Monday, June 25, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
June 15, 2012
In a press release the Commission on Elections hailed the decision of the Supreme Court upholding the poll body's procurement of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) Machines for the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections.
"We are elated with the decision of the Supreme Court," Comelec Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes Jr. told reporters, "we will be happier if the petitioners can join us in moving forward for a successful May 2013 elections," he added, noting that it is "time to go together," since Supreme Court has decided the issue.
POLL MACHINES FOR 2013
March 18, 2012
(Reprint from Philippine Star Features, June 12, 2012)
Monday, June 11, 2012
The conduct of general registration was due to the annulment of the previous Book of Voters of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao by a joint resolution of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Philippines.
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)