Comelec keeps open mind on parallel manual count
Posted by akosistella on April 27, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) held a dialogue with influential business groups on Monday regarding their proposal for a parallel manual count of the May 10 elections.
Ramon del Rosario, president of the Makati Business Club (MBC), said they were able to explain to Comelec commissioners their proposal, and they are satisfied they were given an audience.
The Comelec en banc assured representatives of the MBC, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), and the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) that their proposal for a parallel manual count would be studied seriously.
Comelec whistleblower seeks refuge among nuns
MANILA, Philippines – A Commission on Elections (Comelec) employee who blew the whistle on the overpriced ballot secrecy folders contract and other irregular deals in Comelec is seeking sanctuary among nuns, similar to the fate of NBN-ZTE whistleblower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada Jr.
Atty. Melchor Magdamo, who is assigned to the office of Comelec Chairman Jose Melo, visited Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines co-chairman Mary John Mananzan to seek spiritual guidance and sanctuary after exposing the botched P700-million ballot secrecy folder deal. He was accompanied by Dr. Arwind Serrano of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting.
“My wife is asking me to request for sanctuary. Maliliit pa kasi mga anak ko,” he told ABS-CBN News.
via ABS-CBN News