SC defers action on petition vs. deal between Comelec, Smartmatic

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on SC defers action on petition vs. deal between Comelec, Smartmatic 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Feb. 3 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday deferred its action on a petition seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the agreement entered into between the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and information technology (IT) provider Smartmatic-TIM.

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Kabataan lawmaker calls on acting Comelec Chairman Lim not to let Smartmatic join the bidding for the 23,000 new PCOS machines

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Kabataan lawmaker calls on acting Comelec Chairman Lim not to let Smartmatic join the bidding for the 23,000 new PCOS machines 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon on Tuesday called on acting Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Christian Robert Lim not to allow Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) Corporation to participate in the bidding for the 23,000 new precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that it will procure for the upcoming presidential elections.

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Diagnostics of PCOS machines to start this week –Comelec

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Diagnostics of PCOS machines to start this week –Comelec 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has said the diagnostics of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines by Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) Corporation will begin this week.

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Pimentel urges Comelec to terminate PCOS negotiated contract

January 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pimentel urges Comelec to terminate PCOS negotiated contract 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III on Wednesday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to stop the negotiated contract for the repair of 82,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS).

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Senate to probe Comelec deal with Smartmatic

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senate to probe Comelec deal with Smartmatic 

MANILA, Jan. 15 – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III said the joint congressional oversight on automated election system will ask the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to explain a deal it signed with Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) Corp. for the repair of the 82,000 existing precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

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Comelec clarifies that the project given to Smartmatic is to diagnose the PCOS machines

January 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Comelec clarifies that the project given to Smartmatic is to diagnose the PCOS machines 

MANILA, Jan. 6 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) clarified on Tuesday that they have not awarded the entire refurbishment project of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines amounting to PhP1.2 billion to Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) Corporation.

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Election watchdog to ask SC to stop the tapping of Smartmatic for the repair of PCOS machines

January 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Election watchdog to ask SC to stop the tapping of Smartmatic for the repair of PCOS machines 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 5 (PNA) — An election watchdog is looking to ask the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from tapping Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) for the repair of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.

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Smartmatic chosen to refurbish PCOS machines – Comelec sources

January 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Smartmatic chosen to refurbish PCOS machines – Comelec sources 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 4 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has chosen Smartmatic – Total Information Management (TIM) Corporation to refurbish the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to be utilized 2016 national and local polls.

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Technology professionals' group supports calls to declare Smartmatic as ineligible to participate in bidding

December 17, 2014 by · Comments Off on Technology professionals' group supports calls to declare Smartmatic as ineligible to participate in bidding 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — A group of technology professionals is also pushing for the Commission on Elections-Bids and Awards Committee (Comelec-BAC) to declare as ineligible Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) to participate in the bidding and refurbishment of voting machines for the 2016 national and local polls.

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Smartmatic is the lone eligible bidder for DRE technology — Comelec-BAC

December 16, 2014 by · Comments Off on Smartmatic is the lone eligible bidder for DRE technology — Comelec-BAC 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Dec. 16 (PNA) — After declaring its competitor as ineligible, Smartmatic–Total Information Management (TIM) Corporation is now the only eligible bidder for the supply of the Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) machines for the 2016 national and local elections.

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