United States President, Barack Obama, casts his ballot in the 2012 U.S. election at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by: Pete Souza.

Electronic Voting Machines Face Challenges in Many Parts of the World

The age of technological revolution is often being referred to as the “post-modern” era. This is an era where everything that is digitalized and technologically tagged is easily accepted and appreciated everywhere. This is the reason why the electronic voting or e-voting, including electronic voting machines (EVMs), was once expected to become the globally accepted…

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International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague, Netherlands. Photo by: OSeveno.

Philippines: The Poor Fights Back vs. Drug-related Killings Before ICC

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – Families of the victims of drug-related killings here know too well that they are lacking in both influence and resources. Still, they took up the cudgels for their loved ones as they recently sought grievance before the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for the widespread and cold-blooded…

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Heavy traffic on the EDSA in Makati City. Photo by: Scandi.

Philippines: Prohibiting Driver-only Vehicles Along Metro Manila’s Highway isn’t Working as Expected

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – A new traffic scheme, which was claimed to solve the Metro Manila’s traffic congestion wants to prohibit that driver-only vehicles travel through any of the 23.8 km (14.8 mi) of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the most important Highway in the Manila metropolitan area. After the recent suspension of…

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The oath of former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (second from the right) as new House Speaker at the House of the Representative at the Bantasan Hills in Quezon City on July 23, 2018, Philippines. Photo by: Avito C. Dalan for the Philippine News Agency.

Philippines’ ex-president accused of plunder, gross rights violations now House Speaker

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – In what appears to be a dramatic political resurrection, former Philippine president turned congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been sworn in as the newest House Speaker on July 23, 2018, stealing the thunder from no less than Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte whose annual public speech on the country’s affairs was…

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