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Overseas absentee voters no longer required to swear they will return to PH

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A Filipino election clerk conducts the final testing and sealing of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines ahead of the Philippines's 2010 National Elections for Overseas Absentee Voting at the Philippines Embassy in Singapore on April 7, 2010. The number of Filipinos abroad who have registered as overseas absentee voters for the 2013 elections has reached over 900,000, said Senator Aquilio Pimentel, chairman of the Senate committee on electoral reforms and people’s participation.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Overseas Filipinos will no longer be required to swear under oath that they would return to the country within three years before they could be allowed to cast ballots in Philippine elections, the Commission on Elections has announced.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Comelec, DFA asked to explain how they spent P148M for overseas absentee voting

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Senator Franklin Drilon

Officials of the Commission on Elections and the Department of Foreign Affairs have to explain how they spent the combined P148.4 million the two agencies were given for overseas absentee voting since only 15 percent of voters abroad cast their ballots in the last elections.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Comelec starts canvassing of overseas votes from Hong Kong, Singapore

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), began the canvassing of overseas absentee votes (OAVs) Wednesday evening as transmissions throughout the country continued to come in at a snail’s pace.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Comelec to ignore suits vs PCOS machines

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Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Sunday it would just ignore the lawsuit filed by civil society groups before the United Nations Committee on Human Rights over the use of the controversial precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in the upcoming balloting.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Comelec critics file rights case in UN

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Former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr. AFP FILE PHOTO

Civil society groups on Friday brought their issue with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to the United Nations, accusing the Philippine government of violating their right to vote and of turning over to a foreign entity the conduct of the technical aspect of the country’s elections.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brillantes wants to be envoy to Eastern European country

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Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As if to show that he was really serious about his threat to resign, Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. disclosed on Friday that he had never wanted to head the poll body and had asked President Benigno Aquino III for an ambassadorship shortly after the 2010 elections.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brillantes eyes ambassadorship in Eastern Europe

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Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. is considering to ask President Benigno Aquino for a diplomatic post in Eastern Europe should he resign from the poll body.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Overseas voting off to good start

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Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Overseas absentee voting (OAV) for Filipinos abroad opened smoothly on Saturday, except in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where voting will commence on Tuesday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Saturday.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Absentee voting starts; higher turnout expected

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said it expected the turnout in the overseas absentee voting (OAV) to more than double in this year’s elections as more Filipinos abroad start casting their ballots on Saturday.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

TFC, Comelec, DFA launch new drive for overseas voters

Mario Guillermo, with his wife Lilia,  is being assisted by Overseas Absentee Voters officer Rey Sambitan. FILE PHOTO

Encouraged by the record-breaking turnout of Filipinos during the registration period last year, The Filipino Channel (TFC) is again teaming up with the Commission on Elections and the Department of Foreign Affairs – Overseas Absentee Secretariat (DFA-OAVS) to promote overseas voting for the May 13 elections.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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