Tuesday, February 19, 2013


The Commission on Elections today reminded candidates of a provision on COMELEC Resolution No. 9615 which laid down the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 9006 of the Fair Elections Act that “Parties and independent candidates may, upon authority of the Commission, through the City or Municipal Election Officer (EO) concerned, erect, AT THEIR EXPENSE, common poster areas wherein they can post, display, or exhibit their election propaganda to announce or further their candidacy.”

Thursday, February 14, 2013


The Comelec will push through with the 2013 Automated Election System notwithstanding the absence of the controversial source code. Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes, Jr. said “the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) has just given its go signal for Comelec to use the AES for the 2013 elections.”

“Manual (election) is already impossible with the certification issued by TEC. We are going to proceed automated no matter what happens, source code is there or not. It is not necessary,” he said.

Below is the resolution issued 12 February 2013 by the Technical Evaluation Committee.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Last February 08, 2013, Friday, a JOINT COMELEC, PNP-AFP Command Conference were held in Romblon, Romblon. The activity was participated in by Comelec Election Officers, PNP and AFP Officers and Personnel of the Province of Romblon.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Isumbong sa Comelec
Category: Opinion, Business Mirror
Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 19:49
Written by James Jimenez 
WITH a mere six days to go before the start of the official campaign period for candidates running for national positions, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has been constantly repeating its call for voter vigilance, particularly in the matter of reporting campaign violations, among other things, as described in Comelec Resolution 9615.

The key to clean and fair campaigning is still the vigilance of the individual voter. And so it is the individual voter who will be the most effective vanguard of the Comelec’s efforts to


I am a Responsible and Principled Citizen.

I will educate myself and others about the issues at hand so that my vote is a meaningful and relevant exercise of my right of suffrage.

I pledge to vote for candidates who will abide by the duly constituted rules on campaigning because I understand that those who refuse to obey the law in the little things are not likely to obey the law in the more important things;

I pledge to vote for candidates who, by word and action, renounce violence, coercion, vote-buying, and corruption as means for getting elected;

I pledge to vote for the candidates who listen to their constituents and are responsive to the needs and aspirations of those they seek to represent;

I pledge to vote as my conscience dictates in all elections.

I make these promises freely and upon my honor.

(This Voter Pledge was read at the Unity Walk of 13 January 2013, by COMELEC Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph)