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Overseas voting turnout very low

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Overseas absentee voting (OAV) turnout was way below the Commission on Elections’ hoped-for 60 percent in major precincts around the globe. Based on available reports, the overseas vote may be even less than the 26 percent achieved in 2010 despite the stepped up OAV campaign, with some major areas logging only five to eight percent voters turnout.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How overseas Filipinos voted (Partial and unofficial)

The results of overseas voters have yet to be officially tallied. However, here are unofficial results from different parts of the world.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

How our OFW’s voted in the 2013 elections

Chiz Escudero tops the poll in the United States, where only 11 percent of some 125,604 registered voters cast their ballots.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

2 vessels harass Palawan mayor, 200 others at sea

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The mayor of Kalayaan town in Palawan, along with around 200 people, were harassed by two unidentified vessels while they were traveling by sea before midnight Thursday, the local official said.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Poll observers rail vs dynasties

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The international observers of the 2013 midterm elections have recommended the enactment of a law against political dynasties. “Mechanisms to enforce the constitutional provision against political dynasties should be legislated,” the election observers from the Compact for Peaceful and Democratic Elections-International Observers Mission (Compact-IOM) said as they ended their 10-day monitoring of the country’s elections.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Foreign observers call PH polls ‘fair, orderly’ but cite nagging problems

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President Aquino, accompanied by two of his sisters, waits for his turn—for 30 minutes—to vote at Precinct 175A at Central Azucarera de Tarlac Elementary School in Tarlac City on Monday. Aquino said he voted 12-0 for the administration’s Team PNoy Senate slate. With him are his sisters Ballsy and Pinky (2nd and 3rd from left) and brother-in-law Manuel Abellada. MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

International observers said Monday’s balloting was generally credible, but they expressed concerns over lack of secrecy in the voting process, long queues, vote-buying and breakdowns of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Int’l observers question Nanay Baby Pineda name on chairs

Gov. Lilia Pineda

The leader of a team of international election observers on Monday questioned why classroom desk chairs marked “Donated by Gov. Nanay Baby Pineda” were being used in a polling precinct at the Rizal Elementary School in Barangay (village) Concepcion here.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

8 Int’l poll observers pick Pampanga

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Eight of 30 international election observers have picked Pampanga as the place to monitor Monday’s elections, seeing the province as a ground for “iconic electoral battles” such as that between Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and lawyer Vivian Dabu, and Gov. Lilia Pineda and former Gov. Ed Panlilio, a former Catholic priest.

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

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 »

‘Akyat-barko’ vote campaign launched in Lisbon

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Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe Lhuillier. PHOTO BY MICHELLE V. REMO

Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe Lhuillier has found a way to reach Filipino seafarers and allow them to vote ahead of the May 13 elections.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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