Twelve senators have already been proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). The new senators of the 15th Congress of the Philippines are:
1. Ramon 'Bong' Revilla
2. Jose 'Jinggoy' Estrada
3. Miriam Defensor-Santiago
4. Franklin Drilon
5. Juan Ponce Enrile
6. Pilar Juliana Cayetano
7. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
8. Ralph Recto
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There are winners, losers, and endorsers during elections. The list of winners and losers are now posted online, but it’s also worthwhile identifying the effective endorsers in the recent elections.
Celebrities are the most sought after endorsers. For example, popular TV host Kris Aquino actively and successfully campaigned for her brother, presidential bet Noynoy Aquino. Kris also... Read more
The recently concluded automated elections in the Philippines were immediately hailed as successful for producing quick and credible election results. Indeed, the counting and transmission of votes were quick. But were they accurate? Some candidates are claiming they were cheated and they say they have the numbers to prove it. Here are some examples:
There are only 50 million registe... Read more
The star of the recently concluded automated polls in the Philippines is the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) voting machine. There were many Filipinos who doubted the durability and reliability of the PCOS but in the end the machine performed above expectations.
A major reason why many groups were skeptical about the capability of the PCOS was due to the fact that the machine was not... Read more
Counting and transmission of voting results in a matter of minutes. Winners declared a few hours after the closing of precincts. Fewer election protests. Presidential bets conceding defeat a day after elections. These were all unthinkable 3 years ago but became a reality in the past 24 hours as the Philippines successfully conducted its first automated election... Read more
The elections definitely haven't been going smoothly. Reports from all over the country flooded social networks and media stations. The most common problem was the very long waiting time to vote. A lot of voters complained that it took them more than 2 hours before they could actually feed their ballot to the PCOS machines. The searing heat of the sun also didn't help the long lines. Another pr... Read more