Probe sought on 6 party-list groups
Posted by akosistella on March 16, 2010
In a letter to Comelec Chairman Jose Melo, Kontra Daya said Agbiag Timpuyag Ilocano Inc. Agbiag, Babae Para sa Kaunalaran Babae Ka, Youth League for Peace Advancement Lypad and Kalahi Sectoral Party Kalahi would “bastardize” the party-list system if allowed to run on May 10.
In a memorandum dated Oct. 16, 2006, Malacañang’s Office of External Affairs said these party-list groups must be supported, the letter added.
Kontra Daya said Adhikain ng mga Dakilang Anak Maharlika ADAM was formed by Energy Undersecretary Zamsamin Ampatuan, while the Binigkis na Interes ng mga Drayber sa Adhikain Inc. Bida was founded by Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. chairman Efraim Genuino.
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Be fair, government tells observers
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang urged yesterday local and foreign election observers to be fair in their assessment of the country’s first nationwide automated elections on May 10.
Deputy presidential spokesman Gary Olivar also advised the poll monitors to be aware of and abide by regulations set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
President Arroyo last week encouraged international and local groups to observe the country’s first-ever nationwide automated polls that she considers one of her legacies. She, however, vowed to “stay out” of the elections.
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