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Gordon admits ‘loopholes’ in poll-automation law

Posted by akosistella on June 4, 2010


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THE next Congress must move to immediately correct the discovered defects in the May 10 automated elections and put in place the needed reforms way before the next nationwide electoral exercise, according to Sen. Richard Gordon.“There were still loopholes,” admitted Gordon, a chief sponsor of Republic Act 9369, also known as the Amended Automation Election Law. “We need to have adequate preparations. We also need to overhaul our Commission on Elections [Comelec] in terms of putting in more computer-literate individuals.”Appearing at the weekly Kapihan sa Senado media forum, Gordon listed other urgent reforms, including an overhaul of the voters’ registration process. “This must also be automated. This means that we must consider having a national ID system.”

via BusinessMirror.

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Six days after

Posted by akosistella on May 16, 2010


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METHOD TO MADNESS
By Patricia Evangelista

HIGH NOON, MAY 10. A FAT FIST SMACK-SMACKING against the cracked yellow wall, the mouth with the cracked red lipstick flapping open and closed, her gay lieutenant yapping in refrain. Cheating, screams the pudgy woman, as the madding crowd outside the classroom cheers. Inside, the teachers in white and stripes continue to count, shoulders wincing at each pounded fist. The numbers join the rabble, greasy elbow to empty gut, the hallway shrinks, and a teacher is shoved and mobbed.

Wet T-shirt day in Payatas-A, 6,000 votes for the taking, chipped red nail polish, swaggering bad boys in their wife-beater shirts and denim cut-offs leering down sweating cleavages in padded pink bras. Waiting three hours, says the old man in the baseball cap. Five hours, says the mother with the missing front tooth. Squares of paper brandished, numbers hand-printed, teachers in crisp white calling on 204.

Click Patricia Evangelista.

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Partial unofficial tally from Comelec (as of 8:15 pm)

Posted by akosistella on May 12, 2010

via ANC Alerts

Presidential race (part 1)

Presidential race (part 2)

VIce President results (part 1)

Vice President results (part 2)

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Partial unofficial tally of returns from Comelec

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


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(as of 3:57 pm, via ANC Alerts)

The presidential race

Vice Presidential race

READ:

Erap won’t concede, waits for official canvass

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Joseph Estrada on Tuesday said he will not concede to frontrunner, Liberal Party presidential bet Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, until after Congress finishes the official canvass of the results of the country’s first ever nationwide automated elections.

“Lest my silence following the recent presidential elections be misconstrued for conceding the elections to the frontrunner, I wish to assure the public that while I plan no protests, I am not conceding,” Estrada said in a statement read by his son, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.

Via ABS-CBN News

ALSO:

4 presidential bets concede defeat

Legarda concedes in VP race

NEWSFLASH! Edu Manzano concedes VP race. Details to follow.

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Poll results as per this morning’s Comelec presscon

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010

VIA ANC ALERTS:

Aquino leads in 30 million of votes cast (of estimated total 50 million registered voters.)

Partial Comelec tally as per 615 am

Results before the presscon:

As pf 5:22 a.m.

As per Comelec chairman Jose Melo, they will be able to proclaim the winner in the presidential race by 12 noon. For president, vice president, senators, “We have 30 million of estimated 50 million registered voters,” as per Melo. Anthony Taberna of DZMM/ANC results so far are based from 90% of NCR ballots cast, Panay region 60%. In Capiz, Roxas wins in all districts except for two.

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Opinions on poll automation

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


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Rage against the machines
THERE’S THE RUB By Conrado de Quiros

I’M WRITING THIS THE DAY BEFORE THE elections and don’t quite know what’s going to happen. As I said before, ours is a very strange case. It’s not that the surveys could be wrong about the elections, it’s that the elections could be wrong about the surveys.

I never thought I’d be saying this—truly GMA has stood everything on its head—but this is the first time I’ve really been thankful for the surveys. Particularly with the Comelec being what it is, and particularly with automation being what it is feared to be, can you imagine this election taking place without the surveys? Anyone could be the winner—including GMA herself by the voters insisting on making her stay—and no one would be the wiser. Or since everyone would be the wiser, no one would be in any position to protest. Or since everyone would be in a position to protest, which really means the same thing, no one would be in a position to do something about it.

