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This year’s elections could have the lowest voters’ turnout in recent years, given the 77-percent turnout in 2004 and 85 percent in 2001 BY THE CENTER FOR PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT IN GOVERNANCE (CenPEG) Posted by Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH/ANALYSIS Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 The voters’ turnout in the May 14 mid-term elections could be…

Contrary to government claims, electoral fraud and violence are not integral to Philippine culture and politics. It is perpetrated by those who profit from the existing system of Philippine politics and governance. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat ANALYSIS Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 ���Generally peaceful” – this is how the Commission on Elections (Comelec)…

Reports reaching the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) show foreign observers witnessing incidents of cheating, voters’ disenfranchisement and other election violations. BY THE CENTER FOR PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT IN GOVERNANCE Posted by Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH/ANALYSIS Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 Not since the snap presidential elections of 1986 have Philippine elections attracted…

Teachers are often said to be the heroes of every election season. This is because they are called on to do back-breaking, largely thankless work during the polls. Two teachers recount their experiences regarding the recently-concluded elections in this article. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO BULATLAT ELECTION WATCH Vol. VII, No. 15, May 20-26, 2007 Tax…

BY GMANEWS.TV Posted by Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH/BREAKING NEWS May 17, 2007 – 4:19pm The National Police on Thursday placed on restrictive custody five members of the Calabarzon Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) tagged as suspects in the burning of a school in Taysan town in Batangas province that killed a teacher and a poll watcher.…

BY GMANews.tv Posted by Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH/BREAKING NEWS May 17, 2007 – 6:15pm The Philippine government failed to redeem itself from suspicions that it “benefited” from such illegal practices in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 2004 with rampant irregularities “allowed” in the region in the May 14 midterm polls. This was the…