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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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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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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

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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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Counting 17 days more, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) stated that all systems are go for the national and local elections. Comelec Director Teopisto Elnas Jr. deputy director of the Project Management Office (PMO), stated on Friday that 92,000 vote counting machines (VCM) and 63 million ballots were now ready for distribution. Elnas described the Comelec would be using 85,000 VCMs on the day of the elections, while the remaining

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A photo of a dog with a political campaign sticker placed over its body had the Commission on Elections (Comelec) condemn the action as reported on Tuesday. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez reposted a photo on his social media Twitter account displaying a politician’s campaign of a Metro Manila candidate stuck on a dog and criticized it as harassment to animals. “Seriously. Isn’t it enough that politicking has already trashed the

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Commission on Elections (COMELEC) been certain of the urgency to come back to the Omnibus Election Code and other poll-related pieces of legislation. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said gap in the law force candidates running for public office to commit election violations. “It predisposes them to break the law, which is the problem, a lot of candidates have acknowledged spending a lot more pre-campaign than they ever will in the