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Comelec extends CoC filing to Dec.1 midnight

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:25:00 11/05/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday extended by one day the deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacies (CoC) for the 2010 elections.

Comelec chairman Jose Melo told INQUIRER.net that the poll body’s designated offices will accept CoCs from November 20 to November 30, including holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 8 a.m. until 12 midnight of December 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Melo denies leaking SC ruling on automation

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 18:50:00 09/10/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Judiciary (system of justice), Elections, Politics

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Jose Melo denied allegations that he had leaked the unpromulgated decision of the Supreme Court that upheld the automation of the elections in May 2010.

On Thursday, lawyer Harry Roque, convener of Concerned Citizens’ Movement, filed a motion to investigate Melo for “contempt of court” for allegations of premature disclosure of the supposed 11-3-1 vote by the high tribunal that denied the petition also by Roque to nullify the agreement between the Comelec and Smartmatic-Total Information Management. Read the rest of this entry »

SC upholds poll automation—Comelec chief

By Tetch Torres, Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:45:00 09/08/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Computing & Information Technology, Judiciary (system of justice)

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has ruled that the automation of the 2010 elections is legal, Commission on Elections Chairman Jose Melo told INQUIRER.net Tuesday.

An official of the high court who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media confirmed Melo’s disclosure of the decision that could lift the final stumbling block to the computerization of the polls. Read the rest of this entry »

Penalty mulled for candidate substitutions


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MANILA, Philippines–Commission on Elections Chairman Jose Melo is considering penalizing candidates who will field in substitutions in the May 2010 polls. Video report by INQUIRER.net�s Anna Valmero.

Comelec to award automation deal next week

Constituent Assembly will not mean No-el
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:18:00 06/04/2009

Filed Under: Technology (general), Elections, Politics

MANILA, Philippines–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will likely award the P11.3 billion poll automation contract next week after it received the bid committee recommendation Wednesday, an official said Thursday.

“We will act on the recommendation from SBAC (Special Bids and Awards Committee) and have the decision on the awarding of the automation contract by Tuesday or Wednesday,” Comelec Chairman Jose Melo told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview. Read the rest of this entry »

Comelec asks SC to explain party list system
No proclamation of new 32 party list reps

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 11:21:00 04/23/2009

Filed Under: Laws, Politics, Elections

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) The poll body has asked the Supreme Court to clarify how it computed the ranking and percentage of votes garnered by party lists in the May 2007 elections, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Jose Melo said.

The system would pave the way for additional seats at the House of Representatives.
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