Changes made by Smartmatic affected polls results, says IT expert, professor

MANILA, Philippines — An Information Technology (IT) expert and a professor are convinced that the alteration conducted by Smartmatic on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Transparency Server has an effect on election results. With this, IT lawyer Rogelio Quevedo, and social science Professor Antonio Contreras urged the poll body to conduct a forensic investigation of … Read More

Marcos leads Robredo in Overseas Voting

MANILA–Vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, leading Rep. Leni Robredo by 86, 734 votes, according to the twitter account of Commissioner Rowena V. Guanzon of the Commission of Elections.   As noted in the twitter account, “Bongbong” Marcos obtained 176,669 votes while Robreado got 86, 734 or a difference of 86, 743. The twitter account was dated … Read More

Duterte, Marcos top OAV results

MANILA — Filipinos abroad who participated in the overseas absentee voting (OAV) have voted for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., as their president and vice president, respectively, in the recently concluded May 9 polls. According to the data released by Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, showed that the … Read More

Smartmatic personnel no longer allowed in PICC unless with Comelec authority

MANILA — In the midst of the controversial “cosmetic” changes in the transparency server by a Smartmatic official, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said that personnel of the international company, will not be allowed access at the Philippine International Convention (PICC) unless with specific authority from the poll body. The Comelec en banc … Read More

Comelec official says Smartmatic should be held liable for ‘cosmetic’ changes on transparency server

MANILA, Philippines — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that Smartmatic International should be held liable when it conducted the “cosmetic” changes in the programming script of the transparency server, thus breaching the protocol. During a press briefing on Friday, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon told reporters that the alteration was unauthorised. “I … Read More

Poll watchdog asks Comelec to allow IT experts to examine its central database

MANILA — An election watchdog group urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to allow independent Information Technology (IT) experts to examine its central database to refute allegations of irregularity in the counting of votes for the May 9 elections. With this, Glenn Chong of Automated Elections System (AES) Watch questioned the decision of Smartmatic to … Read More

Duterte camp lauds social media volunteers, campaigners for May 9 victory

MANILA — The camp of presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Friday thanked all their social media volunteers and campaigners for their valuable support in helping him achieved victory in the May 9 presidential elections. Peter Laviña, Duterte campaign spokesperson, said social media was a game changer that helped them win. “On behalf of Mayor Duterte … Read More