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BSKE ballot printing in full swing by Oct. 3 amid looming...

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will elevate “into full swing” on Monday the printing of nearly 92 million official ballots to be used in...

Groups say looming village, youth polls reset ‘blow to democracy’

Election watchdog groups on Friday opposed the impending postponement of the 2022 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE). In a statement, National Citizens' Movement for...

COMELEC sees more expenses if BSKE reset not passed by October

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said there is a possibility that its expenses for the Dec. 5 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) will...

BSKE reset will affect Comelec contracts with suppliers

The possible rescheduling of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE), from December 5 to May or December next year, will have implications on...

BOC warns OFWs vs. balikbayan box processing ‘modus’

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Friday warned the public, particularly overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) against a modus operandi in the sending and processing...

COMELEC revises Dec. 5 BSKE calendar of activities

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has moved the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC) for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) to the...

Printing of BSKE ballots starts Sept. 20: Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to start the one-month printing period for the ballots to be used in the Dec. 5 Barangay...

COMELEC to resume overseas voter registration in December

The continuing registration for overseas voting in connection with the May 12, 2025 National and Local Elections (NLE) is set to resume in December. Based...

COMELEC starts bidding for ballot boxes in 2022 BSKE

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has started the bidding process for the acquisition of over 22,000 ballot boxes for this year's Barangay and Sangguniang...

Early filing to give parties chance to answer legal woes: COMELEC

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it has already opened the filing period for the petition for accreditation by political groups. Comelec chairperson George Erwin...

Former Comelec spokesperson Jimenez retiring

James Jimenez, who for 15 years has served as spokesperson for the Commission on Elections (Comelec), will retire effective September 15. Comelec Chair George Garcia...

COMELEC sets October 6-13 COC filing for barangay, SK bets

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has scheduled the filing period of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for those who would like to run in the...