“The new lease deal is actually more costly than the previous PCOS refurbishment option.”
Filipinos choose the people who will run their government through elections. Yet they do not hold the power to choose who will run the elections. That authority rests on the President, who appoints the chairperson and six commissioners of the Commission on Elections.
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. thinks there’s a conspiracy afoot to discredit the Philippine electoral system. He’s identified the supposed conspirators as “those behind” the Automated Election System (AES) Watch, a coalition that has about 40 organizations and individuals as members, among them academics,…
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Another event that in this country comes almost as often as its fun-filled fiestas is over, and everyone’s happy — or at least appears to be, except those few, pesky critics of the way things are done in this earthly paradise. The Commission on Elections is happy.…
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The election into office of misfits, rascals, the poorly qualified and members of entrenched political dynasties may not be the worst result of the recently concluded midterm elections. More pernicious and fatal to our democratic processes, or the appearance thereof, is the virtual enthronement, if the Commission on Elections…
When the unofficial results being tallied by the PPCRV yielded a numerically improbable total, Smartmatic technicians proceeded to change a script of the source code, which, to IT experts, proves that the election results could easily be tampered with.
Piston Partylist and Kabataan Partylist, two groups known for being critical of the Aquino government’s policies, are being threatened with cancellation of their registration and possible barring from this coming mid-term election.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The Aquino government appears bent to push back to zero election watchdog’s efforts at enhancing the poll body’s IT capabilities.
Government employees press for wage increaseem> (Photo courtesy of Courage Government Employees Partylist)
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Employees of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) led by the Alliance of COMELEC Employees in Service (ACES) called on newly-appointed Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes to heed their appeal that they immediately be given their financial incentives in the light of the massive savings the Comelec accumulated in…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Brillantes cannot just hold another fully automated elections even without banishing “the ghosts and weaknesses” of previous elections, particularly that of the 2010 automated elections. “He must come up with a comprehensive report at the soonest time possible, lest he be accused of merely sweeping under the rug all those cases of poll irregularities,” said We Watch, a watchdog.