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Comelec, Smartmatic staff sued over script change

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A party-list representative on Tuesday sued officials of technology provider Smartmatic-Total Information Management and employees of the Commission on Elections over the alleged tampering of the automated election system (AES) used in the May 9 national...
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Leni wins 2nd VP debate; with BongBong absent, Chiz, Alan tie

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Sixty-six percent of Filipino voters watched the second Vice-Presidential Debate organized by ABS-CBN on April 17, 2016, according to the Bilang Pilipino SWS Panel Mobile Survey of April 18, 2016. Among them, 33% named Leni Robredo, 28% named Chiz Escudero,...
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Jamie Rivera dedicates new single to first-time voters

A little over a month before the May national elections, singer-songwriter Jamie Rivera released the timely single “Pag-Isipan Mo Ang Boto Mo,” which urges Filipinos to vote wisely. In an interview with “Umagang Kay Ganda” on Monday, Rivera said she composed the songs...
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‘Daang Matuwid’ as Mar and Leni’s nicknames on ballots questioned

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A former Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner said the inclusion of the term “Daang Matuwid” in the names of Liberal Party (LP) bets Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo on the official ballot for the 2016 elections violates the Omnibus Election Code (OEC)....
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Not just the pols: Comelec to release ads, too

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it will release voter education advertisements as part of its commitment in ensuring honest and credible 2016 elections. In a statement on Friday, the House of Representatives said Comelec Director James Jimenez told...
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LP: Debate exposed Poe’s lack of familiarity with president’s duties

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – If there’s anything that could be said about the performance of Senator Grace Poe in the second leg of the presidential debates, it is her “lack of familarity” with the duties of a chief executive, the spokesperson of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) said Monday....
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VP Binay-Honasan tandem will bank on their track records

MANILA  (Mabuhay) − The tandem of Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Gringo Honasan will bank on their track records to convince the people to vote for them in the May 2016 elections. “Ako at si Vice President (Binay) may track record. Dapat naipakita mo na ‘yan dahil...
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Comelec commissioner Guanzon: I’m not a threat to democracy

MANILA, Jan 11 (Mabuhay) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Monday said she is not a threat to democracy, in reply to Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero’s comment that she is. “Bakit ako magiging threat sa democracy sa 2016 just because natalo ‘yung...
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Right to vote more important than biometrics: ex-poll chief Monsod

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Christian Monsod on Tuesday added his voice to those opposing the poll body’s “no biometrics, no boto” policy for the 2016 elections. In a phone interview, Monsod said the right to vote should be the primary...
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Party-list coalition mulls bloc voting for senatorial race

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With around 15 million voter constituents, the 40-member party-list coalition (PLC) in the House of Representatives is considering voting as a bloc for six senatorial candidates in the May 2016 elections. “To ensure their victory, we might stick to supporting...