NP proposes an alliance with LP vs no-election scenario
Posted by akosistella on April 22, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—Senator Manny Villar’s Nacionalista Party is proposing an alliance with the Liberal Party and other parties to prevent a failure of election or a “Palace coup” type in case of a no-election scenario.
NP secretary general and Senator Alan Cayetano said the NP and LP can create a “working committee” to discuss how they can prevent a no-election scenario.
“If there’s one issue na pwedeng magkasundo ang LP at NP (that the LP and NP can unite) and this is an appeal to all parties, magkasundo tayo at magkaroon tayo ng (let’s unite and have a) working committee against a failure of election,” Cayetano said at a press briefing on Wednesday.
Up to 6 million votes could be stolen, says party-list solon
MANILA, Philippines—Up to six million votes could be stolen through “digital dagdag-bawas” (vote-padding and shaving) in the May elections because of the Commission of Elections’ (Comelec) decision to deactivate two security features of the Precinct Count Optical System (PCOS) machines, warned Akbayan party-list member Risa Hontiveros.
The two security features that the Comelec “suspiciously and arbitrarily disabled” were the voter verification mechanism and the digital signature requirement in transmitting votes for digital canvassing, according to Hontiveros, a Liberal Party senatorial candidate.
She said the decision to “deliberately” disable the two security features of the PCOS machines was done without any Comelec resolution.
Estrada to meet with other candidates to plan moves in case of failure of elections
MANILA, Philippines – Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) standard-bearer Joseph Estrada said he and other presidential candidates will be meeting to come out with a stand amid talks of a possible failure of elections.
“We will plan everything, maybe one week before the elections,” Estrada told ANC’s Strictly Politics Tuesday night.
Despite fears of failure of elections due to glitches in the country’s first nationwide automated polls, Estrada expressed hope that failure of elections will not happen.
He also appealed to authorities to push through with the polls and ensure an orderly and peaceful elections.
via ABS-CBN News