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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 COULD GO WRONG IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS? A year before elections, watchdog LENTE points out five issues that need to be addressed ASAP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A year before the 2016 National and Local Elections, the election group LENTE (Legal Network for Truthful Elections) identifies five concerns/issues that could affect the elections’ credibility.  The five concerns are:  appointments in the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), the system to be used in the elections, COMELEC’s […]

To serve or not to serve? Make us decide – Public School Teachers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Four days before Congress resumes its session, the three biggest teacher organizations in the country, Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC), Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and Philippines Public School Teachers Association (PPSTA), called on Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales and other lawmakers to push for […]

No to Mañana Habit

No to Mañana Habit

    May 5 Press Release of LENTE for Voter’s registration and Validation. Register early.

What went wrong in barangay polls: Lente enumerates infractions By: Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com (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, InterAksyon.com 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 […]

Voter fraud incidents mar barangay elections: LENTE by Jojo Malig, ABS-CBNNews.com

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 […]

LENTE calls for everyone’s vigilance

“LET US BE VIGILANT” The upcoming Barangay Elections demands no less than vigilance and accountability from each and every one of us. The night before the elections, traditionally, is a perfect timing for “gapang” operations (distribution of grocery items, alcoholic beverages and cash in exchange of votes by the candidates). […]

Eleksyon 2013: “There was no genuine elections.”–Legal Network for Truthful Elections

Eleksyon 2013: “There was no genuine elections.”–Legal Network for Truthful Elections

Released 17 May 2013 “There was no genuine elections,” says the Legal Network for Truthful Elections, not in accordance with international standards of inclusiveness, transparency, accountability and public confidence in elections. Voters being victimized by discrepancies between voters’ lists, discrimination, and insufficiency and manipulation of ballots increased disenfranchisement and the […]