Bautista quits as Comelec chief

MANILA — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista has submitted his resignation letter to President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday morning. According to the poll body chief, who recently conquered an…

House panel formally junks impeach complaint vs Bautista

MANILA — The House of Representatives’ Justice Committee on Thursday approved a committee report formally junking the impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista due to insufficiency in…

Comelec awaits law but, prepared for Oct. 23 polls

MANILA — While there is no law yet postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections,  the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said it is prepared to hold the polls on October…

Comelec to reuse printed ballots

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reiterated on Thursday that they will reuse official ballots that have already been printed in case the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) will…

Comelec urges active women participation in Oct. 23 polls

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) urged women to participate more actively in the forthcoming barangay elections. Based on data from the poll body’s Education and Information Department as of…

Comelec revises calendar for barangay, SK polls

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday announced changes in its calendar of activities in connection with the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to give aspirants ample time…

Namfrel reiterates call for barangay, SK polls to push through

MANILA — The citizens’ arm of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in previous electoral exercises has reiterated its opposition to the proposed postponement of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK)…

Poll commissioners ask Bautista to go on leave or resign

  MANILA — Some six officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) have turned their backs on Chairman Juan Andres Bautista after they asked him to take a leave of absence…

House to take up Bautista impeachment after budget process: Fariñas

MANILA — The House of Representatives may possibly begin to tackle the impeachment complaint lodged against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson Andres Bautista once deliberations on the proposed PHP3.767-trillion national budget…

Comelec to recycle ballots if Oct. 23 village polls won’t push through

  MANILA, Aug. 10 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is planning to recycle the official ballots that already been printed in the event Congress has decided to postpone the…

Bautista sees nothing wrong on the proposed lifestyle check

  MANILA, Aug. 8 — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista sees nothing wrong on the proposed lifestyle check among ranking poll body officials. “I have no problem…

Sotto seeks probe on Comelec chief’s alleged ‘ill-gotten wealth’

  MANILA, Aug. 7 — Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Monday filed a resolution seeking a probe into the reported “ill-gotten wealth” of Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair…

Comelec chair belies ex-wife’s unexplained wealth allegations

MANILA — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista denied the allegations of having undeclared wealth worth PHP1 billion hurled at him by his estranged wife, Patricia Paz, noting…

Solon seeks probe on Bautista’s alleged ill-gotten wealth

MANILA — A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Monday filed a resolution asking Congress to conduct an inquiry into the allegations of ill-gotten wealth against Commission on Elections…

Comelec in ‘wait and see’ mode on fate of barangay, SK polls

  MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping that the Senate and President Rodrigo Duterte would give their definite answers on the fate of the Barangay and Sangguniang…

Comelec, Smartmatic officials face raps over ‘alteration’ in 2016 polls server

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday approved the filing of criminal charges against officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic over the unauthorized alteration of…

SC junks plea vs Comelec decision affirming La Union solon’s candidacy

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the petition filed against the Commission on Elections for upholding the candidacy of La Union Second District Rep. Sandra Young Eriguel. The SC…

Bidding for barangay SK polls services, supplies to push through — Comelec

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday said the scheduled biddings for the acquisition of services and supplies for the October Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) will push…

Comelec lauds move to include voters’ education in ROTC revival

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has welcomed the proposal to incorporate voters’ education with the possible revival of the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC). Comelec Chairman Juan Andres…

Comelec to hold at least 2 satellite registrations in every barangay to encourage people to register

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be holding at least two satellite registrations in every barangay in the country, to encourage the people to register for the 2017…