Click Conrado de Quiros

Poll automation lessons
AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo

After all the glitches that were encountered in this election, it is now clear that Gus Lagman and all those who were advocating for partial automation were right. And all those like Teddyboy Locsin and Dick Gordon who embraced the full automation mode we used should accept their mistakes.

It is too early to say whether we will have credible election results. Let’s hope we do because the possible consequences if we do not are scary, to say the least. The way the public has been conditioned by the many fumbles in the automation process — fueled by all the speculations on automated cheating — hardly allows the Comelec (Commission on Elections) elbow room for error. A major failure can only sharpen public perception that this poll automation was conceived to perpetuate the status quo

via William M. Esposo.

Whoever the winner is, let us rally around him
POSTSCRIPT By Federico D. Pascual Jr.

CLARK FIELD (PLDT/WeRoam) — Despite our being a nation of procrastinators who dash to the finish line only at the last minute, it seems that by and large we have survived yesterday’s experience with a computerized gizmo touted to speed up the vote count a zillion times.

The elections saw some candidates and campaigners getting shot, the usual thugs vandalizing or running off with the counting machines, some PCOS (a new word added to our vocabulary) units conking out or rejecting ballots — but sweating voters still stood in line to be part of that historic first semi-automated election in this country.

Click Federico Pascual Jr.

Waste of P11B in taxpayers’ money
FRONTLINE By Ninez Cacho-Olivares

Comelec and its partner, Smartmatic, aren’t likely to admit that the conduct of 2010 automated polls was a big mess, and a failure in automation.

It is almost certain that all the reported mess in various precincts nationwide, whether it was the breakdown of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines, or their non-functioning machines which led to more and more delays for the voters to exercise their right, the disenfranchisement of many voters, and even oversized ballots, plus the wrong ballots surfacing in certain precincts, along with many more instances of snafus, is going to be dismissed as “isolated incidents,” and not reflective of the “success” of automated polls nationwide.

Click Ninez Cacho-Olivares

Surviving election day
AT LARGE By Rina Jimenez-David

AS I WRITE THIS, THE FAMILY HAS JUST ARrived from the Mayamot (Antipolo) Elementary School where we have cast our votes for the last 20 years or so. We left the school bathed in sweat, hair disheveled but holding up proudly our index fingers marked with the unmistakable purple indelible ink, a sign that we had done our civic duty.

It was also a badge of perseverance. We left the house past seven (no thanks to one member who took her time getting out of bed and showering— you know who you are) and arrived at the school after hurdling terrible traffic caused mainly by people lining the sides of Sumulong Highway selling bottled water and giving away sample ballots. We could barely make out the school’s entrance, since it was hidden by a virtual waterfall of streamers and posters hung from power lines. Walking from where we parked our vehicle, we waded through piles of discarded sample ballots, flyers, posters and other election paraphernalia. More campaign volunteers blocked our way, and it was a struggle just reaching the place where our clustered precinct was to be found.

Click Rina Jimenez David

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Gibo proposes de-synchronization of next presidential polls

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. yesterday proposed to de-synchronize the next national and local elections after the glitches that occurred in yesterday’s polls.

Teodoro was the 151st voter in Precinct 0025-A at the Carabaoan-Caocaoayan Elementary School in Barangay Carabaoan, Tarlac. He finished voting in five minutes.

He complained that the ballot was too long.

via Philippine Star.

ALSO READ: Bro. Eddie won’t run again if he loses

First automated polls may be game changer in RP politics, says Gordon

MANILA, Philippines – Bagumbayan presidential bet Sen. Richard Gordon said yesterday the country’s first automated election could be the “game changer” in Philippine politics.

“If it will work, everyone will say they were part of it. But if it fails, they will blame me and the Comelec (Commission on Elections),” he said.

Gordon, who authored the country’s election automation law, earlier said he expected a few precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to fail but stressed there would be no failure of elections.

Via Phil. Star

Special elections for seniors proposed

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is studying proposals to allow local absentee voting for senior citizens and to stop the clustering of polling precincts to avoid delays in future elections like what was experienced in yesterday’s exercise.

Speaking to reporters yesterday, Comelec Commissioner Armando Velasco said they received numerous reports that senior citizens caused long delays in polling centers because they were allowed to vote ahead of others and took a long time to fill up their ballots, resulting in long queues.

