Philippine Election News

June 2014

Palace: No high-tech 'Garci' in 2016 polls- (ABS CBN)

Comelec backpedals on satellite voter registration in churches- (Inquirer)

2 add to House roster of party-list neophytes- (Manila Standard Today)

Brillantes: Comelec not singling out JV Ejercito- (Inquirer)

Comelec looking at holding SK polls in Feb. 2015, but insists SK didn't serve its purpose- (Interaksyon)

COMELEC-Tabuk off-site registration working well- (PIA)

Overseas voter registration center opens at DFA-Aseana- (Interaksyon)

Comelec admits probing JV for overspending- (Inquirer)

DFA opens overseas voter registration center in PH- (ABS CBN)

Court orders arrest of Tañada namesake- (Inquirer)

2013 poll bets have until June 30 to file statement of contributions and expenditures- (Interaksyon)

LPGMA party-list stays in Congress- (Sunstar)

'LP exploiting SK vacancies to prepare for 2016 polls'- (Rappler)

Toby Tanada claims Round 1 win vs 'nuisance bet' in bid to wrest House seat- (Interaksyon)

Comelec acts on PWDs, seniors’ needs- (Visayan Daily Star)

Recall petitioner hits Comelec bias- (Manila Standard Today)

COMELEC introduces Accessible Polling Places for PWDs, senior citizens- (PIA)

Erap on disqualification case: Respect the voters- (Rappler)

High OFW registrants attributed to increased awareness- (Philstar)

Comelec: Revilla's sortie not a form of electioneering- (ABS CBN)

Brillantes: GMA can run in 2016- (Journal Online)

PH posts in Switzerland push overseas voting registration- (Rappler)

GMA dropped from list of voters- (Philstar)

Metro voters Comelec’s next target- (Inquirer)

Hagedorn slams Brillantes for suspending recall in Palawan- (Interaksyon)

More OFWs turn out to register as voters- (Interaksyon)

Petitioners hit Comelec: P5B in savings, not a cent for recall- (Inquirer)

Comelec disqualifies Cauayan village chief- (Inquirer)

Comelec may suspend voter registration by 3 months to give way to youth polls- (Interaksyon)

Brillantes ok’s wiretapping during polls- (Journal Online)

Cha-Cha rider in 2016 ballots not feasible, says poll chief- (Interaksyon)

Brillantes: Sen. Alan tried to influence wife's poll case- (Interaksyon)

Recall petitioners want Comelec to verify signatures- (Business Mirror)

Cities with most number of voters lack biometrics- (Solar News)

Over .5 M voters from QC, Davao face deactivation- (Philstar)

Comelec: Planning ahead of 2016 polls, Bangsamoro plebiscite- (Interaksyon)

Comelec: All recall petitions’ proceedings still suspended- (Inquirer)

Comelec urged to junk Smartmatic PCOS machines- (ABS CBN)

Comelec wants new automated machines for 2016- (ABS CBN)

COMELEC: No biometrics, no vote on 2016 elections- (PIA)

Comelec: 100k voters still have no biometric data- (GMA News)

Comelec to decide on vote-buying complaints against 2 mayors soon- (GMA News)


May 2014

ER Ejercito leaves Laguna capitol- (Inquirer)

High registration turnout in Pangasinan after Comelec walk- (PIA)

Next Comelec chief? De Lima says she’s too focused on DOJ to think about ‘next calling’- (GMA News)

Correction of entries in voters’ records need legal documents, says Comelec- (PIA)

What Went Before: Saga of the ‘Hello Garci’ tapes- (Inquirer)

No record in Comelec of Napoles poll donations- (Inquirer)

For 2016? Grace Poe seeks poll reforms to prevent repeat of 'Hello Garci'- (Philstar)

Mar assures continuous services in Laguna amid row- (Philstar)

Comelec serves writ of execution to ER Ejercito- (GMA News)

Comelec swears in new Laguna governor- (Inquirer)

SC orders Comelec: Respond to ER Ejercito's plea- (Rappler)

Comelec ruling not yet final-Ejercito- (Inquirer)

P18.3-billion budget proposed for May 2016 synchronized national
and local polls- (Business Mirror)

Comelec allows consulates to conduct field registration for OAVs- (GMA News)

Bangsamoro basic law should be passed this year–Comelec- (Inquirer)

Brillantes assures smooth 2016 poll preps amid looming retirement- (Inquirer)

Comelec wants P11-B new PCOS machines for 2016 polls- (GMA News)

Anti-dynasty: Will measure get approval from Senate? - (Philstar)

67,000 registrants in S. Cotabato lack biometric data – Comelec- (PIA)

Comelec suspends all proceedings for recall petitions- (ABS CBN)

Comelec gives Ejercito until Tuesday to get TRO- (Inquirer)

PH embassy urges US Filipinos to register for 2016 elections- (Rappler)

