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Pulitika2010 was a success because of you! Check out my stats! ;p

Posted by akosistella on January 4, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 47,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 1947 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 99 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 635mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was May 11th with 1,758 views. The most popular post that day was Poll results as per this morning’s Comelec presscon.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, facebook.com, mail.yahoo.com, twitter.com, and raissarobles.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for vetallano acosta, maria montelibano, philippine constitution 2010, bong naguiat, and erap junks binay.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Poll results as per this morning’s Comelec presscon May 2010
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The Lord of Makati – Can Binay explain his wealth? May 2010

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Tong Payumo on the SCTEX issue vs Sen. Noynoy Aquino January 2010

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Sen. Noynoy Aquino’s speech before the Makati Business Club January 2010

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Prof. Winnie Monsod on the C5 road controversy February 2010

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Only DILG post for Binay, says spokesman

Posted by akosistella on June 16, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Vice-President elect Jejomar Binay only has his eye on the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) post despite talk that he is being offered a different Cabinet post.

According to his spokesman, lawyer JV Bautista, Binay wants a position where his talents will be maximized.

“He has not expressed any preference for anything else,” he said in an interview on ANC’s Headstart.

Binay, however, said he will accept any position in the Cabinet that is offered to him by President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

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Inquirer Editorial: Positioning Binay

VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT JEJOMAR BINAY’S LOUD insistence that he wants to serve, in effect, as the incoming Aquino administration’s chief local government officer, by asking publicly and candidly for the position of interior secretary, leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. To be sure, he has toned down his rhetoric in the last two days, but this change of tactics only shows that his previous tack was, at the very least, tactless.

Appointing people to the Cabinet is a president’s prerogative. Campaigning for a seat in it through a media blitz undermines that prerogative. In effect, it poses a challenge to President-elect Benigno Aquino III’s mandate. It raises the question: Whose Cabinet is it, anyway?

Via Inquirer

CAN you spell C-R-U-D-E? The gall of Binay and his lackeys to insist on the DILG post. The feeling of entitlement from these guys is appalling.

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The Philippines’ Problematical New Veep

Posted by akosistella on June 15, 2010


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By Philip Bowring

We have to talk about Binay.

There is one big fly in the ointment of reform and clean government promised by the soon-to-be installed administration of Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III: his vice-president Jejomar (JesusJosephMary) Binay.

The oft-elected mayor of the Makati district, Manila’s business hub, Binay surprisingly prevailed over Noynoy’s running mate Manuel “Mar” Roxas in the recent polls. Thus the new president finds himself with an uneasy bedfellow in the running mate of Joseph “Erap” Estrada, the president ousted in the People Power revolt against Estrada’s corrupt and incompetent regime.

Binay’s success suggests that the urge for clean government was not the only factor at work in an election which gave Noynoy an overwhelming victory. For Binay, his populist stances, record of effective rule of Makati and high-profile fights with the outgoing administration of Gloria Arroyo triumphed, albeit narrowly, over Roxas, a competent but elitist former investment banker and grandson of the Philippines first president Manuel Roxas. Binay’s own controversial career and alliance with Estrada proved a help, not a handicap for one who has never been a nationally elected senator and with no obvious power base outside the capital.

via Asia Sentinel.

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How to solve a problem like Jejomar?

Posted by akosistella on June 10, 2010

Calling a Spade…
By Solita Collas-Monsod

On top of all those people surrounding President-elect Noynoy Aquino reportedly punching and kicking and clawing (figuratively speaking, of course) and generally jockeying for positions — remember that as president he has appointing power over more than 10,000 government and government corporate positions — the Binay victory has just given him the mother of all dilemmas: how is he going to solve the problem of Jejomar?

The problem arises because Aquino’s main campaign battle cry was to fight corruption, and of course Binay’s alleged corruption is legendary. Just ask Glenda Gloria, who did a piece on the very subject sometime in 2001 or 2002; just ask Conchitina Sevilla Bernardo, who was Binay’s vice mayor after the EDSA Revolution, and resigned in disgust because she couldn’t stomach what she considered the betrayal of the principles of the People Power Revolution through the comeback of corruption by someone who claimed to be the opposite of the traditional politician or “trapo.” Just ask any businessman in Makati, come to think of it — especially those in real estate development and/or construction.

Or Teddy Boy Locsin. Or another Binay vice mayor, Ernesto Mercado. Of course, in the case of Locsin or Mercado, the counterclaim may be that these people are sour-graping, since they were formerly very close to Binay, but had a falling-out because of broken promises.