“There are proposals to include the elderly in the local absentee voting,” he said. “Maybe we can look into that.”

Via Phil. Star

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Partial election returns give Aquino, Binay early leads

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010


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(Updated 9:55 p.m.)Liberal Party standard bearer Benigno C. Aquino III is leading his rivals in the presidential race, based on a partial and unofficial consolidation of data from election returns as of 9:36 p.m. Makati Mayor Jejomar C. Binay of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan was leading the vice presidential race in a GMA News tally based on 36.57 per cent of election returns nationwide.

The unofficial data culled from 76,347 precincts nationwide showed Aquino, son of Philippine democracy icons Corazon C. Aquino and Benigno Aquino Jr., garnering 5,580,630 votes. Binay accumulated 5,605,074 votes.

via GMANews.TV.

ALSO READ:

Comelec to reassess precinct clustering after long queues

The clustering of precincts in the country’s first nationwide automated elections will be the subject of an “utmost post-election analysis” by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) after it caused long queues of voters on election day.

“This is the first time we did nationwide automation. Let’s see what we can do to improve in the next election. Definitely, it’s the queuing system that we should look into,” said Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal at a press briefing on Monday afternoon.

For this year’s elections, the Comelec has clustered six to eight precincts into one, causing long lines that tested the patience of many voters nationwide. In some precincts, voters even collapsed due to exhaustion while waiting for their turn to vote.

Via GMANews.TV

AND: Watchdog wants review of voter disenfranchisement

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Aquino, Binay in early lead for president, vice president

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay are leading the presidential and vice presidential race respectively, according to the initial transmission of results from various precinct count optical scanning machines nationwide.

Aquino, standard-bearer of the Liberal Party, is ahead of his rivals with 86,990 votes while Binay, runningmate of former president Joseph Estrada, is on top of the vice presidential list with 104, 042.

Estrada is behind Aquino, with 67, 425 while Senator Manny Villar is in third, with 55, 639, according to the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, which started announcing the partial results immediately after the polling precincts closed at 7 p.m.

Via Inquirer.net

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Gordon casts vote in Olongapo, start of historic polls ‘could have been better’

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010


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OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines—It took Senator Richard Gordon, author of the country’s election automation law, some seven minutes to complete his ballot when he cast his vote on Monday morning.

He did not encounter any problems. The counting machine quickly accepted his ballot.

But Gordon, who is also running for president, said the conduct of the country’s first automated election, which he said would be a “game changer,” could have been better.

via INQUIRER.net.

ALSO READ:

Expect a flood of demands for recount from losing candidates
By Roberto Verzola

The PCOS fiasco a few days before the May 10 elections has shattered the credibility not only of election automation, but of the entire electoral process itself.

The entire process hinges on an accurate count by the PCOS machine.

In fact, COMELEC specifications require at least 99.995 percent accuracy, or at most one error for every 20,000 marks or around 600 ballots.

Via GMA News.TV

AND: 328 defective poll machines detected so far — Smartmatic

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It’s wait and see for investors

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Foreign investors have adopted a wait-and-see attitude, putting on hold or temporarily withdrawing their investments in the Philippines due to jitters over today’s elections, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo.

“We continue to see inflows from the external markets. Perhaps if there will be – we don’t have the numbers yet – it is because of election jitters,” Guinigundo said.

He pointed out that foreign investors could have adopted a wait-and-see attitude because of the uncertainties brought about by the May 10 elections.

via Philippine Star.

ALSO READ:

Where are they voting?

MANILA, Philippines – The country holds its first fully automated general elections today, with about 50 million Filipinos expected to pick a new president, vice president and officials to fill nearly 18,000 national and local posts.

Among them are nine candidates seeking the highest office in the land.

Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno Aquino III will vote this morning at Precinct 1758 Central Azucarera Elementary School in Sitio Alto Barangay Central in San Miguel, Tarlac.

Via Phil. Star

Supreme Court ready to resolve auto poll cases

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) is ready to resolve protests that could arise from the country’s first automated elections today.

SC spokesman Jose Midas Marquez said the High Court is ready to convene as presidential electoral tribunal (PET) after the polls and upon effectivity of its rules as approved by the magistrates before going on recess last week.

