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Aquino’s camp moves for his early proclamation

Posted by akosistella on June 4, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines—The camp of Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino on Thursday moved for his early proclamation after getting more than five million votes lead over his closest rival, former president Joseph Estrada, in the ongoing canvassing of Congress.

Aquino’s laywer, Joel Cadiz, made the motion, saying that Aquino’s rival could no longer catch up since there were only less than two million votes left to be counted by Congress acting as the board of canvassers for president and vice president.

But Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri requested Aquino’s camp to be a little more patient since there were only a few certificates of canvass (CoC’s) to be processed.
Aquino’s camp acceded to Zubiri’s request.

Via Inquirer.net

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Noynoy, Binay still dominate Congress canvassing

As the official canvassing of votes for president and vice president nears conclusion, Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay continued to hold a tight grip on the top slots.

Out of the 278 certificates of canvass (COCs), 236 had already been opened by the Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, as of 6 p.m. Thursday.

Aquino and Binay ruled in most provinces and cities canvassed for the day such as Batangas, Quezon City, Sulu, Muntinlupa, Pasay City, Makati City, Malabon City, Pampanga, San Juan, and Maguindanao.

via GMA News.TV.

AND: Shooting halts voting in Lanao del Sur

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Boy Abunda open to joining Cabinet after ABS-CBN contract ends

Posted by akosistella on June 2, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – After saying that he was “not inclined” to accept a Cabinet position in president-apparent Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s government, television host and talent manager Boy Abunda is now singing a different tune.

Abunda clarified that he is not closing his doors to the possibility of serving the Aquino administration, at least, not “while I am under contract with ABS-CBN.”

“Kasi baka sabihin nila kakainin ko ang mga salita ko ngayon. I am not closing my doors. But am I going to accept any offer, halimbawa, today? I am not. No, I am not going to take the position,” he told ABS-CBN News.

Abunda said his contract with ABS-CBN will end in 2011.

Aquino, older brother of Kris Aquino, is eyeing Abunda to become tourism secretary. He took note of “The Buzz” host’s ability to clearly communicate ideas and understand the audience.

When sought for reaction, Abunda initially said that although he is grateful to be considered, he is not “inclined to accept it.”

“I can help ‘Noy in another capacity. I have a personal relationship with Noy. I think it will be more effective if I continue what I am doing now… giving him advice — devoid of agenda and bias, devoid of politics,” Abunda said. (Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News)

Ayan, binawi na.

Lemme see.. among our past tourism secretaries were: Joe Aspiras, Tony Gonzales, Raffy Alunan, Narz Lim, Mina Gabor, Dick Gordon, and lastly Ace Durano. And Sen. Noynoy Aquino can only come up w/ Girl Abunda?!?!?

Cripes! I don’t think even Erap nor Manny Villar wouldn’t have been this idiotic to come up w/ an idea like this. What a big effing joke on everyone who voted for Noynoy Aquino. Nay, on the entire Philippines!

Time to pack our bags folks.

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Melo: Initial audit shows low discrepancy rate

Posted by akosistella on May 28, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – The initial results of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Random Manual Audit (RMA) of selected precincts in the May 10 elections show only a small difference between the electronic and manual counts.

Some losing candidates have questioned the credibility of the automated elections using the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.

This is the reason why many are waiting for the results of the RMA being conducted by the Comelec and the National Statistics Office (NSO).

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

ALSO READ: Was malicious software placed in recalled CF cards?

Aquino unfazed by poll fraud allegations

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Benigno Aquino III, set to be the next president of the Philippines, said he was unfazed by allegations of election fraud and described complaints from losing pro-administration candidates as a “fishing expedition”.

Unofficial tallies from the elections commission show Aquino has an insurmountable lead of more than 5 million votes over his nearest rival, former President Joseph Estrada, in the May 10 ballot. The race for vice president is much closer.

On Tuesday, a joint session of Congress met to start the official tally of votes, but not a single ballot has been counted yet due to debate over technical details and doubts on the integrity of the automated vote count.