ER Ejercito to appeal Comelec ouster order- (ABS CBN)

2 mayors face Comelec ax for alleged vote-buying- (Inquirer)

ER Ejercito can still ask SC to reverse ouster as Laguna governor- (Inquirer)

Comelec disqualifies Laguna Gov. Ejercito for campaign overspending- (GMA News)

Estrada ordered to submit final arguments on disqualification case- (Inquirer)

Bill filed vs premature campaigning- (Sunstar)

SC to act on Erap's disqualification case- (Rappler)

9.6 million voters without biometrics not allowed to vote in 2016 – Comelec- (PIA)

Comelec urges public to complete poll registration forms- (Sunstar)

Comelec extends filing of poll expenses to June 30- (GMA News)

Comelec vows to pursue 2007 electoral fraud case- (Manila Standard Today)

Goodbye Garci: Comelec poll fraud case lapses- (Philstar)

MAP: Pending 2013 electoral protests- (Rappler)

Comelec Dumaguete City urges voters to have biometrics data register early- (PIA)

Comelec drops call on ‘Hello Garci’ case- (Inquirer)

Voters urged to register during Sundays- (ABS CBN)

Comelec: More than 60,000 voters registered, filed biometrics, updated records- (GMA News)

Power interruptions hinder COMELEC registrations in Panabo- (PIA)

Filipino youth: Safeguard your ‘patrimoney'! - (Rappler)

Industrialists want LPGMA disqualified as party list- (Inquirer)

Senate sets scrutiny of dynasty bill- (Manila Standard Today)

Elderly voter finds registration a breeze- (PIA)

SC urged: Oust solon, party list- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec may cancel voter registration on Sundays- (Sunstar)

Filipino voters in Saudi Arabia register for 2016 polls- (Rappler)

Comelec-MisOcc sets up satellite registration centers to ensure wider
voter participation- (PIA)

Mindanao power crisis won’t disrupt voters’ registration for 2016 polls—Comelec- (Inquirer)

Fil-Ams share sentiments on voting for PH elections- (ABS CBN)

Overseas absentee voting registration for ’16 polls starts- (Inquirer)

During first day: Thousands throng Comelec to register- (Philstar)

Voter registration orderly in GenSan, SouthCot- (Minda News)

Thousands go to Comelec office in Manila on 1st day of registration- (Inquirer)

Balloons, march mark start of voters’ registration for 2016 polls- (GMA News)

Comelec makes it easy for voters to register for 2016 elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec told to answer petition to nullify proclamation of senators
elected in 2013- (GMA News)

Comelec allows ‘hakot’ crowds to register for 2016 elections- (Inquirer)

COMELEC invites public to 'WALKAH-WALKAH'- (PIA)

‘Little people,’ not pols, go to jail for election offenses, Padaca finds- (Inquirer)

Comelec eyes options to fund Puerto Princesa recall- (Rappler)

Training for OAV registration process held in Singapore- (ABS CBN)


April 2014

Comelec urges early voter registration, validation of old registration (Inquirer)

Comelec to begin voters listup on May 6- (Manila Standard Today)

95,000 Boholano voters face de-listing for 2016 elections- (Bohol Standard)

Comelec, DFA want number of overseas voters doubled for 2016 polls- (GMA News)

Comelec orders recanvass of votes in Baybay City- (Rappler)

COMELEC warns: We'll delete names- (Visayan Daily Star)

Philippines Mobilizes for a Disability-Inclusive 2016 Presidential Election- (Asia Foundation)

SC: All Nueva Ecija voters should take part in plebiscite for Cabanatuan as HUC- (GMA News)

Sandiganbayan urged to convict ex-poll chief (Sunstar)

COMELEC all set for May 6 voters’ registration (PIA)

Court to resolve ex-village chief case (Sunstar)

Comelec spokesman Jimenez to trek down Luzon to woo voters to sign up- (Interaksyon)

Deles: 5 ARMM provinces to join Bangsamoro- (ABS CBN)

Comelec: Puerto Princesa recall petition sufficient but... (Inquirer)

Comelec starts preparations for Bangsamoro plebiscite- (GMA News)

Binay urges voters to register their biometrics information- (Inquirer)

Comelec commissioner, envoys take oath before PNoy- (ABS CBN)

Filipinos urged to vote in 2016 polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Palace asks Comelec to prepare for Bangsamoro plebiscite- (GMA News)

May 2016 polls to cost P60-b; Comelec eyes new system- (Manila Standard Today)

Lawyer: SC can dismiss election protest without Comelec answer- (Philstar)

Comelec expects MILF members to sign up as voter registration opens- (Philstar)

Comelec: No ruling yet vs Gov. Ejercito- (ABS CBN)

Palace on Delfin Lee as Aquino donor: Just check the Comelec list- (Inquirer)