“With the new PET Rules out, the Supreme Court is ready to convene as the PET if and when the need arises,” Marquez said.

Via Phil. Star

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List of candidates for the Phil. elections (May 10, 2010)

Posted by akosistella on May 9, 2010


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PRESIDENT:

Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III – Liberal Party
John Carlos “JC” delos Reyes – Ang Kapatiran
Joseph “Erap” Estrada (Ejercito) – Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
Richard “Dick” Gordon – Bagumbayan
Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal – Independent
Nicanor “Nicky” Perlas – Independent
Gilberto Teodoro Jr. – Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Eddie “Bro. Eddie” Villanueva – Bangon Pilipinas
Manuel “Manny” Villar – Nacionalista Party

VICE PRESIDENT:

Manuel “MAR” A. Roxas II – Liberal Party
Dominador Chipeco Jr. – Ang Kapatiran
Jejomar “Jojo” Binay – PDP-Laban (guest candidate, PMP)
Bayani “BF” Fernando – Bagumbayan
Edu Manzano – Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Perfecto “Jun” Yasay, Jr. – Bangon Pilipinas
Loren Legarda – Nationalist Peoples Coalition (guest candidate, NP)
Jay Sonza – Kilusang Bagong Lipunan

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES:

LIBERAL PARTY
• Nereus “Neric” Acosta
• Martin Bautista
•. Ruffy Biazon
• Franklin Drilon
• Teofisto “TG” Guingona III
• Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan, LP guest candidate)
• Alexander “Alex” Lacson
• Yasmin Lao
•. Ralph Recto
•. Sonia Roco

NACIONALISTA PARTY
• Pia Cayetano
• Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.
• Ramon Mitra III
• Liza Maza (Independent, NP guest candidate)
• Ariel Querubin (Independent, NP guest candidate)
• Gilbert Remulla
• Satur Ocampo (Bayan Muna, NP guest candidate)
• Susan “Toots” Ople
• Adel Tamano
• Miriam Defensor Santiago (PRP, NP guest candidate)

PWERSA NG MASANG PILIPINO
•. JV Larion Bautista
• Joey de Venecia III
• Juan “Johnny” Ponce Enrile
• Jinggoy Estrada
• Apolinario “Jun” Lozada
• Francisco “Kit” Tatad (Grand Alliance for Democracy, PMP guest candidate)

NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION
• Rodolfo “Ompong” Plaza – guest candidate, PMP
• Vicente “Tito” Sotto III

LAKAS-Kampi-CMD
• Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III
• Ramon “Bong” Revilla
• Ramon Guico
• Raul Lambino
• Rey Langit
• Lito Lapid

BANGON PILIPINAS
• Zafrullah Alonto
• Kata Inocencio
• Adz Nikabulin
• Ramoncito Ocampo
• Alex Tinsay
• Israel Virgines

ANG KAPATIRAN
• Rizalito David
• Jo Aurea Imbong
• Zosimo Paredes
• Ma. Gracia Riñoza-Plazo
• Adrian Sison
• Reginald Tamayo
• Hector Tarrazona
• Manuel Valdehuesa Jr.

KILUSANG BAGONG LIPUNAN
• Shariff Ibrahim Albani
• Nanette Espinosa
•. Alma Lood
• Regalado Maambong
• Imelda Papin
• Hector Villanueva

PDP-Laban
• Gwendolyn “Gwen” Pimentel (guest candidate, NP)
• Henry Caunan

INDEPENDENT
• Danilo Lim
• Jovito Palparan Jr.
• Reynaldo Princesa
• Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III (guest candidate, Liberal Party/Partido ng Masang Pilipino)

OTHERS:

• Emilio Mario Osmeña – PROMDI

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Knowing your candidates

Posted by akosistella on May 9, 2010


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Method To Madness
By Patricia Evangelista, Inquirer

These columns were collected as an attempt to contribute to the discourse of the 2010 elections. The opinions are my own, the responsibility mine alone. That I do not endorse any one candidate does not mean I am not biased, as my standards and perspectives in these pieces are subjective in themselves.

These pieces were written, with one exception, during the run-up to the 2010 presidential elections. Most were written after interviews with the men in question. Some were time-bound, and were edited to suit a reading today. Others are as they were, with only stylistic changes unless noted after the piece.

