3 parties hold ‘miting de avance’ today
Posted by akosistella on May 7, 2010
THE parties of three presidential candidates are set to hold their miting de avance today to cap their campaign.
Expect heavy traffic in Manila this afternoon as the Nacionalista Party and the Lakas-Kampi-CMD hold their rallies both starting at 5 p.m.
The Nacionalista Party, headed by Manny Villar and Loren Legarda, will be at the Manila Harbour Centre, Radial Road 10 in Vitas, Tondo, while Lakas led by Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro and Edu Manzano will be at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on Adriatico street.
The Liberal Party headed by Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino and Mar Roxas will be at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City at 6 p.m. The LP camp is calling on supporters to come in yellow.
300,000 teachers disenfranchised
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday to act on the complaints of some 300,000 teachers on their possible disenfranchisement in the May 10 polls.
The DepEd said the Comelec failed to reactivate the teachers’ registration as voters in their respective precincts.
DeEd Undersecretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs Franklin Sunga said the large number of teachers facing disenfranchisement was causing demoralization in the ranks.
via Philippine Star.
Poll machines pass 2nd round of tests
MANILA, Philippines – Automated elections nationwide will be held as scheduled on Monday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said yesterday with renewed optimism after the machines passed a second round of tests.
Comelec Chairman Jose Melo said compact flash cards will be distributed by Saturday to 95 percent of the clustered precincts throughout the country.
“In case there would be precincts in very, very remote areas without compact flash cards or if they do not arrive on time, voters will still go and vote, and their ballots will be deposited in ballot boxes and, on election day itself or the day after the flash cards arrive and (are) tested, the ballots will then be fed for counting,” he said.
Via Phil Star