2019 Philippine elections

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Cudilla beat incumbent Mayor Noel Beronio to secure a three-year term through a coin flip as the town board of election canvassers declared former mayor Sue Cudilla as the winner of the mayoralty race on Friday afternoon. Cudilla and Beronio reaped 3,495 votes each out of 7,238 ballots cast during the May 13 polls, thus the need for a tie-breaker. Thus, tails proved to be the winning bet as Cudilla

Jejomar Binay

Past vice president Jejomar Binay tried and failed in his bid for a congressional seat in Makati City. As votes from all the polling precincts already broadcasted around 3 am Tuesday, May 14, results show that Binay lost to his ally-turned-political-foe Kid Peña. Binaywas gunning for the first district of Makati in the House of Representatives. He ran for President and lost in the 2016 race. Peña reaped 71,035 votes

COMLEC

Commission on Elections (Comelec) uttered assurance over elections would be held in all 85,769 clustered precincts all over the country. Despite Comelec admitted there would be delays in areas in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), among others. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez on Monday in a press briefing stated, “At the moment we are not projecting any place where there will not be any election.” Jimenez revealed that

polling

Polling centers all over the country are now start for more than 61 million voters as the country’s midterm elections—seen to bolster President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power— begin. Polling precincts officially opened at 6 a.m. Monday. Voting hours time will be until 6 p.m. on the same day. “We expect that 99.97% of the places nationwide should be able to open on time,” Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez

Department Of Health

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday well-advised the voters to be mindful of their health as they troop to the polling precincts to cast their votes. The health department advised the public to eat before heading to the polling precincts . They were also encouraged to bring in drinking water to avoid dehydration, as well as snacks. Voters should also wear comfortable clothes, and then bring an umbrella and

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Commission on Elections official cited ten vote-buying cases have been disclosed by their legal department a mere few days before the May 13 midterm elections. Head of the poll body’s anti-vote-buying task force, Comelec director John Rex Laudiangco, stated on Friday that they are synchronizing with the National Prosecution Service of the Department of Justice to determine the number of complaints filed at prosecutors’ offices. Presidential Anti-Corruption Commissioner Greco Belgica,

COMLEC

The Commission on Elections stated to swap out more than 600 ruined storage devices for the 2019 midterm polls’ encrypted ballot images. Just before the polls, COMELEC cited receiving reports that around 686 of 85,769 secure digital cards have been corrupted. James Jimenez, spokesperson of COMELEC however dispelled fears over the corrupted SD cards and said it has over 50,000 such storage devices as part of its buffer stock. “When

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National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections seeks support of other groups in carrying out their poll duties after refusing accreditation from the Commission on Elections. Namfrel chair Gus Lagman noted the group vetoed on Comelec accreditation after the poll body rebuffed its request to gain access to key election data. Namfrel had also requested to monitor the conduct of elections and observe the random manual audit. “They didn’t explain why

COMLEC

Namfrel officials said on Tuesday said that their recent move to coming back to the Commission on Elections as its citizens’ arm sanction may not mean that the National Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) began a boycott move against Comelec. Namfrel closed off on “loose talk”—allegedly being spread by certain camps in the south—of a possible failure of election or a civil war in case of serious disruptions in the

Leila De Lima

Trial courts from Muntinlupa recently allowed Senator Leila de Lima to vote in the midterm elections on May 13. Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 granted the opposition senator’s motion to cast her vote under the Commission on Election’s escorted detainee voting system from an April 30 order posted on Tuesday. Branch 256 of RTC Muntinlupa arranged a similar motion of hers last month. De Lima’s media relations officer said