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Rep. Teodoro L. Locsin Jr.’s final report on alleged fraud in the May 2010 elections

Posted by akosistella on June 28, 2010


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Observations, Conclusions and Recommendations pp. 21-27 of Chairman’s report

Complete document

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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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More losing bets claim they were offered ‘altered’ CF cards

Posted by akosistella on May 24, 2010


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(Updated 2:12 PM) While playing golf in his home province in November 2009, the now defeated Surigao del Norte gubernatorial bet Robert Ace Barbers said he was approached by a man who offered him to ‘pre-program’ compact flash cards in his favor.

Costing P50 million, the pre-programmed compact flash cards would ensure his victory in the May 2010 elections, Barbers told the House Committee on Electoral Reforms and Suffrage on Monday, quoting the seller whom he refused to identify.

These and more stories of election irregularities cropped up during the resumption of the House investigation on alleged poll fraud, including instances of “ballot cutting.”

via GMANews.TV.

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Smartmatic eyes manual recount to clear name

Seeking to clear its name from accusations of poll fraud, Smartmatic on Monday requested the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to conduct a manual recount of the ballots from the recently concluded automated elections.

“There have been many accusations with no proof. To all these accusations, my best answer is even if you don’t believe in the [automated] system, you can believe in a recount,” said Smartmatic-Asia Pacific president Cesar Flores after attending an investigation at the House of Representatives on the alleged irregularities in the May 10 polls.

“The best way to solve this is by opening the ballot boxes. My request to Comelec and the whole country, if you don’t believe the system, [is to] do a [manual] count,” he added.

Via GMA News TV

Why is Ace Barbers telling the public and the authorities about this just now? Wasn’t he alarmed in Nov. 2009 that there was this group peddling their services to virtually hack the automated elections by altering compact flash cards? In fact, Barbers even said the hacker was going to offer his services to Barbers’ rival, the eventual winner of the recent gubernatorial elections in their area.

I think all Filipinos are duty-bound to report to authorities if there is anyone threatening to commit fraud especially during an important event such as the national elections. Right now, I think Barbers is merely sour-graping.

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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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‘Teddy Boy’ blows top at Smartmatic official

Posted by akosistella on May 20, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines 3rd UPDATE – Makati City Rep. Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr., one of staunchest defenders of election automation, blew his top during Thursday’s House inquiry into alleged poll fraud and cursed at a representative of poll automation supplier Smartmatic.

“You sons of bitches! You had us standing here guaranteeing to the public and the world that even if fraud is committed, we would be able to trace it. We never said that fraud could never be committed, but you said we could trace it. But now, you tell me that at 10 in the evening, you could do it [cheat] and we would never know?” Locsin, chairman of the House committee on electoral reforms and suffrage, told Heider Garcia of Smartmatic.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

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House probe into ‘hocus PCOS’ stalls Comelec tasks

MANILA, Philippines – The Congressional probe into allegations of electronic cheating during the automated elections is causing delays in the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) tasks, including canvassing and proclaiming election winners, an official said Thursday.

“The allegations of ‘koala boy’ are preventing us from efficiently doing our job,” said Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal, referring to the election fraud whistleblower who appeared on ABS-CBN wearing a mask that made his face look like a koala bear’s.

“We’re supposed to be conducting meetings now and coordinating with field officials, but we can’t do it,” he added.

Via ABS-CBN News

AND: Comelec orders Antipolo vote machines, junked poll materials probed

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LP: Roxas ahead by 137K based on 88 COCs

Posted by akosistella on May 18, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – The Liberal Party (LP) has advised leading vice-presidential candidate Jejomar Binay not to be confident with his current standing in the vice-presidential elections, as it unveiled data from certificates of canvass (COCs) that show Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II leading the race.

The LP based its finding on 88 out of the total 108 provincial and chartered city COCs that it has obtained, showing Roxas with a lead of 137,404 votes over Binay. Roxas has 11,890,802 votes, while Binay has 11,753,398 votes based on these COCs.

