Georges Garcia

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Georges Garcia said : “There can be no delay in the printing of the ballots because it will take one month to print because the printing is three million per day,” External link

philstar Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:06:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We have not yet paid the Notice of Award. But when they deliver, we will pay. So maybe before the end of October, and it is not yet clear, maybe P2 billion to P3 billion will be used out of P8.5 billion,” “A big part of the budget is for teachers’ honoraria. Not much is being used for the preparation of the Dec. 5, 2022 elections,” External link

philstar Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:06:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Six years seems like too long of a time (for barangay and SK officials to sit in office). Maybe five years would do,” External link

philstar Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “When the COCs are filed early and then our election is postponed, neighbors who suddenly found out that they filed for candidacy or the relatives who are a little bit against each other will not talk to each other for a whole year,” “Adjustments for a little bit were made so that somehow, we have a little bit of leeway and we won’t fight over who will run immediately in the coming elections. But don’t worry again, the Comelec is ready for Dec. 5, 2022,” External link

philstar Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "For example, the delivery will not be continued. The Comelec may be sued if our purchases will not be honored," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 24, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The reason why we moved it for another week is because when we talked to the NPO, they offered that instead of us taking the ballots to another place or warehouse, they will keep the ballots there. So, it's necessary to amend the MOA with them and include the warehousing services," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 24, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : "The public should not worry. Your Commission on Elections is ready to hold the elections on December 5," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 24, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We instructed the NPO to really start the printing of the ballots, of course they’re still fixing some of our ballot templates. But the instructions were there, given to them by the commission last week because our timetable has to be followed. Otherwise, we might run out of time,” External link

philstar Monday, September 19, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Campaign period too long almost 60 days. At most one week of resetting only,” External link

philstar Monday, September 19, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “People are not afraid to cast their votes. They trust the process so much,” External link

philstar Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "In the exigency of public service, please be informed that the following personnel are either reassigned to indicated stations or designated to indicated as heads of offices or ad hoc bodies," External link

sunstar Friday, September 16, 2022 3:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Yes, the SC said unpopularity is not nuisance per se, but absence of a genuine intention to aspire for public office is,” External link

philstar Saturday, September 10, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia told ( about Commission ) : "This is but a little accomplishment on the part of the Commission on Elections. I was happy that I was a part of the Comelec at that time. We gained a lot of experience and of course, there were a lot of setbacks, but the experience and the learnings that we acquired from the 2022 elections are incomparable and we will definitely use that under your present leadership for the purpose of ensuring that the 2025 elections and elections after that, if not equal the 2022 election, at least we will be able to surpass the same," External link

manilametro Wednesday, September 7, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Hindi po natin kailangan bumili kasi technology changes every six months. Ang pinaka effective ay mag lease ng machines. Why? One, 'di mo na kailangan ng warehouse at i-maintain, mas mura. Kapag lease, sisiguraduhin ng nagpapaupa na bago ang makina," External link

sunstar Wednesday, September 7, 2022 11:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “We would like to ensure greater transparency in all the operations of the commission, greater engagement with our citizenry, with all the stakeholders of elections,” External link

rappler Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:06:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If you’re going to tap a contractor, would you ask for their services with a meager budget? It may not push through. It also puts at a disadvantage those making the plans for the project,” External link

rappler Tuesday, September 6, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We shall now start the vetting process, even on an acting capacity," External link

sunstar Monday, September 5, 2022 9:23:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added ( about James Jimenez ) : "But of course, that is a welcome development for him because you know, every stage in our life is always another chance, another opportunity, another opportunity in our life to improve ourselves. So we can only say good luck to Director James Jimenez," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 3, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about James Jimenez ) : "The whole Comelec family expresses its gratitude and appreciation to Director Jimenez for his long exemplary service to the nation through the commission. We wish him all the best as he embarks on this new chapter in his life," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 3, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about James Jimenez ) : “The whole Comelec family expresses its gratitude and appreciation to Director Jimenez for his long exemplary service to the nation through the commission. We wish him all the best as he embarks on this new chapter in his life,” External link

rappler Saturday, September 3, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We shall now start the vetting process, even on an acting capacity," External link

sunstar Saturday, September 3, 2022 7:05:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia reminded : “If we are going to postpone the elections and increase the honorarium of poll watchers, on the assumption that Congress will be kind enough to increase the honorarium, plus the expenses for the continuing voter registration and such other additional [expenses], we need another P5 billion,” External link

rappler Monday, August 22, 2022 10:28:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "To all Maguindanaons go out and vote, this is for your future. This is not for us, this is not for anybody but you and your future," External link

manilametro Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:54:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "I am calling for unity in performance of our duty. Service to the nation is never a mistake. It is of the highest honor," External link

manilametro Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:54:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "When I say orderly, it does not mean only an absence of conflict but to ensure that all Maguindanao voters can go out and vote freely and secured," "I am expecting an 80 percent turnout (of voters) on September 17. So to all Maguindanaons go out and vote, this is for your future. This is not for us, this is not for anybody but you and your future" External link

manilametro Friday, August 19, 2022 1:35:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If the voter turnout was 85 percent in Maguindanao during the May 2022 elections... we hope that we will have 80 percent or more than 80 percent (for the plebiscite)," "Whatever your position is, whether it's a yes or a no, the most important thing is you are able to cast their votes," External link

sunstar Friday, August 19, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Let us show everybody that the Comelec, under the Constitution and with our firm commitment, will be impartial and will always be neutral. Whatever is the mandate of the people, it should be the one that comes out," External link

sunstar Friday, August 19, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If you want to be split into two provinces, we will respect that. If you want to stay as a single province, we will also respect that. What is important is that your voices are heard," External link

sunstar Friday, August 19, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "It is not enough that the 'yes' or the 'no' wins. We should be more concerned on is ensuring that people will be able to vote. Always, sovereignty resides in the people," External link

sunstar Friday, August 19, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Sometimes, the electoral exercises that we know will be quiet are the ones that suddenly doesn't go well. So, let's not ignore that it's just a plebiscite... That's why I'm asking all of you, how can we came together in 2022 May [elections], that would be our coming together, our coordination for this in the upcoming plebiscite," "That is my request, especially to the PNP and the ace AFP that I hope our election officers, election assistants and all election workers will be protected... I hope no lives will be lost or hurt because of this plebiscite" External link

philstar Friday, August 19, 2022 7:05:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We at the Comelec will just abide by the mandate of Congress and the Executive as far as postponing the election is concerned, whether it be May of 2023, December of 2023. But hopefully, not 2024 because, by that time, we will be preparing for the 2025 elections," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “That will mean additional number of ballots, indelibble ink, ballpens, padlocks and teachers,” External link

philstar Tuesday, August 16, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If we postpone it to March or December 2023, we will have to continue registration of new voters. This will mean additional voters, additional ballots, additional teachers [as poll workers], additional precincts, additional election paraphernalia," External link

manilametro Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We have P8.449-billion [budget] right now. If we are going to postpone the elections and increase the honorarium of poll watchers, on the assumption that Congress will be kind enough to increase the honorarium, plus the expenses for the continuing voter registration and such other additional [expenses], we need another P5 billion,” “We in the Comelec will just abide by the mandate of Congress and the executive as far as postponing the elections is concerned, whether May 2023 or December 2023. Just not 2024 because by that time, we will be preparing for the 2025 elections,” External link

rappler Tuesday, August 16, 2022 11:17:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we are going to postpone the elections and increase the honorarium of poll watchers, on the assumption that Congress will be kind enough to increase the honorarium, plus the expenses for the continuing voter registration and such other additional expenses, we need another P5 billion,” External link

sunstar Tuesday, August 16, 2022 11:06:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “If we are going to postpone the elections and increase the honorarium of poll workers, on the assumption that Congress will be kind enough to increase the honorarium, plus the expenses for the continuing registration, we need an additional P5 billion,” External link

philstar Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The public has nothing to worry with regard to any wastage of the people's money. Why? Because, if we buy a ballpen, that's the same ballpen we'll use in the event of a reset," External link

manilametro Monday, August 15, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It’s a regular appointment. [He] cannot assume yet until confirmed,” External link

rappler Monday, August 15, 2022 1:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia noted : “What we want is everyone we will hire must undergo training and learn our curriculum. For example, we will hire an election assistant or election officer, they have to undergo education,” External link

philstar Sunday, August 7, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Hindi justification ‘yung sunog at kailangan naming alamin bakit nangyari ‘yun, but then, at least pagkakataon din namin na maipahayag ‘yung aming saloobin,” External link

philstar Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Hiniling ko sa en banc kanina bilang isang recommendation, sabi ko, maganda siguro pag-aralan na natin na ilipat ‘yung opisina ng [ITD], just like a command center sa isang area dito sa Intramuros na safe, secure, and of course, ‘yung protected kasi IT system po ‘yan e,” External link

philstar Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "I am humbled and thankful for the trust and confidence given to me by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. It is a privilege to lead the constitutional commission that enables our right to suffrage," External link

philstar Monday, August 1, 2022 2:58:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "These will include sturctural reforms that will strengthen good governance founded on accountabilty, transparency, and integrity," External link

philstar Monday, August 1, 2022 2:58:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Three may be a very good number, at least to start with the prosecution of these individuals. So long as there are people who are so decisive, who wanted to proceed and who wanted to teach a lesson, one or two, to our candidates we will leave it at that and we will definitely study the case and we will look at it, prosecute if necessary,” External link

philstar Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Let the AMLC do its investigation, but we are ready to prosecute in case the AMLC sends its findings,” External link

philstar Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If I were to be born again, I will always choose the Comelec as the agency I will serve because this agency is full of professional people,” External link

rappler Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “I am comforted by the fact that those left in the Comelec, the four commissioners, are competent,” External link

rappler Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Nakakalungkot din na kahit na magsasalita kami dun pagkatapos ganoon din ‘yung patutunguhan, para din pong useless na rin and so okay na rin siguro itong nangyari na ‘to dahil at least po, hindi na rin kami napahiya sa sambayanang Pilipino,” External link

philstar Wednesday, June 1, 2022 11:20:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We have almost 1,000 cases being investigated and we have several subpoenas issued, requiring the respondents to explain,” External link

philstar Monday, May 30, 2022 8:52:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “In the case of other fraud that you have mentioned, like for example, the presence of this garbage in one area in Cavite, and the data breach that happened, these are ongoing investigations,” External link

philstar Monday, May 30, 2022 8:52:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Easily, anybody who will be victimized by these trolls can file cases in relation to cyber libel. But of course, it's very difficult to prove and at the same, it's very difficult to pinpoint the liability of individuals in this case," "That's the reason why in the next Congress, we will push for a social media regulation at least as far as election expenditure and campaign is concerned," External link

philstar Monday, May 30, 2022 8:52:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Candidate lamang sila sa simula ng kampanya, sa simula ng unang araw ng campaign period and therefore, no need to file SOCE para sa kanila,” External link

philstar Sunday, May 29, 2022 8:17:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Siguro sa mga local candidates meron nang mga nagfa-file sapagkat ifa-file nila iyan sa local Comelec namin. Pero dito sa main office lalo na patungkol sa national position, sa mga political parties at party-lists, wala pang nagfa-file sa kasalukuyan,” External link

philstar Sunday, May 29, 2022 8:17:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Maybe again, it’s high time (to amend the law) because of these problems... So that the Comelec could be guided on how we are supposed to compute,” External link

philstar Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:02:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If by June 3, we are (still) not confirmed, then our appointment expires. Therefore, it is up to the next administration to appoint who would be the next chair or the next commissioners,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 26, 2022 7:59:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Action Center ) : “We determined through the Comelec Election Monitoring and Action Center how many precincts had a problem, and what the names are of the electoral boards,” External link

rappler Thursday, May 26, 2022 3:40:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia disclosed : “I suppose these are already complete, 173 certificates of canvass have been received. It seems unfair for us to make partial (proclamations). I doubt the NBOC (National Board of Canvassers) will opt for partial proclamation,” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “There are many pending cases with the Comelec regarding the disqualification of party-list organizations and/or disqualification of the nominees,” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If a party-list organization has a pending disqualification case before the commission, and it is not yet resolved as of the moment of the proclamation, we will not issue a certificate of proclamation in favor of the party-list organization,” External link

rappler Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "That's 2,038 times the number of personnel of about seven all in all. If I am not mistaken, that's more or less PHP20 million," External link

manilametro Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:02:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "That's 2,038 times the number of personnel of about seven all in all. If I am not mistaken, that's more or less PHP20 million," External link

pna Wednesday, May 25, 2022 2:03:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "We based it (failure of elections) in the initial report to us. We acted upon it quickly. It turns out there was no failure of elections," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 24, 2022 4:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We would like to proclaim (those with) guaranteed seats. They should have been proclaimed already,” External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “It’s unfair to those who got three seats, unfair to those who got two seats, they should have already been proclaimed so at all costs we will be able to proclaim at the latest Thursday,” External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : “So definitely the result in Tubaran will affect the party-list (tally) so it’s important to wait,” External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Apparently, there were proclamations made. We didn't lower the threshold. Therefore, they were able to complete it," External link

