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Poll watchdog: ‘Meet-me rooms’ with undeclared servers used in elections

[embedded content] As early as the 2016 elections, a “meet-me room” infrastructure was already in place, hosting some undeclared queuing servers, according to an election watchdog group. Nelson Celis, spokesperson of Automated Election System Watch (AES Watch), told ANC’s “Future ...

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Comelec to release error logs from transparency server, says watchdog

[unable to retrieve full-text content] FROM ZERO TO 90 PERCENT: The Commission on Elections has committed to release election data logs from its transparency server to dispel concerns following the 7-hour delay in the display of electronically transmitted results of ...

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40 pct of steel bars in test buy were substandard: watchdog

[embedded content] Forty-percent of steel bars in a test buy last year were found to be substandard, an industry watchdog said Tuesday.  Out of the total 115 steel bars purchased across the country for the test, 46 turned out to be ...

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‘Put out all the data’: Watchdog calls for more transparency in midterm polls

“Transparency to provide confidence.” Namfrel secretary general Eric Alvia on #BeyondPolitcs emphasizes the importance of an open data project for #Halalan2019. #ANCRecap pic.twitter.com/MgvQROoU9v — ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) April 23, 2019 MANILA – An election watchdog has called on the ...

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Poll watchdog urges voters to say 'no' to vote-buying

MANILA – A poll watchdog considers the implementation of the automated election system in the Philippines a success, saying it has reduced instances of vote-padding and vote-shaving operations. Speaking to ANC's "Beyond Politics" Tuesday, Maribel Buenaobra of the Parish Pastoral ...

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Poll watchdog flags 'dubious' party-lists

Voters should be vigilant against supporting party-list groups that champion "dubious" causes instead of marginalized and underrepresented sectors, a poll watchdog said Thursday.  Some party-list bets weeded out from an initial list of 185 championed free Wi-Fi and prevention of ...

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EU antitrust watchdog derails merger of French, German train firms

A high-speed TGV train is seen at the Alstom factory in Belfort, France, February 6, 2019. Vincent Kessler, Reuters BRUSSELS/ZURICH – Siemens and Alstom's plan to create a European rail champion collapsed on Wednesday after EU regulators rejected the deal, ...

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PH privacy watchdog probes Globe data breach

The Philippines' privacy watchdog begins its probe into the data breach that hit thousands of Globe Telecom subscribers.  Atty. Francis Acero of the National Privacy Commission gives additional details on the data breach. – Business Nightly, ANC, January 29, 2019 ...

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Environmental watchdog calls for safe New Year celebration

Members of EcoWaste Coalition march in Manila on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, to urge Filipinos to welcome the New Year through safe and non-hazardous ways. INQUIRER.NET / RYAN LEAGOGO MANILA, Philippines — Welcome 2019 without fireworks and firecrackers for a ...

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Martial law worked vs loose guns but no extension needed: poll watchdog

MANILA – Martial law helped maintain peace during the village and youth elections in parts of Mindanao last May, a poll watchdog conceded Thursday, but said this did not mean it should be extended. Congress on Wednesday granted President Rodrigo ...

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