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The National Citizens Movement for Free Elections(NAMFREL) Hails Filipinos For Exercising Their Right to Vote and for a Generally Peaceful Election

May 13th, 2013

Read the full statement of NAMFREL, one of ANFREL’s members in the Philippines, on the 13 May mid-term elections in the Philippines. Download it here or read it embedded below…  

ANFREL Releases Chart on Political Rights and Civil Liberties in Asia

January 6th, 2012

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) recently released a chart assigning a score for political rights and civil liberties to 30 countries in Asia. The chart can be viewed below.

2010 Mission Report: Philippines – Automated National & Local Elections

May 10th, 2010

View Full Report (PDF) The first automated elections in The Philippines will go down in the history of electoral politics as one of the most important phases in recent times. The elections were held after over a decade of experimentation and planning. Though there has been loads of skepticism about the use of technology in […]

Foreign observers call for clean, peaceful elections in RP

May 5th, 2010

Philippine Presidential Election Campaign Begins

May 1st, 2010

Official campaigning has begun in the Philippines for the first presidential elections in six years. President Gloria Arroyo is not allowed to run again in the vote on 10 May. Competition is intense between two opposition figures, with Mrs Arroyo’s nominee and a former president lagging in the polls. Long proud of its democratic traditions, […]

2008 Mission Report: Philippines Regional Election – Autonomous Muslim Mindanao

September 1st, 2008

View Full Report (PDF) The Philippines’ Commission on Elections (COMELEC) used automated election systems during the recent election of a Regional Governor, Vice Regional Governor and Assemblyman for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). COMELEC is authorized to use automated election systems, whether paper based or direct recording electronic systems, by the Republic Act No. 969. COMELEC selected […]

2007 Mission Report: Philippines National Election – Autonomous Muslim Mindanao

June 1st, 2007

View Full Report (PDF) The election in the Philippines has been generally noted with high rates of voter’s turnout despite the obstacles of transportation and sometimes the threat of violence. Elections are very much enjoyed and expected by the Philippines people who strongly exercise their right to vote. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is currently the 14th President […]


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