Mindanao execs warn of May 10 special operations
Posted by akosistella on April 16, 2010
ROXAS CITY, Capiz , Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III disclosed yesterday that he had received information about “special operations” or cheating being planned by certain groups to manipulate the May 10 elections in Mindanao.
He said that local officials, including those not allied with the LP, have pledged not to participate in any plan to cheat or derail the elections in their jurisdictions.
Aquino said the special operations or cheating during elections had been known to be going on in the country but the problem was that nobody had ever been convicted of an election offense.
via Philippine Star.
US lawmaker concerned about possible poll fraud in RP
WASHINGTON DC – A US congressman aired his concern to President Arroyo about possible fraud in the upcoming Philippine automated elections.
Republican Congressman Ed Royce, who presented Mrs. Arroyo with the Teddy Roosevelt International Conservation Award on Tuesday night, expressed his worries at a dinner after the event.
Royce also told the president Filipino-American voters were worried their absentee ballots won’t be counted.