Or how about the Commission on Audit, who discovered the overpricing involved in the building and equipment of the Makati Hospital and the Makati City Hall. Or the BIR, who claimed that Binay did not remit the withholding taxes of the Makati government employees, to the tune of around P1 billion?

Or how about the researchers in a public expenditure study, who found out that the City of Makati spends more on its education materials than the rest of the Philippines put together?

All smoke, and no fire? Not to anyone who wasn’t born yesterday.

So that’s what Noynoy has to contend with. What are his choices? One alternative would be to do a Carlos Garcia, who as vice president, ascended to the presidency when Ramon Magsaysay died in an airplane crash, and then ran for his own term as president in 1957. He won it, but the vice presidency was won by the opposition party candidate — Diosdado Macapagal. Garcia did not appoint him to any position in his administration.

The benefit to Aquino of doing a Garcia would be that he will have given a very strong signal to the Filipino people that he meant what he said about fighting corruption, and that he would not allow anyone tainted to work with him in the executive branch.

The fact that Aquino and Binay are personal friends will make the message go over even more effectively. Truly walang kai-kaibigan when it comes to making decisions. Wow. What a way to start setting new directions for the Philippines.

What about the cost? Well, Binay might then do a Diosdado Macapagal. Which means spending his entire term as vice president campaigning for the presidency in the next elections.

Macapagal won against Garcia’s bid for reelection — in spite of the fact that Garcia would have had to step down after three years as reelected president, because he would have served eight years by then — and presumably even the opposition vice presidential candidate would be secretly campaigning for him. In the same manner, Binay might also win the presidency in 2016. And the gains from six years of fighting corruption might all be for naught.

But wait. There is a substantive difference between the two situations. In 1961, Macapagal ran on a reform platform against the alleged rampant corruption of the Garcia administration (and as if to validate the charges, the latter appointed over 300 officials literally the night before he turned over the presidency — and these midnight appointments were reversed by the Supreme Court, obviously of a different caliber then the present one). Unless Noynoy completely bungles it, Jojo Binay will have a difficult time convincing anyone that he is reform-minded.

So forcing Binay to twiddle his thumbs during his vice presidency might not be that costly after all.

Except…as the saying goes, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” This saying apparently dates as far back as Chaucer in the twelfth century, who called idle hands the devil’s tools. Who knows what ideas a bored mind will come up with? Or a person seeking revenge for an insult? Noynoy’s security detail might have to be on red alert all the time, even if Binay has publicly proclaimed that Noynoy has nothing to fear from him on that account.

How about if Noynoy appoints Binay to a position that would do the least harm (as far as corruption is concerned anyway)? Well, maybe. Just like Fidel Ramos, who appointed Vice President Erap Estrada (not of the same party) to a non-cabinet, position — as anti-crime czar (chair of the Presidential Anti-Crime Commission). Or like Erap himself, when he won the presidency, who appointed Vice President Gloria Macapagal to be DSWD secretary.

The benefit of this kind of move on the part of Noynoy would be that Binay would not be humiliated (and seek revenge), and would not have all that idle time on his hands (and be the devil’s tool). Plus, he may bungle the job (having been given enough rope to hang himself), and find himself out of favor with the Filipino people.

The cost would be that, if he gets a cabinet position, Binay would be privy to the inner workings of the administration, and be able to make use of this knowledge when (notice I didn’t say if) he does run for the presidency.

Not very attractive choices for the incoming President. Which is why he is going to have to think long and hard about how to solve a problem like Binay — actually, I am sure he has already been wrestling with the problem.

But one thing sure: appointing Binay to the DILG — which was offered Binay in exchange for the latter’s not running for the presidency — would be like setting a fox among the chickens. All costs, no benefits. (BusinessWorld, June 10, 2010)

AMEN.

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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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Liberal Party questions ‘3M uncounted votes’

Posted by akosistella on June 4, 2010


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(Via ABS-CBN)

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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Roxas family still solid w/ Aquino sisters

Posted by akosistella on May 27, 2010


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(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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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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Comelec dares masked whistleblower to come out, specify fraud allegations

Posted by akosistella on May 19, 2010


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(Updated 4:59 PM) The masked “whistleblower” who alleged that fraud took place during the May elections was dared by the Commission on Elections Comelec on Wednesday to come out in the open and specify his charges. An apparently irked Comelec chairman Jose Melo told the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms that the poll body was “ready to answer questions” but that the whistleblower has not given any substantive statement.”He must come out and identify himself and come out with specific charges,” Melo said.

via GMANews.TV.

