Philippine Election News

March 2013

Violations noted on 1st day of campaign period- (Sunstar)

HK voters to get only 9 PCOS machines- (Rappler)

Official campaign season for local elections begins- (ABS CBN)

Philippines’ rating boost: Is it an election stunt?- (Deccan Herald)

Local bet campaigns via Facebook—on Good Friday- (GMA News)

Candidates' posters up in Cavite on 1st day of campaign- (ABS CBN)

Brillantes: Comelec recommendation on Jamby's Ipad case already in but cannot
 yet be revealed- (GMA News)

Comelec braces for ‘troublesome’ local candidates- (Inquirer)

Comelec urges public to visit PCOS demo centers- (Philstar)

Comelec optimistic of securing source code- (Inquirer)

Requests for Comelec control swamp poll body- (Inquirer)

Comelec braces up for start of local campaign period- (Sunstar)

Kabataan, Piston, LPGMA partylists face disqualification for campaign rule violations- (Inquirer)

East Visayas women occupy only ¼ of electoral positions- (PIA)

Poll bets urged not to use goons, guns- (Sunstar)

Mindanao power woes resolved in 2015, but...- (Philstar)

Exclusive: Comelec to be privatized- (Inquirer)

Firm that questioned Comelec bidding gets indelible ink contract- (GMA News)

Comelec to unveil PCOS demo center at Intramuros office- (Inquirer)

52 poll areas of concern in Ilocos Region – police- (Rappler)

Mangudadatu rival faces criminal complaint before DOJ- (GMA News)

Comelec: UNA ranks 4th as political entity- (Philstar)

Team PNoy still ahead in latest SWS poll- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec counts close to 1M voters in CAR- (Sunstar)

Ballot printing may finished next week–Comelec- (Inquirer)

Palace beats Comelec deadline with 41 govt appointments- (GMA News)

Manny Pacquiao goes for UNA bets, Bam, Eddie- (Malaya)

NPA sets policies on elections, guidelines on who not to vote- (Davao Today)

SC junks Maguindanao mayoralty bet protest- (Philstar)

PNP orders stepped-up checkpoints- (Visayan Daily Star)

KMU questions Comelec independence- (Inquirer)

No campaigning on Holy Week- (Inquirer)

Poll officers set to be reshuffled- (Inquirer)

Court junks mayoral bid of Pacman’s friend- (Gulf Today)

Poll donations taxable–BIR exec- (Inquirer)

Comelec coinage: CCTV to curb fraud- (Manila Standard Today)

“Politics cannot stop 4Ps”, says DSWD- (PIA)

BEI members undergo training for PCOS machine operations- (PIA)

Pimentel downplays ‘failed polls’ scenario with Mindanao power shortage- (Inquirer)

Comelec exempts ‘pork’ from election ban- (Philstar)

Comelec says politicians can speak in school events but not about their bids- (Sunstar)

Insider, 6 others on Palace short list for 2 vacant Comelec posts- (Inquirer)

Comelec vouches for security and accuracy of the PCOS system- (PIA)

Candidates fear Mindanao brownouts will affect poll outcome- (Inquirer)

Comelec orders Antonino scion to explain US citizenship- (Manila Standard Today)

Brillantes: No anomaly in PCOS machines in hotel- (ABS CBN)

Alan Peter’s unrelenting war versus Comelec- (Manila Standard Today)

New list out for 2 Comelec vacancies- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec says Torres-Gomez candidacy stays- (Inquirer)

Comelec trains 10,000 teachers as BEI members- (Sunstar)

DOST trains 16,000 election inspectors on PCOS handling- (PIA)

Comelec to meet with Napocor to assess power situation in Mindanao- (GMA News)

Election watchdog asks Comelec to prepare for ‘all contingencies,’ after it failed
 in AES preparations- (Bulatlat) 

Comelec OKs Rappler poll server- (Rappler)

Comelec to hear GMA appeal for direct access to real-time poll results Thursday- (GMA News)

Cavite city council bets seek correction of ballot templates- (Inquirer) 

Comelec chief: Source code negotiations hit a snag anew- (GMA News)

Grace Poe vows more Comelec budget for IT, if elected- (Philstar) 

Ilocos Norte new poll area of concern- (Rappler) 

Poe gains big, Villar plunges in latest survey- (Philstar) 

Enrile’s convoy attacked- (Philstar)

Comelec reshuffle of 50 poll officers takes effect today- (Sunstar)

No TRO on candidates’ airtime limits- (Philstar)

Supreme Court unseats congresswoman-actress- (Businessworld Online)

On party ratings, Comelec declares LP as majority, UNA as minoritys- (Inquirer)

Comelec puts 15 poll provinces in watch list- (Gulf Times)

SC grants Cayetano petition vs Comelec's airtime rule- (Philstar)

Comelec extends liquor ban from May 9 to May 13- (PIA)

Comelec aims for zero failure of elections in Lanao del Sur- (PIA)

Brillantes unaware of order to DPWH to remove posters- (Inquirer)

Comelec probing appearance of Senate bets in TV shows- (Philstar) 

Ousted Imus mayor refuses to leave- (Inquirer)

Use of improvised explosive devices vs politicians feared- (Philstar) 

‘Politically-correct’ taxation- (Philstar)

Comelec awards P490M forwarding contract to AirFreight 2100, Inc.- (PIA) 

Comelec admits difficulty in monitoring campaign ads, blames delinquent networks - (GMA News)

Police checkpoints intensify as 2013 elections draw nearer- (PIA) 

Anti-vote buying mass held at Q.C. church to promote electoral honesty and integrity- (PIA) 

SouthCot police chief relieved in pre-election reshuffle- (Mindanews)

Favored supplier gets 6th election contract- (Philstar) 

‘Surveys reflect freedom of speech’- (Inquirer)

Political debates get nasty- (Inquirer)

SC junks petition of Salud to reverse ruling disqualifying him from polls- (Sunstar)

Team PNoy, UNA senatorial bets get ‘pork’- (Philstar) 

The greening of the Comelec- (Inquirer)

Enough electricity for election day in Mindanao - Palace - (GMA News)

Filipino voters told to check registration- (Khaleej Times)

Erap to start campaign with ‘Happy Easterada!’- (Rappler)

DPWH Region 4 chief on drive vs illegal posters: ‘We can’t do it alone’- (Inquirer)

Quixotic quest for a Senate seat - (Inquirer)

UNA to hire sign language interpreters for rallies - (GMA News)

Kabataan, Piston partylists complain about being singled out by Comelec- (Bulatlat)

Comelec reshuffles 18 Neg. Occ. poll officers- (Visayan Daily Star)

Party-list poll violation hearings start- (ABS CBN)

Comelec, police conduct educational campaign to voters- (PIA) 

‘PCOS machines in tip-top shape’- (Philstar) 

