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18,000 elected officials assume office, even as Comelec campaign expense audit not yet finished More than a month after the May 13 midterm elections, over 18,000 elected officials will assume office today, even as the Commission on Elections has not finished auditing the Statements of Contributions and Expenditures to see if any of the newly elected officials has overspent in their campaign.

It's Toby Tanada as congressman for 4th District of Quezon - Comelec The second division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has granted the petition of Wigberto "Toby" Tanada Jr. to annul the proclamation of rival Helen Tan as winner in the congressional race in the fourth district of Quezon province in the May election.

Most voters listed only 7 senatorial bets each, random manual audit shows Maybe they were under time pressure, or simply lazy - or honestly could not find 12 people whom they believed were qualified. But the random manual audit report done by a tripartite council showed most Filipino voters opted to pick only seven Senate aspirants even though 12 slots were available.

More than half of winning Senate bets fined P1,000 daily for filing deficient poll expense reports
More than half of winning senatorial candidates were penalized with a minimum fine of P1,000 daily after they filed deficient Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Thursday.
Comelec sets July 22 to 31 as voters' registration dates for barangay, SK polls
Amid calls to postpone local polls, the Commission on Elections announced that it would hold voters' registration for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls next month.
Hontiveros completes list of Senate bets who filed election contributions, expenses report
Defeated Akbayan senatorial bet Risa Hontiveros completed the list of 33 candidates who filed their individual Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditures (SECE) before the Commission on Elections as required under Comelec Resolution 9476.
VIDEO | Mayoral bet tagged in prosecutor's slay nabbed in Batangas
A lady politician being linked to the killing of 42-year-old assistant provincial prosecutor Alexander Sandoval was arrested in Batangas Friday.
Only half of winning senatorial bets beat deadline for filing of financial statements
Only half of the candidates who won in the recent senatorial polls were able to beat the Comelec's June 13 deadline for the fiiing of Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditures.
Comelec to go after bets who fail to file statement of contributions and expenditures twice
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will go after candidates who did not file their statements of contributions and expenditres (Soce) for two times since the 2007 polls.
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