Thursday, January 31, 2013

Poll ballots printed on world's best machine

COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes inspects Smartmatic's Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) with Smartmatic Asia Pacific President Cesar Flores and Atty. Himerio Garcia Committee Secretary during the presentation of the accuracy of the PCOS machines. [Joseph Vidal/Senate Pool/NPPA Images]
By: Kim Arveen Patria
Yahoo News


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

COMELEC: "Remove prematurely placed election propaganda or else"

 Remove or else

MANILA, Philippines (22 Jan 2013) - The Commission on Elections today told all candidates vying for Senatorial and Partylist seats in the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections to remove all prohibited election propaganda before the start of the campaign period.


Friday, January 18, 2013

COMELEC scraps metal padlocks

By Jocelyn R. Uy
Philippine Daily Inquirer


MANILA, Philippines (19 Jan 2013) - The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is shifting from the use of metal padlocks to cheaper plastic seals to secure ballot boxes.


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Gun ban starts, public reminded of their rights

MANILA, Philippines (13 Jan 2013, Sunday) – Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Sunday said the start of the nationwide gun ban “does not suspend” the rights of the people, reminding the public to assert their rights at all times.

The five-month total gun ban covers everyone, except those from government agencies that are given an automatic exemption by the election body.

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