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COMELEC TOLD TO REPLACE BBM-SARA COLORS IN FACADE LIGHTS IN RENTED BUILDING

Poll body to remove red and green lights

Red and green are the campaign colors of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate, presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said the facade lights of the Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila, which houses several offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), will be changed.“

The Comelec is a tenant in that building, which is… Read More

POLL BODY RULING ON MARCOS DISQUALIFICATION CASE SLAMMED FOR SAYING NO CRIME IN TAX EVASION

JIMENEZ: Comelec didn’t say failure to file ITR OK

An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has come to the defense of the ruling of its First Division denying the three petitions to disqualify presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. from running in the May 9 polls.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez made the remark saying some who are reacting to the ruling are taking it out of context, emphasizing the First Division has not stated it is okay not to file an income tax return (ITR).Read More

COMELEC: BONGBONG MARCOS SHOULD ATTEND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said presidential aspirants in the 2022 elections should attend presidential debates.

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Jimenez took this position even as the law does not mandate the candidates to participate in debates.

Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates should commit, to the public whose votes they seek, that they will participate in the debate, said Jiminez.

The poll body is set to hold three presidential and vice-presidential debates in February, March, and April. READ MORE

COMELEC TO PRINT more than 67 million ballots for the 2022 ELECTION

Poll body starts printing

The printing of the official ballots for the May 9, 2022 national and local elections started Thursday night, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said.

Jimenez said the first set of about 60,000 ballots to be printed are for the Local Absentee Voting (LAV).

“Printing of official Local Absentee Voting ballots will begin tonight (approximately 7 p.m.) at the National Printing Office (in Quezon City),” he said in a statement.

The next ballots to be printed, he said, are 79,000 manual ballots for overseas voters and then some 86,000 ballots for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

“LAV, manual OFOV, and BARMM ballots are all manual ballots, i.e., no preprinted candidate names,” Jimenez said.

The poll body will be printing more than 67 million ballots for the national and local elections. (PNA)

DISQUALIFICATION STILL ALIVE EVEN IF MARCOS NAME IN FINAL BETS’ LIST IN 2022 ELECTION BALLOT

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Commission on Election (Comelec0 spokesperson James Jimenez said in case a candidate is disqualified before the elections but after the ballots have been printed, “obviously the name will remain on the ballot.”

Presidential aspirant and former senator Bongbong Marcos visits Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia at the Cebu Provincial Capitol on October 22, 2021. Jacqueline Hernandez/Rappler

Jimenez is refering to ex-Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., whose presidential run in the May polls is hobbled by pending disqualification petitions before the poll body.

BUT IF THE SON OF TH ELATE DICTATOR fERDINAND MARCOS SR. IS DISQUALFIED BY COMELEC, MARCOS VOTES IN THE BALLOT WILL BE CONSIDERED STRAY VOTES.

On Monday, January 17, Comelec – Education and Information Department Director Elaiza David said the name of the former senator will be on the official ballot since other cases against him have yet to be resolved.

Five petitions to cancel Marcos’ certificate of candidacy and disqualify him from the polls are still awaiting resolutions.

Two petitions have already been dismissed by the Comelec Second Division.

In the event Marcos’ party, Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, will not be able to substitute him in case of a disqualification, all votes for Bongbong Marcos will be invalid.

“Any vote garnered by that name on the ballot will be considered stray,” Jimenez said. with PNA report

RAP FILED VS. ARROYO FOR ELECTORAL FRAUD

The Commission on Election has signed a resolution seeking to file electoral sabotage charges against former President, now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

“COMELEC en banc has signed a resolution calling for the filing of a case for electoral sabotage against former president GMA,” James Jimenez, Comelec spokesman said.

Jimenez said commissioners voted 5-2. Two other commissioners abstained from voting.

Reports say the case has been filed before the Pasay Regional Trial 112 court under Jesus Mupas.

Jimenez said apart from Arroyo, charges have also been filed against Former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan, former Comelec election supervisor Lintang Bedol, and former Comelec chair Benjamin Abalos.

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Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo is not included in the charge sheet due to insufficient evidence.

Responding to critics of the charge’s “timing,” Jimenez said Comelec’s decision was not necessarily to coincide with Arroyo’s plan to leave for Singapore.

“Sinusunod lang po namin yung tamang proseso,” Jimenez added in a television interview.

Based on Republic Act No. 6646, electoral sabotage constitutes altering of votes during an election, tampering numbers on “large scale or in substantial numbers.”

It is non-bailable and punishable by life imprisonment.

The Comelec vote came ahead of the Supreme Court’s en banc session on the government’s motion for reconsideration on an earlier issued temporary restraining order against the watchlist order on Arroyo and her husband Jose Miguel.

This development might again prevent the ailing Arroyo from leaving the country.