Absentee voting for members of media okayed- (Inquirer)

27 die in Philippine poll-related violence: Police- (Gulf Today)

Cayetano joins suit vs limit on airtime- (Inquirer)

Regular pre-election expense reporting a ‘big burden’ for Comelec- (Inquirer)

SC asked to stop Comelec on implementing airtime limits for political ads- (Businessworld Online)

‘Be ready for manual elections’- (Manila Standard Today)

Green Election Campaign- (Sunstar)  

LP, UNA slate war hits Baguio- (Sunstar) 

Prosecutor claims initial gains in GMA trial- (Philstar) 

Anti-Epal website launched vs Epaliticians during campaign season- (Sunstar)  

Pulse Asia won’t stop pre-election surveys- (Philstar)  

Comelec: Aga a resident of Camarines Sur- (Business Mirror) 

UNA bets ok with outsiders for Comelec post- (Philstar) 

In Bacolod: Comelec goes after illegal poll materials- (Visayan Daily Star)  

Comelec extends election liquor ban- (Inquirer)

Fil-Am voters urged to send ballots for May polls early - (ABS CBN)

In fight vs. vote-buying, Comelec faces difficult task of changing voters' mindset - (GMA News)

Erap at Lim, muling nagbangayan sa UP Manila - (ABS CBN)

Here are the Numbers- (Sunstar)

Raps eyed vs pols using CCT for campaign - (ABS CBN)

DSWD seeks exemption of CCT from poll ban- (Philstar)

Lanao Sur, Marawi candidates sign election covenant- (Minda News)

Drivers required to get permit if vehicles are used for political rally- (Sunstar)

Brillantes: Stop relief distribution during election campaign- (Inquirer)

Smartmatic bags 6th contract for 2013 polls- (Rappler)

Poll commissioner allowed to travel; Arroyo seeks same permit- (Businessworld Online)

Philippine elections in age of social media - (ZDnet)

SC unseats Imus, Cavite mayor - (GMA News)

'Secret’ vetting of Comelec nominees hit- (Rappler)

Comelec warns candidates on campaign violations- (PIA)

Lanto declines Comelec post- (Philstar)

8 Team Pnoy, 4 UNA bets in Pulse Asia Top 12- (ABS CBN)

Lanto has 'delicadeza', Palace says- (ABS CBN)

Poll chief: Appoint Comelec insiders- (Rappler)

Search resumes for poll commissioners- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec might drop 3 groups from party list- (Rappler)

Aquino needs to find 2 new Comelec commisioners- (Manila Channel)

Two new poll commissioners to be named before appointment ban — Palace - (GMA News)

Brillantes wants an insider to be the next Comelec commissioner - (GMA News)

Comelec confirms case vs Lanto- (Philstar)

Start of campaign for local polls reset to March 30 — Comelec- (Manila Standard Today)

Poll fraud case can’t stop Lanto from taking Comelec post, says Brillantes- (Inquirer)

Charge dynasties: bet - (Sunstar)

Teachers training starts- (Inquirer)

Elections put off spanking, tabloid measures - (Sunstar)

Sardillo declines Comelec appointment- (Inquirer)

OFWs hit shortage of PCOS machines for absentee voters in HK- (Manila Channel)

Poll commissioner: I'm no Garcillano - (Sunstar)

Village massacre: Couple, 2 kids slain - (AsiaOne)

Comelec: In worst case scenario, we'll go manual- (Sunstar)

UNA sees LP setting stage for poll fraud- (Manila Standard Today)

Political dynasties reign in Philippines — study- (Philstar)

Poll watchdog denies being a foreign-funded group - (ABS CBN)

Comelec-12 nixes hotspot declaration for Sarangani town- (Minda News)

7 North Cotabato villages under Comelec watch- (Sunstar)

Cayetano to Comelec: Remove airtime limits- (Rappler)

Incoming Comelec commissioner Lanto denies poll fraud allegations - (GMA News)

New poll appointee credibility attacked- (Inquirer)

Comelec still negotiating for source code release - (GMA News)

Interviews need ‘prior notice’ to Comelec- (Inquirer)

PCOS did not improve voting — ex-poll official- (Philstar)

10 things we should know about Philippine elections - (ABS CBN)

Ex-poll exec testifies on supposed tampering of 2007 election results - (GMA News)

Media entities are real parties in interest- (Inquirer)

Migrante hits Comelec over OAV ballots resolution- (Manila Channel)

Aquino appoints 2 new Comelec commissioners- (Inquirer)

9,507 to train on 156 PCOS units- (Sunstar)

Comelec to reinstate 230,000 OFWs in voters’ list- (Philstar)

Comelec issues guidelines for foreign election observers- (Philstar)

Canvassers hold trainings for May polls- (Sunstar)

Comelec spokesman: Recent rules on source code review done for 'everyone’s
 protection' - (GMA News)

Court says Erap can run for Manila mayor- (Rappler)

Comelec: Not all critics want source code review - (ABS CBN)

Overseas Filipino voters push for online voting - (ABS CBN)

Comelec claims 85% ready for elections - (ABS CBN)

Time to scuttle Smartmatic- (Businessworld Online)

Comelec control of Masbate being studied- (Inquirer)

Comelec: 22 of 33 Senate bets have illegal posters - (GMA News)

Illegal posters: Senate bets to face Comelec raps- (Inquirer)

Gay power high on ‘Magsaysay is my guy’- (Inquirer)

Comelec extends period of filing intent to vote for almost 240,000 OAVs - (GMA News)

Army assures candidates of protection vs. rebels - (Visayan Daily Star)

Comelec warns recidivist poster violators - (ABS CBN)

Comelec sets rules for source code review - (GMA News)

SC closes door on petitions challenging political dynasties - (Sunstar)

Brillantes fears abuse after 'Team Patay' TRO - (ABS CBN)

Incumbent and former senators lead in college mock polls - (GMA News)

'Religious, foreign groups can't do source code review' - (ABS CBN)

Masbate vice mayoral bet shot dead - (ABS CBN)

More bets get illegal posters' notice from Comelec- (Philstar)

Hontiveros tops Comelec list of poster violators - (ABS CBN)

SC stops Comelec order to remove ‘Team Patay’ tarpaulins in Bacolod - (Inquirer)

Comelec Holds On-Site Regional Overseas Absentee Voting Training in Berlin - (DFA)

Comelec posts list of voters - (Sunstar)

Ceneco to help Comelec campaign - (Visayan Daily Star)

Manila keeps close watch on poll expenses - (Gulf Today)

Church-Comelec tarp war rages; poll raps readied - (Inquirer)

Chris Talbot: Traffic, politics and social media - (Rapper)

Campaigning during graduation rites not banned, but...- (Philstar)

SC stops expulsion of party-list lawmaker - (GMA News)

Signature drive against dynasties goes to De Oro - (Inquirer)