manilametro Monday, May 23, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "There is a contract. And if there is a violation of contract and they aren't able to satisfy their contractual obligation, then we can always rescind the contract," "At the same time, we can always prosecute. Remember that an election offense is not just for prior to the elections," External link

manilametro Monday, May 23, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “Perhaps we can proclaim party-list winners by the 26th, the next day,” External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 3:15:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Definitely, ‘yung result ng Tubaran will affect ng result ng party-list din. Kaya’t ganoon ka-importante na mahintay natin ‘yung result ng Tubaran,” External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 3:15:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Apparently, there were proclamations made. We didn't lower the threshold. Therefore, they were able to complete it," External link

pna Monday, May 23, 2022 1:12:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We will wait for the Congress. If the Congress will say ‘we will fill up the position, conduct a special election,’ we will conduct the special election," External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 11:21:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “So far, the situation in the area is controlled. We will ensure that the people would vote in the precincts,” “The AFP, PNP and PCG, all these forces were there since last week” External link

philstar Sunday, May 22, 2022 8:11:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “So there were many discrepancies spotted by the tabulation audit group. It was reported to the NBOC and it adopted the recommendation of the tabulation and audit group to correct such discrepancies,” External link

philstar Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “I will not answer specifically as regards to the vice president-elect taking her oath in advance but I just want to cite an example, there have been many instances where winning congressmen, senators immediately conduct their oath taking before a notary public, a judge, or a barangay captain right after their proclamation,” External link

philstar Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We’re trying to find out how many were involved in the precincts, electoral boards, technicians and support staff,” External link

philstar Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:38:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Kasi pag bumili tayo tapos after isang gamit ay may bago nanamang teknolohiya parang cellphone, e ‘di ang mangyayari dun ibabalewala mo. Masyadong magastos," External link

philstar Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Sana nandun yung pagnanais ng ating kongreso na mabigyan din kami ng sapat na budget. Alam niyo po yung nangyari kasi nung nakaraan kung kami ay humuhingi ng sampung piso, binibigyan kami ng dalawa o tatlong piso, so kitang-kita niyo ‘yung difference ng kakulangan," External link

philstar Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The teachers’ loss of time to rest and be with their families, as well as their loss of opportunity to find other sources of income must be considered,” External link

rappler Friday, May 13, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Hopefully kung sakaling na andiyan lahat iyon ngayon, 'yung natitirang 52, baka makatapos tayo ng canvassing ngayon at kung nagkakaganun, hindi po siguro lalagpas ng Linggo [na] makakapagproklama na tayo ng ating mga senador at siguro nga, kahit nga 'yung party-list congressman po natin," External link

philstar Friday, May 13, 2022 8:53:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The NBI has been asking us when would we file the formal complaint, against those who have been saying the elections are already over,” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:35:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “We have already prepared the complaint and we will now secure authority from the Commission en banc on who would be the signatory of our complaint will it be the director of the Law Department, will it be me as chair of the Task Force Kontra Fake News or will it be some other person. But we are finished with the complaint, we will just have to attach the video and other evidence,” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:35:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The Comelec cannot be onion-skinned, that is why we deal with it. What is important if there is an allegation (is that) we must be able to explain because if we are not able to explain, something is wrong,” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:35:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The key word here is one year immediately ‘after’ the election, meaning to say if the candidate was able to participate in the elections. Nakatakbo ba siya (Was he able to run)?” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:35:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We will have to go after these people and prove to them that we are so serious otherwise this will happen -- and happen -- and will happen again," External link

manilametro Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "For these elections, hopefully, we will also have complete proclamation. It's better to make complete proclamation, with no one left behind," External link

manilametro Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We will have to go after these people and prove to them that we are so serious otherwise this will happen -- and happen -- and will happen again,” External link

pna Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "For these elections, hopefully, we will also have complete proclamation. It's better to make complete proclamation, with no one left behind," External link

pna Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "These are isolated incidents and the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and the PNP (Philippine National Police) - and we'd like to appreciate them - are in full control of the situation in the entire country," External link

manilametro Tuesday, May 10, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “These are isolated incidents and the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and the PNP (Philippine National Police) and we’d like to appreciate them are in full control of the situation in the entire country,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:18:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly,” External link

phnompenhpost Tuesday, May 10, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

terradaily Tuesday, May 10, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia alisema : "Tunaweza kusema kwamba uchaguzi wetu ni wa mafanikio kutokana na watu wengi waliotikia kupiga kura," External link

deutschewelle-kisiwahili Monday, May 9, 2022 8:18:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia alisema : "Tunaweza kusema kwamba uchaguzi wetu ni wa mafanikio kutokana na watu wengi waliotikia kupiga kura," External link

deutschewelle-sw Monday, May 9, 2022 8:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

manilametro Monday, May 9, 2022 6:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote," External link

JakartaPost Monday, May 9, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote," External link

omanobserver-om Monday, May 9, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote," External link

ibtimes Monday, May 9, 2022 2:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote," External link

BangkokPost Monday, May 9, 2022 1:47:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Lahat po sila (voters) ay makakaboto kahit walang machines nasa protocol po natin iyon. Nililiwanang lang po natin (All of them can vote even without the presence of the machines, it's part of our protocols. We are just clarifying that)," External link

manilametro Monday, May 9, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If the machines malfunctioned, what do we do? If it will take three hours to repair, does it mean we have to suspend voting for three hours? This is the reason why we have these contingencies so that we can continue voting while machines are undergoing repairs," External link

manilametro Monday, May 9, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If the machines malfunctioned, what do we do? If it will take three hours to repair, does it mean we have to suspend voting for three hours? This is the reason why we have these contingencies so that we can continue voting while machines are undergoing repairs," External link

pna Monday, May 9, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote,” External link

capitalfm Monday, May 9, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Until now, the individual has yet to present a piece of evidence and it makes you wonder because out of everyone who voted in Narvacan, why is he the only one who says that his vote doesn’t match what was printed on the receipt,” External link

philstar Monday, May 9, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We assure you that we are fully in control," External link

manilatimes Monday, May 9, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Those were the common issues but already resolved," External link

manilatimes Monday, May 9, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia pointed out : "Everybody can vote even without the machine. It is part of the protocol," External link

manilatimes Monday, May 9, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote," External link

ibtimes Monday, May 9, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Lahat po sila (voters) ay makakaboto kahit walang machines nasa protocol po natin iyon. Nililiwanang lang po natin (All of them can vote even without the presence of the machines, it's part of our protocols. We are just clarifying that),” External link

pna Monday, May 9, 2022 12:10:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "At least we have repair hubs this time. What's important is that the poll watchers see that we put them in the VCMs. They're our contingency. We have no choice because machines break," "The purpose of the testing is really to print a zero receipt, to show voters that the machines are empty. But that doesn't guarantee that the machine won't have problems. What's important is that it counts correctly" External link

philstar Monday, May 9, 2022 12:04:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

nna-en Monday, May 9, 2022 11:56:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

omanobserver-om Monday, May 9, 2022 10:28:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly,” External link

capitalfm Monday, May 9, 2022 10:07:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

timesofmalta Monday, May 9, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 9, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Usually, before the Congress convenes, partial-unofficial results are being released because there are transparency servers who pass voting results to citizen arms," External link

manilametro Monday, May 9, 2022 9:35:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

terradaily Monday, May 9, 2022 8:22:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

gulf-times Monday, May 9, 2022 7:34:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

france24-en Monday, May 9, 2022 5:36:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly,” External link

japantimes Monday, May 9, 2022 5:01:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Usually, before the Congress convenes, partial-unofficial results are being released because there are transparency servers who pass voting results to citizen arms," External link

manilametro Monday, May 9, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

ibtimes Monday, May 9, 2022 4:08:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

BangkokPost Monday, May 9, 2022 3:54:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, May 9, 2022 3:14:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “There is a resolution that is being circulated about certain party-list organizations and a senatorial candidate, this is fake news. There is no such resolution. The Commission did not issue such resolution, more so the First Division or the en banc, so do not believe these reports,” External link

philstar Sunday, May 8, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It was not just Maguindanao which had a reshuffling of officers, but also other places to ensure the impartiality of our field personnel,” External link

rappler Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Napakadali kasing sabihin ng mga kandidato na ‘supporter ko ‘yan’ when in fact yun pala yun ay kasama pala sa kanilang campaign team," External link

philstar Sunday, May 8, 2022 7:54:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Candidates and political parties are strictly enjoined to observe minimum health protocols. What’s the use of all the efforts, time and resources if your voters will catch COVID-19?” External link

philstar Friday, May 6, 2022 7:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Currently, we are coordinating [with field personnel] and finding a way to to fix that initial problem,” External link

rappler Friday, May 6, 2022 11:45:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia disclosed : "A lot of petitions to perpetually disqualify have been filed by the Comelec Finance Department. More or less 500 individuals face perpetual disqualification," External link

manilatimes Friday, May 6, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Even if the candidate who is being disqualified wins the elections, we can still run after him," External link

manilatimes Friday, May 6, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We made the ranking in accordance with the template, the criteria laid down in the resolution and likewise with the sworn information update statement before the Comelec,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Ang reality is hindi naman talaga nakakapasok lahat ng watchers. Try to imagine if there are 30 watchers, sino nalang ang tao sa loob ng presinto?,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The commission will likewise immediately resolve the pending issue as to who between the two factions will actually control the party,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “He remains to be our spokesperson and EID director, together with Director Arabe. She remains to be the Director 3 of EID. Nothing changed. The recommendation is still that, just like that, and there is no action yet from the Chairman or from the en banc,” External link

rappler Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Kung late matanggap ‘yung mga balota nila tapos syempre late din nilang naipadala (If they received their ballots late and of course, they would send them in late too) then everything must be in by May 9 At this point, we cannot really grant an extension,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We noted that we have 1.697 million overseas voters I have received the figures and the number of overseas voter turnout is not as promising presently, we only have about 400,000 [votes] more or less,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "It implies that the May 9 poll was already rendered useless," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "You can wear any color of shirt [whether red, green, blue or pink]. It's not a problem but not a shirt or face mask with the face of a candidate on it. It's a form of campaigning," "If you do that, the electoral board will throw you out of the precinct. The watchers will not also allow you to vote because it's a form of campaigning," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2:31:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Pag nakulong ka, nakadalawang term na ang kandidato mo nasa kulungan ka pa rin (Once you're in jail, your candidate would have served two terms and you are still in jail)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2:31:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "This time, we upgraded the system from this server, the transparency server in UST mayroon kaming nilagay na isang equipment na kung saan by bulk ‘yung pagbagsak ngayon sa mga media server yung sa laptop po ng mga media natin," External link

philstar Monday, May 2, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Pero kita ng mga media at that time na may pumapasok na data talaga sa server, patuloy ang pagpasok, kaya lang nagkaroon ng problema sa pag-push dito na sa mga media server sa mga laptops natin," External link

philstar Monday, May 2, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "This time, data will be sent by bulk. First 10,000, then next 20,000, then 30,000 so it would practically solve the problem," External link

philstar Monday, May 2, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The presumption of innocence still stands until the completion of the entire process,” External link

rappler Sunday, May 1, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Because we have RA 11332 and prevailing Interagency Task Force guidelines, confirmed COVID-19 patients may not be allowed to leave their homes or facilities because barangays are strict in implementing [quarantine protocols],” “We cannot bring the ballots to isolation facilities,” External link

rappler Friday, April 29, 2022 10:21:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “Under Republic Act No. 11332 and at the same time IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) guidelines and resolutions, then dapat mag-isolate po kasi yung COVID-positive patients,” External link

philstar Friday, April 29, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We cannot drive them away at papauwiin na lang sila. We will allow them to vote,” External link

philstar Friday, April 29, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "They are paying to run their 30-second ads. This is free for a full one hour. We are hoping they grab this opportunity. It's one hour for free," External link

manilametro Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:52:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "They (candidates) requested an extension until tomorrow lunch to fix their schedule," "Until noon tomorrow. Last and final extension" External link

manilametro Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:52:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “They are paying to run their 30-second ads. This is free for a full one hour. We are hoping they grab this opportunity. It's one hour for free,” External link

pna Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “They (candidates) requested an extension until tomorrow lunch to fix their schedule,” “Until noon tomorrow. Last and final extension” External link

pna Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Ang gagawin namin pupuntahan namin sila kung saan silang available na lugar, kung may istasyon ng KBP sa lugar na iyon, dun namin sila i-re-request na makapunta. Kung hindi man, kahit sa virtual taping o kaya advanced tape yung gagawin," External link

philstar Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Kahit tatlo lamang, kahit apat lamang at hindi makumpleto, tuloy para naman fair sa lahat,” External link

