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Liberal Party questions ‘3M uncounted votes’

Posted by akosistella on June 4, 2010


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ALSO READ: Aquino beats Estrada in San Juan; null votes blamed

President, VP winner proclamations delayed

FILIPINOS are entitled to know the truth about those null votes. With all the complaints of irregularities documented during the last elections involving the automated system itself (e.g. the PCOS machines, the CF Cards, the ballots), why should we take Smartmatic and Comelec’s word that these null votes are the result of voters not having voted for any VP candidate, or resulted from an undershaded oval beside the VP Candidate’s name, or overvoting – meaning thes voters vote for more than the These PCOS machines are hardly perfect, and may have mistakenly not counted appropriately filled out ballots.

What’s suspicious is that those null votes where significantly huge in areas where Jojo Binay led the VP count by at least 10 percent. These was evident in 3 regions alone. Also, in the Mindanao area, there was an unusually high turnout of voters in the ARMM provinces reaching over 90 percent, w/c was more than the national average of 70 percent. Ask any statistician and they will tell you that it’s statistically impossiblethat a candidate would just get zero or 1 vote, as what happened to Sen. MAR Roxas in the last elections. It’s deja vu all over again! Didn’t FPJ have this same problem when he ran in the 2004 presidential elections vs Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and he too received zero votes exactly in these very same areas that Roxas has been lagging behind Binay?

Congress as the National Board of Canvassers has the power to decide to count those votes. The legislators made the canvassing rules, and can very well adopt new rules and procedures to address the problem of those 3M null votes. The figure is just too large to ignore! Will the Senators and Congressmen be irresponsible and just close their eyes on this issue? What if it happened to them in the next elections?

Btw the Automated Election System Law (RA 8346) doesn’t contain any defintion of ‘null votes’, so I went to the Comelec web site to search through its resolutions and other documents which could contain the definition. Either there is no such published definition, or the Comelec web site was acting funky again.

And just for the sake of argument: Even if the null votes affect Sen. Noynoy Aquino and go the way of former President Joseph Estrada, as the Binay camp intrigues in an attempt to douse cold water on the LP’s assertions on behalf of Sen. Roxas, Aquino will still end up w/ a 2-million margin vs Estrada. So there.

Let’s get to the truth! Count those null votes now!


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Locsin set to dismiss poll fraud testimonies

Posted by akosistella on May 28, 2010


(Via ABS-CBN News online)


‘Whistleblowers’ keeping identities of poll cheats
GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc

Here comes another whistleblower, or is it whistle-botcher. Admin stalwart Manuel Morato loudly testified in Congress that seven men had offered to cheat for his presidential bet Gilbert Teodoro for a fee. Details spiced up his tale. Four of the offerers were Comelec regional directors who hold sway over 14 regions. They initially asked for P1 billion to manipulate the automated results, but later settled for P750 million. Payment plan: P250 million down, then P400 million, and balance of P100 million after the election. Morato said he didn’t bite, but knew they were not con artists but “for real.” Yet when asked who the four poll officials were, he couldn’t recall because he left his notes at home. He vividly recounted, though, that he jotted down only the nicknames of two of the four, “Artie” and “Bong”.

Rep. Teddy Locsin told Morato to visit the Comelec office to possibly spot his suspects, like an eyewitness before a police lineup. No one in the House panel on electoral reforms bothered to test out the witness. He was not asked the clincher: how come he clearly remembered circumstances of the meeting with the poll cheats, yet forgot to bring his notes?

Via Jarius Bondoc

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Roxas family still solid w/ Aquino sisters

Posted by akosistella on May 27, 2010


(via ABS-CBN News)

I APPLAUD the Araneta/Roxas family for keeping on defending the Aquino sisters, who have been their friends since they were kids. I also understand completely why they have to maintain that the relationship w/ those girls is as solid as ever. Good for them then.

Personally, I really don’t see any point in denying what the LP and Roxas’ own political officers and supporters in the field had been reporting since February. Besides, that TV ad endorsing Binay that would’ve been shot by one sister, and those Noy-bi posters in one of the girls’ cars were not the figments of anyone’s imagination. There was treachery and you can bet my sweet ass on it.

“Cunning and treachery are the offspring of incapacity.” (François de la Rochefoucauld, French author, 1613-1680)

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Quit whining Sen. Aquino…behave like a President right now!

Posted by akosistella on May 15, 2010

YESTERDAY, President-elect Benigno Simeon Aquino III (perhaps we should cease calling him Noynoy out of respect), said he would rather take his oath of office before a barangay captain (or tanod, depending which paper you read), than before the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Renato Corona. Aquino, of course, has been vocal about his views regarding incumbent President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s appointment of the new Chief Justice even before the position had become vacant.

