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Faulty vote counting machines mar Philippine elections

Malfunctioning precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines, late and wrong delivery of election paraphernalia, poor communication signal in some precincts and disenfranchised voters, among others, marred the 2013 elections in the Philippines.

Op-Ed: Comparative Election Spending: Philippines vs. New York

The Philippine law on synchronized elections, known as Republic Act 7166, stipulates that a candidate seeking the office of President or Vice President can only spend no more than P10 ($0.22, US) per registered voter during the official campaign period.

Philippine Supreme Court Upholds President Arroyo’s Congress Bid Special

MANILA – The Philippine Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the Commission on Elections (Comelec) decision allowing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to run for a congressional seat in he province in the May 10, 2010 polls.

Huge Mindanao Bloc Backs President Arroyo’s Presidential Bet Special

DAVAO CITY – A huge political bloc from Southern Philippines has thrown its support behind former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro Jr., the presidential candidate of the Arroyo administration and the Lakas-Kampi-CMD in the May 10, 2010 elections.

Electoral body expects 48 million voters for 2010 polls

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) estimates that after the registration of voters end on October 31 midnight, some forty-eight (48) million Filipinos shall have been entered in the registry of voters.

Op-Ed: Will the Philippines Elections be Clean This Time?

After several occasions where the Philippines will be back to the old manual elections in 2010, the Commission on Election’s (Comelec) undertaking to have the automated election will finally materialize.
 

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