Everything you've wanted to know about RP politics, but were afraid to ask.


Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


Inquirer: Leadership

A study by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (“The Leadership of Challenge’’) showed that people look for four characteristics above all others in selecting leaders: they must be honest, forward-looking, inspiring and competent. Above all, they must be viewed as having unimpeachable integrity. Do the leaders we’ve just chosen have these characteristics? Or have we again chosen lemons?

Via Inquirer

BusinessMirror: 3 hours to be part of history

THE usual problems associated with the age-old manual voting had an ample presence, as expected, in Monday’s first nationwide automated polls, proving that technology can only do so much, and that much of the reforms in the way we do things will rest on human conduct—or folly.

via BusinessMirror.

Phil. Star: Birth pains

Voting machines broke down, violence erupted in some areas, there were incidents of vote buying, and people had to wait in line for up to five hours, prompting the Commission on Elections to extend voting hours. As of early last night, the Comelec was planning to declare a failure of elections in at least 11 areas. But glitches notwithstanding, the country’s first automated elections pushed through as scheduled yesterday.

Via Phil. Star

Malaya: A warning to schemers and plotters

WELL, voting was not as bad as many feared it would be under the automated election system. The Commission on Elections said only about 300 precinct count optical scan machines suffered malfunction. That’s one-half of 1 percent of the 70,000 PCOS deployed nationwide. Many voters had to wait for hours to cast their votes, but all certainly could be accommodated with the extension of the voting period.

Via Malaya

Daily Tribune: Incompetence, thy name is Comelec

Every election year, the poll body, early in the voting game, always claims that there is a huge turnout of voters, something like 80 percent to 85 percent.

It is a source of amazement just how these Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials can easily give out the high percentage of voters turnout so early in the day, since voting has not been finished as yet when the percentages are given out and there really is no way for the poll officials to give out percentage estimates of the voters’ turnout. But they do. Everytime.

Via Daily Tribune


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