This idea of taking one’s oath of office before a barangay tanod/captain, just shows who the President-elect has been listening to lately. Senator Chiz Escudero, perpetual Presidential wanna-be, was the source of this hare-brained idea after he told Karen Davila on Headstart yesterday, that there was nothing legally wrong if Aquino didn’t wish to take his oath before Corona. Escudero, added that in his case, he always took his oath of office before a barangay captain after he won his elective posts. Umm, okay.

Not that a barangay captain is a lowly disdainful post, but after GMA had dragged the image and position of the presidency through the mud with her shenanigans, we need to return the Philippine Presidency back to respectability. The Supreme Court already ruled that GMA had the right to appoint a Chief Justice. So Aquino better quit his whining right now and act like a President; he should do what is necessary to make us all look up to the position again. And that means, respecting the law.

I think the public needs to see the pomp and circumstance surrounding a newly-elected President’s inaugural ceremony which includes taking his oath before a Supreme Court Chief Justice, before the public at the Quirino grandstand, as tradition dictates. We need to feel good about the Presidency again. We need to know that the new President is a public official that prioritizes the law over personal feelings.

Aquino owes it to the millions of Filipinos who cast their votes in his favor, and show the rest of the citizenry that he isn’t wrapped up in trivialities and pettiness. (In the first place, Aquino was the one who forced the hand of GMA to appoint the Chief Justice because of his brilliant statement saying that his administration would go after her. Talk about showing all your cards before the card game is over!)

Anyhoo, while I had been fuming about Aquino’s statement, Dean Marvic Leonen of the UP College of Law, wrote a more comprehensive and dispassionate explanation why the President-elect should take his oath before the SC Chief Justice. Leonen, as many of you know, had opposed Arroyo’s appointment of the Chief Justice. I am publishing his note here with his kind permission:

Respect the Office, Not Necessarily the Incumbent: Why Take the Oath Before the Chief Justice
By MARVIC LEONEN, Dean of the College of Law
University of the Philippines

My criticism of the decision of the Supreme Court in de Castro v JBC et al is well known. I have participated in many fora to explain why I think the decision was wrong. I have also called on the President not to appoint the next Chief Justice. I am also calling for Justice Corona not to accept.

But in case he does, should the President not take his oath of office before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

The Office of the Chief Justice is a creation of the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines. So is the Office of the President. The Chief Justice presides over the Supreme Court, primus interpares with all the other associate justices. The Supreme Court in turn supervises and controls all other appellate and trial courts. It is that body that determines with finality–rightly or wrongly–what an entire constitutional department does. Ceremonially, the Supreme Court is represented by its Chief Justice.

The Supreme Court has the final say on the interpretation of the Constitution. As a document, the constitution is the formal representation of our ideas relating to government. As a human institution, the Supreme Court has erred–many times–on what the proper interpretation of its provisions should be. They should be rightly criticized for it, and it is the role of the legal academe, the legal profession and the public in general to call its attention to mistakes in its decisions. There are however many conceptions of what may constitute a wrong decision. There are fundamental bases of logic, hermeneutics and semiotics which provide wider consensus than other modes of argumentation. But, to make the system work, a wrong decision sometimes becomes final and must be acknowledged as such especially by the Executive Department.

Whoever is appointed as Chief Justice carries the burdens of the functions of that office as well as its traditions. Lately, starting with Chief Justice Andres Narvasa, to Hilarion Davide, to Artemio Panganiban and finally to Reynato Puno, the Supreme Court collectively addressed issues of correcting institutional injustices. Each of their courts may have had horrible decisions, but all of them attempted to addressed issues relating to access to justice of the poor and the marginalized. There may be some disagreement on how they proceeded to do this, but at least they did accept it as a problem of each of their courts.

Chief Justice Reynato Puno started the initiative of addressing enforced and involuntary disappearances through the promulgation of the writ of amparo and habeas data, bringing courts closer to the people through the justice on wheels program, environmental disasters through the writ of kalikasan and the concept of “continuing mandamus.” There are of course some decisions of this court as it was composed that deserves more academic scrutiny. Its recent decision with a majority of nine (9) allowing the President of the Republic of the Philippines to appoint the next Chief Justice is one among many decisions that amply deserves criticism.

But courts decide using their discretion within given circumstances. At this level of decision making on the meanings of the texts of our constitution and our laws, fifteen individuals are given the constitutional prerogative to decide on its proper interpretation. Theirs is supposed to be the result of rational discourse. Canonically, it should not be on the basis of crass and personal political interests. Institutionally, this idea is preserved by not subjecting their decisions to an electoral vote.

