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Voter fraud incidents mar barangay elections: LENTE by Jojo Malig,

MANILA – Flying voters, double voting, and “ghost” voters marred the generally orderly barangay elections held Monday nationwide, an official of a poll watchdog said. Lawyer Rona Ann Caritos, executive director of Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE), told ANC Top Story that the attitude of candidates became worse this […]

Lawyers’ group tapped to help Comelec implement rules on campaign financing

Source: (Published 3 April 2013) MANILA, Philippines—The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente), a group of lawyers and law students advocating electoral reforms, has been tapped by the Commision on Elections (Comelec) to help the poll body implement its rules on campaign financing. The Comelec confirmed yesterday that a […]

Comelec taps LENTE for campaign finance monitoring

Source: Yahoo! News (Published 4 April 2013) The Commission on Elections has tapped the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) to help it implement its campaign finance regulations in the May 13 elections. Acting as legal consultants and civil society partner, LENTE will augment the limited financial and human resources […]

Comelec, Lente ink MOA to monitor candidates’ campaign expenses

Source: (Published 2 April 2013) MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the private lawyers group Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will enhance the monitoring and enforcement of campaign finance laws among candidates. The four-page MOA was signed by Comelec […]

Law students to help check malpractice

Source: Gulf News (Published 11 May 2007) MANILA—Thousands of law students have been approached to assist lawyers who will act as counsels for teachers and poll watchdogs as they handle complaints in the run-up to the national elections later this week. The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) aims to […]

3,000 law students join anti-poll fraud network

Source: Malaya Online (Published 11 May 2007) Around 3,000 law and paralegal students from the Ateneo de Manila University, Lyceum of the Philippines and Manuel L. Quezon University have volunteered for active roles in preventing election fraud through the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE). LENTE is looking to deploy […]

Escalating the watch

Source: (Published 14 April 2007) MANILA, Philippines—Just as the technology of cheating in the elections has graduated from such crude tactics as buying votes, using guns and goons to intimidate opponents and voters, and stealing and stuffing ballot boxes to more sophisticated mechanisms like “dagdag-bawas” [vote-padding and vote-shaving] at […]

Teacher details poll cheating in province

Source: (Published 21 May 2007) MANILA, Philippines—It happened in the dead of night, hours before the polling precincts opened. With armed guards supposedly watching over them, they were forced to fill blank ballots with the names of Team Unity senatorial candidates, starting with Luis “Chavit” Singson and Prospero Pichay. […]

Election watchdogs step up activities

Source: (Published 15 May 2007) Church-based and militant poll watchdog groups on Tuesday stepped up their efforts to thwart various forms of poll irregularities. The groups released email addresses, landlines and cell phone where the public can send in reports of intimidation, snatching and irregularities. “Di lang ang mga […]