Binay earlier said he would win the vice-presidential race since he leads in the official tally of the Comelec and the unofficial count of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

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Municipal tallies show Roxas winning by 200,000 votes, says LP

Posted by akosistella on May 17, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines—Based on the municipal certificates of canvass (COCs) his camp has gathered, Liberal Party vice-presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II would edge Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay in the vice-presidential race by around 200,000 votes, former Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz said Saturday.

Cruz said that the municipal COCs the LP obtained from around the country were tabulated by Ateneo de Manila University professor Edmundo Lim and they showed Roxas would win by “plus or minus 200,000” votes.

Binay’s camp does not have access to these documents because they are not the dominant minority party.

via INQUIRER.net.

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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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Aquino vows justice for murdered LP ally

Posted by akosistella on May 15, 2010


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TARLAC CITY—Apparent President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III said that he would pursue justice for a murdered friend and chief of staff of a Liberal Party leader who was gunned down by policemen in a Cavite town on Election Day.

Aquino, together with his running mate Sen. Manuel Araneta “Mar” Roxas II, went to Enriquez Funeral Chapel in this city at 11 a.m. to condole with relatives and friends of retired Col. Arnulfo Obillos, the chief of staff of former Congressman Plaridel Abaya.

Bacoor gunfight

Obillos, a resident of this province, along with another Abaya bodyguard, Sgt. Juanito Paraiso, were killed when police in Bacoor, Cavite, opened fire at them as they accompanied Abaya to the town police station to complain about alleged harassment of Abaya supporters.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Noynoy open to LP-NP House alliance vs GMA

MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III said yesterday he is open to an alliance with the Nacionalista Party (NP) of rival Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. in the House of Representatives for as “long as it would be for the good of the nation.”

Outgoing Quezon City Mayor Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. also said that an alliance between the two parties is “possible” to be able to come up with a majority to support his bid for speaker of the House of Representatives.

Belmonte is expected to be pitted against President Arroyo in the battle for the speaker’s post. Malacañang said the President has an “advantage” in the contest.

Via Phil. Star

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As Roxas awaits Visayas votes, Binay keeps lead

Posted by akosistella on May 15, 2010


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As of the 5:31 p.m. update from the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting PPCRV, the citizen’s arm of the Commission on Elections based at the Pope Pius Center in Manila, Roxas was still nailed to the second spot with 12,670,877 votes.

Binay has so far garnered 13,478,375 votes, widening his lead to 804,669 votes from Thursday night’s 793,358 vote-margin.

Out of the 76,475 polling precincts across the country, 68,871 have already transmitted election returns to the Pius server, a small jump from early Thursday’s 68,373 precincts.

But votes from Central Visayas, much awaited by the camp of Roxas, the running mate of almost-elected president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, still remained uncounted as of 1:03 p.m. Friday.

Roxas’ camp has claimed that the senator will win by a “hairline” against Binay once votes from Central Visayas, his bailiwick, were counted.

via INQUIRER.net.

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2 LP candidates vying for last Senate seat

Local polls results via GMANews.TV

Comelec partial, offical tally of partylist groups

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Noynoy: How about no Chief Justice at oath-taking?

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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SEN. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, whose election as president is all but assured, yesterday said he might not take his oath before incoming Chief Justice Renato Corona whose appointment he seeks to be withdrawn by President Arroyo.

“We are studying the matter,” said Aquino who is still holed up in the Cojuangco family’s 6,400-hectare Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac.

Presidential spokesman Ricardo Saludo said the appointment would ensure stability and continuity in the High Court and the Judiciary especially in this “crucial… time of elections and transition.”

via Business Insight Malaya.

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Noynoy enjoying last days of ‘ordinary’ life

HACIENDA LUISITA, TARLAC – Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III is enjoying the last days of his “ordinary” life here before assuming the most important office of the land – the presidency.

The 50-year-old bachelor, in shorts and t-shirt, drove some of his aides to the Microtel Inn Wednesday midnight where reporters were billeted.

