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25M ballots printed for May polls – Smartmatic

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 17:56:00 03/29/2010

Filed Under: Politics, Elections, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines – About 25 million ballots out of the 50 million ballot needed for the May elections have been printed, according to the automation partner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Read the rest of this entry »


Comelec reminds bets against campaigning on Holy Week

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 14:15:00 03/26/2010

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Politics, Elections, Customs & Traditions, Belief (Faith)

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded candidates Friday against campaigning during the Holy Week.

Comelec Resolution 8758 that outlines rules for fair elections practices states that “it is unlawful for any person, whether or not a voter or a candidate, or for any political party, or association of persons to engage on election campaign or partisan political activity on Maundy Thursday, April 1 and Good Friday, April 2,” said spokesman James Jimenez. Read the rest of this entry »

10 ways to spend Earth Hour 2010

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 16:01:00 03/26/2010

Filed Under: Environmental Issues, Consumer Issues

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos from 1,041 cities and towns will join the world in spending Earth Hour and environmental group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines listed 10 ways to do as Filipinos turn off the lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

38 party-list groups funded by Malacañang, says Kabataan party-list

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 21:20:00 03/24/2010

Filed Under: Elections, Eleksyon 2010, Politics, Inquirer Politics

MANILA, Philippines—The Kabataan party-list group on Wednesday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to review the accreditation of 38 party-list groups allegedly funded by Malacañang. Read the rest of this entry »

Over 21M ballots printed for May 10 polls—Comelec

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 15:52:00 03/22/2010

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday said that it has printed more than 21 million ballots—almost half of the total ballots needed for the country’s first ever automated polls in May—adding that it is optimistic that it will meet the deadline for printing set on April 25.

“As of March 22 (Monday), the total number of ballots printed are 21,251,948 or near half of the total ballots needed,” said Comelec commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal. Read the rest of this entry »

Mock polls show voting can be done in about seven minutes

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 18:32:00 03/25/2010

Filed Under: Computing & Information Technology, Politics, Inquirer Politics, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines—It only takes about seven minutes for a voter to cast a ballot in automated polls based on the mock election held at the Senate, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Voters in mock polls find automation easy

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 11:11:00 03/25/2010

Filed Under: Elections, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines—Voters participating in the mock polls held at the Senate Thursday said the automated system offers an easier and more efficient way of voting over the traditional manual balloting.

“Madali lang naman pala ang pagboto. Maayos naman ang instructions sa amin na dapat iitiman nang buo ang bilog sa (tabi ng) pangalan ng gustong kandidato. At wag mag-over-vote. Kapag sa mga pwesto ng presidente, bise, mayor, congressman, dapat isa lang, wag sosobra (Voting in the automated election system was easy. Just follow the instructions to fully shade the ovals opposite the names of your preferred candidates. And no over-voting like for example, in elective posts for president, vice president, mayor, or congressman, just vote for one candidate),” said Ana Boo Linga, a 75-year-old resident of Pasay City. Read the rest of this entry »


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