philstar Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Then the voters will accomplish the ballots, after that, they will give it back to the head who will collect all envelopes containing the accomplished ballots, then transmit it back to the Electoral Contests Adjudication Department (ECAD)," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:18:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : "The counting and canvassing of votes on May 9 at 7 p.m. will be done by the Committee on Local Absentee Voting (CLAV), the venue will be on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Bureau of Treasury, Palacio del Gobernador, Intramuros. All candidates will be notified so they can send their watchers to observe," "The CLAV will create a Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) to count the votes. They are all from the Commission," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:18:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The venue will be at the 3rd and 4th floors of the Bureau of Treasury, here at Palacio, all candidates will be notified so they can send their watchers to observe," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 26, 2022 4:40:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “Then the voters will accomplish the ballots, after that, they will give it back to the head who will collect all envelopes containing the accomplished ballots, then transmit it back to the Electoral Contests Adjudication Department (ECAD),” External link

pna Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “The counting and canvassing of votes on May 9 at 7 p.m. will be done by the Committee on Local Absentee Voting (CLAV), the venue will be on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Bureau of Treasury, Palacio del Gobernador, Intramuros. All candidates will be notified so they can send their watchers to observe,” “The CLAV will create a Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) to count the votes. They are all from the Commission,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Team ) : "The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas has announced that the concluding event of the PiliPinas Debates 2022 Series will no longer be Vice-Presidential and Presidential Town Hall Debates," “In consideration of the inevitable scheduling conflicts as the candidates approach the homestretch of the campaign period, and as advised by the KBP, the Comelec will now be adopting a Single Candidate/Team - Panel Interview format,” External link

sunstar Monday, April 25, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Wherever they want, if they want to do it virtually or face-to-face, we will adjust,” External link

rappler Monday, April 25, 2022 5:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Sabi po ni Commissioner [Rey] Bulay, bigyan lang siya ng isang buong linggo at tatapusin niya,” External link

inquirer Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “We only have one ballot template for [the] entire OFOV (Office for Overseas Voting) regardless of post,” External link

inquirer Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "May circumstances na pumasok sa pagho-hold ng debates that it will be impossible on the part of the commission to proceed with the debates on Saturday and Sunday (There are circumstances that entered into the holding of the debates that it will be impossible on the part of the commission to proceed with the debate on Saturday and Sunday)," External link

manilatimes Friday, April 22, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Sa kasalukayan ongoing ang aming pakikipag-ugnayan sa ating mga kandidato sa pamamagitan ng kanilang mga representante upang sabihin sa kanila upang humingi ng dispensa sa hindi pagpapatuloy ng debates bukas at sa Linggo pero hinihingi naman namin ang kanilang presensiya lahat na maka-attend sa debates (At present, there is ongoing communication with the candidates through their representatives to apologize for not being able to continue with the debates tomorrow and on Sunday, but we also ask for their presence to attend the debates)," External link

manilatimes Friday, April 22, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We cannot [hold] hostage the holding of the debates because this is of national interest and this is the commitment of the Comelec," "This is not about them, it's for the commission so we had to do our best to find a way just to push [the scheduled debates] through" External link

manilatimes Friday, April 22, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Because as far as we are concerned, if there was a balance before or there were checks that bounced, the question is why did it continue? Why were [the debates] allowed to continue? We should have been informed right away," External link

manilatimes Friday, April 22, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The debates will push through on April 30 and May 1. This time, we have a very good partner, the KBP, who unconditionally offered their help to the Comelec," External link

manilametro Friday, April 22, 2022 4:01:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "They said they will give us a good venue for the presidential and VP debates," External link

manilametro Friday, April 22, 2022 4:01:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The debates will push through on April 30 and May 1. This time, we have a very good partner, the KBP, who unconditionally offered their help to the Comelec," External link

pna Friday, April 22, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “They said they will give us a good venue for the presidential and VP debates,” External link

pna Friday, April 22, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia announced ( about Commission ) : "May circumstances na pumasok sa pagho-hold ng debate that it will be impossible on the part of the Commission to proceed with the debate on Saturday and Sunday (There are circumstances that entered into the holding of the debate that it will be impossible on the part of the Commission to proceed with the debate on Saturday and Sunday)," External link

manilatimes Friday, April 22, 2022 9:44:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “There have been some controversy fake news as it turns out; apparently, untrue,” External link

philstar Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:07:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If a voter has COVID-19 symptoms like fever or diarrhea, they will be brought to an isolation polling precinct. That's where they can vote. They can accomplish their ballots there, and members of the electoral [boards] will drop the ballots in the vote counting machines," External link

philstar Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:19:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "This is a cowardly act that should be condemned by peace-loving Filipinos," "If this is an election-related incident, count the Comelec in to use all our powers to get to the bottom of this and hold accountable the culprits and face the full force of the law" External link

manilametro Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “A decision in these cases, the consolidated cases as well as the case with motion for reconsideration will be decided before the election, but earlier, even before the end of April,” External link

philstar Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:30:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "There is no such thing. It's more imagined than real," "No such rift, I assure you that, not even misunderstanding," External link

sunstar Friday, April 15, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "There is En Banc action yet on her resignation," External link

sunstar Friday, April 15, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "In our En Banc session today, all items in the agenda were acted and disposed of with the full participation of all members," External link

sunstar Friday, April 15, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Let's pause for a while and in solemnity, cherish that which unites us and forget that which divides," External link

manilametro Friday, April 15, 2022 8:09:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added ( about error ) : "Of course, this is human error, we realized that but we are asking and we are pleading to our electoral board that the same incident should not happen again in the future," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "I was even asking yesterday if indeed it was only one ballot or several ballots. But at least the Embassy confirmed it involved only one ballot but then we should really investigate this incident," "This should not happen again. We should really find out why the spoiled ballot was given to the voter in the first place," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added ( about error ) : “Of course, this is human error, we realized that but we are asking and we are pleading to our electoral board that the same incident should not happen again in the future,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “I was even asking yesterday if indeed it was only one ballot or several ballots. But at least the Embassy confirmed it involved only one ballot but then we should really investigate this incident,” “This should not happen again. We should really find out why the spoiled ballot was given to the voter in the first place,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "All the materials are already in Shanghai but they have yet to be delivered to our posts because of the Covid-19 restrictions," External link

manilametro Monday, April 11, 2022 6:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We did not receive any report from our post or any of our officials. Therefore, that is fake news," External link

manilametro Monday, April 11, 2022 6:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “All the materials are already in Shanghai but they have yet to be delivered to our posts because of the Covid-19 restrictions,” External link

pna Monday, April 11, 2022 3:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We did not receive any report from our post or any of our officials. Therefore, that is fake news,” External link

pna Monday, April 11, 2022 3:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The best evidence of what happened during the election on that particular day would be the minutes of voting," External link

philstar Monday, April 11, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “They have to specifically mention beneficiaries, the how and when the project should be implemented, as well as the documentation as to the compliance of the submission before of a similar project,” External link

sunstar Thursday, April 7, 2022 8:42:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “That’s to make a point that we are desirous of eliminating any attempt by any individual or entity to destroy the credibility of our electoral process,” External link

rappler Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “If we will handle all candidates, that’s a lot, considering how many candidates in the Philippines have dealt with ‘fake news,’ either as the one on the receiving end, or the one propagating it against another candidate,” External link

rappler Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia announced : “The grant of the petition to LTFRB is subject to the strict implementation of the program, such as the submission of information on how the project will be implemented, the parameters of the implementation, and the specific target beneficiaries, and how they will apply to avail of the grants of the programs,” External link

rappler Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:36:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Nakakapanghinayang po na madaming natanggal sa nag-apply o hindi na approve dahil hindi pala rehistradong botante o kaya naman po, ang iba nating mga kapatid sa media ay hindi nakaboto nang dalawang magkasunod na eleksyon so wala na po silang registration. In the meantime, they are deactivated," External link

philstar Monday, April 4, 2022 10:16:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Sana nga po sa mga susunod na panahon at nananawagan tayo sa kongreso na mapagisipan na rin po natin ang online voting. Napaka ganda po yan basta matama yung security, maprotektahan ang boto ng ating mga kababayan," External link

philstar Monday, April 4, 2022 10:16:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Wag niyo po sanang balewalain ito, ito po sana yung pagkakataon niyo na makapaghalal kayo ng lider para sa kinabukasan natin," External link

philstar Monday, April 4, 2022 10:16:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We really had talked about it, but to tell you frankly even if we examine the law there is nothing in it related to presidential, vice presidential, or whatever debate,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:53:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : “Some of those previously classified as ‘red’ areas became ‘green’ because rival candidates patched things up. Some areas that were ‘green,’ meanwhile, suddenly became yellow,” “Chairman [Saidamen Pangarungan] deemed it necessary for the last time to order a re-verification not from the PNP or AFP but from our own people” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It is not easy to declare a certain area as an election hotspot. Number one, the businesses will take a hit. Number two, the tourism will suffer. Number three, people’s livelihoods will be impacted,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : “Of course, this is without prejudice to any criminal action that the Comelec will be filing against double or multiple registrants. We won’t simply let that slide. Good faith is not a good defense in election cases,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 4:53:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Kung ‘yung mismong pamilya naman ay nagbigay ng certification mula sa civil registrar na namatay talaga ‘yung kaanak [nila], sure po na tatanggalin ‘yun ng local Comelec natin. Hindi na maghihintay ng certification mula sa civil registrar nila kasi nagbigay na ng death certificate ‘yung pamilya,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We do not expect the civil registrar of Manila to issue a certification addressed to the election officer of Nueva Ecija [about the death],” External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “May bayad po silang i-cha-charge sa amin. Hindi ko nalang po babanggitin ‘yung bayad, medyo malaki, wala pong budget ang commission sa ganoon so it will require legislation,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We decided to make it a multi-agency task force para po mas effective ‘yung ating campaign, para po mas katakutan naman yung gagawin ng Comelec (so the campaign will be more effective and so people would fear the consequences imposed by Comelec),” External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:09:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Does the spike in fuel prices have an effect as regards our power situation? We want to make a direct or indirect connection; we want an assurance that our power situation is good,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:15:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t fret, we don’t have a problem with our backup batteries for our VCMs. The battery life of each VCM is 18 hours. For sure, the teachers will charge them before election day,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:15:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : “For example, we do not expect the civil registrar of Manila to issue a certification addressed to the election officer of Nueva Ecija,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “The problem is, that needs legislation. Number two, we will be charged with a huge amount which I won’t disclose, and we don’t have a budget for that,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Patuloy po tayong nananawagan sa ating kagalang-galang na kongreso, after this election, baka pwedeng makapagpasa na tayo ng batas na magkakaroon talaga ng presidential debates sa lahat ng election natin. At the same, ano 'yung mga guidelines, rules," External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “At this point, the Comelec promises to always look into these accusations, allegations, definitely and especially among the accredited party-list,” External link

philstar Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The Comelec continues to delete the names of dead voters based on the list submitted by the local civil registrars," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “This is not a critical area of concern, but more to highlight the improved security situation and the relative peace prevailing even during the start of the campaign period,” “Coming here in Samar does not necessarily mean that this is a hot spot area. We want Samar to become a model of how we conduct the elections peacefully” External link

philstar Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:33:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Republic Act 8189 provides that the Comelec should immediately be furnished with a list of people who died in a particular quarter,” External link

philstar Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:33:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The Comelec will not allow that there is no watcher and observers. All the Comelec's data centers that will send election results will be live-feed on Facebook," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "the Comelec does not want to file cases in court that will only be dismissed" External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We instructed our law department, they will submit their report until tomorrow (Wednesday) on what is the criminal and civil liability that our service provider can face, if any. They should be responsible enough to deal with what is stated in the contract," External link

manilametro Tuesday, March 29, 2022 4:36:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We will also go as far as north, in Abra," External link

manilametro Tuesday, March 29, 2022 4:36:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We instructed our law department, they will submit their report until tomorrow (Wednesday) on what is the criminal and civil liability that our service provider can face, if any. They should be responsible enough to deal with what is stated in the contract,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 29, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We will also go as far as north, in Abra," External link

pna Tuesday, March 29, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “One good thing about technology is that it is very fast. If you will buy votes or engage in other illegal activities during elections, you will be afraid because someone could take a photo or record it. This is how you empower the citizenry, not only through writing but also via social media,” “If there is vote-buying, it will not reflect the true sentiment of the people,” External link

philstar Monday, March 28, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We will push for the review and recalibration of the gun ban exemption and security application guidelines. We have to make it easier and expeditious thereby removing hindrances and tedious administrative requirements,” External link

philstar Sunday, March 27, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

arabnews Friday, March 25, 2022 5:41:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We’ve seen many families walking up and down and a lot more people from other cities to come down and see many of the restaurants,” “It seems livelier. In the past, all you would get are motorcycles going up and down burning rubber. We get more people. They come in and eat and then walk around” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, March 25, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Because of this broad coordinative efforts, immediate actions motu proprio or based on formal complaints involving vote buying are expected,” “As we have said before, our commitment in eliminating this irregularity is unparalleled” External link

rappler Friday, March 25, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

nepalnews Friday, March 25, 2022 1:01:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

thehindu Friday, March 25, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : ''Don't waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,'' External link

koreatimes Friday, March 25, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

independent-UK Friday, March 25, 2022 9:09:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : ''Don't waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,'' External link

koreatimes Friday, March 25, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, March 25, 2022 8:54:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

