Archive for category: Media Coverage

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 […]

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 […]

Non-compulsory election duties for teachers pushed

MANILA, Philippines – A year before elections nationwide, various groups called for the approval of a House bill that seeks to make election duties for public school teachers non-compulsory. The groups – like the Philippines Public School Teachers Association (PPSTA), the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), and the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition […]

What went wrong in barangay polls: Lente enumerates infractions By: Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, (October 28, 2013 12:45 PM)

MANILA, Philippines — While generally peaceful, the national barangay elections Monday was still marred by incidents such as unlawful electioneering, disenfranchisement of voters, and unauthorized entry of candidates in some polling places, according to the elections watchdog Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente). The group said that based on its […]

POLL POSTCRIPT | May 13 exercise flunked standards for transparency, accountability – watchdog By: Abigail Kwok, May 17, 2013 12:38 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Poll watchdog Lente (Legal Network for Truthful Elections) said Friday the May 13 midterm elections left much to be desired, with several areas having experienced disfranchisement of voters, vote-buying and other anomalies. In a press conference in Quezon City, Lente said there was “no genuine elections” at least not […]

INFOGRAPHIC | How to handle PCOS machines in cases of malfunction, sabotage, and/or disaster By: Legal Network for Truthful Elections May 13, 2013 3:50 PM

INFOGRAPHIC | How to handle PCOS machines in cases of malfunction, sabotage, and/or disaster By: Legal Network for Truthful Elections May 13, 2013 3:50 PM

On election day, May 13, 2013, the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente) released several guidelines to help Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs), the media, and Filipino voters how to handle automated voting equipment. The group released the statement on Monday after it received reports of several oversights and discrepancies […]