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First 8 Senate winners to be proclaimed in 48 hours from end of voting—Comelec

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Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The first eight winning senators could be proclaimed within 48 hours from the close of the voting on Election Day, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. said on Tuesday.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | 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 »

25 foreign observers coming for polls

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At least 25 observers from different countries will monitor several aspects of the May 13 elections.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Comelec reinstates 238,000 OFWs on absentee voters’ list

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Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The 238,000 overseas Filipino workers who were earlier removed from the official voters’ list by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be able to cast their ballots on May 13 after all.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Automated voting planned for more Filipino overseas voters

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More Filipino overseas voters may soon be able to choose their candidates through automated machines as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) seeks to increase the number of countries where automated voting in the coming midterm elections will be implemented.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Comelec execs to study US campaign finance rules

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The Commission on Elections said it was hoping to learn a thing or two about the intricacies of campaign finance and contributions when it observes the US elections next week.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Last call for OFW voters to list up

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Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With about 50 days left before the close of the voter registration period for the 2013 poll, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday made a last call for overseas Filipino workers to enlist at the embassy closest to them.

Posted: September 8th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Overseas absentee voters reach 115,371

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An additional 18,403 Filipinos worldwide have registered to vote in next year’s elections, bringing to 115,371 the total number of new overseas absentee voters (OAVs), according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Posted: June 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Comelec bans movement of DFA personnel, govt employees abroad

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The Commission on Elections has barred the movement of all officers and members of the Foreign Service Corps, including those belonging to attached agencies, starting this Monday until August 11, 2013.

Posted: May 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Trips, gifts await OFWs who sign up to vote in 2013

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is giving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) more reasons to register and vote in the 2013 polls.

Posted: January 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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