ABCnews Friday, March 25, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Whatever is your party at the time of the filing of the candidacy stays. Your CONA (Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance) stays. Whatever changes in your affiliation after the filing of the candidacy, it doesn't matter," External link

manilametro Thursday, March 24, 2022 5:09:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “If the Supreme Court wants to decide the cases immediately because it is an urgent concern of national importance, they will decide immediately,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Whatever is your party at the time of the filing of the candidacy stays. Your CONA (Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance) stays. Whatever changes in your affiliation after the filing of the candidacy, it doesn't matter," External link

pna Thursday, March 24, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “No glitch whatsoever transpired in today’s testing,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “A decision in these cases, the consolidated cases as well as the case with motion for reconsideration will be decided before the election, but earlier, even before the end of April,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:32:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “As far as the Comelec is concerned, he is not an independent candidate,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:06:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia explained ( about Commission ) : “As to how he will get election returns and such other privileges by law and the Commission, that is an internal matter on the part of the party,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:06:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Please file the necessary complaints so that at least we can study the evidence presented. We can require the respondent to answer the allegations thrown against them,” External link

philstar Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:49:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "So, all posters and tarpaulins outside of the authorized poster areas of both national and local candidates would be torn down," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Iba po talaga 'yong height, iba po 'yong size. Iyong color po talaga medyo hindi po nagtutugma doon sa (The height and size is different. The color does not match in the) color as required by our guideline specifications. Pagkatapos po may mga nudge, may mga smudge po sa balota (Then, the ballots have nudges, smudges)," External link

manilametro Monday, March 21, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “Iba po talaga ‘yong height, iba po ‘yong size. Iyong color po talaga medyo hindi po nagtutugma doon sa (The height and size is different. The color does not match in the) color as required by our guideline specifications. Pagkatapos po may mga nudge, may mga smudge po sa balota (Then, the ballots have nudges, smudges),” External link

pna Monday, March 21, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The Comelec can only implement the laws that are existing. There should be a law. The punishment must come from the legislature. The Comelec cannot make punishments that aren't provided by law," External link

manilametro Monday, March 21, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The candidates performed extraordinarily well. The production is well beyond expectation and the people behind these events are admirably talented,” External link

pna Monday, March 21, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Kung meron lamang po ‘yang batas tapos may nagsasabi na kapag hindi um-attend, ito ang parusa, disqualification, may election offense pa Hindi po tayo magdadalawang-isip, ipapatupad po natin ‘yan," External link

philstar Monday, March 21, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Sabi ko nga po, bakit kasi hinahanap ‘yung wala? Mas maganda po ang i-appreciate natin yung nandyan, ‘yung present at sana po mapagnilay-nilayan natin ‘yung mga binanggit nila, ‘yung sinabi nila, at ‘yung mga plano’t plataporma nila. ‘Yun po ang tutukan natin," External link

philstar Monday, March 21, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The Comelec can only implement the laws that are existing. There should be a law. The punishment must come from the legislature. The Comelec cannot make punishments that aren't provided by law," External link

pna Monday, March 21, 2022 10:32:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “One of the things that has to be done after (the May 9) elections is that we should review the rules on nuisance, substitution and withdrawal (of candidates). Some are saying that the (rules on) withdrawal and substitution are being abused,” External link

philstar Sunday, March 20, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “But definitely, in the end, whatever Congress says, we will just implement. We can only do what they want us to implement,” External link

philstar Sunday, March 20, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “Please be assured, I will commit to you, when it comes to major cases of national importance, transcendental importance, without referring to whatever case that may be, that will affect the conduct of elections, the en banc will immediately resolve these cases,” External link

rappler Friday, March 18, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia promised : “Using my name, my integrity intact, I can guarantee you it will be acted [upon] the soonest,” External link

rappler Friday, March 18, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We will have to ensure and assure that our electorate, our people, (that) all our systems will be safe, will be accurate. All our, the entire process, even the delivery of the election paraphernalia, up to the date of proclamation,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 17, 2022 8:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It will be routed for our signature,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:43:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The Comelec will not be a hurdle to those suggestions. That is a reasonable request that should be granted to ensure that we are transparent and accountable,” External link

rappler Tuesday, March 15, 2022 3:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “But if possible, our request is for them to send us a letter as soon as possible so we can come up with the guidelines,” External link

rappler Tuesday, March 15, 2022 3:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Tomorrow, when we go to the NPO, allow us to talk to the whole printing committee to ask them what really transpired, if news about a certain percentage [of ballots printed] was true. It’s difficult to jump to conclusion,” External link

rappler Monday, March 14, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “If there are cases that even if I am not handling now, but have been my clients before or I have had a relationship on a professional capacity, I’m going to take no part,” External link

philstar Tuesday, March 8, 2022 10:36:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “At this point, I’m giving the Commission the benefit of the doubt,” External link

philstar Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Once I opened Flashbackz, I always wanted to have a Thanksgiving where I fed the needy and homeless,” “But the only venue, I knew that was big enough was the church right next door” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Hopefully this opens the door to more communication between the church and other restaurants,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Obviously it’s not going to be what it has been,” External link

chicagotribune Monday, August 24, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “With everything going on, people are going to be looking for a little bit of escape or relief,” External link

chicagotribune Monday, August 24, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

wivb Friday, July 17, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 17, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

wral Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

fox5sandiego Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

gazette Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

click2houston Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

mynews13 Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

therepublic Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

680news Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this," External link

startribune Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

tribtown Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "He was just funny, full of energy -- someone who always put a smile on somebody's face. Walked in a room, lit it up," External link

nbcdfw Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “I’m just nervous, making sure she’s okay and she likes it,” External link

wwlp Monday, August 26, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “In this archery 101, what we do is that we do a quick introduction of the history of archery and how it came about, the different types of arrows,” “We practice on their shooting, we set up a range from 10 yards and then they’ll take a shot and we will work on their accuracy. Once they can all successfully hit the targets that we have set up for them we will play a couple of games of archery type” External link

brownsvilleherald Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Do people really think it’s just a good idea to live downtown and the reality is yes, I believe it’s a good idea, but it does come with trade-offs, you’re going to have noise, and those other things that come from being in an urban environment but I think the benefit of living downtown next to restaurants and movie theaters, that’s something that folks are going to have to balance in their own way,” External link

ksby Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Legally, there is no requirement for the respondent to attend and be present in the hearings. All they have to do is issue an SPA (special power of attorney)," External link

pna Monday, June 10, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If I were his lawyer, I would advise him to attend the hearing as the court may have questions that would need him to personally answer them. It will be helpful to his case if he will be there personally," External link

pna Monday, June 10, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Everyone will agree that three years is way too long to wait for the true results of something as important as the second highest position in the country. The voters want their votes to be counted. They expect no less," External link

pna Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia told : "Public service does not have any boundaries. Public service can be in any other place," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, February 8, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “We hope (the Comelec will come up with a decision soon) since the law says that disqualification case should be decided upon before holding an election,” External link

pna Monday, February 4, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The hope is just a little taste of the wildlife will get them hooked, since a lot of people just don’t know given city life — not that Brownsville is a big city, because it’s not in comparison to major metropolitan areas,” External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, December 31, 2018 9:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “You can’t tell somebody, ‘Hey you need to fix this problem, you need to care about this,’ if they don’t love it,” “Nobody would do that. You’ve got to teach them to love it and they’re going to care about our future and they’re going to be putting more into conservation and preservation” External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, December 31, 2018 9:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia says : “It left a bad taste in my mouth,” “I wanted to start over in something new” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia says : “The boom was good for business,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia assure : "Côté gustatif, c'est à s'y méprendre" External link

bfmtv Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:01:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia estime : "La spiruline est la protéine végétale écologique de demain" External link

bfmtv Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:01:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia assure : "Côté gustatif, c'est à s'y méprendre" External link

leparisien Saturday, December 3, 2016 2:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia estime : "La spiruline est la protéine végétale écologique de demain" External link

leparisien Saturday, December 3, 2016 2:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia assure : "Côté gustatif, c'est à s'y méprendre" External link

ladepeche Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia estime : "La spiruline est la protéine végétale écologique de demain" External link

ladepeche Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Protestant Marcos respectfully submits... that Comelec cannot release the subject VCMs as the determination of whether they were used in the 9 May 2016 elections, and are thus covered by the PPO, is solely within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Tribunal,” “As can be inferred from its letter dated 27 September 2016, the Comelec made a unilateral determination that the subject VCMs are not within the scope of the PPO” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 24, 2016 10:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Para sa akin bakit yung iba nag-comply? Bakit sila hindi nakapag-file on time. Napaka-unfair din yun, nagsunog din kami ng kilay para matapos on time. Sana mapanindigan din ng Comelec na kapag may period, it is a mandatory period, and no extensions will be allowed," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Napaka-unfair naman kung parusahan mo yung kandidato sa kasalanan ng partido. Siguro doon, pwedeng maging lenient ng konti ang Komisyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : "Dun sa national, very clear ang Constitution. Once na na-proclaim ka at nag-take ka ng oath, then you have to immediately assume office by noon of June 30," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Para sa akin bakit yung iba nag-comply? Bakit sila hindi nakapag-file on time. Napaka-unfair din yun, nagsunog din kami ng kilay para matapos on time. Sana mapanindigan din ng Comelec na kapag may period, it is a mandatory period, and no extensions will be allowed," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Napaka-unfair naman kung parusahan mo yung kandidato sa kasalanan ng partido. Siguro doon, pwedeng maging lenient ng konti ang Komisyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : "Dun sa national, very clear ang Constitution. Once na na-proclaim ka at nag-take ka ng oath, then you have to immediately assume office by noon of June 30," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “These are indeed interesting times… and we are open to anything that can help in the search for truth,” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 30, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It’s true that some voters opted not to vote for a certain position and that’s normal. But take note of the percentage, that’s 3.2 million voters who did not vote for vice president,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 29, 2016 11:42:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It’s true that some voters opted not to vote for a certain position and that’s normal. But take note of the percentage, that’s 3.2 million voters who did not vote for vice president,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:19:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The search for Senator Marcos’s missing votes did not end with the canvassing,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, May 28, 2016 4:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We suspect that these votes were credited to other candidates .... We believe these votes belong to Bongbong Marcos," External link

radioaustralia Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:58:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “We suspect that these votes were credited to other candidates.... We believe these votes belong to Bongbong Marcos,” External link

todayonline Friday, May 27, 2016 6:51:00 PM EAT



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Edcel Lagman insisted ( about Georges Garcia ) : “No less than Comelec Chairman George Garcia relayed to legislators that a postponement of the barangay elections will be a costly exercise because additional funds would be needed amounting to P18.358 billion,” External link

philstar Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:49:00 PM EAT

James Jimenez explained ( about Georges Garcia ) : "We are undergoing validation and we hope that within the week we will be able to release the final list of areas under concern. What we do now is we respect the findings of the PNP and we believe that yes there is a basis for their findings, it's just that we have to check and cross-check with our people on the ground regarding the situation. Also to decide what the appropriate response of the commission will be. As Commissioner George Garcia said, we tend to use a light hand on this matter because we find it very disruptive to the local community kung bigla tayong papasok diyan ang magdedeklara tayo ng (if we suddenly declare) hotspot or area of concern. so there is room for validation at this point," External link

manilametro Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:00:00 PM EAT

James Jimenez explained ( about Georges Garcia ) : “We are undergoing validation and we hope that within the week we will be able to release the final list of areas under concern. What we do now is we respect the findings of the PNP and we believe that yes there is a basis for their findings, it's just that we have to check and cross-check with our people on the ground regarding the situation. Also to decide what the appropriate response of the commission will be. As Commissioner George Garcia said, we tend to use a light hand on this matter because we find it very disruptive to the local community kung bigla tayong papasok diyan ang magdedeklara tayo ng (if we suddenly declare) hotspot or area of concern. so there is room for validation at this point,” External link