The President-elect takes her/his oath before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court not because of any provision of the constitution nor any other legal requirement. He does so because of the symbolisms of that ritual. The oath–prescribed by the constitution–is administered by the head of an autonomous, co-equal department of government charged with the preservation of the words found in the Constitution of the Republic. It acknowledges the existence of an entire branch of government and affirms the executive’s respect for the accomplishments and the constitutional role of the supreme court, the appellate and trial courts.

These symbolisms are lost when the oath is taken before a Punong Barangay. These symbolisms, in fact, will be denied.

President Corazon Aquino took her oath, not before the Chief Justice, but before Associate Justice Claudio Teehankee. Immediately after that, she issued a proclamation denying the 1973 constitution as amended and promulgating a “Freedom Constitution”. By taking the oath before a Punong Barangay, within your department of government, not even before an associate justice or a trial court judge, are there intentions to do the same?

On June 30, 2010 the President-elect will take his oath of office, hopefully before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. This is a ceremony not only between Noynoy Aquino and Renato Corona. The act of taking your oath is not a statement against Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. It is to affirm that you accept the trust given to you by the Filipino people and promise this before the branch of government charged with the protection of the constitution. You can attack the former President, even the person of the Chief Justice if you want to, during your inaugural address–although I do not think that that also will make good politics. For example, you will have a series of appointments caused by some vacancies in the Supreme Court within your term. The JBC is under the supervision of the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice presides over the JBC.

There is a difference between criticism of a decision of the Supreme Court as a private citizen and the acts that you do as the potential incumbent of the Office of the President of the Republic. As a citizen you are accountable only to yourself, your community and your culture and its people. As the President, you represent more than yourself or your immediate communities. You take on a formal persona. In many constitutional doctrines, you even shed some of your rights as a citizen.

Let this be my first unsolicited advise to you: Be the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Act that part. Take your oath before the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, whoever its incumbent may be. There are many other ways to improve the administration of justice. (For example, immediately get a good Secretary of Justice and a competent Solicitor General)

You may read more of Dean Leonen’s legal views in his personal blog: http://leonen.typepad.com

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Erap junks Binay? Check out the video

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010

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How to vote (graphics/video)

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010

(Via GMA News TV)

For more guidelines, click GMANews.TV


1. When you receive your ballot, you will be asked to affix your thumbmark in the registration book. Kindly wipe your thumb before you touch the ballot so as not to smudge it and waste your vote. Pls. bring wet wipes or facial tissues.

2. Also, pls. bring a valid ID (passport, government IDs-SSS or Driver’s License, voter’s ID, your voter’s slip if you still haven’t received your voter’s ID), water for constant rehydration, your baon (nothing greasy that could dirty your ballot), and an umbrella to protect you from the heat or rain. It is advisable to wear light-colored clothing.

3. Campaigning is already prohibited as per Comelec rules. So if you are a candidate or a supporter of any of the candidates running in today’s elections, please refrain from wearing/using any campaign paraphernalia (T-shirts w/ candidate’s name and/or image or photo of the candidate, baller IDs w/ candidate’s name, caps/fans with name, pins w/ name). Cover the campaign stickers on your car if you can’t remove them. Remove all streamers from your vehicles.

Another video on how to vote (in Tagalog)


Above all, bring ‘codigo’ to the voting precincts

BRING your trusty “codigos.”

The Department of Education (DepEd) yesterday advised voters to bring a “codigo” or list of their candidates, valid identification card, bottled water and “abaniko” or fan, and to wear light clothes when they vote today.

The Comelec has said the codigo will prove handy as a voter will not be allowed to stay in a poll precinct for more than 10 minutes.

Via Malaya

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Rep. Teddyboy Locsin endorses Sen. MAR Roxas as Vice President

Posted by akosistella on May 3, 2010

AS per Rep. Locsin’s camp, Makati Mayor Jojo Binay – who is running for Vice Presidential under the team headed by deposed President Joseph Estrada – has been preventing the airing of this ad. It’s safe to say that Locsin, who belongs to the same political party as Binay, has seen up close the Makati Mayor’s questionable methods of governance.

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No directive given to support Legarda, NPC party man says (and other newsbits)

Posted by akosistella on April 29, 2010


DANAO CITY, Cebu, Philippines—Senator Loren Legarda is the Nationalist People’s Coalition candidate for vice president, but NPC Representative Ramon “Red” Durano VI claims there’s no party directive to support her.