Via ABS-CBN News

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Canvassing deadline moved to June 15

Posted by akosistella on May 27, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – The joint Senate-House canvassing committee will finish its tabulation of votes for president and vice president and proclaim the winners on or before June 15.

Committee co-chairmen Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Speaker Prospero Nograles made the decision in response to a query raised by Sen. Gregorio Honasan regarding the canvassing and proclamation timeline.

via Philippine Star.

ALSO READ: Erap lawyer insists ex-leader won elections

Party-list groups urge Comelec to push through with proclamation

MANILA, Philippines – Leading party-list groups have banded together and asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to proclaim on Friday all the winning party-list organizations.

In a statement, the Party-List Alliance welcomed the Comelec’s plan to proclaim the top 10 groups, saying “voters deserve and expect a quick announcement of winners due to automation” of the May 10 polls.

Via Phil. Star

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Election returns flawed, says Locsin

Posted by akosistella on May 24, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines—Thousands of election returns ERs transmitted from the precinct count optical scan PCOS machines are void because these do not comply with the country’s laws on digital signatures, according to the chair of the House committee on suffrage and electoral reform.

Makati Rep. Teodoro Locsin, chair of the committee, said Sunday the ERs, on which the certificates of canvass CoCs are based for proclaiming the next president and vice president, had no digital signatures as defined by the country’s e-Commerce Law.The Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 Republic Act No. 8792 gives legal recognition to electronic documents so long as these can be authenticated.

But Locsin was hopeful that the joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives, acting as the national board of canvassers for the presidential and vice presidential races, would just “close its eyes” on this “inadvertent mistake” and vote to recognize all the ERs.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Comelec to review conduct of automated polls

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is conducting a comprehensive review of the first automated elections in the country, amid allegations of massive poll fraud.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said the poll body is set to gather data and then hold a summit to thoroughly evaluate the conduct of the May 10 elections.

“The evaluation will last from two months or more, but initially we will just gather the data, process it and then evaluate it,” he said.

Via Phil. Star

AND: Angara sees quick canvass for poll winners

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Noynoy voters pick Mar more than Binay – SWS

Posted by akosistella on May 21, 2010


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ONLY 1 in 4, or 26.4 percent, of those who voted for apparent president-elect Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd voted Mayor Jejomar “Jojo” Binay of Makati City for vice president, results of the recent TV5-Social Weather Stations (SWS) exit poll showed.

And a larger percentage of those who voted for Aquino picked Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd (64.4 percent), his official running mate.

Seven out of 10 (71.5 percent) of those who voted for former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada also voted for Binay.

Both Binay and Roxas admit that the endorsement of Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero of the Aquino-Binay tandem, also known as “NoyBi” resulted in a surge in Binay’s ratings.

VIa Manila TImes

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Special elections on May 28 still tentative

Special elections will be held on May 28 for provinces that declared poll failure during the May 10 polls, according to Commission on Elections (Comelec) Thursday.

Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larra-zabal said the poll body would be holding special elections in seven municipalities of Lanao del Sur, in two municipalities of Basilan, in the towns of Guimbal, Iloilo, Pagsanjan and Western Samar to make up for the failure of polls declared earlier.

But Larrazabal also mentioned that the schedule might be moved, because May 28 will fall on Islam’s worship day.

via Manila TImes.

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Estrada defends Aquino on Cabinet choice

Posted by akosistella on May 19, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines—The only Philippine president to be ousted and criminally convicted for corruption has plenty of advice for the country’s likely new president, front-runner Sen. Benigno Aquino III.

Deposed President Joseph Estrada, who is still contesting the unofficial results of the presidential race, said there was nothing wrong with Aquino retaining the services of officials serving in President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Cabinet.

“Those are the people he trusts. It’s a matter of trusting the people around you. In my case, when I get my Cabinet members, I see to it that first, their integrity is unquestionable. Competence is No. 2,” said Estrada, who was convicted for plunder but was immediately pardoned by Ms Arroyo.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Ex-Ombudsman Marcelo: I won’t accept post in Aquino admin

Former Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo on Wednesday said he would not to accept any government post that Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, the likely winner in the 2010 presidential elections, may offer him.

