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PHILIPPINES: Workers party-list group petitions SC to overturn disqualification (tags)

The newly-formed workers party-list Partido ng Manggagawa Coalition (PM Coalition) today filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the Commission on Elections resolution disqualifying the group. In its petition, PM also sought a temporary restraining order on the scheduled raffle of party-list names and printing of the ballots in January.

Lintang Bidol Expose? A game of "smoke and mirrors." (tags)

The Bantay Pilipinas-LA view the revelations and the surfacing of COMELEC Maguindanao Chief Lintang Bidol on the presidential elections of 2004 and the Senatorial elections of 2007 as another game old game of smoke and mirrors. Bantay -USA leader Austin Baul said; ?there is nothing new and everybody knows what Lintang Bidol is saying. What is wrong with his revelations is very glaring. There are no evidences or proofs and as the COMELEC Chair said, it is focused on the 2007 elections.?

Pagsisiyasat sa automated elections, iginigiit (tags)

Napagalaman ng PESANTE BULETIN kahapon, Hunyo 21, 2010 na kahit pa igiit ng COMELEC nasaradong usapin na ang kredibilidad ng nagdaang eleksyon, hindi nito maitanggi ang kabi-kabilang mga katanungan at pagdududa sa isinagawa nitong kauna-unahang automated o de-kompyuter na bilangan ng mga boto noong Mayo 10. Ayon pa rin sa PESANTE dahil sa ang pagiging lehitimo ng mga resulta nito, naging tampok sa mga usapin ang panghihimasok ng US sa proseso. Iba't ibang mga organisasyon at institusyon ang humihinging ipagpatuloy ang mga pagsisiyasat sa itinakbo ng automated na eleksyon.

TALES OF CHEATING: A COMELEC/PPCRV CONSPIRACY? (tags)

Now it is coming out,Is this a dejavu of the 1992 presidential elections where there was computer cheating? In 1992, the computer geeks at the COMELEC and NAMFREL made Ramos win by switching the votes of Mitra and Cojuanco to Santiago. This is the reason why Filipinos resisted automated elections because it was easier to cheat. BANTAY PILIPINAS today reported that the prime newspaper in the Philippines- the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) said that while “ winners celebrate, tales of electoral fraud seem to get wilder.

Philippines: Presidential son is above poll laws (tags)

In the Philippines, being a presidential son allows you to be a party-list nominee without possessing any of the qualifications for being one.

Who owns Smartmatic-TIM? (tags)

With barely two weeks left before the May 10 elections, the question, “Who owns Smartmatic-TIM?” keeps popping up in a lot of people’s minds. Suddenly, the prospect of an “electronic Garci” cheating operation is creating apprehension that the country is on the brink of another people power or martial law… or, God forbid, civil war! A few days ago, I got a call from a fellow Filipino-American journalist who said that a powerful man has the “source code” of the Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) machines that will be used for the first time in May 10 elections. I followed the trail of the information and talked to a Filipino international lawyer who has done some research on the question of the “ownership” of Smartmatic-TIM. The following is his response:

PRE ELECTION RALLY/VIGIL AT THE LA PHILIPPINE CONSULATE , MAY 6 (tags)

PRE ELECTION RALLY/VIGIL AT THE LA PHILIPPINE CONSULATE , MAY 6 Bantay Pilipinas is holding a(3600 Wilshire Blvd) on Wednesday, May 6, 2010 at 5:00PM. pre-election vigil in front of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles.

BAD OMEN FOR THE ELECTIONS, Pimentel: Garci boys intact, promoted (tags)

PESANTE NEWS learned today through media sources in Manila that the “Garci” boys were never kicked out. They even got promoted. Garci Boys are the officials of the COMELEC involved in widespread cheating during elections in the Philippines. Elections Chair Jose Melo should fulfill his promise to “ground” officials implicated in rigging the 2004 and 2007 polls, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. said Wednesday.

