Philippine Election News

June 2018

Comelec expects more than 1M voters to register for 2019 polls- (Manila Bulletin)

New COMELEC Commissioner to steer 2019 elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec opens P1.18 bidding for 2019 midterm elections requirements- (Manila Bulletin)

55 winners in May elections face DQ- (Pna.gov.ph)

Comelec-9 exec calls on public to register- (PTV News)

2019 senatorial poll winners risk shortened terms during federal shift: Puno- (ABS CBN)

A stitch in time- (Business Mirror)

Comelec warns political parties of registration procedures- (Manila Bulletin)

Halalan 2019: Comelec sets deadline for registration of political parties- (ABS CBN)

Comelec sets rule on young voters- (Manila Standard)

Duterte names new Comelec commissioner- (GMA News)

Voter registration for 2019 polls resumes on July 2- (Rappler)

NAMFREL head believes Comelec should drop Smartmatic, look for new
technology providers- (Manila Bulletin)

House minority bloc to Comelec: Replace Smartmatic or no 2019 budget- (Inquirer)

Comelec summons 12 overaged SK bets- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec calls for justice for slain election officer- (Philstar)

Barangay election candidates reminded to file their SOCE- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec readies for 2019 polls by opening P300-million bidding for election
materials- (Business Mirror)

Comelec allocates P174-M for lease of external batteries- (Manila Bulletin)

No proposal to stop 2019 midterm elections — Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec to tap Solicitor General Calida in Marcos protest, says poll tribunal source- (Manila Times)

Sara Duterte’s new regional party seeks Comelec approval- (Inquirer)

Watchdog backs poll spending hike- (Inquirer)



Ex-poll chief Brillantes: 50% shading threshold 'abnormal' in VP recount- (Philstar)

Robredo: Marcos lying about Comelec rule on shading threshold- (Philstar)

Bongbong Marcos: Leni’s claim on Comelec threshold for shading of ballots ‘misleading’- (Inquirer)

Marcos asks PET to junk Robredo appeal vs 50% vote threshold- (Philstar)

Comelec asked to set aside proclamation ‘wrongful winner’- (Manila Standard)

Ignore claims of political motives in PET recount- (Manila Bulletin)

NAMFREL airs confidence in new Comelec chairman- (Manila Bulletin)

House oks bill increasing election campaign expenses- (The Standard)

Law groups urge use of 25% threshold in 2016 polls for VP recount- (Philstar)

Retrieval of ballot boxes from Iloilo underway- (Manila Bulletin)

Namfrel to DILG: File cases vs vote-buying local pols and reps in bgy polls- (Inquirer)

Abas on hybrid polls: It’s up to Congress- (Inquirer)

CA confirms Sheriff Abas as Comelec chair- (Rappler)

From BSKE to the 2019 elections- (Manila Times)

Dead candidate wins as barangay chief in Samar- (Rappler)

IN PHOTOS: Ballot retrieval in Iloilo for Marcos-Robredo electoral protest- (Rappler)

Election period, gun ban end on Monday, May 21, 2018 —Comelecs- (GMA News)

CDO city election commission suspends overage winning SK candidates- (Rappler)

PNP records only 15 election-related deaths- (Manila Bulletin)

Newly-elected barangay chairman in Batangas shot dead by riding-in-tandem suspects- (GMA News)

Comelec bares additional compensation for poll servers- (Business Mirror)

Lanao Sur town voters appeal for special polls in some barangays- (GMA News)

Law students urge SolGen to back Comelec stand on ballot-shading threshold- (Inquirer)

Comelec: 1.6 million Pinoys registered for overseas absentee voting- (GMA News)

IN PHOTOS: Confiscated firearms during barangay, SK elections 2018- (Rappler)

In Negros Oriental, a barangay official wins via 'drawing of lots'- (GMA Newsr)

2018 barangay, SK election winners to serve for only 2 years- (Rappler)

DILG to Comelec: Hold special elections for barangays without SK candidates- (Rappler)

Comelec told to speed up release of teachers’ honoraria- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec: At least 94% of barangay, SK polls winners proclaimed- (ABS CBN)

No failures reported in 2018 village polls- Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec to poll candidates: Start postelection cleanup- (Business Mirror)

Comelec determines barangay, SK candidates facing disqualification cases- (Manila Bulletin)

Albayalde: Violent incidents, vote-buying recorded by PNP on bgy election day- (Inquirer)