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Georges Garcia said : “There can be no delay in the printing of the ballots because it will take one month to print because the printing is three million per day,” External link

philstar Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:06:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We have not yet paid the Notice of Award. But when they deliver, we will pay. So maybe before the end of October, and it is not yet clear, maybe P2 billion to P3 billion will be used out of P8.5 billion,” “A big part of the budget is for teachers’ honoraria. Not much is being used for the preparation of the Dec. 5, 2022 elections,” External link

philstar Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:06:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Six years seems like too long of a time (for barangay and SK officials to sit in office). Maybe five years would do,” External link

philstar Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “When the COCs are filed early and then our election is postponed, neighbors who suddenly found out that they filed for candidacy or the relatives who are a little bit against each other will not talk to each other for a whole year,” “Adjustments for a little bit were made so that somehow, we have a little bit of leeway and we won’t fight over who will run immediately in the coming elections. But don’t worry again, the Comelec is ready for Dec. 5, 2022,” External link

philstar Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "For example, the delivery will not be continued. The Comelec may be sued if our purchases will not be honored," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 24, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The reason why we moved it for another week is because when we talked to the NPO, they offered that instead of us taking the ballots to another place or warehouse, they will keep the ballots there. So, it's necessary to amend the MOA with them and include the warehousing services," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 24, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : "The public should not worry. Your Commission on Elections is ready to hold the elections on December 5," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 24, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We instructed the NPO to really start the printing of the ballots, of course they’re still fixing some of our ballot templates. But the instructions were there, given to them by the commission last week because our timetable has to be followed. Otherwise, we might run out of time,” External link

philstar Monday, September 19, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Campaign period too long almost 60 days. At most one week of resetting only,” External link

philstar Monday, September 19, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “People are not afraid to cast their votes. They trust the process so much,” External link

philstar Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "In the exigency of public service, please be informed that the following personnel are either reassigned to indicated stations or designated to indicated as heads of offices or ad hoc bodies," External link

sunstar Friday, September 16, 2022 3:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Yes, the SC said unpopularity is not nuisance per se, but absence of a genuine intention to aspire for public office is,” External link

philstar Saturday, September 10, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia told ( about Commission ) : "This is but a little accomplishment on the part of the Commission on Elections. I was happy that I was a part of the Comelec at that time. We gained a lot of experience and of course, there were a lot of setbacks, but the experience and the learnings that we acquired from the 2022 elections are incomparable and we will definitely use that under your present leadership for the purpose of ensuring that the 2025 elections and elections after that, if not equal the 2022 election, at least we will be able to surpass the same," External link

manilametro Wednesday, September 7, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Hindi po natin kailangan bumili kasi technology changes every six months. Ang pinaka effective ay mag lease ng machines. Why? One, 'di mo na kailangan ng warehouse at i-maintain, mas mura. Kapag lease, sisiguraduhin ng nagpapaupa na bago ang makina," External link

sunstar Wednesday, September 7, 2022 11:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “We would like to ensure greater transparency in all the operations of the commission, greater engagement with our citizenry, with all the stakeholders of elections,” External link

rappler Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:06:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If you’re going to tap a contractor, would you ask for their services with a meager budget? It may not push through. It also puts at a disadvantage those making the plans for the project,” External link

rappler Tuesday, September 6, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We shall now start the vetting process, even on an acting capacity," External link

sunstar Monday, September 5, 2022 9:23:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added ( about James Jimenez ) : "But of course, that is a welcome development for him because you know, every stage in our life is always another chance, another opportunity, another opportunity in our life to improve ourselves. So we can only say good luck to Director James Jimenez," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 3, 2022 2:19:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about James Jimenez ) : "The whole Comelec family expresses its gratitude and appreciation to Director Jimenez for his long exemplary service to the nation through the commission. We wish him all the best as he embarks on this new chapter in his life," External link

manilametro Saturday, September 3, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about James Jimenez ) : “The whole Comelec family expresses its gratitude and appreciation to Director Jimenez for his long exemplary service to the nation through the commission. We wish him all the best as he embarks on this new chapter in his life,” External link

rappler Saturday, September 3, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We shall now start the vetting process, even on an acting capacity," External link

sunstar Saturday, September 3, 2022 7:05:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia reminded : “If we are going to postpone the elections and increase the honorarium of poll watchers, on the assumption that Congress will be kind enough to increase the honorarium, plus the expenses for the continuing voter registration and such other additional [expenses], we need another P5 billion,” External link

rappler Monday, August 22, 2022 10:28:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "To all Maguindanaons go out and vote, this is for your future. This is not for us, this is not for anybody but you and your future," External link

manilametro Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:54:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "I am calling for unity in performance of our duty. Service to the nation is never a mistake. It is of the highest honor," External link

manilametro Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:54:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "When I say orderly, it does not mean only an absence of conflict but to ensure that all Maguindanao voters can go out and vote freely and secured," "I am expecting an 80 percent turnout (of voters) on September 17. So to all Maguindanaons go out and vote, this is for your future. This is not for us, this is not for anybody but you and your future" External link

manilametro Friday, August 19, 2022 1:35:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If the voter turnout was 85 percent in Maguindanao during the May 2022 elections... we hope that we will have 80 percent or more than 80 percent (for the plebiscite)," "Whatever your position is, whether it's a yes or a no, the most important thing is you are able to cast their votes," External link

sunstar Friday, August 19, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Let us show everybody that the Comelec, under the Constitution and with our firm commitment, will be impartial and will always be neutral. Whatever is the mandate of the people, it should be the one that comes out," External link

sunstar Friday, August 19, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If you want to be split into two provinces, we will respect that. If you want to stay as a single province, we will also respect that. What is important is that your voices are heard," External link

sunstar Friday, August 19, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "It is not enough that the 'yes' or the 'no' wins. We should be more concerned on is ensuring that people will be able to vote. Always, sovereignty resides in the people," External link

sunstar Friday, August 19, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Sometimes, the electoral exercises that we know will be quiet are the ones that suddenly doesn't go well. So, let's not ignore that it's just a plebiscite... That's why I'm asking all of you, how can we came together in 2022 May [elections], that would be our coming together, our coordination for this in the upcoming plebiscite," "That is my request, especially to the PNP and the ace AFP that I hope our election officers, election assistants and all election workers will be protected... I hope no lives will be lost or hurt because of this plebiscite" External link

philstar Friday, August 19, 2022 7:05:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We at the Comelec will just abide by the mandate of Congress and the Executive as far as postponing the election is concerned, whether it be May of 2023, December of 2023. But hopefully, not 2024 because, by that time, we will be preparing for the 2025 elections," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “That will mean additional number of ballots, indelibble ink, ballpens, padlocks and teachers,” External link

philstar Tuesday, August 16, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If we postpone it to March or December 2023, we will have to continue registration of new voters. This will mean additional voters, additional ballots, additional teachers [as poll workers], additional precincts, additional election paraphernalia," External link

manilametro Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:17:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We have P8.449-billion [budget] right now. If we are going to postpone the elections and increase the honorarium of poll watchers, on the assumption that Congress will be kind enough to increase the honorarium, plus the expenses for the continuing voter registration and such other additional [expenses], we need another P5 billion,” “We in the Comelec will just abide by the mandate of Congress and the executive as far as postponing the elections is concerned, whether May 2023 or December 2023. Just not 2024 because by that time, we will be preparing for the 2025 elections,” External link

rappler Tuesday, August 16, 2022 11:17:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we are going to postpone the elections and increase the honorarium of poll watchers, on the assumption that Congress will be kind enough to increase the honorarium, plus the expenses for the continuing voter registration and such other additional expenses, we need another P5 billion,” External link

sunstar Tuesday, August 16, 2022 11:06:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “If we are going to postpone the elections and increase the honorarium of poll workers, on the assumption that Congress will be kind enough to increase the honorarium, plus the expenses for the continuing registration, we need an additional P5 billion,” External link

philstar Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The public has nothing to worry with regard to any wastage of the people's money. Why? Because, if we buy a ballpen, that's the same ballpen we'll use in the event of a reset," External link

manilametro Monday, August 15, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It’s a regular appointment. [He] cannot assume yet until confirmed,” External link

rappler Monday, August 15, 2022 1:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia noted : “What we want is everyone we will hire must undergo training and learn our curriculum. For example, we will hire an election assistant or election officer, they have to undergo education,” External link

philstar Sunday, August 7, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Hindi justification ‘yung sunog at kailangan naming alamin bakit nangyari ‘yun, but then, at least pagkakataon din namin na maipahayag ‘yung aming saloobin,” External link

philstar Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Hiniling ko sa en banc kanina bilang isang recommendation, sabi ko, maganda siguro pag-aralan na natin na ilipat ‘yung opisina ng [ITD], just like a command center sa isang area dito sa Intramuros na safe, secure, and of course, ‘yung protected kasi IT system po ‘yan e,” External link

philstar Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:58:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "I am humbled and thankful for the trust and confidence given to me by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. It is a privilege to lead the constitutional commission that enables our right to suffrage," External link

philstar Monday, August 1, 2022 2:58:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "These will include sturctural reforms that will strengthen good governance founded on accountabilty, transparency, and integrity," External link

philstar Monday, August 1, 2022 2:58:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Three may be a very good number, at least to start with the prosecution of these individuals. So long as there are people who are so decisive, who wanted to proceed and who wanted to teach a lesson, one or two, to our candidates we will leave it at that and we will definitely study the case and we will look at it, prosecute if necessary,” External link

philstar Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Let the AMLC do its investigation, but we are ready to prosecute in case the AMLC sends its findings,” External link

philstar Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If I were to be born again, I will always choose the Comelec as the agency I will serve because this agency is full of professional people,” External link

rappler Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “I am comforted by the fact that those left in the Comelec, the four commissioners, are competent,” External link

rappler Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Nakakalungkot din na kahit na magsasalita kami dun pagkatapos ganoon din ‘yung patutunguhan, para din pong useless na rin and so okay na rin siguro itong nangyari na ‘to dahil at least po, hindi na rin kami napahiya sa sambayanang Pilipino,” External link

philstar Wednesday, June 1, 2022 11:20:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We have almost 1,000 cases being investigated and we have several subpoenas issued, requiring the respondents to explain,” External link

philstar Monday, May 30, 2022 8:52:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “In the case of other fraud that you have mentioned, like for example, the presence of this garbage in one area in Cavite, and the data breach that happened, these are ongoing investigations,” External link

philstar Monday, May 30, 2022 8:52:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Easily, anybody who will be victimized by these trolls can file cases in relation to cyber libel. But of course, it's very difficult to prove and at the same, it's very difficult to pinpoint the liability of individuals in this case," "That's the reason why in the next Congress, we will push for a social media regulation at least as far as election expenditure and campaign is concerned," External link

philstar Monday, May 30, 2022 8:52:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Candidate lamang sila sa simula ng kampanya, sa simula ng unang araw ng campaign period and therefore, no need to file SOCE para sa kanila,” External link

philstar Sunday, May 29, 2022 8:17:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Siguro sa mga local candidates meron nang mga nagfa-file sapagkat ifa-file nila iyan sa local Comelec namin. Pero dito sa main office lalo na patungkol sa national position, sa mga political parties at party-lists, wala pang nagfa-file sa kasalukuyan,” External link

philstar Sunday, May 29, 2022 8:17:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Maybe again, it’s high time (to amend the law) because of these problems... So that the Comelec could be guided on how we are supposed to compute,” External link

philstar Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:02:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If by June 3, we are (still) not confirmed, then our appointment expires. Therefore, it is up to the next administration to appoint who would be the next chair or the next commissioners,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 26, 2022 7:59:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Action Center ) : “We determined through the Comelec Election Monitoring and Action Center how many precincts had a problem, and what the names are of the electoral boards,” External link

rappler Thursday, May 26, 2022 3:40:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia disclosed : “I suppose these are already complete, 173 certificates of canvass have been received. It seems unfair for us to make partial (proclamations). I doubt the NBOC (National Board of Canvassers) will opt for partial proclamation,” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “There are many pending cases with the Comelec regarding the disqualification of party-list organizations and/or disqualification of the nominees,” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If a party-list organization has a pending disqualification case before the commission, and it is not yet resolved as of the moment of the proclamation, we will not issue a certificate of proclamation in favor of the party-list organization,” External link

rappler Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "That's 2,038 times the number of personnel of about seven all in all. If I am not mistaken, that's more or less PHP20 million," External link

manilametro Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:02:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "That's 2,038 times the number of personnel of about seven all in all. If I am not mistaken, that's more or less PHP20 million," External link

pna Wednesday, May 25, 2022 2:03:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "We based it (failure of elections) in the initial report to us. We acted upon it quickly. It turns out there was no failure of elections," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 24, 2022 4:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We would like to proclaim (those with) guaranteed seats. They should have been proclaimed already,” External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “It’s unfair to those who got three seats, unfair to those who got two seats, they should have already been proclaimed so at all costs we will be able to proclaim at the latest Thursday,” External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : “So definitely the result in Tubaran will affect the party-list (tally) so it’s important to wait,” External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Apparently, there were proclamations made. We didn't lower the threshold. Therefore, they were able to complete it," External link

manilametro Monday, May 23, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "There is a contract. And if there is a violation of contract and they aren't able to satisfy their contractual obligation, then we can always rescind the contract," "At the same time, we can always prosecute. Remember that an election offense is not just for prior to the elections," External link

