Philippine Election News

December 2017

Comelec: 2 voters registration cycles; all set for village, youth polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Barangay plebiscites in Navotas, Occ. Mindoro town on January 5- (Rappler)

Comelec announces gun ban in Navotas City- (Inquirer)

Comelec bringing polls closer to IPs- (Manila Bulletin)

Robredo camp turns the tables on Marcos for delaying his election protest- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: No OAV registration for Filipinos abroad on Dec. 25, 26, 30, 31, Jan. 1, 2- (Manila Bulletin)

SC nixes Robredo supporters’ bid to pay her poll counter-protest fees- (Inquirer)

No reason to postpone brgy polls in Mindanao – Lorenzana- (Manila Bulletin)

Bill seeks to disqualify persons with pending drug cases from barangay elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Vacationing OFWs urged to register as absentee voters for 2019 polls- (Manila Bulletin)

House bill seeking huge discount on campaign ads approved on 2nd reading- (Rappler)

VP poll recount to begin in February 2018- (GMA News)

800,000 sign up as voters for 2018 barangay, youth polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec transfer won’t affect pending poll protests- (Inquirer)

SC gives Robredo access to soft copies of ballot images in electoral protest- (Rappler)

Applicants troop to Comelec to beat deadline for voter registration- (Cebu Daily News)


November 2017

Comelec unlikely to extend voters registration period- (Canadian Inquirer)

COMELEC: 496,816 voter registrants processed- (PIA.gov)

4 days left for new voters to register- (Philstar)

Good news, poll watchdog says of new Comelec chief- (Inquirer)

Bongbong camp to Leni: Poll officers don’t have to be registered voters to
 assigned precincts- (GMA News)

Sheriff Abas is new Comelec chairman- (Rappler)

Voter registration for barangay elections ends November 30- (Manila Bulletin)

Check schedule of poll offices to avoid hassle: Comelec- (Canadian Inquirer)

Voters application forms available at website: Comelec- (Canadian Inquirer)

Robredo camp hits Marcos for 'misleading' SC over witnesses- (Rappler)

PET allows hiring of 60 personnel for Marcos' VP poll protest- (ABS CBN)

Marcos opposes Robredo bid to secure soft copies of ballot images- (GMA News)

SC rejects petition vs Comelec gun ban- (Inquirer)

House wants to strengthen Comelec powers to regulate propaganda- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: Voter registration to continue this week- (Inquirer)

Barangay satellite registration only for residents: Comelec- (Canadian Inquirer)

Comelec: Voter registration off to good start- (Philstar)

Comelec resumes voter registration today- (Philstar)

Fact-checking manual vote counts- (Business Mirror)


October 2017

SC: Comelec, not Marcos, must pay for storage fees of ballot boxes- (Rappler)

Comelec sets earlier bidding for voter registration supplies- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to examine list in 168 precincts- (Inquirer)

Poll group lists criteria for next Comelec chief- (Business Mirror)

A Filipino partner for the Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

'Discrepancies' found in VP vote count in Cebu City – ex-congressman- (Rappler)

Voter registration resumes November 6- (CNN)

Comelec picks Lim as acting chief- (Inquirer)

Marcos protest rolls as tribunal orders retrieval of ballots- (Manila Times)

Comelec starts decryption of ballot images in VP electoral protest- (Rappler)

Bautista officially steps down as Comelec chair- (Inquirer)

Comelec to store barangay, SK poll materials in Laguna warehouse- (Canadian Inquirer)

Lagon In Diamante Out- (Cebu Daily News Inquirer)

Voter registration for barangay, SK elections resumes Nov. 6-30- (Manila Bulletin)

Senate to try Comelec chief- (Manila Times)

Almost P1B spent for barangay, SK polls prep: Comelec- (Phil. Canadian Inquirer)

From resignation to impeachment: Chairman Bautista's longest day- (Rappler)

Listup for barangay, SK polls in November- (The Standard)

‘I was robbed of 4M votes’- (Manila Times)

Recto: Postponement of barangay, SK elections should be last- (Manila Bulletin)

Barangay, SK polls reset to May 2018- (Malaya)

Comelec completes printing of 59M ballots- (Inquirer)

Comelec gun ban starts- (Manila Times)


September 2017

Comelec awaits law but, prepared for Oct. 23 polls- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

Comelec: Election period, checkpoints start Oct. 1- (Philstar)

Comelec announces ban on barangay-funded construction- (Inquirer)

Bongbong urges PET to stick to decision junking Leni supporters’ bid- (GMA News)

Duterte expected to sign into law bill postponing barangay, SK elections- (Manila Bulletin)

House adopts Senate version of bill postponing barangay elections- (Rappler)

Poll chief eyes recycling of barangay poll ballots- (The Standard)

WATCH | P600M down the drain? With lawmakers finally deciding to reset brgy-
SK polls, Comelec may have to throw out ‘October 2017’ ballots- (Interaksyon)

Comelec says no waste of money to reset brgy polls to 2018- (Rappler)

Comelec reschedules filing of COCs for SK, barangay polls- (Inquirer)

Candidates readying COCs for barangay elections- (Inquirer)

‘Ballots for October polls good for next year’- (Manila Times)

SK candidates to undergo mandatory training- (Business Mirror)

Comelec is Ready for Barangay Polls- (Inquirer)

Marcos drops witnesses for poll fraud claims in 36,465 clustered precincts- (Rappler)

Gun ban for 2017 barangay, SK polls begins September 23- (Rappler)

Barangay polls still a go without postponement law- (Inquirer)

Comelec exec to bets: Spend less, be creative- (Inquirer)

Barangay OICs take over with polls reset- (The Standard)

Poll workers entitled to P50,000 legal aid package- (Inquirer)

