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Senator Pimentel asks Comelec: Scrap PCOS for new technology

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Friday called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to discard the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines used in the past two national and local elections, and look for newer and more reliable technology for the 2016 polls.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Statement of Smart Communications

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“YESTERDAY (Friday), Comelec Chair Sixto Brilliantes Jr. was quoted by media as saying that about 18,000 or 25 percent out of the 78,000 PCOS were unable to transmit election returns because (1) these PCOS were deployed in areas that did not have a cellular signal and (2) network congestion or “heavy traffic.”

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Telcos to Comelec: What weak signal?

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The country’s two major telecommunications providers have denied claims that weak signals played a major role in the delayed transmission of results in Monday’s elections.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Website bogs down, ‘but not to worry,’ says Comelec

Comelec education and information director James Jimenez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The website of the Commission on Elections bogged down the last few days but the public need not worry as it is not connected to the system to be used on Election Day, a Comelec official said Saturday.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Independent bets wrap up campaign in social media

Senatorial candidate Ricardo Penson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Independent senatorial candidates and those from the minor political parties wound up their campaigns on Saturday by using free social media networks, exhorting their supporters and undecided voters to keep up the fight.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Bro. Villanueva, Grace Poe, Bam Aquino lead race in social media

Bro. Eddie Villanueva: We did our part. Photo by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

If netizens are to be believed, Bro. Eddie Villanueva, Grace Poe, Bam Aquino, Chiz Escudero, Risa Hontiveros and Sonny Angara should win in the senatorial race in the May 13 elections.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Brillantes challenges Lagman to debate on PCOS source-code absence issue

Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.  FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. challenged former commissioner Augusto Lagman to a debate regarding the absence of source code of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Review of PCOS source code is part of the law’—Ex-Comelec commissioner

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Former Commission on Elections commissioner Augusto Lagman said Tuesday the act of reviewing the source code of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines is stated in the law, and the failure to review it will deny interested parties the chance to ascertain that the machines counted the votes correctly.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Anti-‘epal’ campaign in shirts

Proudly Filipino, an anti-epal T-shirt is worn by this brave young man. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/pambansang.com

A design and merchandising shop, popular for its Bulacan-oriented fashion line, has joined the campaign for clean elections by marketing anti-“epal” T-shirts.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Comelec asked to leave Internet alone

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero has called on the Commission on Elections to leave the Internet alone, saying this is the only venue where candidates can campaign for free.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Comelec launches educational video on campaign violations

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has released an educational video showing examples of campaign violations and urging the public to report them to the poll body.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Social media makes campaign easier

former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay

There was still no Facebook when former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. ran and won a Senate seat in the 1995 senatorial elections but he acknowledged that the social networks had made it easier for candidates to mount a national campaign now.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cash-strapped Casiño turns to Internet

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Makabayan senatorial candidate Teddy Casiño, who has publicly admitted he didn’t have enough money to buy television airtime, has turned to the Internet for his campaign.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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