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Church group to have parallel tally of votes

Posted by akosistella on May 5, 2010


MANILA, Philippines—The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the accredited citizen’s arm of the Commission on Elections, announced Tuesday that it will conduct its own parallel tally of votes on election day on May 10.

PPCRV’s Ana de Villa-Singson said PPCRV will get the fourth copy of the election returns to help them come up with an unofficial tally of votes a day after election day.

The tally will be apart from the results that will be obtained from the Commission on Elections from the PCOS (precinct count optical scan) machines.

via INQUIRER.net.


Villanueva urges vigilance against cheating

MANILA, Philippines—With just six days before the elections, evangelist turned presidential candidate Eduardo “Brother Eddie” Villanueva ordered his supporters to go on “red alert” and watch out for cheating and other signs of election manipulation.

Villanueva, who is making a second go for the presidency under the Bangon Pilipinas party, was alarmed by reports that the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines failed to correctly tally votes during mock elections to test the machines on Monday.

He said the Filipino electorate should not let President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo get away with manipulating the election results as she is widely suspected of having done during the 2004 elections.

via Inquirer.net

30 Noy-Mar volunteers guarding each PCOS machine for LP

MANILA, Philippines – The Liberal Party (LP) will deploy volunteers to guard and monitor the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.

LP vice-presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said on Tuesday that at least 30 volunteers will be dedicated solely to monitor each voting-counting machine.

“From the time the PCOS is tested and sealed, you should closely guard it until May 10. The chip, the memory card is already inserted, you have to secure it,” Roxas told ANC’s Headstart in a one-on-one interview.

Via ABS-CBN News

AND: Filipinos believe foreign observers will aid clean polls, survey shows


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