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The Philippine Catholic Church’s social justice arm called out on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to append the proclamation of winning senators as accusations of fraud loom over the mid-term elections. Caritas executive secretary Father Edwin Gariguez stated, “We are calling to suspend the proclamation of winning senatorial candidates until the allegation of fraud is resolved.” After Caritas acknowledged reports on suspected fraud because of glitches that involved more than

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According to the first batch of partial and official results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec), candidate Senator Bam Aquino broke into the monikered Magic 12, even as his fellow senate bets Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe persisted the top contenders in the senatorial race, In the interim, JV Ejercito straggled at the 13th spot, edging out former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., who slid below to the 14th spot.

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Aklan Cicero Cawaling, sacked over gross negligence as mayor, won after he was proclaimed the winner of the local elections for the mayoralty post, according to broadcasts aired on local TV. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in April after the Ombudsman found him guilty of gross neglect of duty and other offenses brought Cawaling a dismissal order by the in connection with Boracay’s environmental problems. The

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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

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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,

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Edu Manzano was able to cast his vote at Xavier School in San Juan City on Monday morning. The actor-politician is seeking a post in congress as San Juan representative. A division noted Manzano was born to Filipino parents in San Francisco, California cited September 1955, “making him both a citizen of the Philippines and of the United States of America.” They also noticed that Manzano had served in the

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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,

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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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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

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Commission in Elections (Comelec) officials on Thursday denied allegations that the official ballots for the May 13 midterm polls had been pre-shaded with ultraviolet (UV) marks. These UV marks are among the security features of the official ballots for the elections. “We tested, but the supposed UV marks were not read by the vote-counting machine. The VCM actually looks for black ink—the real ink, not invisible,” stated Jose Tolentino Jr.,