Content connectivity solutions firm SES and satellite communications provider We Are IT (WIT) have signed a partnership to deliver connectivity services via the SES-9 satellite to 43 offices of the Comelec.
Purported “tech expert” and Manila Bulletin section editor Art Samaniego was the subject of criticisms from local netizens this week after claiming in an online interview that the right to free speech of controversial pastor Apolonio Quiboloy was violated when YouTube terminated the channels of entities owned by or affiliated with him.
Comelec chairman George Erwin Garcia in a statement released on Wednesday, May 17, said there is no need for a new law to authorize Internet voting for registered overseas absentee voters, since the poll body "promulgate rules and regulations and consequently, implement other means of overseas voting that are more reliable, secure, and efficient."
A measure seeking to institutionalize the online registration of voters and strengthen the voter registration process as a whole has been passed on third and final reading in the House of Representatives.
The DICT is set to provide cloud hosting of the Comelec’s online services, which includes the Registration Status Verifier, Precinct Finder, Online Voter Certification Application, and the National and Local Election Results Website.
In the lead up to the 2022 General Election in the Philippines, Twitter has partnered with the Comelec to amplify voter education initiatives on the policy, product and partnership front to protect the integrity of election-centric conversations on the platform and encourage healthy civic debate.
Top officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) told a House committee hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 2, that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has already ruled out any breach of its servers, contrary to a report of the Manila Bulletin.