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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 »

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 »

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

gus lagman

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 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 »

Tech council vows user-friendly automated polls

The Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Advisory Council (CAC) on Thursday promised to do its best to recommend a voting technology that would be more user-friendly and deliver more accurate results in the 2013 mid-term polls.

Posted: November 25th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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