Binay seeks source code review - (ABS CBN)

Comelec: SC has no jurisdiction over order to remove Bacolod church's oversized tarp - (GMA News)

Comelec to subpoena Kabataan, PISTON over illegal posters - (GMA News)

'Team Patay' tag disappoints Hontiveros - (ABS CBN)

UNA bets have grand time traipsing in Zubiri bailiwick- (Malaya)

PCOS machines sport new feature to erase doubt on poll results - (Media ng Bayan)

DPWH to strictly ban, remove election propaganda materials on public infra - (Inquirer)

2 gunmen kill vice mayoral bet in Masbate town - (Inquirer)

Honasan mulls filing bill banning election surveys- (Philstar)

Comelec set to file raps against church officials - (Inquirer)

Filipino religious group in UAE backs 'Brother Eddie' for senate bid - (The National)

Noy urged: Choose to be President or LP campaigner- (Philstar)

Aquino studying candidates for new Comelec commissioners - (GMA News)

15 qualities of the perfect candidate- (Philstar)

Comelec urged to hold Pagla-um plebiscite on July 26 - (Sunstar)

Team PNoy is part of branding, coalition tells Comelec - (Inquirer)

Bayan Patrollers, nagpadala ng kuha ng mga 'epal' posters - (ABS CBN)

Miriam: Philippines is world's political dynasty capital- (Philstar)

Comelec employees endorse another insider to vacant post - (GMA News)

Media guidelines for May elections - (Manila Standard Today)

‘Remove RH posters in church’- (Philstar)

Comelec gets tough on campaign violators - (Manila Standard Today)


February 2013

US Pinoys hit Comelec for delisting 245,000 OAVs - (ABS CBN)

Chris Talbot: Why Jamby iPad contest is wrong - (ABS CBN)

Comelec sets deadline for Dominion source code - (ABS CBN)

Facebook not under election law, Jamby's lawyer claims - (ABS CBN)

Comelec session highlights messy political alliances - (ABS CBN)

Comelec: Don't make a mockery out of mock polls- (Philstar)

Comelec to NPC: Are you admin or opposition?- (Rappler)

Maceda denies participating in raffle - (Inquirer)

Tulawi files disqualification case against Sulu Gov. Tan - (Zamboanga Today Online)

More foreign observers encouraged to join May poll- (Philstar)

Jamby personally apologizes to Comelec over online contest - (GMA News)

Independents mull third force in senate race - (Inquirer)

Maceda: No harm done with canceled raffle - (GMA News)

Jamby denies using volunteers as scapegoats - (ABS CBN)

Comelec hails SC ruling on flash-card bid award - (Inquirer)

Senator Estrada wants Manila under Comelec control - (Inquirer)

Comelec to determine dominant majority, minority party for May polls on Thursday - (GMA News)

Comelec chief Brillantes: Getting source code still slim - (GMA News)

SC junks plea to stop Smartmatic from supplying CF cards for May polls - (GMA News)

NPAs 'collect' firearms from NCotabato village- (Philstar)

Comelec to probe Maceda’s alleged raffle gimmick during campaign - (Inquirer)

Envoy urges Filipino expatriates to exercise their voting right- (The Peninsula Qatar)

DSWD monitoring 12 'credit-grabbing' pols in Visayas- (Philstar)

Indelible ink for May 13 polls will meet standards - Comelec - (GMA News)

Comelec to unseat bets found violating campaign rules- (Philstar)

PUVs no place to install propaganda, Comelec warns - (Manila Standard Today)

DENR: No posting of campaign ads on trees- (Sunstar)

Enrile, Honasan out of ‘Magic 12’- (Philstar)

Wanted: Green superheroes- (Philstar)

Three-headed UNA an ‘easy target’ - (Inquirer)

Comelec defied on RH tarpaulin - (Malaya)

Man held for selling fake gun ban exemption papers - (Inquirer)

Excess campaign donations should be returned - Comelec - (ABS CBN)

Lawyer questions bidding process for indelible ink- (Sunstar)

12 senatorial bets notified as Comelec intensifies crackdown on illegal campaign posters - (Inquirer)

Comelec signs MOA with Abra concerned groups for peaceful, orderly polls - (Inquirer)

Comelec 2nd division to decide on disqualification petition vs 6 members of
 political clans  - (GMA News)

SC affirms legality of Smartmatic contract on compact flash - (Inquirer)

Grace Poe-Llamanzares up in SWS poll—spokesman - (Inquirer)

Ex-Comelec man bares indelible ink supplier’s ‘controversial roots’ - (Inquirer)

Aquino signs law making voting easier for PWDs, seniors - (Inquirer)

Give us rules on use of political billboards- (Sunstar)

Delisting of overseas voters angers expats- (Rappler)

Filipino group urges poll candidates to conduct overseas campaigns- (Gulf Today)

Social Networks Show Political Ambivalence Ahead of Philippine Elections- (Tech President)

Comelec sets new voting hours for May elections- (PIA)

Aquino bets face poll offense- (Rappler)

Duterte disqualification from mayoral race sought- (Sunstar)

Maguindanao communities vow safe, clean polls- (Philstar)

Comelec wants clarification on who allows campaign propaganda on Church premises - (GMA News)

Be truthful on campaign expense reports or face perjury charge, Comelec
 warns candidates - (GMA News)

Comelec exempts 159 govt execs, private individuals from gun bans - (GMA News)

2 party-lists face raps for violating campaign poster areas- (Inquirer)

Jamby given 3 days to explain why she shouldn't be charged for online contest - (GMA News)

U.P. Kapihan tackles political dynasties - (GMA News)

Police eye link between mayoralty bet's murder and mayor's slay try- (PIA)

'Epal' politics mars EDSA rites - (GMA News)

Biometrics now in force to cleanse voters’ list- (Manila Standard Today)

BIR closely monitoring poll expenses- (Philstar)

DPWH assists Comelec in removal of illegal campaign materials - (GMA News)

SC Action Sought On Comelec’s Party-List Ruling - (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec steps up shame drive vs campaign violators - (GMA News)

3 parties in Team PNoy want election return copies- (Sunstar)

Cheers and jeers for senatorial bets- (Manila Standard Today)

Aquino signs law to facilitate voting by the disabled, senior citizens- (Inquirer)

ABS-CBN rolls out digital tools for May polls- (Manila Standard Today)

Army says NPA sending extortion letters to politicians- (Visayan Daily Star)

Campaign vs ‘epal’ posters going nationwide- (Inquirer)

2 gunmen attack, kill another bet for mayor- (Inquirer)

23 inmates in Mt. Province to vote in May polls- (PIA)

Noy signs laws on PWDs, biometric voter registration- (Philstar)

UNA won’t replace common bets- (Philstar)

Allegations of aid politicization in Philippines ahead of elections - (Irin News)