“To be truthful about it, I didn’t get any directive to support Loren for vice president,” Durano said at a rally for administration standard-bearer Gilbert Teodoro Jr. at the Freedom Stage here Tuesday night.

That is why, the re-electionist lawmaker said, Cebu’s fifth district was supporting Legarda’s rival, Senator Manuel Roxas II of the Liberal Party.

via INQUIRER.net.

Gordon dares all presidential bets to take psychiatric test

Presidential aspirant Richard Gordon on Wednesday dared all presidential candidates to undergo a psychiatric test to prove that they are mentally fit to lead the country.

The Bagumbayan standard-bearer made the remarks after another bogus psychiatric test result surfaced on Tuesday, supposedly with Liberal Party standard bearer Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III as subject while he was still in college.

“Kung ako lalaki meron nangyari sa buhay ko na ako eh I had to get psychiatric examination, it is the height of responsibility na sabihin ko nagpa-psychiatric examination ako and sabihin mo I’m ok. Kung hindi naman, nagtatago ka [at] masama yun,” he said.

via GMANews.TV

Villar eyes zero corruption under his administration

Under a Manny Villar presidency, all government transactions will be open for public scrutiny, and all public biddings televised.

Villar, the standard-bearer of the Nacionalista Party (NP), made the promise when he took the hot seat in GMA News’ special election program “Kandidato” that was aired Wednesday night.

“Dapat televised lahat ng bidding, iimbitahin lahat ng media, lahat ng gustong mag-imbestiga, tumingin ng mga kontrata, open yan. (We will televise all the biddings, invite the media and all those who want to investigate and look at the contracts),” he said.

via GMANews.TV

Noynoy squeezes in 20-minute date with girlfriend Shalani

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte , Philippines – There’s always time for love, even for presidential candidates – and even if it’s just 20 minutes.

Liberal Party presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III managed to squeeze in a brief moment to celebrate the 30th birthday last April 27 of his girlfriend, Valenzuela City Second District Councilor Shalani Soledad, despite the hectic and punishing schedule of the political campaign.

Aquino admitted to reporters that he had a 20-minute dinner with Soledad after the journalists, especially the female reporters, kept badgering him about his birthday gift to his girlfriend of almost two years.

via Phil. Star

Party-list groups address issues in Rotary meet

Representatives of five party-list groups on Wednesday met with Rotarians to discuss their advocacies and their proposed solutions to problems hounding the country today.

During the forum RVOTE, nominees of the party-list groups Ahon, AKBAYAN! Citizens’ Action Party, Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC), Kabataan Party-list, and Pro-active on Climate Change Leaders (PCL) answered questions from members of the Rotary Club of Makati North.

When asked on their main advocacies, Ahon, which was represented by Dante Francis “Klink” Ang 2nd, said it will engage and intensify a campaign to assure the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

via Manila Times

Comelec: NP can name Sanchez’s substitute

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday said the Nacionalista Party (NP) can field another candidate to replace former Batangas governor Armando Sanchez who died Tuesday night after suffering a stroke.

Sanchez was again running for Batangas governor against re-electionist Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto of the Liberal Party.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said the NP could have Sanchez replaced by any party member.

via Phil. Star

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Wala lang…I thought this video of the new U.S. ambassador to Manila was cute

Posted by akosistella on April 27, 2010

(from the U.S. Embassy in Manila)

OF Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr., U.S. national security expert W. Scott Thompson had this to say: “He’s a tough guy. Has been in Bangladesh, not in tiny Ecuador like Kristie (Kenney). He has ran the biggest foreign service officers show in Washington. I think we should take him seriously.”

Think about that while you’re watching Ambassador Thomas smile.

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Villar desperate for using own mom, says Erap

Posted by akosistella on April 27, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – Former president Joseph Estrada on Tuesday branded as an “act of desperation” Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Manny Villars move to use his own mother to defend himself from allegations that he is corrupt.Estrada, who is running for re-election under the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino banner, said he purposely shielded his mother, Doña Mary Ejercito, from all negative reports about him during his impeachment trial in December 2000.”It happened  to me also during the impeachment. In fact, ang ginawa ko at ng mga kapatid ko,wag pakita sa mama ko yung tv. Kakaunti na lang panahon niya? Bakit ko sasaktan kalooban ng nanay ko? Bakit bibigyan ng sama ng loob,” he said in a ANC “Headstart” interview.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.


Villar denies knowing about mom’s press conference

MANILA, Philippines—Hours after his 86-year-old mother made a tearful public appeal, embattled presidential bet Manuel Villar said he had no idea his family had decided to face the media in his defense.