manilametro Monday, May 23, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “Perhaps we can proclaim party-list winners by the 26th, the next day,” External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 3:15:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Definitely, ‘yung result ng Tubaran will affect ng result ng party-list din. Kaya’t ganoon ka-importante na mahintay natin ‘yung result ng Tubaran,” External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 3:15:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Apparently, there were proclamations made. We didn't lower the threshold. Therefore, they were able to complete it," External link

pna Monday, May 23, 2022 1:12:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We will wait for the Congress. If the Congress will say ‘we will fill up the position, conduct a special election,’ we will conduct the special election," External link

philstar Monday, May 23, 2022 11:21:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “So far, the situation in the area is controlled. We will ensure that the people would vote in the precincts,” “The AFP, PNP and PCG, all these forces were there since last week” External link

philstar Sunday, May 22, 2022 8:11:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “So there were many discrepancies spotted by the tabulation audit group. It was reported to the NBOC and it adopted the recommendation of the tabulation and audit group to correct such discrepancies,” External link

philstar Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “I will not answer specifically as regards to the vice president-elect taking her oath in advance but I just want to cite an example, there have been many instances where winning congressmen, senators immediately conduct their oath taking before a notary public, a judge, or a barangay captain right after their proclamation,” External link

philstar Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:05:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We’re trying to find out how many were involved in the precincts, electoral boards, technicians and support staff,” External link

philstar Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:38:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Kasi pag bumili tayo tapos after isang gamit ay may bago nanamang teknolohiya parang cellphone, e ‘di ang mangyayari dun ibabalewala mo. Masyadong magastos," External link

philstar Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Sana nandun yung pagnanais ng ating kongreso na mabigyan din kami ng sapat na budget. Alam niyo po yung nangyari kasi nung nakaraan kung kami ay humuhingi ng sampung piso, binibigyan kami ng dalawa o tatlong piso, so kitang-kita niyo ‘yung difference ng kakulangan," External link

philstar Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The teachers’ loss of time to rest and be with their families, as well as their loss of opportunity to find other sources of income must be considered,” External link

rappler Friday, May 13, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Hopefully kung sakaling na andiyan lahat iyon ngayon, 'yung natitirang 52, baka makatapos tayo ng canvassing ngayon at kung nagkakaganun, hindi po siguro lalagpas ng Linggo [na] makakapagproklama na tayo ng ating mga senador at siguro nga, kahit nga 'yung party-list congressman po natin," External link

philstar Friday, May 13, 2022 8:53:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The NBI has been asking us when would we file the formal complaint, against those who have been saying the elections are already over,” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:35:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “We have already prepared the complaint and we will now secure authority from the Commission en banc on who would be the signatory of our complaint will it be the director of the Law Department, will it be me as chair of the Task Force Kontra Fake News or will it be some other person. But we are finished with the complaint, we will just have to attach the video and other evidence,” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:35:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The Comelec cannot be onion-skinned, that is why we deal with it. What is important if there is an allegation (is that) we must be able to explain because if we are not able to explain, something is wrong,” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:35:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The key word here is one year immediately ‘after’ the election, meaning to say if the candidate was able to participate in the elections. Nakatakbo ba siya (Was he able to run)?” External link

philstar Wednesday, May 11, 2022 7:35:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We will have to go after these people and prove to them that we are so serious otherwise this will happen -- and happen -- and will happen again," External link

manilametro Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "For these elections, hopefully, we will also have complete proclamation. It's better to make complete proclamation, with no one left behind," External link

manilametro Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We will have to go after these people and prove to them that we are so serious otherwise this will happen -- and happen -- and will happen again,” External link

pna Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "For these elections, hopefully, we will also have complete proclamation. It's better to make complete proclamation, with no one left behind," External link

pna Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "These are isolated incidents and the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and the PNP (Philippine National Police) - and we'd like to appreciate them - are in full control of the situation in the entire country," External link

manilametro Tuesday, May 10, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “These are isolated incidents and the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and the PNP (Philippine National Police) and we’d like to appreciate them are in full control of the situation in the entire country,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:18:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly,” External link

phnompenhpost Tuesday, May 10, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

terradaily Tuesday, May 10, 2022 5:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia alisema : "Tunaweza kusema kwamba uchaguzi wetu ni wa mafanikio kutokana na watu wengi waliotikia kupiga kura," External link

deutschewelle-kisiwahili Monday, May 9, 2022 8:18:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia alisema : "Tunaweza kusema kwamba uchaguzi wetu ni wa mafanikio kutokana na watu wengi waliotikia kupiga kura," External link

deutschewelle-sw Monday, May 9, 2022 8:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

manilametro Monday, May 9, 2022 6:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote," External link

JakartaPost Monday, May 9, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote," External link

omanobserver-om Monday, May 9, 2022 3:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote," External link

ibtimes Monday, May 9, 2022 2:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote," External link

BangkokPost Monday, May 9, 2022 1:47:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Lahat po sila (voters) ay makakaboto kahit walang machines nasa protocol po natin iyon. Nililiwanang lang po natin (All of them can vote even without the presence of the machines, it's part of our protocols. We are just clarifying that)," External link

manilametro Monday, May 9, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If the machines malfunctioned, what do we do? If it will take three hours to repair, does it mean we have to suspend voting for three hours? This is the reason why we have these contingencies so that we can continue voting while machines are undergoing repairs," External link

manilametro Monday, May 9, 2022 1:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If the machines malfunctioned, what do we do? If it will take three hours to repair, does it mean we have to suspend voting for three hours? This is the reason why we have these contingencies so that we can continue voting while machines are undergoing repairs," External link

pna Monday, May 9, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote,” External link

capitalfm Monday, May 9, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Until now, the individual has yet to present a piece of evidence and it makes you wonder because out of everyone who voted in Narvacan, why is he the only one who says that his vote doesn’t match what was printed on the receipt,” External link

philstar Monday, May 9, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We assure you that we are fully in control," External link

manilatimes Monday, May 9, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Those were the common issues but already resolved," External link

manilatimes Monday, May 9, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia pointed out : "Everybody can vote even without the machine. It is part of the protocol," External link

manilatimes Monday, May 9, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We can say that our elections are a success with so many people lining up to vote," External link

ibtimes Monday, May 9, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Lahat po sila (voters) ay makakaboto kahit walang machines nasa protocol po natin iyon. Nililiwanang lang po natin (All of them can vote even without the presence of the machines, it's part of our protocols. We are just clarifying that),” External link

pna Monday, May 9, 2022 12:10:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "At least we have repair hubs this time. What's important is that the poll watchers see that we put them in the VCMs. They're our contingency. We have no choice because machines break," "The purpose of the testing is really to print a zero receipt, to show voters that the machines are empty. But that doesn't guarantee that the machine won't have problems. What's important is that it counts correctly" External link

philstar Monday, May 9, 2022 12:04:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

nna-en Monday, May 9, 2022 11:56:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

omanobserver-om Monday, May 9, 2022 10:28:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly,” External link

capitalfm Monday, May 9, 2022 10:07:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

timesofmalta Monday, May 9, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 9, 2022 9:41:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Usually, before the Congress convenes, partial-unofficial results are being released because there are transparency servers who pass voting results to citizen arms," External link

manilametro Monday, May 9, 2022 9:35:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

terradaily Monday, May 9, 2022 8:22:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

gulf-times Monday, May 9, 2022 7:34:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

france24-en Monday, May 9, 2022 5:36:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly,” External link

japantimes Monday, May 9, 2022 5:01:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Usually, before the Congress convenes, partial-unofficial results are being released because there are transparency servers who pass voting results to citizen arms," External link

manilametro Monday, May 9, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

ibtimes Monday, May 9, 2022 4:08:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly," External link

BangkokPost Monday, May 9, 2022 3:54:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Blockbuster. The long lines are magnificent. Filipinos wanted to be heard and heard loudly,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, May 9, 2022 3:14:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “There is a resolution that is being circulated about certain party-list organizations and a senatorial candidate, this is fake news. There is no such resolution. The Commission did not issue such resolution, more so the First Division or the en banc, so do not believe these reports,” External link

philstar Sunday, May 8, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It was not just Maguindanao which had a reshuffling of officers, but also other places to ensure the impartiality of our field personnel,” External link

rappler Sunday, May 8, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Napakadali kasing sabihin ng mga kandidato na ‘supporter ko ‘yan’ when in fact yun pala yun ay kasama pala sa kanilang campaign team," External link

philstar Sunday, May 8, 2022 7:54:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Candidates and political parties are strictly enjoined to observe minimum health protocols. What’s the use of all the efforts, time and resources if your voters will catch COVID-19?” External link

philstar Friday, May 6, 2022 7:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Currently, we are coordinating [with field personnel] and finding a way to to fix that initial problem,” External link

rappler Friday, May 6, 2022 11:45:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia disclosed : "A lot of petitions to perpetually disqualify have been filed by the Comelec Finance Department. More or less 500 individuals face perpetual disqualification," External link

manilatimes Friday, May 6, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Even if the candidate who is being disqualified wins the elections, we can still run after him," External link

manilatimes Friday, May 6, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We made the ranking in accordance with the template, the criteria laid down in the resolution and likewise with the sworn information update statement before the Comelec,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Ang reality is hindi naman talaga nakakapasok lahat ng watchers. Try to imagine if there are 30 watchers, sino nalang ang tao sa loob ng presinto?,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The commission will likewise immediately resolve the pending issue as to who between the two factions will actually control the party,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “He remains to be our spokesperson and EID director, together with Director Arabe. She remains to be the Director 3 of EID. Nothing changed. The recommendation is still that, just like that, and there is no action yet from the Chairman or from the en banc,” External link

rappler Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Kung late matanggap ‘yung mga balota nila tapos syempre late din nilang naipadala (If they received their ballots late and of course, they would send them in late too) then everything must be in by May 9 At this point, we cannot really grant an extension,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We noted that we have 1.697 million overseas voters I have received the figures and the number of overseas voter turnout is not as promising presently, we only have about 400,000 [votes] more or less,” External link

philstar Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:13:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "It implies that the May 9 poll was already rendered useless," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "You can wear any color of shirt [whether red, green, blue or pink]. It's not a problem but not a shirt or face mask with the face of a candidate on it. It's a form of campaigning," "If you do that, the electoral board will throw you out of the precinct. The watchers will not also allow you to vote because it's a form of campaigning," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2:31:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Pag nakulong ka, nakadalawang term na ang kandidato mo nasa kulungan ka pa rin (Once you're in jail, your candidate would have served two terms and you are still in jail)," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2:31:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "This time, we upgraded the system from this server, the transparency server in UST mayroon kaming nilagay na isang equipment na kung saan by bulk ‘yung pagbagsak ngayon sa mga media server yung sa laptop po ng mga media natin," External link

philstar Monday, May 2, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Pero kita ng mga media at that time na may pumapasok na data talaga sa server, patuloy ang pagpasok, kaya lang nagkaroon ng problema sa pag-push dito na sa mga media server sa mga laptops natin," External link

philstar Monday, May 2, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "This time, data will be sent by bulk. First 10,000, then next 20,000, then 30,000 so it would practically solve the problem," External link

philstar Monday, May 2, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The presumption of innocence still stands until the completion of the entire process,” External link

rappler Sunday, May 1, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Because we have RA 11332 and prevailing Interagency Task Force guidelines, confirmed COVID-19 patients may not be allowed to leave their homes or facilities because barangays are strict in implementing [quarantine protocols],” “We cannot bring the ballots to isolation facilities,” External link

rappler Friday, April 29, 2022 10:21:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “Under Republic Act No. 11332 and at the same time IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) guidelines and resolutions, then dapat mag-isolate po kasi yung COVID-positive patients,” External link

philstar Friday, April 29, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We cannot drive them away at papauwiin na lang sila. We will allow them to vote,” External link

philstar Friday, April 29, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "They are paying to run their 30-second ads. This is free for a full one hour. We are hoping they grab this opportunity. It's one hour for free," External link

manilametro Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:52:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "They (candidates) requested an extension until tomorrow lunch to fix their schedule," "Until noon tomorrow. Last and final extension" External link

manilametro Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:52:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “They are paying to run their 30-second ads. This is free for a full one hour. We are hoping they grab this opportunity. It's one hour for free,” External link

pna Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “They (candidates) requested an extension until tomorrow lunch to fix their schedule,” “Until noon tomorrow. Last and final extension” External link

pna Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Ang gagawin namin pupuntahan namin sila kung saan silang available na lugar, kung may istasyon ng KBP sa lugar na iyon, dun namin sila i-re-request na makapunta. Kung hindi man, kahit sa virtual taping o kaya advanced tape yung gagawin," External link

philstar Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Kahit tatlo lamang, kahit apat lamang at hindi makumpleto, tuloy para naman fair sa lahat,” External link

