Bagong Botante by COMELEC

January 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Bagong Botante

The Bagong Botante blog is maintained by the Education and Information Development arm of COMELEC and helps inform the masses about voting procedures and the latest developments involving this government unit.

One of the big problems with any government-related endeavor is that the public is poorly informed of what to do, and therefore are intimidated to participate. Blogging can address this problem and bring institutions like the Commission on Elections closer to the people.

The original blog was hosted at but now it has moved to its own domain at

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Bloggers Kapihan bloggers’ briefing on poll automation

July 14, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Bloggers’ Kapihan is back with another relevant event every Filipino blogger should attend. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will give a special briefing on poll automation for roughly 20 bloggers on Saturday, July 19, at 1:00-3:00pm.

COMELEC and its technology suppliers will conduct actual trainings on the usage of electronic voting machines and automated counting machines. Video presentations and tutorials will also be shown. The voting machines will be used in the ARMM elections next month.

Interested participants must send an email to mongpalatino[at]gmail[dot]com. The complete programme is found here.

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