Election cheating

Duterte-Pagbabago

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Just a few weeks ago, the man to beat for the presidency was Jejomar “Jojo” Binay. As a sitting vice president, Binay had the advantage of incumbency. He used his position as second-in-command to President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III and as the administration’s “Housing Czar.” It was no wonder then that his popularity ratings were consistently high in all the years Read More …

Manny Pacquiao and Bill Clinton

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Not too long ago, former President Bill Clinton appeared on the American late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and told Jimmy Kimmel in front of millions of viewers that he thought Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao would make a good public servant. Clinton said that Pacquiao should consider running for president… soon. “He’s already in the Philippine parliament (House of Representatives) and Read More …

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Source: The Daily Tribune  There is now strong evidence that the 2013 senatorial race that saw the majority of President Aquino’s senatorial candidates winning and in an improbable vote number pattern, was won through massive manipulation. This proven poll fraud also substantiates the charges leveled against the Aquino himself and against Liberal Party administration of cheating, along with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic Read More …

Comelec Commissioners (File Photo)

FROM A DISTANCE By Carmen N. Pedrosa The Philippine Star   While it is the Napoles pork barrel scam that has caught the public imagination on just how corrupt the government is, it is the Smartmatic-PCOS elections that is the mother of all scams. It hits at the heart of our democracy because it is designed to end people’s sovereignty. So the two must not Read More …

COMELEC-2012

GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc The Philippine Star  The Comelec website has reduced the official number of senatorial votes in the last May 13 election. For what reason, it doesn’t say. In the new “Philippines Election Results,” senatorial top-notcher Poe has only 16 million-plus votes. This is four million less than her old official result of 20 million-plus. The new website posting has all 33 senatorial Read More …

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FROM A DISTANCE By Carmen N. Pedrosa The Philippine Star  You can always rely on my friend activist Ado Paglinawan to come up with funny terms that at the same time are the truest way to describe what is happening in the political scene today. My favorite in this season is “a fake congress.” It will meet soon to pass bills and discuss issues whose Read More …

PPCRV logo and Henrietta de Villa

PRESS RELEASE Tanggulang Demokrasya Tess Baltazar: 0917 880 4169 Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) Chairperson and the Chairperson of theTechnical Working Group on the Random Manual Audit (TWG-RMA) of the COMELEC, HENRIETTA DE VILLA, joins then Commission on Elections Chairman JOSE A.R. MELO and Commissioners RENE V. SARMIENTO, NICODEMO T. FERRER, LUCENITO N. TAGLE, ARMANDO C. VELASCO, ELIAS R. YUSOPH, and GREGORIO Y. Read More …

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GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc The Philippine Star  Speaker Sonny Belmonte doggedly is pursuing amendments to the Constitution in order to entice more job-creating foreign investors. He aims only to lift the limiting of certain industries to Filipinos: 100 percent of media, education, and real estate; 70 percent of advertising; 60 percent of utilities and mines. Filipinos lack capital to build up such industries; hence, 100 Read More …

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By NEIL A. ALCOBE THE MANILA TIMES CIVIL society groups led by Tanggulang Demokrasya (Tandem) on Thursday slammed the Palace for its alleged “ineptocracy hidden behind a display of arrogance” for washing its hands of any culpability in the alleged electoral fraud. “Now they want civil society, whose taxes they are already spending recklessly, to fix their trail of incompetence,” Adolfo Paglinawan, a political activist Read More …

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes and PCOS machine

By Ado Paglinawan I am endlessly amazed at the audacity of armchair analysts who has taken the cudgels to defend the 60-30-10 distribution of the votes of the Liberal Party Coalition, UNA and others. So far I have encountered three analyses that appear serious at first, but eventually become fallacious upon closer scrutiny. The first that of Dr. Pablo Manalastas of the Center for People-Empowered Read More …