Supreme Court junks all petitions vs. automated polls

May 7, 2010

Its all systems go for the country’s first automated elections on May 10, 2010 as the Supreme Court dismissed all petitions seeking its postponement. During the special en banc session, the Court found that the petitioners failed to exhaust all administrative remedies and that the Comelec did not gravely abuse its discretion. Among the petitioners […]


Supreme Court reverses Penera Decision on Premature Campaign

November 26, 2009

In a Resolution promulgated last 25 November 2009, the Supreme Court granted Rosalinda A. Penera’s Motion for Reconsideration and reversed its 11 September 2009 Decision disqualifying Penera as mayor of Sta. Monica in Surigao del Norte. In finding for Penera, the Supreme Court ruled that election offenses can be committed by a candidate “only” upon […]


COMELEC dismisses petition vs. Erap candidacy

October 30, 2009

The Commission on Elections has dismissed the petition for disqualification filed by lawyer Oliver Lozano against former President Joseph Estrada. The Lozano petition sought to disqualify Estrada from joining the 2010 presidential elections due to Section 4, Article VII of the 1987 Constitution. In dismissing the petition, the COMELEC noted that there is nothing to oppose […]


Supreme Court upholds poll automation contract

September 17, 2009

In an 11-3 vote, the Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari, prohibition and mandamus with prayer for a restraining order and/or preliminary injunction, filed by Atty. Harry L. Roque, Jr., et al., which sought to nullify the Comelec’s award of the 2010 Elections Automation Project to the joint venture of TIM and Smartmatic and to […]