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Press Release: Bilanggo na, Binilanggo pa

Bilanggo na, Binilanggo pa IMMEDIATE RELEASE LENTE disagrees with the Supreme Court’s issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), which enjoins registered detainees from voting for local positions in the upcoming national elections. LENTE believes that the Supreme Court should have exercised the utmost caution in enjoining the implementation of […]

Last 2 Minutes!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Last 2 Minutes! Time is running out for over 2 million remaining voters without biometrics to update their records No better way to commemorate National Heroes Day but to register and get validated on August 31   MANILA, Philippines (August 27, 2015) – The country’s modern-day heroes […]

Magpa-BB na: Biometrics sa Bakasyon! Voters can update their biometrics during the long weekends

Magpa-BB na: Biometrics sa Bakasyon! Voters can update their biometrics during the long weekends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Magpa-BB na: Biometrics sa Bakasyon! STEP Coalition encourages voters to register, get validated or transfer their registration in the coming long weekends Region IV-A and NCR are consistently the top 2 regions with highest number of voters without biometrics   MANILA, Philippines (August 20, 2015) – Going back to […]

Putting people’s power on paper: New multi-stakeholder coalition Samahan para sa Tunay na Eleksyon sa Pilipinas (STEP) launches campaign on voter registration and civic participation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MANILA, Philippines (June 30, 2015) – Exactly one year from now, Filipinos will witness a new president taking oath. How we get from this point at present to that point in the future is going to determine how we will progress as a nation for the […]

“Just vote. – LENTE”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) would like to call on the voters of Puerto Princesa to ignore the tense and confusing environment that the recall election has created in the city and just vote in the electoral exercise 2 days from now. “It is understandable […]

Teachers want non-compulsory service during elections

MANILA – With the presidential elections merely one year away, a teachers’ group called on lawmakers to immediately pass a bill that would give public school teachers the choice to decide whether or not to render service during the elections. House Bill 5412, or the Election Service Reform Bill, will […]

House Suffrage body eyes making election services of over-burdened public school teachers voluntary

Four separate bills making election services voluntary for public school teachers and other qualified citizens are under consideration by the House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms. “Elections are fundamental to a democratic country like the Philippines. Election service is an essential civic duty that should be made available to […]

Poll inspectors’ lack bared

A teachers’ group on Thursday said that the Commission on Elections may be facing a severe shortage of 120,000 public teachers who can  volunteer as board of election inspectors in the 2016 polls. Teachers Dignity Coalition national chairman Benjo Basas said  that the shortage can offer Congress a chance to […]

Teacher groups push for bill lifting compulsory nature of election service

MANILA – Four days before Congress resumes sessions, the three biggest teacher organizations in the country pressed leaders of the House of Representatives to give priority to a bill that makes it only optional for teachers to do election-related duties.The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC), Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and […]

Teachers renewing appeal vs mandatory poll duties

With the 2016 general elections just a year away, public school teachers are again calling on the government to make Election Day duties optional and not mandatory. In a media forum on the Election Service Reform Bill and the preparations for the 2016 Elections scheduled today, teachers’ groups, including Teachers […]