Marcelo made the statement after former solicitor-general Frank Chavez alleged that Marcelo is jockeying for a government position in the incoming Aquino administration.

“Hindi siguro kasi yung career ko di ba…I almost worked myself to death (Probably not, because during my career…I almost worked myself to death),” Marcelo said when asked on GMA News’ Unang Hirit whether he would accept a government post if Aquino offers him one.

Via GMANews.TV

AND: Aquino campaigners should not accept Cabinet posts—Escudero

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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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Comelec partial unofficial tally (as of 7:45 a.m., May 14, 2010)

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010

Via ANC Alerts

Presidential race (as of 7:45 am)

Vice Presidential race (as of 7:45 am)

Senatorial elections (as of 7:45 am)

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Opinions

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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Estrada’s amazing performance
By ELLEN TORDESILLAS

But the fact that Estrada, invariably dismissed by analysts early in the election campaign as the either a “spoiler” or “a kingmaker”, one who can help ensure the victory of one candidate in a close contest by his endorsement, running second, overtaking the high-financed campaign of Manuel Villar, showed his strong hold on the masses who comprise the bulk of the 50 million voters despite his being convicted of plunder . (Estrada was convicted of plunder in 2006 after more than six years in detention but was pardoned by Gloria Arroyo a month after.)

Click Ellen Tordesillas

Belmonte will be speaker
AS I SEE IT By Neal Cruz

STOP THINKING OF GLORIA MACAPAGAL-Arroyo as speaker of the House of Representatives. The next speaker will be Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, who has been elected congressman. He is the choice of President-to-be Noynoy Aquino.

Contrary to popular opinion, it is not the congressmen who choose their speaker. The president does. Congressmen only ratify what he orders.

Click Neal Cruz

President of all Filipinos
VECTOR By Sonny Coloma

Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino III’s comprehensive victory in last Monday’s elections underlines a most salient reality: he is expected by his countrymen to govern and lead as President of all Filipinos.

Click Sonny Coloma

Calls mount for Corona to decline appointment
GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc

As expected outgoing President Arroyo announced her choice of new Chief Justice even if incumbent Reynato Puno is yet to retire on May 17. She is kicking up a firestorm for not letting the next President on June 30 do it. A day after assuring Filipinos of smooth transition to a new admin, Arroyo is back to divisive spiteful politics. A day after being proclaimed winner — in an unprecedented congressional run while in Malacañang — she revived suspicions of her ploy. That is, to gain immunity from suit for plunder and abuse via prolonged stay in power and a Supreme Court wholly appointed by her.

Click Jarius Bondoc

Churlish parting shot
ANALYSIS By Amando Doronila

DEPARTING PRESIDENT MACAPAGAL-ARROYO fired a churlish parting shot Wednesday when Malacañang announced that she had “chosen” Associate Justice Renato Corona to be the next chief justice of the Supreme Court upon the retirement of Chief Justice Reynato Puno on May 17.

Click Amando Doronila

Dumb
FRONTLINE By Ninez Cacho-Olivares

Just what makes Noynoy think that it is his right, and not Gloria’s, to appoint the next CJ? Who is the sole interpreter and arbiter of the law? The president of the republic or the SC? Who the heck does Noynoy think he is? Hello, he has not even been proclaimed president-elect and he thinks he is higher than the law itself!

Click Ninez Cacho-Olivares

‘Administration’ and ‘government’ are not the same
BIG DEAL By Dan Mariano

I am sometimes made to feel that TV reporters should stick to simply delivering breaking news. Far too often, whenever these self-styled broadcast journalists try to engage in news analysis, they not only reveal their ignorance, they also mislead their viewers.

Click Dan Mariano

Understanding the power-rate increase
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS By Dean dela Paz

The recent increase in electricity rates saw our bills increase by as much as 80 percent, with some households and small businesses paying the cost equivalent of a small secondhand generator. Despite information campaigns and a policy of transparency in electricity pricing, the sudden increases have led to wild speculations on its rationale—going from the plausible to the absurd.

