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  • SET Conducts Orientation on Use of Gender-Fair Language

    “For every women who takes a step toward her own liberation, There is a man who finds that the way to freedom has been made a little easier.” -Excerpt from “For Every Woman” by Nancy Smith   [gallery columns="6" ids="7199,7198,7197,7196,7195,7194,7193"]     Starting her Orientation on the Use of Gender-Fair Language with a delivery of the poem ”For Every Woman,” Resource Person Dr. La Rainne Abad-Sarmiento sparked the interest of the Tribunal personnel on the issues of Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Fair Language. The orientation held on 19 May 2015 at the Tribunal Session Hall formed part of the quarterly Gender and Development Sensitivity Training (GST++) program of the Tribunal. After giving an overview of the orientation and setting the expectations of the SET GAD participants, Dr. Abad-Sarmiento discussed the results of the recent SET survey on the level awareness of the participants on Basic GAD Terms a [...]
  • SET Officers Undergo Training on Coaching and Mentoring

    By Sam Galope 11109030_10202937006584425_7343130384582433611_o On May 06 and 07, 2015, the Secretary, Directors, Acting Directors, Officers-in-Charge and Supervisors of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) underwent intensive training on Coaching and Mentoring. SET, being among the first government agencies to adopt and implement the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS), the training was designed generally to equip the participants with knowledge and skills on Coaching and Mentoring as integral means under the SPMS of improving individual and organizational performance. Specifically, the training brought to fore the difference between Coaching and Mentoring vis-á-v [...]
  • Basic Computer Competency Training – The SET Way

    By II Samuel R. Galope

    Sam Galope, SET, Senate Electoral Tribunal, Basic Computer Training It is amazing what one can accomplish with hands-on training. It cuts across many boundaries. Age, sex, and even resistance to new things – neophobia, are virtually eliminated with highly tactile and participatory training exercises. Over 200 hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin, the famous polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, expressed this in three sentences: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I le [...]

    The Senate Electoral Tribunal welcomed Senators Loren B. Legarda and Vicente C. Sotto III as new members of the Tribunal during its first meeting for CY 2015 held at the Private Room of the Spiral Restaurant, Sofitel Hotel on 23 January 2015. Senators Legarda and Sotto took their oaths of office before the Honorable Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, Chairperson of the Tribunal. They replaced Senators Juan Edgardo “Sonny” M. Angara and Gregorio B. Honasan II, respectively. Presented during the meeting were the SET Accomplishment Report for CY 2014 and the Work Program for CY 2015. Highlights of the Accomplishment Report include the two commendations received by the SET: a) from the Civil Service Commission as Level II-Accredited Agency under the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM); and b) from the Commission on Audit as Most Outstanding Acco [...]
  • SET in COA’s List of Outstanding Government Accounting Offices in the Philippines

    badge In recognition of the quality, timeliness and accuracy of the Senate Electoral Tribunal’s FY 2013 Financial Reports, the Commission On Audit (COA) declared SET as one of the Outstanding Government Accounting Offices for 2014. The awarding rites took place at the Opening Ceremonies of the Association of Government Accountants of the Philippines (AGAP), Inc. Convention – Seminar held at the CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center, Baguio City, on October 21 – 24, 2014. Ms. Angelina L. Gabat, SET Accounting Service Officer-in-Charge, and Mr. Jose Narico M. Catindig, SLSO II of Accounting Service, who participated in the convention-seminar, received the plaque of recognition in behalf of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET). SET has been chosen by COA as one of the Outstanding Government Accounting Offices in the Philippines thrice: in 2010, 2012 and 2013. The theme of this year’s convention is “Preparing for the Unexpected: The Financial Imp [...]

    Senate-Electoral-Tribunal-Justice-Antonio-Carpio-Article-for-website-hrms-level-2-accreditation-sept-2014-badge SET Secretary Atty. Irene R. Guevarra and Director Flerida A. Marco of the SET Human Resources Management Service presented to the Honorable Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, Chairperson of the Tribunal, the Certificate of Accreditation (Level II – Accredited Status) given by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to the Senate Electoral Tribunal. They were joined by the SET HRMS Staff, namely: Ma. Geraldina R. Kapunan, Bernadette O. Medina, Reynaldo A. Luzada, Ronnie P. Aboy and Orland F. Pajimola. The SET was conferred a Level II – Accredited Status under CSC Resolution No. 1302836 promulgated on December 23, 2013, after the Comprehensive HRM Assistance, Review and Monitoring (CHARM) conducted by the CSC-National Capital Region Office on November 25 and 26, 2013 showed that the Tribunal had complied with all requirements of the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Hu [...]