Philippine Supreme Court Orders Comelec to count Ladlad in (tags)

The EPCC NEWS learned today that the Philippine Supreme Court ordered the Commission on Elections on Tuesday to recognize the gay-rights organization Ang Ladlad as a party-list group and to print its name on ballots for the May 10 elections pending a more definitive ruling by the high court on the issue. EPCC express elation over the court issued directive after the tribunal met as a body in the form of a temporary restraining order against a Comelec ruling that disqualified Ang Ladlad from the party-list elections in May.

The US-Arroyo Rotten Comelec Machine Strikes Back:, Padaca Protests Ouster. (tags)

Two Liberal party stalwarts, Grace Padaca of Isabela and Jun Mendoza of Bulacan were unseated by the COMELEC and the electoral tribunals. In their places, Pagdaganan and the warlord Dy was again posed to return to power via electoral maneuvers. The AJLPP will not be surprised if Governor Ed Panlilio will be unseated in the COMELEC recount and his place the gambling lord Lilia Pineda will be installed as the governor of Pampanga. That is how the warlord empire strikes back!

ON FACLA ELECTIONS (tags)

But the biggest lesson is- until the election process is straighten out, FACLA will be the expression of the old type Philippine politics; filled with regionalism, animosities fills the air and the cycle of traditional politics pervades the community. FACLA will always remain with a bitter fruit with a bitter taste-MAPAKLA.

On the Recent FACLA elections, May 31, 2009 (tags)

In one day, the FACLA elections brought FACLA from the modern age (US style) to the dark ages (Philippine Style). To compare, in November 16, elections FACLA paid $ 7,000 for a computerized elections and the elections was done within hours and elections results known to the public. In the May 31 court ordered elections. The elections were done Philippine style. With board tabulations and poll clerks with watchers coming from just one party. The Party that won the elections by a landslide- the Ideal Party.

Judge removes FACLA officials, orders new election May 31 (tags)

Complaint alleged defendants conducted a fraudulent and improper election on Nov.16, 2008.

LA COURT SETS NEW FACLA ELECTIONS MAY 31 (tags)

The Superior Court Department 85 for the County of Los Angeles under Judge James Chalfant ordered a new elections for the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles on May 31, 2009. This was the decision of the superior court on the Cynthia Gatus, Et Al, plaintiff vs Jose Baldonado, Et Al ,defendant on Case No. 400 293 last April 9, 2009. It was embodied in a 15 page transcript of proceedings issued by Jennie Campbell, court’s official reporter. Appearing for the defendants was Atty. Lorenzo Miranda Jr., official FACLA lawyer and for the plaintiff Atty. Martin Rodoy.

Mammoth electoral fraud in Philippines elections: Padding and shaving (tags)

Nearly three weeks after election day, there are still no definitive results for the Philippine elections to the Senate and House of Representatives. Counting is still continuing and in a number of provinces it has not even begun. This has nothing to do with inefficiency and everything to do with ballot-rigging. The Philippines is one of the most corrupt ‘democracies’ in the world. During the 2004 presidential election, the victory of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was widely attributed to large-scale fraud. A tape was massively circulated of a conversation between the President and Virgilio Garcillano, head of Comelec, the national election commission. Arroyo was heard addressing him familiarly, ‘Hello Garci’, and the election chief proudly assured her that he would guarantee her a million-vote majority.

Senator Joker Arroyo puts down proclamation as like Famas award night (tags)

Sen. Joker Arroyo on Thursday likened the proclamation rites of 10 winning senators to a “Famas award” night, with election officials as presentors and leading men. Arroyo snubbed the affair held Wednesday evening at the Philippine International Convention Center, but denied it was because his friend Sen. Ralph Recto lost in the election.

