PPCRV: 3 more clean elections needed to shake off bad poll habits
Posted by akosistella on May 18, 2010
At least three more “clean” and quick elections like the recently concluded May 10 polls may be needed to overhaul Filipinos’ bad election habits, a Church-based poll watchdog group said Tuesday.
The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) said this year’s elections were a good start, with losing bets quickly conceding defeat instead of claiming they were cheated.
“Siguro tatlo pang eleksyon na malinis, ang di magandang ugali mapapalitan ng mas maganda, (lalo na) ang ugali na walang natatalo puro nadadaya (We may need three more clean elections as in the May 10 polls to remove the bad habits of Filipino politicians, especially of not admitting defeat and claiming they were cheated),” PPCRV Chairwoman Henrietta de Villa said in an interview on dzRH radio.
Atienza files election protest against rival Lim
(Update 2 – 5:58 PM) Former Environment Secretary Joselito ‘Lito’ Atienza filed an election protest on Monday before the Commission on Elections (Comelec), alleging poll fraud after losing to incumbent Mayor Alfredo Lim in Manila’s mayoral race.
“The results were not reflective of the actual votes cast due to irregularities and errors in the canvassing and counting in certain precincts,” Atienza said in his 13-page complaint.
The total number of votes in the election returns (ERs) was fewer compared to the tabulated results coming from the consolidation and canvassing system (CCS), the complaint said, claiming that the ERs were manufactured.