35 killed in suspected barangay, SK elections violence – PNP- (Rappler)

9 arrested for vote buying, more reports being validated - PNP- (CNN)

PNP says social media helped a lot in ensuring generally peaceful 2018 Barangay,
SK polls- (Manila Bulletin)

PNP: 13 people killed in election-related incidents- (Inquirer)

PNP records 8 election-related shooting incidents in Bicol- (Inquirer)

Voting ends in barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan elections- (CNN)

Comelec to suspend proclamation of 1,000 overaged SK candidates- (ABS CBN)

Comelec gets delayed reports on barangay polls in 4 ARMM towns- (Rappler)

Poll precincts in Metro Manila opened on time — Comelec- (Inquirer)

Barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan polls open- (CNN)

Elderly man with disability fails to vote in Bulacan- (Inquirer)

Comelec sees 75% voter turnout for barangay, SK elections- (Inquirer)

Bishop warns faithful: Shun vote-buying- (The Standard)

2018 village bets may lose because of a barbecue stick- (Inquirer)

Comelec says Electoral Board chair can now vote- (ABS CBN)

Comelec to politicians: Don’t interfere in Monday polls- (Inquirer)

LIST: 39 barangays without SK bets- (ABS CBN)

Comelec destroys over one million excess, spoiled, defective ballots- (GMA News)

Comelec watches vote-buying in Balanga- (Manila Bulletin)

DILG to Comelec: Classify more areas as election hotspots- (CNN)

Up to 15 Brgy, SK bets in Negros Oriental ‘linked’ to NPA —Army- (GMA News)

Manila solons warn vs vote-buying- (Inquirer)

Resident urges Comelec to investigate flying voters in QC- (Business Mirror)

DepEd, other government personnel ready for May 14 poll duties- (Business Mirror)

Bongbong: 2 years, too long to wait for ‘true’ 2016 poll results- (GMA News)

Davao City barangay poll candidates openly associate with politicians- (Rappler)

Comelec to young SK voters: Don’t doodle on your ballots- (Inquirer)

Robredo allies ask Comelec to insist on 25% shading in recount- (Inquirer)

Comelec accredits Namfrel and PPCRV as its citizens’ arm for May 14 elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Barangay, SK polls 2018: How much will electoral board members get paid?- (Rappler)

DILG seeks full training of teachers serving in polls- (Inquirer)

COMELEC confirms vote-buying in Isabela- (Manila Times)

SAF commandos sent to election hotspots- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec tags 295 Northern Mindanao villages as 'election areas of concern'- (ABS CBN)

Kagawads as Avengers? Not cool, says Comelec- (Philstar)

Comelec taps public vs campaign violations- (Philstar)

What happened to DILG proposal to require barangay, SK bets to post resumés?- (Rappler)

Comelec reminds bets, public of guidelines during election campaign period- (GMA News)

LIST: Places where election campaign posters are prohibited- (Rappler)

CA Justice Inting takes oath as new Comelec commissioner- (Inquirer)

Robredo may have lost 21,000 votes in 16 towns due 50% shading threshold- (Manila Bulletin)

Teachers assail 5% tax on poll pay- (Manila Bulletin)

Yellow ballot boxes for Barangay, SK polls- (ABS CBN)

Barangay, SK bets urged to conduct eco-friendly poll campaign- (Inquirer)

Comelec bans movement of foreign service officers due to poll duties- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec bares election hotspots for 2018 barangay, SK polls- (Inquirer)

Duterte declares May 14 a special non-working holiday- (Manila Bulletin)

League of Barangays tells PDEA to file cases if drug list 'verified'- (Rappler)

Any area may be placed under Comelec control if necessary – Jimenez- (Manila Bulletin)


April 2018

Comelec sets new deadline for party-list groups- (Inquirer)

Comelec wants to recycle EMS for 2019 election- (Manila Standard)

16 Batangas barangays without candidates for SK kagawad- (Rappler)

Comelec to use color coding system to identify election hotspots- (ABS CBN)

No automatic disqualification for bets on drug list -Comelec- (Inquirer)

CDO barangay captain bets unopposed- (Philstar)

Comelec sets recall polls for Cabadbaran- (Manila Times)

More women file for barangay posts in Eastern Samar- (PIA)

PNP wants to declare Masbate under Comelec control- (Inquirer)

Quezon City vice mayor’s office leads ‘massive’ voters’ education campaign- (Business Mirror)

PNP beefs up security ahead of May 14 polls- (Philippine Canadian Inquirer)