Click Dean dela Paz

Election results 2010
AMBIENT VOICES By Ma. Isabel Ongpin

It took me the longest time to vote on Election Day, but I was not alone. The neighborhood trooped to the public school designated as the polling place and amid a welter of papers, posters, banners—all representing a candidate or other, through a crowd of people from all walks of life, assaulted by heat and chaos trying to organize itself into some order. I finally got the picture, which was to line up along a corridor near our polling booth to get a designated number. The line had to make a u-turn and it was slow going but I met a neighbor and we carried on a catch-up conversation. In the time of about an hour and a half, all those with numbers were put into a holding room, which was a classroom with school desks. There we sat moving from row to row as numbers were called into the next room where the PCOS machine was and where we looked up our names, signed and received the long, unfamiliar ballot.

Click Maribel Ongpin

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Congress leaders move to advance vote canvass

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines—Moving for an early canvassing of votes for the two highest elective posts in the land, the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives started talks Thursday to change the legislative calendar.

Both chambers are scheduled to hold a joint session to canvass the votes for president and vice president starting May 31, but Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Speaker Prospero Nograles and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri agreed in principle Thursday to convene at the soonest time possible.

However, Enrile and Zubiri disclosed at the Kapihan sa Senado forum that what was preventing Congress from swiftly convening as the National Board of Canvassers was the Commission on Elections’ piecemeal submission of Certificates of Canvass.

via INQUIRER.net, .

AND: No quorum for early Canvass vote

Two election monitoring groups dispute Comelec’s claim of ‘success’ in May 10 polls

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Winners in Luzon polls a mix of old and new

BAGUIO CITY — A mix of new and old faces will lead provinces and cities in Northern and Central Luzon in the next three years.

In the Ilocos region, proclaimed governors were Imee Marcos (NP) of Ilocos Norte, Luis “Chavit” Singson (Bileg) of Ilocos Sur and Manuel Ortega (NPC) of La Union. Reelected Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. (Lakas-Kampi-CMD) had yet to be proclaimed on Thursday pending the completion of the provincial canvass.

Marcos, Singson and Ortega supported the candidacy of Nacionalista Party standard bearer Manuel Villar Jr.

Via Inquirer.net

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NAMFREL: Some PCOS machines failed accuracy test

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – It may have been high-speed, but was it accurate?

A report to be released by the poll watchdog National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) showed that some Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines failed the accuracy test.

It may have no bearing on the national races, particularly the presidential race, but the questionable accuracy may have had an impact in hotly-contested races in the local front, and in the some cases, neck-and-neck races in the last spots for the Senate.

Via ABS-CBN News

AND: Clustered precints had perfect attendance on poll day

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Estrada camp claims having proof of poll discrepancies

The camp of former President Joseph Estrada vowed to disclose evidence of alleged discrepancies in the results of the 2010 presidential race when Congress convenes as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) to canvass the votes for president and vice president.

In an interview with reporters on Thursday, Estrada’s legal counsel George Erwin Garcia said they will ask Congress to not rely solely on the electronically transmitted results when it convenes as the NBOC on May 31.

“We will be presenting evidence, documents and people to prove that there were indeed irregularities… which we think will reflect on the credibility of the elections,” Garcia said.

via GMANews.TV.

Madrigal, Perlas, De los Reyes charge election system was flawed

MANILA, Philippines—”The question is not whether we should concede to any particular candidate, but whether to concede or not to the validity and integrity of an unproven and flawed automated election system.”

The so-called “bottom-dwellers” in the presidential race— Sen. Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal, Nicanor Perlas and John Carlos “JC” de los Reyes—made this assertion in a news conference Thursday at the senator’s New Manila, Quezon City, residence.

In a joint statement, they noted that “in the recent euphoria surrounding the perceived success of the automated polls, we may sound like voices crying out in the wilderness.”

Via Inquirer.net

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Partial unofficial tally (as of 9:32 am)

Posted by akosistella on May 13, 2010


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(VIa ANC Alerts)

Presidential race (as of 7:55 am)

Vice Presidential race (as of 9:32 am)

Top senatorial candidates

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