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Palace urges House body to wrap up probe on poll fraud

Posted by akosistella on May 27, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang wants a committee at the House of Representatives to wrap up its investigation into alleged anomalies in the country’s first-ever nationwide automated elections last May 10, saying it is time to “move forward.”

Palace officials are concerned that the hearings being conducted by the committee on suffrage and electoral reforms chaired by Makati Representative Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. could overlap with the joint congressional canvass for the presidential and vice presidential votes.

“We hope we could put an end to this investigation so we can move on,” Executive Secretary Leandro Mendoza told reporters in Filipino, on Wednesday.

via INQUIRER.net.

ALSO READ: Morato: 7 ‘Comelec executives’ involved in poll fraud

Smartmatic admission of ‘innocent’ program errors alarms lawmakers


MANILA, Philippines – Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, resumed session on Wednesday afternoon but not a single vote was counted.

Day 2 of the joint session was instead spent grilling officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and election automation system provider Smartmatic on the authenticity of the results of the recent national polls.

The admission of Smartmatic Asia-Pacific president Cesar Flores of innocent program errors caused concerns that there may have also been program errors in computing the votes.

Via ABS-CBN News

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Joke the vote, pun the bets

Posted by akosistella on May 19, 2010


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Barring last-minute surprises in the election count, the Noynoy-Nognog tandem will lead the next casting at Malacañang Palace in the next six years, according to funny-boned Filipinos.

Nognog, dark-skinned Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay in real life, will also be installed as the country’s “first black vice president,” they say.

But before he could become president, Noynoy, who goes by the full name Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, may need to convince closest rival Joseph Estrada to concede.

Estrada can’t and won’t, supposedly because when he voted, his victory had been guaranteed. Proof of this, and so the tale is told, was that after Estrada fed his ballot into a PCOS machine, it popped this message: “Congratulations!

”In the most serious moments, trust Filipinos, acclaimed to be among the world’s happiest peoples, to joke and pun and laugh at themselves.

via Newsbreak Online.

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remembrance of things awry: Serious questions, stupid answers

Posted by akosistella on May 18, 2010


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I eagerly anticipated the national elections because I knew that the results would represent the current mindset of my countrymen and the state of my nation. I looked forward to the numerical evidences that my countrymen had finally become more educated, matured, improved, and hence have become more discerning citizens.

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DISMAL. VERY DISMAL.

What the numbers revealed was nothing more than a dismal reality. It was so dismal that it blew my mind.

Juan de la Cruz… How could we???!!! How could WE…???!!!

via remembrance of things awry.

We share your pain Toto.

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Estrada camp hits ‘massive selling’ of CF cards to cheat in May polls

Posted by akosistella on May 15, 2010


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The camp of presidential aspirant Joseph Estrada on Saturday claimed the May 10 polls were riddled with what it considered “massive marketing and selling” of pre-programmed Compact Flash (CF) cards, which contain instructions for the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to read the ballots.

At a press conference in Mandaluyong city, Ambassador Ernesto Maceda, former president Estrada’s campaign manager, claimed that before the elections, some people offering CF cards – supposedly programmed to make a candidate win – approached the camp of the Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP).

Maceda claimed the CF card brokers sell the programs for the PCOS machines from P30 to P50 million each.

via GMANews.TV.

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No more glitches in transmission of data to PPCRV—Comelec

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) assured the public that there would be no more glitches in the transmission of data from various precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in its servers at the Pope Pius Center in Manila where its accredited citizen arm Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has been doing its own tally.

Renato Garcia, consultant for ICT Operations of the Comelec, along with Cesar Flores, Smartmatic Asia Pacific President went to Pope Pius to repair the glitch of its servers which has caused delays in the tally being conducted by PPCRV.

“We would like to apologize for the delay here in Pius. The Pope Pius has a server that Comelec and Smartmatic has provided here to be able to access the results from the PCOS machines.”

via INQUIRER.net.

Over 300 clustered precincts had near-unanimous choices for president

If the 2010 elections are a gauge, bloc voting is alive and well in the Philippines.

According to an analysis of the GMA election tally, over 90 percent of voters in 326 clustered precincts around the country had the same choice for president. Benigno “Noynoy’ Aquino was by far the main beneficiary of this voting pattern, with 164 clustered precincts in 19 provinces and the national capital region voting nearly 100% for the presumptive winner of the presidential race.

At least 54 precincts voted almost exclusively for former president Joseph Estrada, while 67 and 61 precincts, respectively, went nearly 100 percent for Gibo Teodoro and Manny Villar.

Via GMANews.TV

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Aquino-Roxas tandem overwhelms opponents in voting in US

Posted by akosistella on May 13, 2010


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WASHINGTON – Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III of the Liberal Party won more votes than all the other presidential candidates combined in the District of Colombia and 10 other states that the Philippine embassy here had jurisdiction over in the May 10 general elections.

Consul General Domingo Nolasco, chairman of the Special Board of Canvassers for the US, said of 1,723 absentee ballots cast within the embassy’s area of control, 981 went to Aquino.

In second place was Lakas-Kampi’s Gilbert Teodoro with 213 votes followed by Nacionalista Party’s Manuel Villar (181) and Bagumbayan’s Richard Gordon (141).

Similarly, Aquino’s running mate Mar Roxas received more votes than all the other vice presidential aspirants combined.

via Philippine Star.

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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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Noynoy prepares to form government

Posted by akosistella on May 12, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy”Aquino III is forming a search committee to study the background of everyone applying to serve under his administration.

Aquino said Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, social welfare secretary under the Arroyo administration, has agreed to return to the same Cabinet position.

Aquino said Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard-bearer Gilbert Teodoro Jr., who has conceded defeat, can also join his Cabinet as defense secretary, although questions of nepotism could crop up. Teodoro has said he is not interested in a government position.

via Philippine Star.

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‘President-apparent’ hopes for peaceful transfer of power

MANILA, Philippines – After historic elections that saw 40 million Filipinos casting their votes in the country’s first-ever automated polls, president-apparent and Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is hoping for a peaceful and orderly transfer of power – something he says his late mother Corazon did not enjoy.

Aquino is leading the nine-cornered race with 40.19 percent of votes tabulated, with closest rival former President Joseph Estrada getting 25.46 percent of the votes. Four of Aquino’s rivals have conceded the presidency to him. Aquino, however, refused to describe how victory felt as of yesterday afternoon, saying, “I still will await the completion of the process.”

Asked what he can promise the country’s poor, who constitute the majority of Filipinos, the man poised to be the country’s 15th president said simply, “Opportunity.”

Via Phil. Star

AND: GMA wins, vows smooth transition

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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

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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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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 results from Comelec

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010

As of 12:22 AM via ANC alerts: (Pres.) Aquino 10.14M, Erap 6.4M, Villar 3.48M, Gibo 2.66M; (VP) Binay 10.72M, Roxas 9.24M, Legarda 2.6M, Fernando 720,791. (Senators) Revilla 13.1M, Estrada 13.03M, Santiago 12M, Drilon 11.02M, Enrile 10.88M, Cayetano 9.56M, Marcos 9.34M, Recto 8.55M, Sotto 8.34M, Osmeña 7.99M, Lapid 7.36M, Guingona 7.16M, (#13-Hontiveros Baraquel 6.47M).

This is based on 60% of election returns.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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