Comelec enters passwords for automated system
Posted by akosistella on April 21, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday took the first step to thwart any attempt to alter the results of the country’s first automated elections by entering passwords to secure the system.
Comelec Chairman Jose Melo said the poll body, together with two opposition legislators, already entered three separate passwords and locked the Central Canvassing System (CCS) of the automated election system.
Melo said he, Sen. Francis Escudero and Makati Rep. Teodoro Locsin Jr. each entered a six- to eight-character code to prevent anyone from opening the entire automated election system.
via Philippine Star.
RP welcomes British poll observers
LONDON – The Philippine embassy here said Tuesday that Filipinos would be given a chance to show the world the country’s commitment to clean, honest and peaceful elections when foreign observers come to the Philippines for the May 10 elections.
Emmanuel Guzman, third secretary and vice consul, said sending foreign observers indicates that Britain values its relationship with the Philippines.
“We welcome this development as an indication of the importance that Britain places on its relationship with the Philippines. Having foreign observers for the national elections is an opportunity for the Philippines to show the international community that it is fully committed to conducting dean honest and peaceful polls and that it remains a bastion of democracy in the Asian region,” he said.