Talk:Commission on Elections (Philippines)

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Shouldn't there be a discussion of issues related to the Republic of the Philippines' Comelec? Maccess 07:06, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Isn't it José Melo since January 26, 2008 ? Lars 10:02, 13 February 2008 (UTC) Since Melo was not confirmed by the Senate COA, then PGMA re-submitted her appointment. It appears that the new appointment is ad interim, that is, Melo can assume office despite non-confirmation, but the reports are yet to be referenced.

Mystic Fire, Twin Ambushes and Collapse of Chair Benipayo[edit]

On the March 11, 2007 mystic fire which halved the seal of the COMELEC, now, after the ouster of Abalos, comes the OMEN: twin dire punishments for this so corrupt office: murder of Dalaig and ambush of his replacement today. This is what I had repeatedly written as WikiPedia curse by the dwarves under Psalm 109 as the sole way to ferret the truth. Cover-ups, circus, etc. will not satisfy the search for veritas. This one is what we are waiting for ... Remember Comelec Chair Alfredo Benipayo's collapse on Feb. 22, 2008 at Iloilo IBP speech? -- --Florentino floro (talk) 06:26, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Can you please correct or revert my edit, I made a mistake on gallery[edit]

I don't know how to revert my mistake on my latest edit on Melo and Brawner Gallery. I am sorry for this mistake. ---Florentino floro (talk) 07:16, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Could use a re-write[edit]

I think that this article could use a re-write to bring it more in line with other Wikipedia articles. Currently it is made up off too many bullet points. There should be more prose with better discussion of the various issues. Also, there is too much minor detail, such as a list of staff and photos of chairmen. I have made some incremental changes but a more thorough rewrite should probably be done. --Bruce Hall (talk) 13:23, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved -- JHunterJ (talk) 12:14, 17 June 2012 (UTC)


Philippine Commission on ElectionsCommission on Elections (Philippines) – Quite simply, this body is called as "COMELEC" but I don't think that'll fly, so its official name is the "Commission on Elections", not "Philippine(s) Commission on Elections" or "Commission on Elections of the Philippines" or by any other name, so, as what's done on governmental bodies that adds a parenthetical country name, this should have been at "Commission on Elections (Philippines)"... which was the title until this was moved here for a flimsy reason. –HTD 06:56, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Support for "COMELEC" - In all honesty I actually wanted to move it to "COMELEC" as well but I didn't think it would last. The reason for moving was that parentheses are simply unnecessary when there is a clear name available. I did think about moving it to "Republic of the Philippines Commission on Elections" which is the title on their own banners but it is a cumbersome title. As a compromise I thought just "Philippines Commission on Elections" was a good title. Green Giant (talk) 16:28, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
    • If you'll judge on this, there's no way "Republic of the Philippines Commission on Elections" would fit on the sign, unless "Republic of the Philippines" was like a header, which is just like pretty much all national government institutions. –HTD 23:39, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
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We should drop the Philippines modifier[edit]

Commission on Elections redirects here. Why do we even need the modifier "(Philippines)"? Does any other country have a Commission on Elections or COMELEC? Is it an English speaking country? Is it as big as the Philippines? I think that simplicity is best. We should just drop the Commission on Elections. Alternatively, complying by WP:Commonname we could just use COMELEC. Article titles should be common names, not official names. For example, see the Big Dig for the Central Artery Tunnel project. --Bruce Hall (talk) 05:02, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

The lists should be removed[edit]

The list of commissioners seems to be excessive and unnecessary. This is not a comprehensive history but a brief encyclopedia geared towards the general public, very few of whom would be interested in who has been a commissioner, or for that matter chairman. Those few that are can get the information elsewhere, and we can provide a link. I think that the lists do not conform to WP:LISTPURP and the article will be improved the lists are removed. --Bruce Hall (talk) 05:24, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

  • Agreed. The information is presented three times, once in the History section from the 8th paragraph to the Impeachment subsection, once in the two long lists and once in the overlap table at the bottom. It should be trimmed down to just a list of notable chairpersons and commissioners together with as many of the references used in the History section. Green Giant (talk) 12:40, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Requested move 2[edit]

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The result of the proposal was moved. --BDD (talk) 18:32, 8 October 2012 (UTC) (non-admin closure)

Commission on Elections (Philippines)Commission on Elections – The name should be the common name which is either "Commission on Elections" or "COMELEC". If the commission was exclusively known as COMELEC, then that would be the best title but per WP:ACRONYMTITLE, we should avoid acronyms where there is an alternative name that is equally used. Green Giant (talk) 12:52, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

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Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:
  • Support The base name already redirects here. There is absolutely no reason to add an extra disambiguator when there are not conflicting Wikipedia articles. --Polaron | Talk 03:49, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Support For the same above reasons. Simple is better and I see no reason to complicate the title with (Philippines). (As an aside, I have noticed a similar problems with many Philippine-related articles. It seems people add (Philippines) even though there is no conflicting title.) --Bruce Hall (talk) 05:15, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
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I've decided not to move it — "Commission on Elections" is broad enough that it really needs to be a redirect to election commission. Is "Philippine Election Commission" an option? I've not checked their website, simply because it keeps giving me a "page cannot be found" message. Nyttend (talk) 21:59, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
In that case I would suggest Philippine Commission on Elections because of the word order on the archived version of the website. Green Giant (talk) 23:39, 8 October 2012 (UTC)