Comelec sends illegal poster notices to 4 Senate bets, 8 party-list groups - (GMA News)

Rebels admits demand on permit-to-campaign, win fees - (Sunstar)

Rep. JV Estrada urges Intensified PNP campaign vs. loose firearms - (Catanduanes Tribune)

Comelec urges early filing of local absentee voting - (Sunstar)

Comelec wants Jamby to explain online contest - (GMA News)

Comelec-Antique to strictly monitor Fair Election Act violations- (PIA)

Comelec reshuffles Metro Manila poll officers - (GMA News)

Comelec to implement stricter online pol ads - (Sunstar)

UNA to stick with nine Senate bets - (GMA News)

Grace Poe recalls 2004 cheating in Cebu - (Malaya)

On campaign sorties, I’m careful not to spend gov’t money: Aquino (Malaya)

Comelec urges voters to verify data in voters list- (PIA)

Ad rules to benefit voters- (Inquirer)

Provincial Comelec head gives new meaning to PCOS- (PIA)

Team PNoy outspends UNA in kickoff sorties- (Rappler)

Over 400 South Cotabato inmates ordered removed from voters’ list- (PIA)

Comelec all set to implement local absentee voting for media practitioners in CAR- (PIA)

UNA drops Chiz, Loren, Grace - (Philstar)

The Philippines Publishes Election Materials Online - (Asia Pacific Futuregov)

Imelda Papin asks Comelec to conduct ocular inspection on her Bulacan house
 to prove residency - (GMA News)

10 vote-rich provinces have one-third of country's voters - (GMA News)

Excessive Facebook ads a poll offense: Comelec - (ABS CBN)

Brillantes admits being tech 'illiterate' - (ABS CBN)

Comelec, PNP urge candidates not to pay NPA poll charges- (Sunstar)

Comelec: No rules on online political campaign- (Philstar)

Jamby Madrigal, nag-sorry sa Comelec kaugnay ng pa-kontes na may premyong gadget - (GMA News)

Phl websites required to report candidates' expenses- (Philstar)

Polls put Masbate peace to the test- (Inquirer)

Election and taxation- (Business Mirror)

Comelec will be 'relaxed' on campaign expenses reports - (GMA News)

Comelec rejects call to declare Manila as election hotspot- (Inquirer)

All systems go for 2013 polls says Brilliantes- (PIA)

Independent senate bet accuses SWS, Pulse Asia of harassment- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Netizens very helpful in spotting campaign rule violators- (Inquirer)

Comelec urged to probe Aquino’s use of gov’t funds to promote bets- (Inquirer)

Comelec-Ifugao briefs AFP personnel on their role in ensuring peaceful, credible elections- (PIA)

Comelec-Tabuk City starts implementing common poster area rule- (PIA)

Comelec: No Holy Week campaigns- (Inquirer)

Comelec asked to give teachers additional P2k allowance for poll duty- (Inquirer)

10 commandments for voters issued- (Philstar)

Gordon tops Ateneo poll- (Inquirer)

A referendum on political dynasties- (Manila Standard Today)

What’s at stake in the 2013 election?- (Mindanao Examiner)

An initial evaluation- (Business Mirror)

Campaign jingles: A history of songs on the election beat - (GMA News)

3-day campaign set in Central Luzon for UNA bets- (Sunstar)

Guns Seized in Election Season Tops 1,000 – PNP- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec Accredits Watchdog Group for Polls in ARMM- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec probes senatorial bet's iPad giveaway- (Philstar)

2 men nabbed for allegedly trying to swindle local candidate - (Inquirer)

Comelec urged to install CCTVs outside poll precincts- (Philstar)

ARMM candidates sign election pact - (Philstar)

Comelec workers endorse bet for poll commissioner- (Inquirer)

Brillantes slams PCOS critics, cries sabotage- (Philstar)

Campaign fee issue triggers CPP rift- (Inquirer)

Comelec Clears Moreno; Cops Claim Harassment- (Manila Bulletin)

SC upholds disqualification of 'nuisance' bet in Agusan del Sur - (GMA News)

Bets prohibited from speaking in graduation rites - (Sunstar)

Comelec sets March 31 as deadline for early voting application for media- (PIA)

Comelec-GenSan starts removing campaign posters in prohibited areas - (Minda News)

Comelec releases image of May 13 polls' official ballots - (GMA News)

Comelec employees want next commissioners to come from their ranks - (GMA News)

Comelec launches educational video on campaign violations- (Inquirer)

NGO bats for PWD-inclusive elections- (Philstar)

Comelec hits groups vs poll automation scheme- (Philstar)

Comelec ensures credible polls in May- (Manila Standard Today)

Isko and Company Released; Lim Plans to Take Case to Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Palace confident in Comelec’s preparations for polls - (GMA News)

Poll chief assigns acting division members- (Sunstar)

Local Bets Campaigning Illegally – Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)


Comelec Introduces ‘Boy Bawal’ On Youtube- (Manila Bulletin)

Team PNoy seeks end to ‘common bets’ issue- (Philstar)

Marcos seeks hazard pay for poll teachers in ‘hotspots’- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec to critics: Don’t whine, sue us- (Manila Standard Today)

Gift giving or vote buying? Comelec to issue guidelines- (Philstar)

Serving ‘lechon, pancit’ could be vote-buying- (Inquirer)

Surveys don’t decide–Gordon- (Inquirer)

Congressman gives Comelec license plates of 19 buses used in UNA rally- (Sunstar)

Lim, Erap vow clean campaign if no dirty tricks- (ABS CBN)

AFP to continue its internal security functions despite deputation by Comelec- (PIA)

Peña denies having own private army- (Visayan Daily Star)

Aga Muhlach's congressional bid gets green light as CA orders his inclusion on voters' list
- (GMA News)

Nothing illegal with local bets joining nat'l campaign even before March 29 — Brillantes - (GMA News)

Comelec clarifies common poster area rule- (ABS CBN)

Candidates, party-list groups should put up own campaign poster structures — Comelec
 spokesman - (GMA News)

Comelec allows early voting of media members from April 28 to 30- (Philstar)

Number of illegal campaign posters down—Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec sees 20,000 media advance voters- (Inquirer)

Comelec opinion sought on use of indigent fund- (Sunstar)

Team PNoy to UNA: Complain to Comelec- (Sunstar)

Comelec tells city gov’t to repaint school roofs bearing “Adelante Zamboanga”
- (Zamboanga Today Online)

Comelec OKs absentee voting for mediamen, teachers, police, soldiers, poll workers- (Inquirer)

Housing assistance groups in Quirino ask Comelec for exemption against ban on donations- (PIA)

Comelec begins hiring PCOS operators for Laoag- (PIA)

Comelec in Region 12 sees smooth elections in May- (Minda News)

Signing of peace covenant set in Maasin City- (PIA)

Negros politicians warned vs. using armed groups- (Visayan Daily Star)