House defers village polls to May 14, 2018- (Inquirer)

Sotto, Gordon report on SK, barangay poll postponement allows Duterte
to appoint OICs- (GMA News)

OICs in place of barangay officials on Duterte drug list: Senate report- (ABS CBN)

Comelec raises honoraria to encourage more election volunteers- (Manila Bulletin)

Malacañang: DILG, Comelec prepared for October barangay, SK polls- (GMA News)

Comelec taps private school teachers, gov’t workers as BEIs- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

Filing of COCs for SK, barangay polls starts Sept. 23 - Comelec- (Inquirer)

Marcos camp: We have evidence of 2016 polls anomaly- (Philstar)

Robredo wins first round in Marcos’s poll protest- (Inquirer)

Comelec postpones barangay, SK polls in Mindanao- (Rappler)

Marcos, not taxpayers, should pay P2B for retaining the VCMs for his
poll protest – Robredo to PET- (Interaksyon)

Comelec's Christian Lim faces graft complaint over 2015 Smartmatic deal- (Rappler)


August 2017

Robredo supporters complete P7.4M payment for poll protest- (Manila Times)

Castillano: Better to hold barangay elections in May 2018- (Cebu Daily News)

May or October 2018? Congress undecided on new election date- (Rappler)

‘Bautista impeachment won’t affect Marcos poll protest’- (Philstar)

High Court absolves Comelec officials- (Manila Times)

DFA overseas voting unit reaps praise for record number of registrants- (Inquirer)

Senate to recommend postponement of barangay, SK polls- (Philstar)

Comelec prefers May 2018 or May 2020 if barangay, SK polls postponed- (GMA News)

Comelec stops printing of ballots for barangay, SK elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Smooth passage of barangay polls postponement bills seen- (Sunstar)

SC allows Robredo to defer payment of ₱7.4-M counter-protest fee- (CNN Philippines)

Comelec asked to come up with new system for disposing machines- (Manila Bulletin)

Smartmatic should be suspended — Binay- (Northbound Philippines News Online)

Duterte: 'Drug people' will win if barangay polls to push through this October- (Sunstar)

Nat'l Youth Comm chair Aiza Seguerra: Give SK a chance- (Rappler)

House committee oks bill postponing barangay elections- (Rappler)

Comelec chief helping Robredo win a 'complete lie', says brother- (ABS CBN)

Is the Comelec chief’s alleged unexplained wealth connected to Smartmatic?- (GMA News)

Davide welcomes postponement of barangay and SK polls but says no to
 appointment- (Inquirer)

Some 50 TV, radio, print outfits did not submit all pol ads docs?
- (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism)

PPCRV supports postponement of Barangay, SK polls- (GMA News)

Comelec to recycle ballots if Oct. 23 village polls won’t push through- (Northbound Phlippine News Online)

Bets for president, VP, senator splurge P5.8B in May 2016 polls- (ABS CBN)

Comelec ready for however Congress decides on barangay, SK polls —Bautista- (GMA News)

Comelec begins printing ballots for 2017 barangay, SK elections- (Rappler)

Bautista controversy should not distract, derail poll preparations- (Manila Bulletin)

House ‘trivializing’ barangay elections with postponement—solon- (Inquirer)

Only 54 overspenders of 44,600 bets in May 2016- (ABS CBN)

3,937 candidates in May 2016 did not file poll expense reports- (ABS CBN)

House pushes for holdover barangay officials until May 2018- (Rappler)

Comelec chair says corruption woes aim to discredit 2016 polls- (ABS CBN)

Comelec public hearing on barangay, SK polls in Mindanao set on Aug. 15- (Inquirer)

Senators junk bid to postpone Barangay, SK elections- (Manila Bulletin)

We’re ready for polls: Comelec- (Sunstar)

Cebu village execs back poll delay- (Inquirer)

Comelec to Congress: Pass law postponing polls in 2 weeks- (Manila Times)

Online fundraiser for Leni’s counter-protest reaches P6 M- (Philstar)


July 2017

Filipino groups present automated poll systems, ideas in tech fair- (Rappler)

843 clustered precincts for SK, barangay polls in Bacolod- (Sunstar Bacolod)

Comelec assures to meet the necessary preparations in time for the local polls in October- (UNTV)

Comelec reviewing 6 tech options for 2019 elections- (Rappler)

Poll automation providers to show off tech for 2019 elections- (Inquirer)

Comelec welcomes advisory council’s tech-fair initiative- (Business Mirror)

Local execs waited for DU30 to announce status of bry., SK polls- (Sunstar Cebu)

COMELEC advisory body to hold fair to select election automation provider- (Businessworld Online)

‘Remember Atty. Ramil?’ former Utility man now Navotas Comelec officer- (Inquirer)

Robredo camp insists PET to resolve integrity of automated elections- (GMA News)

Manila village chiefs favor deferment of polls- (Manila Times)

Senators divided over proposal to postpone barangay polls- (Sunstar)

Robredo seeks deferment of cash deposit- (Inquirer)

PET orders Leni, Bongbong camps to comment on issues identified during
prelim conference- (GMA News)

Comelec hopes for Congress quick decision on fate of barangay, SK polls- (Inquirer)

Marcos: Recount in 3 provinces to overturn Robredo victory- (Manila Times)

Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest vs VP Robredo set on July 11
- (Northbound Philippines News Online)

Robredo counsel: Marcos 'merely fishing for evidence' in poll protest- (GMA News)

Concern raised over village poll youth uncertainty- (Inquirer)

Tribunal unwitting tool in poll fraud—Philconsa- (Manila Standard)

Put off Barangay, SK polls again? Early decision needed- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec uneasy on ballot printing- (Manila Bulletin)