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Nograles to sue Comelec, Smartmatic, others for sabotage

MANILA, Philippines—House Speaker Prospero Nograles said Wednesday he plans to file charges of election sabotage against officials of the Commission on Elections, some members of the Board of Election Inspectors and equipment supplier Smartmatic TIM.

In a statement, Nograles, who lost his bid for mayor of Davao City, has offered the House of Representatives as a sanctuary for potential witnesses who were the “least guilty” in alleged electoral fraud.

Nograles said that while the elections were generally credible, reports of automated election fraud from all over the country can no longer be dismissed as minor glitches.

Via Inquirer.net

MEANWHILE, CHECK OUT how Louie Locsin, spouse of Rep. Teddyboy Locsin, was herself a victim of poll fraud in Makati City:

(Photo 1: Votes cast and recorded before 8pm May 10, 2010)

(Photo 2: Votes being cast from 10 pm until 3:30 am May 11, 2010)

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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.

Posted in 2010 elections, Gilbert Teodoro, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Joseph Estrada, Manny Villar, Noynoy Aquino, Philippine politics | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

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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Who will be the people around President Noynoy?

Posted by akosistella on May 18, 2010


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TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS By Babe Romualdez

Some of the names being floated are quite unknown to most Filipinos. For instance Bong Naguiat who was mentioned many times is an old friend and classmate of Noynoy at the Ateneo. He is reportedly being eyed to replace PAGCOR chair Efraim Genuino, while the buzz is strong that another close friend, Pete Prado, will be the next Transportation Secretary. Jojo Ochoa, Noynoy’s legal counsel, is being considered for the position of Executive Secretary while former GMA Defense chief Nonong Cruz will probably head the Department of Justice.

Obviously, those expected to occupy various government posts are members of the so-called Hyatt 10, among them Dinky Soliman who has already been offered her old position at the Social Welfare Department. But because of the uncertainty of the situation of Mar Roxas, others are not sure whether they will in fact be appointed to Noynoy’s official family. However, Cesar Purisima is reportedly slated for Trade and Industry, the old position of Johnny Santos who in turn will reportedly have the Energy portfolio. Butch Abad who played a major role in the Liberal Party campaign of Noynoy will probably return to the Department of Education, aside from the fact that his sister Julia – who is Noynoy’s chief of staff at the Senate, is expected to play a major role in the next administration.

Click Babe Romualdez.

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David heads Aquino talent search

PLANS are underway for the creation of a search committee for the cabinet positions in the incoming administration of Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

Reports said the committee will be headed by former Civil Service Commission (CSC) chairperson Karina David.

Florencio Abad, LP campaign manager, could not confirm David’s appointment.

“Hindi ko pa nadidinig kay Sen. Aquino pero magiging asset siya (David) sa search committee,” he said. “Dahil sa seven years na karanasan niya (sa Civil Service Commission) malaki maitutulong niya diyan.”

Via Malaya

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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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In tight VP race, Cebu could be the difference

Posted by akosistella on May 15, 2010


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Cebu province could hold the key to the vice presidential race, having by far the most number of uncounted votes, according to an analysis of the GMA tally of election returns as of Friday afternoon.

Sen. Mar Roxas, whose family roots are in Capiz, has predicted that the final count in the Visayas, his home region, will enable him to overtake current leader Makati Mayor Jojo Binay, who leads his rival by just 804,000 votes with 90 percent of votes counted.

In vote-rich Cebu, Roxas has gotten three out of five counted votes, while one out of five has gone to Binay, with most of the rest going to third-placer Loren Legarda, giving an inkling of how the rest of the province could go.

via GMANews.TV.

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The historic TV5-SWS Exit Poll
SOCIAL CLIMATE By Mahar Mangahas

LAST MONDAY’S TV5-SWS EXIT POLL, DONE by Social Weather Stations in cooperation with the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) and the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente), under sponsorship of the PLDT-SMART Foundation in behalf of the Associated Broadcasting Company, was a first in Philippine opinion research.

The TV5-SWS Exit Poll pioneered in surveying voters in the open, upon leaving the voting centers (VCs), rather than in the privacy of their homes after returning from voting, as had been done before.

A home-based exit poll has the advantage of avoiding harassment by partisans, but the disadvantage of having to wait for voters to get home, hours after voting. With the advent of automated vote counting, the TV5-SWS Exit Poll adopted the VC-based type of exit poll, as used in advanced democracies, to hasten completion and reporting to the public.

Click Mahar Mangahas

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