philstar Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Then the voters will accomplish the ballots, after that, they will give it back to the head who will collect all envelopes containing the accomplished ballots, then transmit it back to the Electoral Contests Adjudication Department (ECAD)," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:18:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : "The counting and canvassing of votes on May 9 at 7 p.m. will be done by the Committee on Local Absentee Voting (CLAV), the venue will be on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Bureau of Treasury, Palacio del Gobernador, Intramuros. All candidates will be notified so they can send their watchers to observe," "The CLAV will create a Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) to count the votes. They are all from the Commission," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:18:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The venue will be at the 3rd and 4th floors of the Bureau of Treasury, here at Palacio, all candidates will be notified so they can send their watchers to observe," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, April 26, 2022 4:40:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “Then the voters will accomplish the ballots, after that, they will give it back to the head who will collect all envelopes containing the accomplished ballots, then transmit it back to the Electoral Contests Adjudication Department (ECAD),” External link

pna Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “The counting and canvassing of votes on May 9 at 7 p.m. will be done by the Committee on Local Absentee Voting (CLAV), the venue will be on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Bureau of Treasury, Palacio del Gobernador, Intramuros. All candidates will be notified so they can send their watchers to observe,” “The CLAV will create a Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) to count the votes. They are all from the Commission,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Team ) : "The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas has announced that the concluding event of the PiliPinas Debates 2022 Series will no longer be Vice-Presidential and Presidential Town Hall Debates," “In consideration of the inevitable scheduling conflicts as the candidates approach the homestretch of the campaign period, and as advised by the KBP, the Comelec will now be adopting a Single Candidate/Team - Panel Interview format,” External link

sunstar Monday, April 25, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Wherever they want, if they want to do it virtually or face-to-face, we will adjust,” External link

rappler Monday, April 25, 2022 5:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Sabi po ni Commissioner [Rey] Bulay, bigyan lang siya ng isang buong linggo at tatapusin niya,” External link

inquirer Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “We only have one ballot template for [the] entire OFOV (Office for Overseas Voting) regardless of post,” External link

inquirer Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "May circumstances na pumasok sa pagho-hold ng debates that it will be impossible on the part of the commission to proceed with the debates on Saturday and Sunday (There are circumstances that entered into the holding of the debates that it will be impossible on the part of the commission to proceed with the debate on Saturday and Sunday)," External link

manilatimes Friday, April 22, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Sa kasalukayan ongoing ang aming pakikipag-ugnayan sa ating mga kandidato sa pamamagitan ng kanilang mga representante upang sabihin sa kanila upang humingi ng dispensa sa hindi pagpapatuloy ng debates bukas at sa Linggo pero hinihingi naman namin ang kanilang presensiya lahat na maka-attend sa debates (At present, there is ongoing communication with the candidates through their representatives to apologize for not being able to continue with the debates tomorrow and on Sunday, but we also ask for their presence to attend the debates)," External link

manilatimes Friday, April 22, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We cannot [hold] hostage the holding of the debates because this is of national interest and this is the commitment of the Comelec," "This is not about them, it's for the commission so we had to do our best to find a way just to push [the scheduled debates] through" External link

manilatimes Friday, April 22, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Because as far as we are concerned, if there was a balance before or there were checks that bounced, the question is why did it continue? Why were [the debates] allowed to continue? We should have been informed right away," External link

manilatimes Friday, April 22, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The debates will push through on April 30 and May 1. This time, we have a very good partner, the KBP, who unconditionally offered their help to the Comelec," External link

manilametro Friday, April 22, 2022 4:01:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "They said they will give us a good venue for the presidential and VP debates," External link

manilametro Friday, April 22, 2022 4:01:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The debates will push through on April 30 and May 1. This time, we have a very good partner, the KBP, who unconditionally offered their help to the Comelec," External link

pna Friday, April 22, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “They said they will give us a good venue for the presidential and VP debates,” External link

pna Friday, April 22, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia announced ( about Commission ) : "May circumstances na pumasok sa pagho-hold ng debate that it will be impossible on the part of the Commission to proceed with the debate on Saturday and Sunday (There are circumstances that entered into the holding of the debate that it will be impossible on the part of the Commission to proceed with the debate on Saturday and Sunday)," External link

manilatimes Friday, April 22, 2022 9:44:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “There have been some controversy fake news as it turns out; apparently, untrue,” External link

philstar Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:07:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If a voter has COVID-19 symptoms like fever or diarrhea, they will be brought to an isolation polling precinct. That's where they can vote. They can accomplish their ballots there, and members of the electoral [boards] will drop the ballots in the vote counting machines," External link

philstar Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:19:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "This is a cowardly act that should be condemned by peace-loving Filipinos," "If this is an election-related incident, count the Comelec in to use all our powers to get to the bottom of this and hold accountable the culprits and face the full force of the law" External link

manilametro Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:16:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “A decision in these cases, the consolidated cases as well as the case with motion for reconsideration will be decided before the election, but earlier, even before the end of April,” External link

philstar Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:30:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "There is no such thing. It's more imagined than real," "No such rift, I assure you that, not even misunderstanding," External link

sunstar Friday, April 15, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "There is En Banc action yet on her resignation," External link

sunstar Friday, April 15, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "In our En Banc session today, all items in the agenda were acted and disposed of with the full participation of all members," External link

sunstar Friday, April 15, 2022 10:06:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Let's pause for a while and in solemnity, cherish that which unites us and forget that which divides," External link

manilametro Friday, April 15, 2022 8:09:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added ( about error ) : "Of course, this is human error, we realized that but we are asking and we are pleading to our electoral board that the same incident should not happen again in the future," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "I was even asking yesterday if indeed it was only one ballot or several ballots. But at least the Embassy confirmed it involved only one ballot but then we should really investigate this incident," "This should not happen again. We should really find out why the spoiled ballot was given to the voter in the first place," External link

manilametro Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added ( about error ) : “Of course, this is human error, we realized that but we are asking and we are pleading to our electoral board that the same incident should not happen again in the future,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “I was even asking yesterday if indeed it was only one ballot or several ballots. But at least the Embassy confirmed it involved only one ballot but then we should really investigate this incident,” “This should not happen again. We should really find out why the spoiled ballot was given to the voter in the first place,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "All the materials are already in Shanghai but they have yet to be delivered to our posts because of the Covid-19 restrictions," External link

manilametro Monday, April 11, 2022 6:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We did not receive any report from our post or any of our officials. Therefore, that is fake news," External link

manilametro Monday, April 11, 2022 6:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “All the materials are already in Shanghai but they have yet to be delivered to our posts because of the Covid-19 restrictions,” External link

pna Monday, April 11, 2022 3:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We did not receive any report from our post or any of our officials. Therefore, that is fake news,” External link

pna Monday, April 11, 2022 3:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The best evidence of what happened during the election on that particular day would be the minutes of voting," External link

philstar Monday, April 11, 2022 12:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “They have to specifically mention beneficiaries, the how and when the project should be implemented, as well as the documentation as to the compliance of the submission before of a similar project,” External link

sunstar Thursday, April 7, 2022 8:42:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “That’s to make a point that we are desirous of eliminating any attempt by any individual or entity to destroy the credibility of our electoral process,” External link

rappler Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “If we will handle all candidates, that’s a lot, considering how many candidates in the Philippines have dealt with ‘fake news,’ either as the one on the receiving end, or the one propagating it against another candidate,” External link

rappler Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia announced : “The grant of the petition to LTFRB is subject to the strict implementation of the program, such as the submission of information on how the project will be implemented, the parameters of the implementation, and the specific target beneficiaries, and how they will apply to avail of the grants of the programs,” External link

rappler Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:36:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Nakakapanghinayang po na madaming natanggal sa nag-apply o hindi na approve dahil hindi pala rehistradong botante o kaya naman po, ang iba nating mga kapatid sa media ay hindi nakaboto nang dalawang magkasunod na eleksyon so wala na po silang registration. In the meantime, they are deactivated," External link

philstar Monday, April 4, 2022 10:16:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Sana nga po sa mga susunod na panahon at nananawagan tayo sa kongreso na mapagisipan na rin po natin ang online voting. Napaka ganda po yan basta matama yung security, maprotektahan ang boto ng ating mga kababayan," External link

philstar Monday, April 4, 2022 10:16:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Wag niyo po sanang balewalain ito, ito po sana yung pagkakataon niyo na makapaghalal kayo ng lider para sa kinabukasan natin," External link

philstar Monday, April 4, 2022 10:16:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We really had talked about it, but to tell you frankly even if we examine the law there is nothing in it related to presidential, vice presidential, or whatever debate,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:53:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : “Some of those previously classified as ‘red’ areas became ‘green’ because rival candidates patched things up. Some areas that were ‘green,’ meanwhile, suddenly became yellow,” “Chairman [Saidamen Pangarungan] deemed it necessary for the last time to order a re-verification not from the PNP or AFP but from our own people” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It is not easy to declare a certain area as an election hotspot. Number one, the businesses will take a hit. Number two, the tourism will suffer. Number three, people’s livelihoods will be impacted,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : “Of course, this is without prejudice to any criminal action that the Comelec will be filing against double or multiple registrants. We won’t simply let that slide. Good faith is not a good defense in election cases,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 4:53:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Kung ‘yung mismong pamilya naman ay nagbigay ng certification mula sa civil registrar na namatay talaga ‘yung kaanak [nila], sure po na tatanggalin ‘yun ng local Comelec natin. Hindi na maghihintay ng certification mula sa civil registrar nila kasi nagbigay na ng death certificate ‘yung pamilya,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We do not expect the civil registrar of Manila to issue a certification addressed to the election officer of Nueva Ecija [about the death],” External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “May bayad po silang i-cha-charge sa amin. Hindi ko nalang po babanggitin ‘yung bayad, medyo malaki, wala pong budget ang commission sa ganoon so it will require legislation,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We decided to make it a multi-agency task force para po mas effective ‘yung ating campaign, para po mas katakutan naman yung gagawin ng Comelec (so the campaign will be more effective and so people would fear the consequences imposed by Comelec),” External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:09:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Does the spike in fuel prices have an effect as regards our power situation? We want to make a direct or indirect connection; we want an assurance that our power situation is good,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:15:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t fret, we don’t have a problem with our backup batteries for our VCMs. The battery life of each VCM is 18 hours. For sure, the teachers will charge them before election day,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:15:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : “For example, we do not expect the civil registrar of Manila to issue a certification addressed to the election officer of Nueva Ecija,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “The problem is, that needs legislation. Number two, we will be charged with a huge amount which I won’t disclose, and we don’t have a budget for that,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 31, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Patuloy po tayong nananawagan sa ating kagalang-galang na kongreso, after this election, baka pwedeng makapagpasa na tayo ng batas na magkakaroon talaga ng presidential debates sa lahat ng election natin. At the same, ano 'yung mga guidelines, rules," External link

philstar Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “At this point, the Comelec promises to always look into these accusations, allegations, definitely and especially among the accredited party-list,” External link

philstar Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The Comelec continues to delete the names of dead voters based on the list submitted by the local civil registrars," External link

manilatimes Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “This is not a critical area of concern, but more to highlight the improved security situation and the relative peace prevailing even during the start of the campaign period,” “Coming here in Samar does not necessarily mean that this is a hot spot area. We want Samar to become a model of how we conduct the elections peacefully” External link

philstar Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:33:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Republic Act 8189 provides that the Comelec should immediately be furnished with a list of people who died in a particular quarter,” External link

philstar Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:33:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The Comelec will not allow that there is no watcher and observers. All the Comelec's data centers that will send election results will be live-feed on Facebook," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "the Comelec does not want to file cases in court that will only be dismissed" External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We instructed our law department, they will submit their report until tomorrow (Wednesday) on what is the criminal and civil liability that our service provider can face, if any. They should be responsible enough to deal with what is stated in the contract," External link

manilametro Tuesday, March 29, 2022 4:36:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We will also go as far as north, in Abra," External link

manilametro Tuesday, March 29, 2022 4:36:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We instructed our law department, they will submit their report until tomorrow (Wednesday) on what is the criminal and civil liability that our service provider can face, if any. They should be responsible enough to deal with what is stated in the contract,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 29, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We will also go as far as north, in Abra," External link

pna Tuesday, March 29, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “One good thing about technology is that it is very fast. If you will buy votes or engage in other illegal activities during elections, you will be afraid because someone could take a photo or record it. This is how you empower the citizenry, not only through writing but also via social media,” “If there is vote-buying, it will not reflect the true sentiment of the people,” External link

philstar Monday, March 28, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We will push for the review and recalibration of the gun ban exemption and security application guidelines. We have to make it easier and expeditious thereby removing hindrances and tedious administrative requirements,” External link

philstar Sunday, March 27, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

arabnews Friday, March 25, 2022 5:41:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We’ve seen many families walking up and down and a lot more people from other cities to come down and see many of the restaurants,” “It seems livelier. In the past, all you would get are motorcycles going up and down burning rubber. We get more people. They come in and eat and then walk around” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, March 25, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Because of this broad coordinative efforts, immediate actions motu proprio or based on formal complaints involving vote buying are expected,” “As we have said before, our commitment in eliminating this irregularity is unparalleled” External link

rappler Friday, March 25, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

nepalnews Friday, March 25, 2022 1:01:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

thehindu Friday, March 25, 2022 12:55:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : ''Don't waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,'' External link

koreatimes Friday, March 25, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

independent-UK Friday, March 25, 2022 9:09:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : ''Don't waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,'' External link

koreatimes Friday, March 25, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

beaumontenterprise Friday, March 25, 2022 8:54:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Don’t waste your posters in public places. They will just be taken down,” External link

