Archive for category: Press

Eleksyon 2013: Enabled and Empowered [Press statement by LENTE, AGENDA and KAMPI]

Eleksyon 2013: Enabled and Empowered [Press statement by LENTE, AGENDA and KAMPI]

Released 25 May 2013 Quezon City, Philippines–Ang inclusiveness o pagpapabilang ay kinikilala ng mga eksperto sa buong mundo na isa sa mga mahahalagang pamantayan ng isang lehitimo at tapat na eleksyon. Maipahahayag lamang na nagkaroon ng tunay na eleksyon kung epektibong napagbigyang bumoto ang mga taong nasa tamang edad at […]

Eleksyon 2013: Technical glitches and vote buying most common issues on election day

Eleksyon 2013: Technical glitches and vote buying most common issues on election day

Released 13 May 2013 Technical glitches in PCOS machines and rampant vote-buying are two of the most common complaints in the past 14 hours since the polling precincts opened on election day. Starting at 6am on May 13, almost 3,000 volunteers of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) have […]

Eleksyon 2013: Beware of “gapang”

Released 12 May 2013 The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) is all geared up for the midterm elections tomorrow, 13 May 2013. With presence in almost all municipalities throughout the country, LENTE volunteers are trained to provide legal assistance, monitor compliance with election laws and regulations, and exact accountability from various election […]

Top Election Offenses

Top Election Offenses and How to Spot Them

From registration of voters to the canvassing of ballots, here are common offenses we should watch out: Registration of voters Unlawful exclusion of registered voters or inclusion of fictitious voters or unapproved application forms (Dagdag-Bawas) Annulment of Book of Voters when prepared thru fraud, bribery, impersonation, intimidation or contains data […]

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

Source: Philstar.com (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: Interaksyon.com (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 […]

Volunteer lawyer reports massive, blatant cheating in Sulu

Released May 2007 SULU—A volunteer lawyer of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) has reported massive election fraud and violence in Jolo, Indanan, and other municipalities in Sulu. “On election day, I visited a cluster of precincts in Barangay Pasil in Indanan, and was taken aback by the massive […]

Legal Network for Truthful Elections monitors canvassing nationwide

Released May 2007 To prevent widespread and systematic fraud during the canvassing of tallied votes, the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) has deployed more than 10,000 lawyers, law students, paralegals and other trained volunteers nationwide to monitor the canvassing process. “Monitoring the elections goes beyond May 14. Our work […]

Commission on Human Rights and LENTE partner for clean and honest elections

Released May 2007 The Commission on Human Rights and the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) have signed an agreement to perform complementary tasks to “achieve clean, honest, orderly and credible national and local elections.” The Memorandum of Agreement was signed by CHR Chairperson Purificacion C. Quisimbing and LENTE Co-convenors […]