Comelec: Premature campaigning not poll offense- (Inquirer)

PET asks Marcos, Comelec to comment on threshold level in shading of ballots- (Inquirer)

SC orders Comelec to answer San Juan mayor’s plea vs. recall election- (GMA News)

Comelec: 2018 barangay, SK poll workers to be paid in full on election day- (Inquirer)

Comelec: Second extension for filing of COCs unlikely- (CNN)

DepEd eyes higher pay for teachers on election duty- (ABS CBN)

Comelec: Over 1.1M COCs filed for 2018 barangay, SK polls- (Inquirer)

7,544 poll hotspots under watch- (Manila Bulletin)

Rules on campaign ads, materials for barangay, SK elections 2018- (Rappler)

84 Bukidnon barangays declared poll hotspots- (Philstar)

Valid vote threshold sought by Robredo erroneous – Marcos- (Manila Times)

Barangay, SK aspirants crowd COMELEC office in Manila- (GMA News)

NYC urges Filipino youth to participate in SK elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Bets in barangay, youth polls warned: No free food, no free rides- (Inquirer)

Court of Appeals justice named to Comelec- (Philstar)

Comelec lists ‘perpetually disqualified’ candidates who failed to file SOCEs- (Inquirer)

Up to voters if they vote for candidates on narco list —Comelec- (GMA News)

Comelec to implement anti-dynasty rule in 2018 SK polls- (ABS CBN)

Leni Robredo may lose votes due to shading limit- (Philstar)

Duterte orders AFP, PNP to assist Comelec in conduct of SK, barangay elections- (GMA News)

Local bets need not submit biodata, platform – Comelec- (Inquirer)

Comelec to public: COC filing is free- (Manila Bulletin)

Gun ban, checkpoints herald start of barangay, SK elections period- (ABS CBN)

Filing of candidacy for barangay, SK polls begins Saturday- (CNN)

Barangay bets warned: Be truthful in declaring party affiliation or face consequences- (Inquirer)

Jimenez: Comelec has been preparing for 2019 polls since 2017- (ABS CBN)

Comelec tells politicians: Keep barangay, SK elections non-partisan, inexpensive- (ABS CBN)

Belmonte to lead seminar for youths aspiring to run in May SK elections- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec OKs use of COCs printed in 2017 for May SK, barangay polls- (Inquirer)

Comelec to simulate May 14 elections- (Inquirer)

'Missing' audit logs are with Comelec, Robredo lawyer says- (Philstar)

Wet ballots, ‘missing’ audit logs mark first day of manual recount- (GMA News)

No new voter’s ID - Comelec- (Philstar)

Bongbong notes ‘irregularities’ in first day of VP vote recount- (Business Mirror)

Comelec: 24 partylist groups delisted recently can still run in 2022 polls- (Manila Bulletin)

March 2018

VP election recount off-limits to media- (Manila Times)

B’gay, KB voters finally go to polls this May- (Manila Bulletin)

Pimentel: Barangay polls in May to push through- (Inquirer)

No law, no stopping polls, says Comelec- (Inquirer)

‘Barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan polls should proceed on May 14’- (Philstar)

Angara says postponing barangay, SK polls anew a 'tall order'- (ABS CBN)

For Comelec, barangay polls on May 14 still ‘go’- (Manila Bulletin)

Dela Rosa urges public not to vote for barangay officials involved in drugs- (Manila Bulletin)

All systems go- (Manila Bulletin)

PPCRV seeks accreditation as Comelec’s citizens’ arm- (Manila Bulletin)

Two different ballots will be used in barangay, SK polls — Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

House OKs on 2nd reading bill to postpone barangay, SK elections- (Rappler)

Sotto challenges Comelec to prove transparency of 2016 polls- (ABS CBN)

Comelec, Interior dep’t continue poll preps- (Manila Times)

Brillantes doubts fraud in 2016 polls, credibility of Sotto’s source- (Inquirer)

Comelec to ask for gender quota on party candidates- (Inquirer)

Why House members want to postpone barangay, SK elections- (Rappler)

‘No-el has painful consequences’- (Inquirer)

Add ‘none of the above’ on ballots, says Namfrel- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec should not be the one to investigate its conduct of 2016 elections- (Manila Times)

Despite Sotto speech, Comelec to still rely on Smartmatic- (Inquirer)

Sotto informant claims 2016 poll results ‘altered’- (Inquirer)