ABCnews Friday, March 25, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Whatever is your party at the time of the filing of the candidacy stays. Your CONA (Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance) stays. Whatever changes in your affiliation after the filing of the candidacy, it doesn't matter," External link

manilametro Thursday, March 24, 2022 5:09:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “If the Supreme Court wants to decide the cases immediately because it is an urgent concern of national importance, they will decide immediately,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Whatever is your party at the time of the filing of the candidacy stays. Your CONA (Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance) stays. Whatever changes in your affiliation after the filing of the candidacy, it doesn't matter," External link

pna Thursday, March 24, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “No glitch whatsoever transpired in today’s testing,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “A decision in these cases, the consolidated cases as well as the case with motion for reconsideration will be decided before the election, but earlier, even before the end of April,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 24, 2022 10:32:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “As far as the Comelec is concerned, he is not an independent candidate,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:06:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia explained ( about Commission ) : “As to how he will get election returns and such other privileges by law and the Commission, that is an internal matter on the part of the party,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:06:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Please file the necessary complaints so that at least we can study the evidence presented. We can require the respondent to answer the allegations thrown against them,” External link

philstar Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:49:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "So, all posters and tarpaulins outside of the authorized poster areas of both national and local candidates would be torn down," External link

manilatimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : "Iba po talaga 'yong height, iba po 'yong size. Iyong color po talaga medyo hindi po nagtutugma doon sa (The height and size is different. The color does not match in the) color as required by our guideline specifications. Pagkatapos po may mga nudge, may mga smudge po sa balota (Then, the ballots have nudges, smudges)," External link

manilametro Monday, March 21, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “Iba po talaga ‘yong height, iba po ‘yong size. Iyong color po talaga medyo hindi po nagtutugma doon sa (The height and size is different. The color does not match in the) color as required by our guideline specifications. Pagkatapos po may mga nudge, may mga smudge po sa balota (Then, the ballots have nudges, smudges),” External link

pna Monday, March 21, 2022 7:02:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The Comelec can only implement the laws that are existing. There should be a law. The punishment must come from the legislature. The Comelec cannot make punishments that aren't provided by law," External link

manilametro Monday, March 21, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The candidates performed extraordinarily well. The production is well beyond expectation and the people behind these events are admirably talented,” External link

pna Monday, March 21, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Kung meron lamang po ‘yang batas tapos may nagsasabi na kapag hindi um-attend, ito ang parusa, disqualification, may election offense pa Hindi po tayo magdadalawang-isip, ipapatupad po natin ‘yan," External link

philstar Monday, March 21, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Sabi ko nga po, bakit kasi hinahanap ‘yung wala? Mas maganda po ang i-appreciate natin yung nandyan, ‘yung present at sana po mapagnilay-nilayan natin ‘yung mga binanggit nila, ‘yung sinabi nila, at ‘yung mga plano’t plataporma nila. ‘Yun po ang tutukan natin," External link

philstar Monday, March 21, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "The Comelec can only implement the laws that are existing. There should be a law. The punishment must come from the legislature. The Comelec cannot make punishments that aren't provided by law," External link

pna Monday, March 21, 2022 10:32:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “One of the things that has to be done after (the May 9) elections is that we should review the rules on nuisance, substitution and withdrawal (of candidates). Some are saying that the (rules on) withdrawal and substitution are being abused,” External link

philstar Sunday, March 20, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “But definitely, in the end, whatever Congress says, we will just implement. We can only do what they want us to implement,” External link

philstar Sunday, March 20, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia told : “Please be assured, I will commit to you, when it comes to major cases of national importance, transcendental importance, without referring to whatever case that may be, that will affect the conduct of elections, the en banc will immediately resolve these cases,” External link

rappler Friday, March 18, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia promised : “Using my name, my integrity intact, I can guarantee you it will be acted [upon] the soonest,” External link

rappler Friday, March 18, 2022 6:04:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “We will have to ensure and assure that our electorate, our people, (that) all our systems will be safe, will be accurate. All our, the entire process, even the delivery of the election paraphernalia, up to the date of proclamation,” External link

philstar Thursday, March 17, 2022 8:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It will be routed for our signature,” External link

rappler Thursday, March 17, 2022 3:43:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The Comelec will not be a hurdle to those suggestions. That is a reasonable request that should be granted to ensure that we are transparent and accountable,” External link

rappler Tuesday, March 15, 2022 3:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “But if possible, our request is for them to send us a letter as soon as possible so we can come up with the guidelines,” External link

rappler Tuesday, March 15, 2022 3:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Tomorrow, when we go to the NPO, allow us to talk to the whole printing committee to ask them what really transpired, if news about a certain percentage [of ballots printed] was true. It’s difficult to jump to conclusion,” External link

rappler Monday, March 14, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “If there are cases that even if I am not handling now, but have been my clients before or I have had a relationship on a professional capacity, I’m going to take no part,” External link

philstar Tuesday, March 8, 2022 10:36:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said ( about Commission ) : “At this point, I’m giving the Commission the benefit of the doubt,” External link

philstar Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Once I opened Flashbackz, I always wanted to have a Thanksgiving where I fed the needy and homeless,” “But the only venue, I knew that was big enough was the church right next door” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Hopefully this opens the door to more communication between the church and other restaurants,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Obviously it’s not going to be what it has been,” External link

chicagotribune Monday, August 24, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “With everything going on, people are going to be looking for a little bit of escape or relief,” External link

chicagotribune Monday, August 24, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

wivb Friday, July 17, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 17, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

wral Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

fox5sandiego Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

gazette Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

wivb Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

click2houston Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

clickondetroit Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

mynews13 Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

therepublic Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

680news Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

beaumontenterprise Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this," External link

startribune Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won't be able to come back after this,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “If we really close completely, I think we won’t be able to come back after this,” External link

tribtown Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "He was just funny, full of energy -- someone who always put a smile on somebody's face. Walked in a room, lit it up," External link

nbcdfw Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “I’m just nervous, making sure she’s okay and she likes it,” External link

wwlp Monday, August 26, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “In this archery 101, what we do is that we do a quick introduction of the history of archery and how it came about, the different types of arrows,” “We practice on their shooting, we set up a range from 10 yards and then they’ll take a shot and we will work on their accuracy. Once they can all successfully hit the targets that we have set up for them we will play a couple of games of archery type” External link

brownsvilleherald Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:15:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Do people really think it’s just a good idea to live downtown and the reality is yes, I believe it’s a good idea, but it does come with trade-offs, you’re going to have noise, and those other things that come from being in an urban environment but I think the benefit of living downtown next to restaurants and movie theaters, that’s something that folks are going to have to balance in their own way,” External link

ksby Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Legally, there is no requirement for the respondent to attend and be present in the hearings. All they have to do is issue an SPA (special power of attorney)," External link

pna Monday, June 10, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "If I were his lawyer, I would advise him to attend the hearing as the court may have questions that would need him to personally answer them. It will be helpful to his case if he will be there personally," External link

pna Monday, June 10, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Everyone will agree that three years is way too long to wait for the true results of something as important as the second highest position in the country. The voters want their votes to be counted. They expect no less," External link

pna Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia told : "Public service does not have any boundaries. Public service can be in any other place," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, February 8, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “We hope (the Comelec will come up with a decision soon) since the law says that disqualification case should be decided upon before holding an election,” External link

pna Monday, February 4, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The hope is just a little taste of the wildlife will get them hooked, since a lot of people just don’t know given city life — not that Brownsville is a big city, because it’s not in comparison to major metropolitan areas,” External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, December 31, 2018 9:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “You can’t tell somebody, ‘Hey you need to fix this problem, you need to care about this,’ if they don’t love it,” “Nobody would do that. You’ve got to teach them to love it and they’re going to care about our future and they’re going to be putting more into conservation and preservation” External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, December 31, 2018 9:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia says : “It left a bad taste in my mouth,” “I wanted to start over in something new” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia says : “The boom was good for business,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia assure : "Côté gustatif, c'est à s'y méprendre" External link

bfmtv Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:01:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia estime : "La spiruline est la protéine végétale écologique de demain" External link

bfmtv Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:01:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia assure : "Côté gustatif, c'est à s'y méprendre" External link

leparisien Saturday, December 3, 2016 2:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia estime : "La spiruline est la protéine végétale écologique de demain" External link

leparisien Saturday, December 3, 2016 2:46:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia assure : "Côté gustatif, c'est à s'y méprendre" External link

ladepeche Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia estime : "La spiruline est la protéine végétale écologique de demain" External link

ladepeche Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “Protestant Marcos respectfully submits... that Comelec cannot release the subject VCMs as the determination of whether they were used in the 9 May 2016 elections, and are thus covered by the PPO, is solely within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Tribunal,” “As can be inferred from its letter dated 27 September 2016, the Comelec made a unilateral determination that the subject VCMs are not within the scope of the PPO” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 24, 2016 10:24:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Para sa akin bakit yung iba nag-comply? Bakit sila hindi nakapag-file on time. Napaka-unfair din yun, nagsunog din kami ng kilay para matapos on time. Sana mapanindigan din ng Comelec na kapag may period, it is a mandatory period, and no extensions will be allowed," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Napaka-unfair naman kung parusahan mo yung kandidato sa kasalanan ng partido. Siguro doon, pwedeng maging lenient ng konti ang Komisyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : "Dun sa national, very clear ang Constitution. Once na na-proclaim ka at nag-take ka ng oath, then you have to immediately assume office by noon of June 30," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Para sa akin bakit yung iba nag-comply? Bakit sila hindi nakapag-file on time. Napaka-unfair din yun, nagsunog din kami ng kilay para matapos on time. Sana mapanindigan din ng Comelec na kapag may period, it is a mandatory period, and no extensions will be allowed," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "Napaka-unfair naman kung parusahan mo yung kandidato sa kasalanan ng partido. Siguro doon, pwedeng maging lenient ng konti ang Komisyon," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia explained : "Dun sa national, very clear ang Constitution. Once na na-proclaim ka at nag-take ka ng oath, then you have to immediately assume office by noon of June 30," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “These are indeed interesting times… and we are open to anything that can help in the search for truth,” External link

manilatimes Monday, May 30, 2016 6:58:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It’s true that some voters opted not to vote for a certain position and that’s normal. But take note of the percentage, that’s 3.2 million voters who did not vote for vice president,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, May 29, 2016 11:42:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “It’s true that some voters opted not to vote for a certain position and that’s normal. But take note of the percentage, that’s 3.2 million voters who did not vote for vice president,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:19:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : “The search for Senator Marcos’s missing votes did not end with the canvassing,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, May 28, 2016 4:42:00 PM EAT

Georges Garcia said : "We suspect that these votes were credited to other candidates .... We believe these votes belong to Bongbong Marcos," External link

radioaustralia Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:58:00 AM EAT

Georges Garcia added : “We suspect that these votes were credited to other candidates.... We believe these votes belong to Bongbong Marcos,” External link

todayonline Friday, May 27, 2016 6:51:00 PM EAT



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Edcel Lagman insisted ( about Georges Garcia ) : “No less than Comelec Chairman George Garcia relayed to legislators that a postponement of the barangay elections will be a costly exercise because additional funds would be needed amounting to P18.358 billion,” External link

philstar Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:49:00 PM EAT

James Jimenez explained ( about Georges Garcia ) : "We are undergoing validation and we hope that within the week we will be able to release the final list of areas under concern. What we do now is we respect the findings of the PNP and we believe that yes there is a basis for their findings, it's just that we have to check and cross-check with our people on the ground regarding the situation. Also to decide what the appropriate response of the commission will be. As Commissioner George Garcia said, we tend to use a light hand on this matter because we find it very disruptive to the local community kung bigla tayong papasok diyan ang magdedeklara tayo ng (if we suddenly declare) hotspot or area of concern. so there is room for validation at this point," External link

manilametro Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:00:00 PM EAT

James Jimenez explained ( about Georges Garcia ) : “We are undergoing validation and we hope that within the week we will be able to release the final list of areas under concern. What we do now is we respect the findings of the PNP and we believe that yes there is a basis for their findings, it's just that we have to check and cross-check with our people on the ground regarding the situation. Also to decide what the appropriate response of the commission will be. As Commissioner George Garcia said, we tend to use a light hand on this matter because we find it very disruptive to the local community kung bigla tayong papasok diyan ang magdedeklara tayo ng (if we suddenly declare) hotspot or area of concern. so there is room for validation at this point,” External link

pna Thursday, April 7, 2022 11:08:00 AM EAT