Walk caravan across Luzon to enlist voters- (Manila Standard Today)

26% of voters in Cordillera lack biometrics- (Sunstar)

No reason to void poll result–Comelec- (Inquirer)

Gov gets poll body reprieve- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec ready for new voters registration- (Inquirer)

Poll agency allows Moro rebels to join ‘16 election- (Gulf Today)

Recall poll behind case vs Hagedorn- (Journal.com.ph)

4 losing Senate bets urge SC to void results of 2013 polls- (ABS CBN)


March 2014

Comelec projects 3M new voters- (Inquirer)

Defeated bets contest proclamation of senators in May 2013 polls- (GMA News)

Council of advisers on poll machines up and running- (Inquirer)

Comelec: MILF political party can join 2016 polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Funds for SK polls allotted for trainings- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec advisory council to reconvene for 2016 polls- (Philstar)

9-M voters may be disqualified- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec orders lady Vice Mayor abducted in Zambo to step down- (Zamboanga Today Online)

NYC: Use SK funds right- (Sunstar)

Ex-Antique Gov. Perez to lead recall of incumbent Gov. Javier over 'scams'- (Interaksyon)

Jinggoy: I’ll run for VP if offered by Binay- (Manila Standard Today)

Garci urged to tell all on 2004 poll fraud case- (ABS CBN)

Comelec urges barangays to hold satellite voter registration in villages- (Inquirer)

House bill seeks non-compulsory poll duties for teachers- (Rappler)

Poll worker charged with electioneering over ballpen- (Inquirer)

Comelec wants rules on online campaigning- (ABS CBN)

Comelec lacks biometrics data of more than 41K Zamboanga City voters- (GMA News)

No biometrics, no voting for 7M in 2016- (Inquirer)

Probe on PCOS machines’ accuracy sought- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: Voters must submit biometrics data to vote in 2016- (GMA News)

PHLPost, COMELEC ink agreement for 2016 elections- (PIA)

Speaker told to comment on Marinduque congressional race- (Sunstar)

Protect national polls—Lagman- (Manila Standard Today)

Return to manual election count pushed- (Businessworld Online)

Over 41,000 Zambo voters may not vote in 2016 polls if...- (Zamboanga Today)

Binay is 2016 front-runner, says Chiz- (ABS CBN)

Comelec urges faster canvass system- (Inquirer)

No more ‘common candidates’ for UNA in 2016- (Inquirer)

Electoral protests at risk after transfer of counting machines- (Gulf Times)

Bill: Ban political fundraising in gov't offices- (Rappler)

Overseas in 2016? Vote abroad, says Comelec- (Rappler)

CA okays appointment of 2 Comelec commissioners- (Inquirer)

Comelec Kalinga calls on voters to claim IDs; resumes registration on May 6 - (PIA)

Comelec to push for law enforcing ‘money ban’ days before polls- (Inquirer)


February 2014

Satellite voter's registration areas in churches urged- (Philstar)

Police, NGOs discuss definitions of election-related incidents- (Rappler)

Comelec insists on bond proposal for aspirants- (ABS CBN)

Comelec to sell P9-B PCOS, then buy P60-B substitutes- (Philstar)

Comelec HR officer held liable for unliquidated cash advances- (Rappler)

Comelec urges Pinoys in HK to register starting May 7 for 2016 polls- (GMA News)

Comelec open on Sundays for voter registration- (Inquirer)

House members thumb down ‘candidate bond’ proposal- (Sunstar)

Comelec mulls proposal to remove nuisance candidates- (GMA News)

Justice’s son wants SC to order his assumption as Marinduque solon- (GMA News)

Bill to require election bond to deter nuisance candidates- (Inquirer)

P7 B needed for new PCOS machines- (Philstar)

COMELEC to open new voters’ registration in April- (PIA)

Comelec needs 6,000 PCOS units- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec warns non-compliant candidates- (Rappler)

Back to zero: Re-registration of all voters proposed- (Rappler)

No decision yet on fate of PCOS–Comelec- (Inquirer)

TOUCHSCREEN BALLOTS | Comelec suggests use of direct-recording electronic voting machines in 2016- (Interaksyon)

Pimentel: Comelec stats don't reflect realities of vote buying- (Rappler)

Political parties? What we have are cliques – Osmeña- (Rappler)

Comelec gives pols more time to file expense reports- (Inquirer)

Comelec urged to decide ASAP on PCOS- (Philstar)

List: Laws that Comelec wants amended, enacted for 2016- (Rappler)

Consulate sends out notice for registration of overseas absentee voters- (Inquirer)

Koko urges Comelec to get rid of PCOS in 2016- (Rappler)

Comelec forms 2016 polls special team- (Manila Bulletin)

Group slams Comelec plan to buy P60-B machines- (Manila Times)