UNA dropping Chiz?- (Philstar)

Comelec urged to clarify ban on release of public funds- (Philstar)

Victory for team Rama? Comelec cancels Pe’s candidacy- (Philstar)

Comelec 7 chief urges media to be mindful of violations on airtime, ad sizes- (Sunstar)

Election won’t be in the dark, say DOE, utilities- (Sunstar)

COA bans epal posters; violators face criminal raps- (Philstar)

Arms cache seized from Dimaporo -  (Sunstar)

Even without source code, Comelec to proceed with automated polls - (GMA News)

1.5M signatures eyed vs dynasties- (Inquirer)

Miriam leads net revolution vs. 'clowns'- (Philstar)

In Manila, campaign materials are everywhere except common poster areas - (GMA News)

UNA tells bets to join rallies- (Businessworld Online)

Concerned groups launch anti-vote buying campaign - (GMA News)

Comelec to help 'little known' bets in voters' education program- (Philstar)

Comelec officers in Ilocos Region switch posts- (PIA)

2 partylists violated campaign poster rules – Comelec exec- (Inquirer)

SC affirms Comelec ouster of Batangas town mayor - (GMA News)

Teachers seek poll pay hike- (Philstar)

Comelec to probe alleged use of City vehicles in UNA rally- (Sunstar)

They’re off and running- (Manila Standard Today)

Senatorial bets dish out promises, vow to improve people’s welfare- (Philstar)

Comelec exec notes campaign rule violation at Team PNoy rally site- (Inquirer)

Animal sacrifice kicks off PH campaign period- (ABS CBN)

Comelec offers to put $10M in escrow to facilitate source code release- (GMA News)

Casiño, Hagedorn, Villanueva kick off senatorial campaigns- (GMA News)

House declares Bicol solon a natural-born Filipino- (Business Mirror)

PNP assures enforcement of election laws- (Sunstar)

No SC TRO yet vs. airtime limit on campaign ads- (GMA News)

UNA rally eyes Cebu’s 2.5M votes, Gwen’s aid- (Inquirer)

Comelec needs more IT to operate PCOS machines- (PIA)

Aquino to lead Team Pnoy in star-studded campaign salvo- (Inquirer)

Comelec warns of violations of election rules- (Manila Standard Today)

Follow rules on rallies, groups told- (Sunstar)

Guvs, lawmakers entitled to cop escorts- (Sunstar)

Reject NPA extortion, bets told- (Manila Standard Today)

Biometric voter registration in Philippines reaches 52 million- (Biometric Update)

Don’t touch our trees, says Operation Baklas head- (PIA)

Comelec chief on poll ads on PUVs- (Inquirer)

2013 Battle Begins- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec takes fight against campaign violators to cyberspace- (Inquirer)

Comelec to spray paint over candidates’ photos on public buses- (Inquirer)

Official @comelec Twitter account goes live- (GMA News)

Comelec ‘airtime rule’ should be enforced strictly, says Escudero- (Inquirer)

Comelec denies COC of Sahidulla’s political foe for mayoral race- (Zamboanga Today Online)

Comelec takes PCOS on tour- (Inquirer)

PCOS cards in a dumpsite? (Inquirer)

Comelec readying extra PCOS machines- (Philstar)

Broadcast stations assail Comelec ruling on political ads at SC- (Business Mirror)

PNP: Number of Comelec gun ban violations now over 700- (GMA News)

Campaign rallies for TV- (Malaya)

Pinoys in HK invited to serve as poll inspectors in overseas voting- (GMA News)

Comelec to bets: Monitor expenses- (Philstar)

Comelec exempts 434 gun holders- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec says Smartmatic might be charged after May polls- (Inquirer)

Ilocos mayors ask Comelec: Give our bodyguards back- (Inquirer)

Comelec bars Batangas town mayor from 4th term- (Inquirer)

Help monitor campaign violations, Comelec chairman asks tweeps- (GMA News)

Comelec: It’s social media vs 3 Gs in May- (Philstar)

Comelec rules curtail free speech- (Business Mirror)

Registered voters hit 52 million- (Philstar)

Comelec open to suing Smartmatic over source code woes- (Sunstar)

PCOS technician applicants flock to city election office- (PIA)

Loren, Chiz top Pulse Asia survey- (Philstar)

Comelec has enough time to print ballots, says Brillantes- (Inquirer)

Comelec-Cauayan City opens applications for PCOS technicians- (PIA)

Comelec junks petition vs. two Sipalay officials- (Visayan Daily Star)

‘Underdog’ Barbers brothers vow good fight vs rival Matugas family- (Mindanews)

KBP: Revenue losses on political ads might run to billions- (Visayan Daily Star)

Brgy officials, tanods tapped to ensure peaceful 2013 elections- (PIA)

Comelec on manual elections: Never again- (Inquirer)

Media group wants party-list wannabe of cosmetic surgeon disqualified- (Inquirer)

Electoral sabotage case vs GMA delayed anew- (Philstar)

A repeat of the electoral fraud of 1987?- (Manila Standard Today)

Ilocos Norte to implement "Operation Baklas 2013"- (PIA)

1.1M ballots printed so far; Comelec chief not impressed- (GMA News)

PNoy warns vs. 'fake' admin allies, takes swipe at Revilla- (GMA News)

Duterte to anti-dynasts: Why not include Aquino?- (Inquirer)

Manual polls an option only for worst-case scenario — Brillantes- (GMA News)

DOST to train poll inspectors to use PCOS machines- (GMA News)

Palace relying on Comelec to correct PCOS glitches - (Business Mirror)

Grace, Jamby want dialogue on poll glitches - (ABS CBN)

Comelec waives payment of filing fee for disqualification cases- (Philstar)

Congress approves bill removing ‘absentee’ label to Pinoy overseas voters - (GMA News)

Samar has additional 31,000 voters- (PIA)

ARMM Comelec: Sulu not included as election hotspot- (Zamboanga Today Online)

Comelec eases ruling on media interviews- (Manila Standard Today)

Mayor decries inclusion of city in Comelec Category 1 list- (Sunstar)

Comelec: No perfect mock election- (Manila Standard Today)

SC: Digital copies of ballots acceptable in poll protests- (Philstar)

Hackers cash in on fears about PCOS- (Manila Standard Today)

‘American’ poll bet rapped- (Manila Standard Today)

The Comelec stonewalls- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec junks Imelda Papin's Congress bid - (Philstar)

DepEd to allow use of public school buildings for election purposes- (PIA)

Comelec reminds bets of campaign rules - (Philstar)

Comelec execs grilled at Senate over PCOS glitches- (Inquirer)

Comelec urges voters to check their site’- (Inquirer)

Brillantes lashes out at former Comelec colleague- (Inquirer)

Bets get 48 hrs to reply to aired raps- (Manila Standard Today)