PART 1: Eddie Villanueva, Noynoy Aquino, Richard Gordon

PART 2: Gilbert Teodoro, Joseph Estrada, Manny Villar

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Firms join in on the elections

Posted by akosistella on May 8, 2010


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THE MAY 10 general elections is, without question, the most important since the 1986 snap election that saw the late Corazon C. Aquino “win” the presidency from the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos.

It marks the first time that the Commission on Elections will implement automated elections and also signals the end of the nine-year hold of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on the country’s reins.

Also, the May 10 elections present a golden opportunity for Filipinos to bring about the change that they seek through the ballot, instead of going to the streets.

It is people power of the voting kind.

via INQUIRER.net.

MEANWHILE:

Cliffhangers can still pull a surprise in senatorial race

MANILA, Philippines – It seems the re-electionists and returning senators are taking an easy ride in the senatorial race. Surveys of Pulse Asia since the beginning of the campaign period show that 6 re-electionists and 4 former senators have been consistent in the Magic 12.

“Much of that is name recall. It’s not an ideal situation but that’s the experience with the senatorial race. Most people don’t scrutinize the senatorial candidates, except maybe in the urban areas. They get swayed by the names,” said political analyst Fr. Jojo Magadia of the Ateneo de Manila University.

“Nearly all the attention is on the presidential race and, to some extent, the vice-presidential race,” added Pulse Asia chief research fellow Ana Tabunda.

Via ABS-CBN News

EARLIER:

The final push turns Metro into seas of green, yellow, orange

MANILA, Philippines—The main contenders for the Philippine presidency Friday night made their final push for votes in separate grand rallies that turned parts of the metropolis into seas of green, yellow and orange.

Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Sen. Manny Villar held his miting de avance in a vast field facing the once infamous symbol of poverty—Smokey Mountain—in Tondo, while survey front-runner Sen. Benigno Aquino III brought his “yellow forces” to the Quezon City Memorial Circle, where he and several city mayors danced on a stage with comedian Pokwang.

Arroyo not invited

Tens of thousands of supporters of former President Joseph Estrada and his Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino massed on the track oval of the University of Makati, while administration candidate Gilbert Teodoro Jr. staged his final show of force at the Rizal Track and Field Stadium in Manila, urging a mammoth crowd to show the world that Filipinos would not be guided by opinion surveys in choosing their president.

Via Inquirer.net

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Villar confident of winning unless automated polls goes wrong

Posted by akosistella on May 8, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Nacionalista Party (NP) standard-bearer Senator Manuel Villar Jr. expressed confidence that his party will win in Monday’s election unless something goes wrong with the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) automated election system.

At the same time, Villar said he is now leaving his destiny to God as he capped a 90-day nationwide campaign in a miting de avance in Tondo, Manila last night.

 “Whether or not I can fulfill my dream of ending poverty, it’s up to our Lord now. I’ve already given my best shot in my firm belief that it’s what our Lord wants, this is what our people want,” he told reporters. 

via Philippine Star.

ALSO READ:

Teodoro: May 10 polls a big test to see if Filipinos can elect good leader

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) Delivering the final salvo for his bid for the presidency, administration candidate Gilbert Teodoro stuck to his positive campaign, praising the Filipinos and saying they deserve the best leader in the coming May 10 elections.

At the packed Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila Friday night for his miting de avance, Teodoro said the world is watching the Filipinos not only if they can hold a credible elections, but also if it can elect a leader who can manage a country mired in woes.

“This election is a test, to find out if the Filipinos can elect a leader who can rise up to the challenges . . . The world is watching us to see not only if the elections are clean, but to see what will be the results. Have the Filipinos elected a leader who can manage the country’s many problems. . . one leader who can unite rather than cause disunity?” Teodoro said.

Via Inquirer.net

AND:

Gordon: I have done my best in my campaign

MANILA, Philippines – Bagumbayan presidential bet Sen. Richard Gordon said his three-month campaign had been an “uphill run all the way.”

“I have done my best. I make no predictions. I have run uphill all the way. I have run against surveys, I have run against money and made protestations with the Comelec. I’m at peace. I make no predictions,” he said.

Speaking to reporters just before attending a rally Thursday night in Marikina City with his running-mate Bayani Fernando, Gordon lamented that Monday’s elections could show the absence of meritocracy in the country.

Via Phil. Star

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