sur royalty adopts ‘Datu’ Mar; ARMM assures him of landslide victory- (Manila Bulletin)

New ad: Grace Poe tells voters she's 'not disqualified'- (Rappler)

Comelec to presidential, VP bets : Attend poll debates or else…- (Inquirer)

Binay's strategy of silence- (Rappler)

PDP-Laban fears massive cheating in May polls- (Manila Bulletin)

INFOGRAPHIC: What to expect at Comelec checkpoints- (Rappler)

Supreme Court: Comelec can't cancel Grace Poe's candidacy yet- (Rappler)

Police puts 44 Eastern Visayas towns on election watch list- (Interaksyon)

BIR: Campaign donations tax-exempt, but...- (Philstar)

KBL standard bearer disqualified from presidential race- (Philstar)

Comelec clarifies Duterte case still up for ruling- (CNN)

Comelec to file new comment on Grace Poe case- (Rappler)

Comelec body junks DQ petition vs Duterte- (Inquirer)

Comelec seeks tighter rules on posting ads- (Inquirer)

Miriam hits rivals over ad splurge- (Philstar)

SC OKs P1.7-B Comelec-Smartmatic deal- (Inquirer)

Escudero warns Comelec vs attempts to jeopardize May polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec opposes Poe’s bid to merge DQ cases- (Inquirer)

Aquino getting set to stump for Roxas- (Inquirer)

Second phase of Comelec source code review starts next week- (Businessworld)

Election period kicks off Jan. 10, Comelec lists dos and don’ts- (Manila Bulletin)

Bishop slams the big spenders- (The Standard)

6m elderly/PWDs unaware of voting places — poll body- (The Standard)

Lessons from 2010: Vote-rich areas and the elections- (GMA News)

What are not allowed when election period starts January 10- (Rappler)

Comelec fights back vs Poe before the Supreme Court- (Rappler)

Duterte, Escudero top MBC-DZRH pre-election survey- (Manila Bulletin)

PH presidential candidates outspend billionaire Trump- (Inquirer)

Comelec to coordinate with AFP, PNP in securing power towers for 2016 polls- (GMA News)

Negros Occidental bets disqualified- (Rappler)

Mar, Leni top Iloilo poll survey- (Manila Bulletin)

Poe not administration’s Plan B, says Liberal Party- (Philstar)

Comelec can't do anything about candidates' billion-peso pre-campaign spending- (GMA News)

PNP chief Marquez to police: Remain apolitical in 2016 elections- (CNN)

Comelec: 54.4M registered voters for 2016 polls- (Rappler)

Comelec consolidates disqualification cases vs. Duterte- (GMA News)

Ex-Comelec chair warns of chaos in May elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Binay top TV ad spender; 4 bets spend P595.7 B- (Philstar)

Duterte, Cayetano to give P75,000-P100,000 salary to policemen- (Rappler)

Duterte to seek SC’s help if disqualified by Comelec –-Cayetano- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec hoping for more overseas voting turnout- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec retains P4,500 pay for teachers serving in May 2016 polls- (GMA News)

Chiz wants SC to censure Comelec for 'bullying' Poe- (Interaksyon)

Comelec total gun ban to start on January 9, 2016- (Manila Bulletin)

Pinoys overseas may vote by mail- (The Standard)

Comelec issues guidelines on poll checkpoints- (Philstar)