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Posted by akosistella on May 13, 2010


People Power nostalgia helped Cory’s son win
POSTSCRIPT By Federico D. Pascual Jr.

CORE ISSUE: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was not a candidate for president, but the opposition succeeded in setting her up as the core issue in the bruising campaign that saw the drubbing of candidates perceived, rightly or wrongly, to be her chosen ones.

The emerging results of the May 10 elections confirm this marketing success of anti-Arroyo forces in selling Sen. Noynoy Aquino of the Liberal Party as the answer to what they claimed was the runaway corruption in her administration.

Click Federico Pascual

Election results
ROSES & THORNS By Alejandro R. Roces

Our prayer before the elections was for honest and clean elections that would provide us with relatively untainted results. We are surprised at how quickly results were being reported. So quickly in fact, the speed has helped stymie cheating, ballot box switching and result manipulation. We have taken another step forward in our maturation as a democratic nation. We thank Senator Gordon and Congressman Locsin and all the authors of the poll automation bill.

Via Alejandro Roces

Too soon the poll praises
FRONTLINE By Ninez Cacho-Olivares

Almost everyone is praising the speed with which the election results were recorded, with all the elation centered on the automated count. Almost.

While the speed with which the electoral count was refreshing, the question to ask is whether the results transmitted were accurate.

We may well have an electronically elected president, but one that may not reflect the sovereign will of the people.

Click Ninez Cacho Olivares.


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