    badge The Senate Electoral Tribunal awarded the Administrative Commendation for Attendance for CY 2013 to POMPEYO S. LUAGUE, Legislative Staff Assistant III. Mr. Luague received a Plaque of Commendation and Cash Gift from the Honorable Chairperson of the Tribunal, Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, in a simple awarding ceremony held at the Supreme Court on September 18, 2014. The SET Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Committee selected Mr. Luague as the recipient of the admnistrative commendation for attendance for CY 2013 after reviewing the 2013 attendance records of all Secretariat personnel and finding Mr. Luague to have clocked in a perfect attendance for CY 2013. Such adherence to Tribunal office rules was considered worth emulating and was accordingly cited as a meritorious contribution to the strengthening of discipline in the organization.   [...]
  • SET Awarded Level II PRIME-HRM Agency Status


      The Senate Electoral Tribunal was awarded by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) with Level II PRIME-HRM Agency Status, in recognition of its “innovations, enhancements or remarkable development in HR (Human Resource) management program and system” (CSC MC#3, s. 2012).   The Secretary of the Tribunal, Atty. Irene R. Guevarra, received the award in behalf of SET Chairperson, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, from CSC Chair Francisco T. Duque III, M.D., MSc, during the CSC Awarding Ceremony, “Let’s Talk 3:  Celebrating Milestones,” he [...]
  • SET Chosen by COA as One of this Year’s Outstanding Accounting Offices

    IMG_00000794 In recognition of the quality, timeliness and accuracy of its FY 2012 Financial Reports, the Senate Electoral Tribunal was chosen by the Commission on Audit as one of this year’s Outstanding Accounting Offices. Awarding Rites was held during the opening ceremonies of the Association of Government Accountants of the Philippines (AGAP), Inc. Convention Seminar at the L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod City from October 14-17, 2013 . Ms. Angelina L. Gabat, Officer-in-Charge of Accounting Service and Ms. Eliza V. Amparo, SLSO II of Finance and Budget Service participated in this Convention-Seminar and received the plaque of recognition in behalf of the Tribunal. The theme of this year’s convention is “Asensong Ramdam ni Juan: The Challenge Financial Managers Must Face”. It addressed the goal of all inclusive growth within the context of the duties of finance practitioners  to the government.


  • The Tribunal Declares Aquilino L. Pimentel as the 12th Duly Elected Senator During the 2007 Elections

    Aquilino Martin Pimentel Following the 03 August 2011 resignation of Juan Miguel F. Zubiri and the Manifestation and Motion filed by his counsel on 04 August 2011 praying that the said resignation be considered as a voluntary withdrawal and/or abandonment of his counter-protest, the Tribunal, on 11 August 2011, declared Aquilino L. Pimentel III as the 12th duly elected Senator of the Philippines during the 14 May 2007 National and Local Elections. Having examined and appreciated a total of 384,680 ballots as well as the Election Returns (ER) from Pimentel's protested precincts, and corrected the manifest errors in the Statement of Votes (SOV), the Tribunal disclosed that Pimentel obtained 258,166 more votes than Zubiri in the contested senatorial race. Click here to view the decision. [...]
  • Compilation of Supreme Court Rulings on Election Cases for Sale!

    compilation-cropped-150x200-aspect-ratio A first in Philippine publication: The book contains a compilation of Supreme Court rulings on election related cases from 1901-2001. It provides an easy to read digest on various aspects of election laws, ranging from the registration of political parties and voters, filing of certificates of candidacy, disqualifications, electoral campaign, contributions and expenditures to casting and counting of votes, appreciation of ballots, election returns and certificates of votes, canvass and proclamation, pre-procalamation controversy, election contests and election offenses. Rulings on the powers and jurisdiction of the different adjudicatory agencies were also included. Click here to checkout the Supreme Court rulings on election related cases interactive e-book. [...]
  • Turn-over of 201 Files to Resigned/Retired/Separated Employees of the Senate Electoral Tribunal

    SET 201 FIles The Senate Electoral Tribunal shall turn-over the 201 files of its employees who resigned/retired/have been separated from government service in compliance with Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 8, series of 2007 (Management of 201 Files) and Memorandum Circular No. 1, series of 2011 (Addendum to CSC MC 8, s. 2007 on Management of 201 Files). Upon submission of an accomplished Request of Records Form (Form 3), the 201 Files shall be released to anyone of the following: (1) the owner of the 201 file upon presentation of a valid Identification Card (ID); (2) a duly authorized representative upon presentation of a valid ID of the owner, authorization letter and his/her own valid ID; or (3) if the owner of the 201 file is deceased, a relative upon presentation of proof of relationship to the deceased and his/her own ID. The following resigned/retired/separated personnel shall submit the accomplished Form 3 to the Human R [...]


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