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Comelec video tilt aims to get out the vote for barangay polls

Comelec education and information director James Jimenez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has launched a videotaping contest to promote voter registration for the barangay elections in October.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | 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 »

It’s inevitable: 200 to 300 poll machines will conk out–Smartmatic

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It’s inevitable that some machines would fail on Election Day, the head of Smartmatic International, the service provider of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the midterm polls, said Monday.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Headlines,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 »

Comelec to release poll machine’s 2010 source code for review

Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.  FILE PHOTO

To finally silence his critics, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Friday that he was arranging to have the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine source code used in the 2010 automated elections released for their review.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,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 »

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 urged to clarify rules on social media

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Team PNoy now wants the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to clarify its rules on campaigning via social media, saying that existing election laws do not “specifically” mention about it.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | 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 »

Comelec: Tweet us on violations

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With the campaign period set to begin next week, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday urged the public to use the social media to report any election violation.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Comelec satisfied with PCOS field tests

Except for the slow transmission of test results in some areas, the Commission on Elections reported Saturday that the field tests conducted on the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in different places in the country was successful.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Comelec rule on Internet campaigning vague–Escudero

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero has expressed reservations over the Commission on Elections’ regulation on online election advertisements, saying it could be used by a candidate’s political opponents to derail his or her Internet campaign with unauthorized ads or social media postings.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘SC might take down controversial provisions of cyber law’–constitutionalist

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A constitutionalist and former chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said he believed that the Supreme Court would strike out controversial provisions in the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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