Isabela has new election supervisor- (PIA)

Revilla is new Lakas chairman - (Philstar)

SC won’t even touch political dynasty issue - (Malaya)

Isumbong sa Comelec - (Business Mirror)

Palace in no hurry to fill up Comelec vacancies - (Business Mirror)

Katribu on the 2013 mock elections - (Davao Today)

Disqualification cases filed vs Duterte, 5 other ‘political dynasts’- (Inquirer)

Comelec retains airtime limits for candidates - (GMA News)

Pag-imprenta ng mga balota, sinimulan na - (GMA News)

Mock elections, uulitin ng Comelec para maayos ang gagamiting PCOS Machine
 - (GMA News)

Ban on public works starts March 29 – Comelec- (PIA)

Comelec to critics: It’s either PCOS or manual polls - (Philstar)

Comelec scores ‘epal’ pols for ‘breach of delicadeza’- (Inquirer)

IT expert questions Comelec continued use of source code from Smartmatic- (Inquirer)

Palace defends Comelec over 'glitches' in mock polls - (GMA News)

Botched mock elections alarm party-list group - (Business Mirror)

Palace vows to fill up vacancies at Comelec before appointment ban- (Inquirer)

Ballot printing yet to start as template still not done — Comelec - (GMA News)

Comelec sets guidelines on where/how to get hiring ban exceptions- (PIA)

Comelec bans promotion, salary increases, privileges to gov’t. employees-  (PIA)

Shakedown at Comelec scored- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec junks Puentevella’s petition for recount - (Sunstar)

474 poll gun ban violators arrested - (Philstar)

Appoint an OFW to Comelec- (Inquirer)

SC recommends Comelec to comment whether or not to grant Jalosjos
TRO - (Zamboanga Today Online)

Strict Printing Measures Set To Ensure Ballot Integrity - (Manila Bulletin)

TV-radio ads and rules Comelec can’t enforce - (Sunstar)

Day-time checkpoints eyed during election period- (Inquirer)

Bishop accuses Comelec of ‘stonewalling’ on PCOS- (Inquirer)

Binay welcomes Mar, Bong as 2016 rivals - (Philstar)

House minority leader questions Comelec decisions- (Inquirer)

Despite glitches Comelec: Mock polls a success - (Philstar)

Election exec asks for help - (Sunstar)

Mock elections a star-studded race - (Philstar)

Dry run exposes glitches in poll equipment- (Inquirer)

Comelec's mock polls in Maguindanao - (GMA News)

Comelec holds full-blown mock elections in 10 areas Saturday - (Inquirer)

No major problem detected as Comelec holds poll dry run - (GMA News)

Eastern Visayas politicians seek Comelec OK for bodyguards - (Inquirer)

Written authority from Comelec needed to transfer gov't workers-  (PIA)

Comelec exec admits: Poll rules difficult to enforce - (Inquirer)

Comelec chief eyes 2 retired poll officials as consultants - (Inquirer)

No TRO either for Jalosjos - (Inquirer)

Bicam panel approves bill amending law on overseas absentee voters - (GMA News)

Election officers reshuffled - (Businessworld Online)

PCOS machine tests successful in Maguindanao, Cotabato City - (Sunstar)

Political ad spending to hit P2B; GMA 7, ABS-CBN to get bulk - (Inquirer)

Comelec to hold mock elections Saturday - (ABS CBN)

Comelec-2 urges media to follow political ads time limit -  (PIA)

Explain card deal, SC orders Comelec -  (Manila Times)

Comelec reshuffling on, WV prov’l heads moved - (Visayan Daily Star)

2 Comelec vacancies as top officials retire - (Rappler)

Cavite PNP assures to be neutral in 2013 elections -  (PIA)

Comelec may not use enhancements in PCOS machines - (Philstar)

Comelec presents witness in poll sabotage vs GMA - (Philstar)

KBP opposes rule for radio, TV to notify Comelec about interviews - (Inquirer)

Comelec source code certified—Brillantes - (Inquirer)

Comelec considers ‘minor changes’ in assailed resolution- (Manila Standard Today)


January 2013

Comelec reminds candidates to follow rules on election materials-  (PIA)

Clan wars remain a concern among ARMM authorities - (Philstar)

Comelec to issue clarifications on shorter airtime resolution next week- (GMA News)

Comelec cleanses voters lists, corrects data of transferees-  (PIA)

PNP plans daytime checkpoints in NCR - (Philstar)

Comelec allays CBCP’s fear of massive cheating in May peaceful - (Philstar)

Comelec dismisses protest vs Montelibano - (Sunstar)

LTFRB to revoke franchises of buses bearing political ads- (Inquirer)

La Castellana now among election ‘areas of concern’ - (Sunstar)

Social media remains gray area for poll body - (Sunstar)

Comelec official’s house strafed - (Sunstar)

NGCP assures stable power supply for 2013 polls-  (PIA)

Comelec vows to make 2013 polls ‘better enhanced’ - (Inquirer)

NPO exec: Latest technology to be used in printing May poll ballots- (GMA News)

Comelec, security groups tackle security control measures-  (PIA)

Youth leaders thumb in pledges to stand by youth agenda-  (Davao Today)

Comelec restrains media -  (Manila Standard Today)

OFWs’ absentee votes-  (Malaya)

Wholesale Cheating Feared-  (Manila Bulletin)

CBCP will support initiatives to choose 'worthy candidates'- (GMA News)

Officials confident polls in Maguindanao will be peaceful - (Philstar)

Senate Amends Absentee Voting Law-  (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec exec on poll preparation: ‘We’re right on track’ - (Inquirer)

Certified list of 2013 candidates now at Comelec website-  (PIA)

Philippine bishops urge morality vote after defeat- (Inquirer)

Impact of automated poll - (Inquirer)

Comelec accredits 3rd citizens' arm for May polls - (Philstar)

Gunman fires at Comelec director's house in Dipolog  (Philstar)

Comelec- Cauayan City warns candidates on early campaigning-  (PIA)

Grace Poe enters Senate 'Magic 12': survey-  (ABS CBN)

Erap-Lim Showdown Gets Legal-  (Manila Bulletin)

Ballot printing mess probed -  (Manila Standard Today)

Withdraw ‘prior approval’ resolution, Comelec urged - (Inquirer)

Online news site, marketer reveal online campaigning costs big money- (GMA News)

ARMM sets up security plans for 2013 polls-  (PIA)

QC official wants all village chiefs in his city to be exempted from gun ban - (Inquirer)

INQUIRER.net poll: 45-day liquor ban not too long - (Inquirer)

Ballot printing to start Feb 4 — NPO- (GMA News)

Comelec registration erases 170,000 ghost registrants-  (PIA)

Comelec tells candidates to remove prematurely-placed election propaganda-  (PIA)

High court explains 3-term limit rule on local elected officials - (Inquirer)