“’Di ko nga alam na in-interview ang mother ko eh. Ininterview ba ang mother ko? (I didn’t know that my mother was interviewed. Was she interviewed?)” Villar asked reporters on the sidelines of a presidential forum Monday night.

Wheelchair-bound Curita Villar faced the media in her Las Piñas City home on Monday morning with daughters Lourdes, Cecille, Gloria V. Benedicto and Vicky V. Divinagracia by her side.

via Inquirer.net


Villar should blame self for falling ratings: Aquino

MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party presidential candidate Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Tuesday said his rival, Nacionalista Party standard bearer Manny Villar, has no one to blame but himself for his falling ratings in pre-election surveys.

“Wala siyang dapat sisihin kundi sarili niya,” Aquino told reporters who asked about the NP bet’s continuous slide in the ratings.

A Social Weather Stations survey, conducted on April 16-19 and published on Monday, showed that support for Villar dropped by 2 points to 26%.

via ABS-CBN News

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GMA News Special Report: Manny Villar’s Tondo roots were ‘definitely middle class’

Posted by akosistella on April 26, 2010


According to Manuel Villar Sr.’s salary record in 1961 as a rising official in the then-Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, he was earning P448 a month or P5376 a year. It does not sound like much but the value of money was much different then. The minimum wage was four pesos a day, and an eight-ounce soft drink was 10 centavos or less. The elder Villar was earning an average of P22 a day.

Significantly, according to a household income survey in 1961 conducted by the National Statistics Office, the average annual individual income in that year was only P1,105. In other words, Manny Villar’s father was earning nearly five times the average income at the time.

Using the consumer price index from both 1961 and 2009 available on the National Statistics Office web site, we calculated the equivalent of P448 in 1961 to be P35,392 in today’s money, Manuel Villar Sr.’s monthly salary when adjusted for inflation. His rank in the civil service then was Budget Officer III.

Even in 1957, when the candidate says the family was much poorer, his father was earning P3960 a year at a time when the average individual income was P924 per annum.

via GMANews.TV.

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LP Senate bets bare secret of their unity

Posted by akosistella on April 19, 2010


MANILA, Philippines—How come no one is defecting from the Liberal Party? Despite limited funding, the LP remains intact.

Their secret: LP standard-bearer Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III knows how to take care of his teammates.

It’s Aquino’s little acts of thoughtfulness that they find most affecting, according to the LP senatorial candidates—Representatives Ruffy Biazon, Teofisto Guingona III and Rissa Hontiveros, and guest candidate, detained Army Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim, represented by his wife, Aloy.

Even if all of his time is consumed by the campaign, Aquino makes time to give them pep talks, engage in light banter and even share chichiria (junk food) with them during breaks in the sorties, the LP senatorial candidates told Inquirer editors and reporters on Thursday.

via INQUIRER.net.


Disgruntled Class 1977 PMAyers meet with Noynoy

MANILA, Philippines – Some key members of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1977 have secretly met with Liberal Party presidential candidate Sen. Benigno Aquino III, prompting some military officers to warn against efforts to divide the Armed Forces, according to sources.

Sources said Army Lt. Gen. Raymundo Ferrer was among those who met with Aquino several weeks ago, apparently to gripe and try to secure concessions.

Ferrer, who was given a citation by President Arroyo as martial law administrator in three provinces in Mindanao following the Nov. 23 Maguindanao massacre, has complained that he was not chosen Armed Forces chief last month.

Click Phil. Star

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Dismissed case vs Korina resurfaces; Mar slams ‘black propaganda’

Posted by akosistella on April 15, 2010

HOW low can you go Senator Legarda?

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Mudslinging between LP, NP intensify

Posted by akosistella on April 9, 2010

(via ABS-CBN News)

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LP, NP trade accusations on links to Arroyo

Posted by akosistella on April 6, 2010


(via ABS-CBN News)


Arroyo won’t campaign for Gibo

MANILA, Philippines – Despite reports that she is backing another candidate, President Arroyo on Monday reiterated that she will not campaign for Lakas-Kampi Christian Muslim Democrats standard-bearer Gilbert Teodoro for the 2010 presidential election.

Palace Deputy Spokesman Gary Olivar made this clear when he was asked if the President will now campaign for Teodoro if only to dispel speculations she or her family is backing a different candidate, specifically Nacionalista Party presidential candidate Sen. Manny Villar.

“[The] President has always said governance is top priority, campaigning comes second. You can always have many campaigners but you can only have one president,” he told reporters.

Click ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

AND: Stop ‘Villarroyo’ talk, Arroyo orders party

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