“AES stands for Automated Elections Sabotage,” declared Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luzviminda Ilagan, referring to the resulting technical foul-ups during COMELEC tests of the PCOS machines a few days before elections.
Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raymond “Mong” Palatino expressed opposition to proposals to postpone the May 10, 2010 elections saying that “however which way you look at it, it would only serve to perpetuate the present administration into power”.
The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) has deployed 41 international observers from 14 countries to observe the Philippines election, which is scheduled for the May 10, 2010. ANFREL believes that the upcoming General Elections could be a new chapter of clean and credible elections for the country and an admirable initiative for the Asian people towards ensuring freedom of elections in the region.
Katribu partylist is alarmed over reports that the machine count did not tally with the actual manual count and that votes for certain candidates were not counted, especially those aligned with the Nacionalista Party (NP), were not counted based on the result of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) testing recently conducted.
By ANGEL S. AVERIA JR. / EU-CenPEG Project 3030/AESWatch
The cloud of doubt that hovers over the credibility and acceptability of the election results come May 10, 2010 has grown darker.
Press Release 10 April 2010 “We are concerned that if blunders and delays in the implementation of the OAV will persist, Hong Kong will not only hold the record of having the highest number of registered voters but will also have the mark for having the highest number of disenfranchised voters.” This was declared today…
Press Release 10 April 2010 She was the first to hold the official ballot of the automated election scheme, the first to use the designated pen and the first to feed the valid ballot in the PCOS. Her vote went to the progressives. It was a flurry of firsts for Rowena dela Cruz,…
By MARYA SALAMAT
The first ever automated elections in the country is making people wary because the Comelec’s preparations are perceived to be hurried, its credibility has been put into question ever since the 2004 elections, and more importantly, Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo seems to be maneuvering to keep itself in power.
By IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Results of the latest IBON nationwide survey showed that majority of Filipinos believe poll automation will not address the problem of alleged electoral fraud. Of the 85.4% respondents who are aware of the poll automation program, 63% believe that it will not solve fraud in the upcoming elections. The…