Comelec dares masked whistleblower to come out, specify fraud allegations
Posted by akosistella on May 19, 2010
(Updated 4:59 PM) The masked “whistleblower” who alleged that fraud took place during the May elections was dared by the Commission on Elections Comelec on Wednesday to come out in the open and specify his charges. An apparently irked Comelec chairman Jose Melo told the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms that the poll body was “ready to answer questions” but that the whistleblower has not given any substantive statement.”He must come out and identify himself and come out with specific charges,” Melo said.
Nograles to sue Comelec, Smartmatic, others for sabotage
MANILA, Philippines—House Speaker Prospero Nograles said Wednesday he plans to file charges of election sabotage against officials of the Commission on Elections, some members of the Board of Election Inspectors and equipment supplier Smartmatic TIM.
In a statement, Nograles, who lost his bid for mayor of Davao City, has offered the House of Representatives as a sanctuary for potential witnesses who were the “least guilty” in alleged electoral fraud.
Nograles said that while the elections were generally credible, reports of automated election fraud from all over the country can no longer be dismissed as minor glitches.
MEANWHILE, CHECK OUT how Louie Locsin, spouse of Rep. Teddyboy Locsin, was herself a victim of poll fraud in Makati City: