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Part 2 IN 2003, the adoption of the information security management system (ISMS) in the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) was a good start to ensure compliance with the Automated Election System (AES) Law at that time (i.e., RA 8436 of 1997, the predecessor of RA 9369 of 2007). The training…

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WAS the infamous “COMELeak” hacking incident preventable? Before answering that question, let me share first the stance of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) regarding COMELeak. The NPC announced in a press conference last week that it found the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) liable in LC Case No. 16-001 for violations…

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THE London-based International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) awarded the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) two major awards in their 2016 International Electoral Awards (IEA), held in Maputo, Mozambique, on December 6, 2016.These awards are the Election Commission of the Year and the Election Management Award. Two minor awards were also…

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AS explained in my last article “Digital forensics in the realm of AES” (http://www.manilatimes.net/digital-forensics-realm-aes/295544/), the Joint Congressional Canvassing Committee (JCCC) allowed the digital forensics of the 60 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that were seized from the house of a Smartmatic technician in Antipolo. It was also explained in…

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SINCE the implementation of the Automated Election System (AES) in the 2010 national and local elections by virtue of the AES Law, or RA 9369, we, the electorate, have found ourselves in a digital world where information related to counting, consolidation and canvassing of votes are captured, processed, generated, transmitted,…

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Until now, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) cannot accept the reality that it has not complied with all the provisions of the AES law or RA 9369. Comelec officials believe that they handled the 2016 national and local elections (NLEs) successfully and that their AES provider, Smartmatic, did well. The…

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Onetime shot exclusive for The Manila Times   WASHINGTON: China suffered a significant setback this month in its bid for dominance in the South China Sea, and its leaders are following a familiar script after such reversals: they’re making angry statements but taking little action while they assess the situation.…

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