Comelec ready to print 52 million ballots-  (Philstar)

Cebu is biggest at 2.5M voters-  (Sunstar)

Man tries to evade checkpoint, shot by cops in Dumanjug-  (Sunstar)

Comelec reiterates campaign guidelines for 2013 polls-  (PIA)

123 party-lists to be listed in official ballots-  (Sunstar)

Aquino has until March 29 to fill 2 Comelec vacancies  - (Inquirer)

Groups slam ‘right to reply’ in Comelec rules  - (Inquirer)

Arroyo confident of victory in May elections  - (Gulf Today)

NGCP assures stable power supply for May polls-  (Philstar)

Comelec warns vs fake gun ban exemption certificate  - (Inquirer)

Comelec: Pablo damage won’t stop polls  - (Sunstar)

Communist rebels demand up to P5M in campaign fees  - (Inquirer)

Comelec to test voting machines in Cebu and Lapu  - (Inquirer)

Comelec-Quirino sees secure, fair elections in May-  (PIA)

Comelec dismisses losing bidder’s ‘drama’  - (Inquirer)

Comelec on poll fraud - (Manila Standard Today)

KBP: Appeal vs. aggregate airtime not driven by profit- (GMA News)

PCOS vote machines to be tested by Comelec; media won’t witness proceedings  - (Inquirer)

Comelec says 'right to reply' demands will undergo long process- (GMA News)

Maguindanao town mayor gets Comelec order to keep post-  (Philstar)

Responding to hoax, Enrile son denies dropping out of senatorial race- (GMA News)

Comelec names 2 barangays in Mt Province as poll 'areas of concern'-  (PIA)

27 towns, 1 city are election hot spots in Bicol – Comelec, PNP-  (PIA)

Brillantes asks Aquino to name 2 Comelec commissioners now  - (Inquirer)

Nothing wrong with Aquino, Binay campaigning–Comelec  - (Inquirer)

Comelec policy hit; fiscals on poll duty  - (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec throws OFW voters under the bus  (Inquirer)

Comelec to impose right of reply rule for candidates in May polls- (GMA News)

Comelec grants withdrawal of 5 NPC bets, substitution- (Visayan Daily Star)

GMA Network pleads vs new Comelec rules on airtime for candidates- (GMA News)

Political dynasties are not all bad, senatorial bets say- (GMA News)

Congress ratifies media absentee voting bill-  (Sunstar)

New Davao province has to wait  - (Inquirer)

Comelec to monitor candidates' color motifs- (GMA News)

Election experts from US coming to PH next week-  (Inquirer)

Losing bidders assail Comelec for ‘anomalous’ contract awards-  (Inquirer)

Take down early campaign posters, Comelec tells bets-  (Inquirer)

Kiangan police integrates 'Implan Red Eye' with Comelec checkpoint-  (PIA)

200,000 overseas absentee voters delisted- (Manila Channel)

‘Upholding human rights a must in Comelec checkpoints’-  (Sunstar)

MILF heeds Comelec gun ban-  (Inquirer)

In face of shady election deals, media leaders issue covenant against corruption- (GMA News)

Pablo’s impact won’t derail May 2013 polls in devasted towns of DavOr-  (PIA)

Comelec gets tough against early election propaganda-  (Inquirer)

Beware of bets bearing PhilHealth cards–DOH-  (Inquirer)

Comelec favors Aga Muhlach on citizenship issue -  (Inquirer)

Politicians hope Comelec applies airtime limit properly-  (Sunstar)

Comelec junks nuisance petition vs mayoralty bet-  (Sunstar)

Comelec: Candidates should remove early campaign propaganda- (GMA News)

MILF not exempted from election gun ban, Comelec says  (Sunstar)

Jalosjos asks SC to resume candidacy for mayorec says - (Sunstar)

Comelec informs public on ban on public works, disbursement of funds-  (PIA)

Summit in Lanao del Sur to push for clean 2013 elections-  (PIA)

Coast Guard also watches out for loose firearms-  (PIA)

PNP arrests 100 gun ban violators-  (Philstar)

Comelec set to name dominant political party-  (Philstar)

8 towns, city placed under election watchlist-  (Sunstar)

200,000 OFWs purged from voters list  (Manila Standard Today)

Estrada to call it quits after May poll run -  (Inquirer)

Police, Comelec security council formed-  (PIA)

NegOr Comelec to reshuffle its elections officers-  (PIA)

Comelec chief: Candidates' names, logos on govt cars prohibited- (GMA News)

Use environment-friendly campaign materials - Comelec-  (PIA)

Comelec 8 deputizes government agencies for 2013 elections-  (PIA)

Comelec rules ‘epal’ poll offense - (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec scraps metal padlocks -  (Inquirer)

COMELEC-Kalinga forms security control center in preparation for the May polls-  (PIA)

TV, radio guesting needs Comelec nod -  (Inquirer)

Comelec’s CFU Monitoring Social Media for Campaign Abuses -  (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to politicians: Remove your names on gov't property-  (Philstar)

Jalosjos brods can’t run, says Comelec -  (Inquirer)

Losing bidder questions Comelec on CF cards-  (Inquirer)

Comelec notes 2% increase in registered voters-  (PIA)

Comelec to determine status of political parties-  (Philstar)

Comelec deputizes DepEd personnel to serve as PCOS technicians
in the May 2013 elections-  (PIA)

Comelec cuts total airtime on TV to 120 minutes- (Inquirer)

Comelec now to monitor poll ads on Internet- (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec sees no violation-  (Philstar)

Comelec resorts to bread and circuses- (Manila Standard Today)

11% dropped from GenSan, SouthCot’s voters’ list in Comelec ‘cleansing’
drive- (Manila Standard Today)

Joint security activated for May polls-  (Philstar)

Comelec chief to pols: Your tweets are monitored-  (Philstar)

Comelec disqualifies Jalosjos brothers, boxing promoter in May polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec disqualifies 63 nuisance candidates- (Inquirer)

Politician-friendly cops warned - (Malaya)

Comelec confused over security detail at Capitol- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Follow rules on checkpoints, gun control-  (Philstar)

Mayor: I didn't apply for gun ban exemption-  (Sunstar)

On election period, campaign period and gun toting-  (Business Mirror)

Comelec chief bares 'attempt' to tamper with poll equipment- (GMA News)

Bodyguard arrested for violation of Comelec gun ban along
MCLL hi-way - (Zamboanga Today Online)

Mar warns vs cops illegaly securing pols-  (Philstar)

Senate Pres. Enrile urges media to be watchful in the 2013 elections-  (PIA)

Police expects peaceful, orderly election in South Cotabato-  (PIA)

PNP leads ‘Unity Walk’ for peaceful elections-  (PIA)

Comelec to receive add’l P4-B budget-  (Philstar)

1 killed, several held at Comelec checkpoints- (Inquirer)