Comelec told to resolve Antipolo mayoral dispute- (Sunstar)

Comelec mulls pilot test of online voting among seamen, OFWs in Middle East- (Interaksyon)

PNoy lauds Hataman for the reforms in the ARMM- (PIA)

Comelec plans to introduce internet voting in 2016 polls- (Sunstar)

2016 elections to cost P24B: Comelec- (Businessworld Online)

New school calendar may cause problems in holding polls —Comelec- (GMA News)

Comelec: 10,000 PCOS machines failed to transmit election results in 2013- (ANC)

Raising campaign spending limits, online voting among poll reforms eyed for 2016- (Inquirer)

Depending on technology, 2016 polls to cost P7B to P60B- (Rappler)

Comelec: PCOS machines for 2016 polls might not come from Smartmatic- (GMA Network)

Comelec worried by shift to new school calendar- (Inquirer)

SC junks another petition vs political dynasties- (ABS CBN)

High Court junks petition vs. political dynasties- (Manila Times)

Comelec urged to rule on LPGMA partylist disqualification case- (Inquirer)

Comelec backs move to amend party-list law- (Sunstar)

Comelec to hold trade fair on automated elections system- (Philstar)

Comelec switches to ten-print scanners ahead of 2016 elections, 5M voters still
 without biometric data- (Biometric Update)

UNA to Comelec: Don't use old PCOS machines- (ABS CBN)

Comelec ready for Bangsamoro plebiscite- (Inquirer)

Comelec yet to decide whether to use PCOS in Bangsamoro plebiscite- (Philstar)

Comelec mulls over sale of PCOS machines- (Inquirer)

Angeles village chief denies withdrawing in October polls- (Sunstar)

Comelec uncertain if PCOS machines can be used in 2016 polls- (Philstar)

Comelec evaluates PCOS use in 2016 polls- (Daily Tribune)

Voter’s registration sa 2016 pres’l polls ikinakasa na ng Comelec- (Philstar)

Comelec to set up polling precincts for elderly, disabled in all SM malls- (Inquirer)


January 2014

8 million voters still don't have biometrics data for 2016 polls - Comelec- (Interaksyon)

Comelec looking for ways to distribute 4-M voter’s IDs- (Philstar)

Pagkakaroon ng bagong voting machine, pinag-aaralan ng COMELEC- (Untvweb)

Comelec allots P55M for purchase of equipment and supplies for resumption of
 voter's registration- (Zambotimes)

Automated elections greatly improved Philippine elections – Comelec- (PIA)

Overseas voting rules improved- (ABS CBN)

Brillantes vows reorganization of COMELEC before his retirement- (PIA)

Bill on mandatory voters’ education hits snag- (Inquirer)

Comelec chief vows to weed out misfits- (Visayan Daily Star)

Voter’s registration tuloy- (Philstar)

Next step: Bangsamoro Law- (Philstar)

Comelec yet to decide on Olanolan's poll protest- (Sunstar)

SC backs manual recount in Negros Oriental gubernatorial race- (Sunstar)

‘Noy endorsement in 2016 is kiss of death’- (Philstar)

An Waray lawmaker won’t be unseated – SB- (Philstar)

MIRIAM'S HOPE | Defeat in 2016 polls of public execs charged with plunder over PDAF,
DAP 'scams'- (Interaksyon)

Petition to nullify Paglaum poll result reaches Comelec- (Sunstar)

Comelec chief Brillantes, 2 other poll execs slapped with contempt rap- (Inquirer)

Senior Citizens party to seek SC order for Comelec proclamation- (Interaksyon)

Millions of voter ID cards still unclaimed–Comelec- (Inquirer)

Lawyer in Erap poll case faces contempt raps- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec won't proclaim Senior Citizens party-list reps - (Rappler)

Lawyer wants An Waray solon removed from House roster- (GMA News)

Comelec at a loss over seniors party- (Inquirer)

Plebiscite snag for Cabanatuan- (Manila Standard Today)

Blogger in disqualification case vs Reyes fears for his life- (Inquirer)

Comelec offers assistance in finding and claiming voter IDs- (PIA)

Comelec refuses to proclaim 2 party-list nominees- (ABS CBN)

More than 4 million voters have yet to claim their voter IDs – Comelec- (GMA News)

Coin-toss winner bows out to new mayor after recount- (Inquirer)

Palace hands off SC-Congress tiff- (Inquirer)

Plebiscite on Cabanatuan HUC conversion set on Jan. 25- (Philstar)

COMELEC-Kalinga to bring biometric voters’ registration to barangays- (PIA)

The Philippines to Form IT Advisory Council for 2016 Automated Elections- (Futuregov)

Comelec deletes 3 councilors from list of Soce delinquents- (Sunstar)

SC junks BAP's petition vs Comelec money ban- (ABS CBN)