‘Poll automation a black hole’
Posted by akosistella on April 10, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Presidential candidate Nick Perlas expressed serious concern over the seeming “last minute” changes being done by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on paraphernalia for next month’s polls, saying the automated system is proving to be the “black hole” of the elections.
Perlas told The STAR editors and reporters during a roundtable discussion yesterday that the Comelec slip-ups tended to show that “we are moving towards a failure of elections.”
Perlas stressed that the changes being made by the Comelec were not assuring the electorate of clean and orderly polls.
via Philippine Star.
A day in the life… of Nicanor Perlas
MANILA, Philippines – The intensified campaign has started to take a toll on the previously strict daily routine of 60-year-old presidential candidate Jesus Nicanor “Nick” Perlas III.
Working on a very lean P4-million campaign budget, Perlas said his team has to work around the schedules of commercial airlines and ferry companies as they go around the country and do their best to reach the most far-flung barangays in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
“My daily routine has started to get affected especially since we have to adjust to the schedules of flights and ferry trips as we go around the country,” Perlas, who prefers to cook vegetables he grows organically in his farm in Iloilo, told STAR editors and reporters yesterday.
Click Phil. Star