The pair of short pants is what Aquino uses for sleeping, according to one of his closest aides. “Mukhang hindi pa nagsi-sink in sa kanya ang pagiging presidente niya,” the aide said.

Via Malaya

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Roxas: Fight for VP post not yet over

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010

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VP race between Binay, Roxas still too close to call — PPCRV

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines — The vice presidential race is still a toss-up between Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay and Sen. Manuel Roxas II because some five million votes from more than 8,000 precincts—the largest of which are in the presumed bailiwicks of Binay and Roxas, have yet to be counted.

As small increments of votes slowly raised the tallies, Binay got 13,429,660 votes (40.77 percent of the votes counted so far), giving him a lead of 776,441 votes over Roxas as of the 5:30 p.m. count on Thursday, by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV). Roxas received 12,643,219 votes (38.38 percent).

The figures represent the consolidated results from 68,601 precincts, or 89.70 percent of the 76,475 precincts nationwide.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Analyst: Vice-presidential race too close to call

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has yet to canvass or transmit results in some provinces known to be bailiwicks of Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.

This has apparently given the Liberal Party vice-presidential bet enough reason to refuse to concede to Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay, who has been leading in Comelec’s canvassing of votes.

But Gemma Bagayaua Mendoza, editor-in-chief of abs-cbnnews.com, believes Roxas has reason to be optimistic.

Via ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN News research results here

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Roxas hints at betrayal: There are no secrets in RP

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines—No secret has remained untold and the truth will out.

This was what Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said Thursday when asked about reports that some major supporters of LP standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III had junked him (Roxas).

Roxas appeared before TV cameras Thursday for the first time since Monday’s election during the celebration of his 53rd birthday with supporters and family at the Balai Aquino-Roxas in Cubao, Quezon City.

Via Inquirer.net

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Inside story: Hyatt 10 vs Kamag-anak Inc.


MANILA, Philippines—The fight between the “Noy-Mar” and “Noy-Bi” advocates has been traced to the rivalry between the Hyatt 10 and groups identified with the so-called Kamag-anak Inc. of ex-Tarlac Rep. Jose Cojuangco, the Philippine Daily Inquirer has learned from sources in the camp of presidential front-runner Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

The “Noy-Bi” tandem of Aquino for president and Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay for vice president was purportedly fielded to derail the “Noy-Mar” tandem of Aquino and Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, which was seen as “not good” for Cojuangco and his allies, the sources said.

Pastor “Boy” Saycon, who is Cojuangco’s colleague in the Council for Philippine Affairs (Copa), which was pushing for the “Noy-Bi” tandem, denied Cojuangco’s involvement. “Peping is out of this,” Saycon said.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Alleged fertilizer scam point man loses gubernatorial bid in Capiz

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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CEBU CITY — It’s official: Capiz reelectionist Gov. Victor Tanco (Liberal Party) has won his reelection bid against the controversial former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante, the alleged architect of the fertilizer scam.

Bolante lost not only the gubernatorial post but a chance to gain political vindication from the public drubbing that he got when he was made to face a Senate inquiry on the fertilizer scam. The Senate hearings had recommended charges to be filed against him and several government officials.

Likely president-elect, Sen. Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Mar Roxas, a native of Capiz and Aquino’s running mate under the Liberal Party, personally campaigned in the province against the election bid of Bolante.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Dy beats Padaca in Isabela’s race for governor

ILAGAN, Isabela, Philippines —- Rep. Faustino Dy III derailed the reelection bid of Gov. Maria Gracia Cielo Padaca after votes from the two remaining Isabela towns were canvassed by the provincial board of canvassers at past 7 p.m. Thursday.

Dy, whose brothers were defeated by Padaca in the 2004 and 2007 gubernatorial races, received 274,757 votes while Padaca got 271,319 votes from 35 towns and one city.

Padaca was leading by at least 3,000 votes on Thursday afternoon before votes from Angadanan and Palanan towns were received by the PBOC.

Via Inquirer.net

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