PNP check points on full swing with start of gun ban-  (PIA)

Region 10 Comelec offical calls for unity for safe, fair elections-  (PIA)

Individuals w/o Comelec’s permit to carry guns will be arrested,
warns de Ocampo - (Zamboanga Today Online)

Pimentel to Comelec: Show us the source code- (Inquirer)

Comelec OK for bodyguards needed- (Inquirer)

MMDA asks Comelec to impose liquor ban-  (Manila Standard Today)

Comelec, Smartmatic collude in new scams-  (Philstar)

Comelec kicks off midterm polls, pledges honest, peaceful exercise-  (Manila Standard Today)

Migrante urges Comelec for a glitch-free automated poll-  (Sunstar)

P-Noy exempted from poll gun ban: Comelec: He’s the commander-in-chief-  (Philstar)

OAV registration for 2013 elections breaks records-  (Philstar)

Comelec Negros ready for start of election period-  (Sunstar)

SILG Roxas to grace signing of elections peace covenant in Samar-  (PIA)

Over 600 candidates vie for 277 elective posts in NegOr on May 13-  (PIA)

800 ‘hot’ towns on Comelec watch list- (Inquirer)

Court rejects case vs Jalosjos removing his name from list of registered
voters (Zamboanga Today Online)

AES to help Filipino absentee voting- (Gulf Today)

Smartmatic and Comelec collusion bared- (Manila Times)

Another disqualification case haunts Joseph Estrada- (Inquirer)

PNoy files personal exemption from gun ban — Comelec exec- (GMA News)

PNP to set up more checkpoints for election gun ban- (Inquirer)

Troops, stakeholders vow fair, peaceful polls in Tarlac-  (Philstar)

2 SouthCot mining towns areas of concern in run-up to May 13 elections-  (Minda News)

Police security escorts of politicians recalled- (Inquirer)

Comelec-Kalinga calls for PNP-Army joint command conference for peaceful May polls-  (PIA)

Bets may have bodyguards for May polls — Comelec exec- (GMA News)

Comelec Iloilo prepares for election-  (PIA)

No basis yet to ban posting of early campaign materials - (Sunstar)

Telco joins campaign for clean elections- (Inquirer)

Keep goons at bay, Comelec urges cops - (Manila Standard Today)

Fix glitches of AES for overseas absentee voting, Comelec asked - (Business Mirror)

Comelec to set up checkpoints in Tacloban this weeks - (Sunstar)

Poll chief wants ballot configuration moved beyond Jan. 22  (GMA News)

Name replacements for two retiring poll commissioners, Comelec chief asks PNoy-  (GMA News)

Authorities vow strict gun ban in Maguindanao-  (Philstar)

‘No request for security from NegOr politicians’ - (Visayan Daily Star)

Politicians told to 'behave' during Sinulog Festival in Cebu -  (PIA)

No poll hotspot in Nueva Vizcaya - Comelec -  (PIA)

Gun ban covers Aquino, too, says Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec, police in R-12 start security prep for polls- (Mindanews)

Castillano, others in shuffle of poll chiefs- (Inquirer)

Ousted president allowed to run for Manila mayor- (Gulf Today)

Oops… Another mistaken reading in Supreme Court- (Malaya)

Noy urged to appoint 'insiders' to 2 Comelec posts-  (Philstar)

COMELEC cites prohibitions once election period starts-  (PIA)

Civil society organizations hold dialogues to maintain peace, keep Abra off Comelec control in elections-  (PIA)

Globe joins ‘Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo’ campaign for honest polls - (Sunstar)

South Cotabato to allow political campaigns inside provincial jail-  (PIA)

SC asks Comelec to comment on disqualified party-lists-  (GMA News)

Comelec to set up checkpoints nationwide-  (GMA News)

Comelec to set up checkpoints all over PH - (Inquirer)

Another 'Leonardia' needed to sub mayor's brother -  (Sunstar)

Disqualified party-list asks SC to void Comelec decision - (Inquirer)

Court junks motion vs Erap -  (Rappler)

Group to 'epal' pols: Spare Black Nazarene feast -  (Philstar)

No movement in assignment of gov’t personnel effective Jan. 13 – Comelec -  (PIA)

Election Period, Gun Ban Start January 13 -  (Manila Bulletin)

3 top political leaders in Zambo City request Comelec for security -  (Zamboanga Today Online)

Comelec rids 13 party-list groups from raffle (Philstar)

Be nonpartisan in OAV polls, Phl envoys urged- (Philstar)

Army joining PNP in checkpoint drive - (Visayan Daily Star)

Shadings of SC terminology cited as cause of Comelec boo-boo - (Malaya)

Comelec may do over raffle for party-lists - (Inquirer)

Comelec to decide today on disqualified party-list groups - (Philstar)

Print shops set for poll period -  (Sunstar)

Duties, code of conduct set for elections - (Businessworld Online)

MILF says ban on its officials seeking elective posts remains - (Inquirer)

Comelec: 1 more week to go before gun ban - (GMA News)

Comelec to solve power interruptions in polls- (Sunstar)

Control of a “hotspot” is like under martial law - Comelec - (The Bohol Standard)

3 councilors can stay, says Comelec lawyer- (Sunstar)

Comelec asked to hasten case resolution- (Sunstar)

An Waray amenable for official placing in ballots- (Sunstar)

New budget certification needed for village plebiscite- (Sunstar)

33 election ‘hot spots’ in C. Visayas revealed - (Inquirer)

13 partylists should not be part of Comelec raffle, says Brillantes - (Inquirer)

Comelec sets raffle for party-list slots - (ABS CBN)

Party-list reps expected to show up at Comelec raffle today - (Philstar)

Three city cop chiefs up for relief: Lirazan - (Visayan Daily Star)

Jan. 13 marks election period, gun ban - (PIA)

Comelec cancels Wakee’s mayoral dreams - (Inquirer)

Deadline for Filing of Intent to Vote Extended till 11 January 2013 - (Ausinformer)

Comelec deputizes electric co-ops in May 13 elections - (PIA)

Smartmatic Gets P45.2-M CF Card Contract - (Manila Bulletin)

MILF urges relatives running in election to quit - (Rappler)

Comelec says there is no election hotspot in Ifugao - (PIA)

DOE assures enough power supply in May elections- (Sunstar)

Aga Muhlach, wife want court ruling removing them from voters’ list nullified- (Inquirer)

Comelec asked to defer raffle of party-list names until SC decides on petitions- (GMA News)

Automated voting planned for more Filipino overseas voters- (Inquirer)

Comelec official campaigns for peaceful, honest and fair election- (PIA)

OFWs in the Middle East to use PCOS machines- (Sunstar)

Poll body sets rules on votes for nuisance bets- (Sunstar)

Comelec gun ban starts Jan. 13, public reminded- (GMA News)