DILG backs bets’ resumé submission for May polls- (Manila Times)

Dengvaxia case: Comelec summons Aquino, others- (Inquirer)

Pasay ‘flying voters’ gave LRT station as address- (Inquirer)


February 2018

DILG: We’re busy preparing for polls- (Inquirer)

Palace: Barangay polls to push through in May 2018- (CNN)

2 House bills seek synchronized village polls and plebiscite on new Constitution- (Inquirer)

Senate orders arrest of ex-Comelec chief Bautista- (Rappler)

Postponing barangay’ polls an ‘imposition’- (Manila Times)

Is Bongbong withdrawing all pending motions in poll protest? PET wants to know- (Inquirer)

Church-backed election watchdog opposes postponement of barangay, SK polls- (GMA News)

Comelec: Open day care centers on May 14- (Inquirer)

De Lima pushes bill for voluntary resignation of elected officials facing recall- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec taps Kathryn Bernardo to push women to run for youth, village polls- (Inquirer)

DILG sets deadline for submission of SK financial report- (Manila Bulletin)

No delays to review San Juan recall petition – Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Bongbong’s lawyer wants proof of Comelec briefing about squares on ballot images- (GMA News)

Comelec calls for trash-free campaign at low-cost- (Canadian Inquirer)

Comelec appeals to teachers: Serve in May brgy, SK polls- (Sunstar)

Comelec 85% ready for barangay polls- (Manila Bulletin)

Village, youth polls in May a go- (Inquirer)

Marcos signs document withdrawing motions that delay VP vote recount- (Rappler)

Comelec begins decryption of ballots in Tolentino poll protest- (Canadian Inquirer)

Namfrel: Comelec to spend more maintenance cost on VCMs- (Malaya)

Robredo, Marcos camps point fingers amid recount 'challenge'- (Rappler)

Appoint new Comelec execs now, Gatchalian urges Du30- (Inquirer)

‘Escudero’s findings to bolster Marcos VP poll protest’- (Manila Times)

Chiz: Witness to prove 2016 poll disparities- (Inquirer)

Comelec needs budget, 6 months to prepare for plebiscite- (Inquirer)

Al Parreño named Comelec acting chair- (GMA News)

Comelec renews contract with Smartmatic for 2019 elections- (Philstar)

Comelec to purchase vote-counting machines used in 2016- (ABS CBN)


January 2018

Comelec suspends barangay, SK polls in Marawi- (GMA News)

Marcos camp claims poll fraud evidence came from PET- (Inquirer)

Robredo camp urges PET, Comelec to probe Bongbong’s claim of questionable
ballot images- (GMA News)

Ballot images show Robredo colluded with Comelec, Smartmatic – Marcos- (Rappler)

Marcoses ‘bored’ over slow resolution of poll protest- (Philstar)

De Lima files bill to create Comelec field offices- (Rappler)

Replacement of 2 retiring execs urgent as polls near- (Inquirer)

Polls opportunity to clean up barangay leadership — DILG- (Manila Bulletin)

Electoral protest: Robredo confident nothing will change after recount- (Inquirer)

VP slams Bongbong’s absence on first day of ballot retrieval- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to 'wait and see' on 'no-election' scenarios- (ABS CBN)

Comelec sets public hearings on Mindanao poll postponement- (Inquirer)

PET keeping official copies of decrypted ballot images, other docs in VP poll protest- (GMA News)

Duterte reappoints Abas as Comelec chairman- (Manila Times)

Comelec issues calendar of activities for barangay, youth polls- (Inquirer)

2 Catholic prelates not in favor of postponing BSK elections in Mindanao- (Manila Bulletin)

Comelec to hold public hearings on postponement of May 14 village, youth polls- (Inquirer)

Guia Gomez to defy recall notice- (Manila Bulletin)

Lacson criticizes solons who push for term extension, no-election- (Inquirer)

Robredo camp: Marcos is ‘presumptuous’ or ‘dreaming’ in claiming victory- (Inquirer)

Marcos accuses PET of being unfair; wants change of chairmanship- (Inquirer)

Zamora to Gomez: Accept election recall notice issued by Comelec- (Manila Bulletin)

Duterte term extension ‘out of the question’- (Philstar)

Robredo camp wants transparency in transportation of poll docs- (Inquirer)

Comelec wary of 'no elections' scenario in 2019- (Rappler)

Comelec gearing for SK elections- (Sunstar)

Comelec still housed at Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros- (Manila Bulletin)