OPLAN Mercury Rising in motion (tags)

At the rate the newspapers and TV newscasts are exposing real evidence of electoral fraud since 29 May 2007, Bantay Boto ng Bayan cannot help but feel vindicated for exposing Oplan Mercury Rising. The numerous dagdag-bawas reports accurately quoting, by the hundred thousands of vote leads for Team Unity candidates in the 13th to the 16th slots, give due credence to the Oplan. The provinces where the calumny occurred are the same provinces mentioned in the Oplan. The named Comelec officials are the same persons identified in the Oplan. 1. The delay of the Comelec en banc as the National Board of Canvassers in tallying the provincial COCs and more specifically the canvassing slowdown, particularly in the Oplan Mercury Rising provinces are indicators that this major Oplan strategy is being implemented. It has deferred canvassing in Maguindanao, Sulu, Caloocan City, Taguig-Pateros, Davao del Sur, North Cotabato, and South Cotabato for varied reasons, including allegations of massive cheating, yet no charges and complaints were filed against any Comelec and public official involve We are sending a very strong message on the eventual and probable loss of Honasan, Trillanes and Pimentel, as clearly being shown by the current events. We know that the rule of law will ultimately reign. Concerned Comelec officials must now choose whether they prefer the law of the jungle instead. Bantay Boto ng Bayan is making this statement after due consultation with the convenors of the uniformed active and retired member organizations and with the explicit support from their allied civil society groups.

Frustrate the Ph 200-million plot to install Dy as governor of Isabela (tags)

The impending proclamation of new politics icon Grace Padaca winning by a slim yet clear margin, is now at a standstill as there is a plot to deliberately delay and rig the results of Isabela polls in favor of the challenger, former governor Benjamin Dy. A deluge of legal maneuvers have been launched to buy time and frustrate Padaca's proclamation. We have sources inside the COMELEC that indeed, a plot to install Dy as Isabela governor has been ordered by no less than Mrs. Gloria Arroyo herself. To ensure its implementation, Abalos had been paid P200 million. Abalos currently oversees Northern Luzon in this year's electoral exercise. GMA promised the Dys that the latter shall regain control of the Isabela Capitol by all means, in exchange for the latter's (dynasty's) loyalty.

PHILIPPINES: Kontra Daya( AGAINST CHEATING) post election report (tags)

Kontra Daya ( Against Cheating) congratulates the Filipino people for their continuing vigilance against poll fraud, election violence and other anomalies. This report would not have been possible were it not for the vigilance of ordinary people who acted as Kontra Daya volunteers, sent us their texts and emails or called the Kontra Daya hotline. We also congratulate the various people’s organizations, the vigilant media, the election watchdogs and international observers and other allied groups for their efforts in monitoring the conduct of the Philippine elections. The elections this year saw the rise of a more vigilant and conscious people who would not allow a repeat of the fraud-tainted 2004 polls. Kontra Daya’s preliminary post election report is based on the groups’ own documentation, field date from the Task Force Poll Watch, reports from the People’s International Observers Mission, correspondence with other watchdog groups such as Namfrel, Alliance of Concerned Teachers as well as media reports. The fight against election fraud and violence is by no means over. Kontra Daya expects more incidents of wholesale vote rigging to emerge in the following days. The dark forces trying to subvert the people’s will are working overtime. The people’s vigilance and collective action are needed now more than ever.

AJLPP SUPPORTS FILIPINOS PROTESTS POLL FRAUDS IN MANILA (tags)

The Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP) –USA expresses its militant support and solidarity with the Filipino people's protest in Manila against the US-Arroyo regime, the COMELEC, cheating and violence during the last Philippine elections. This comes as Phillippine media reported that thousands braved strong rains and rallied yesterday near the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), where the national canvassing of votes is being held, to protest what was described as "the Arroyo administration's orchestrated cheating" in the recently-concluded senatorial and local elections.

Protest Poll Fraud near PICC (tags)

Thousands braved strong rains and rallied this afternoon near the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), where the national canvassing of votes is being held, to protest what was described as "the Arroyo administration's orchestrated cheating" in the recently-concluded senatorial and local elections.

PILIPINAS: Eleksyong 2007: Anong Bago at Anong Luma sa Pandaraya? (tags)

Kaisa ang AJLPP sa pahayag ng rebolusyonaryong kilusan sa Pilipinas na “ Ilang ulit na pinasahol ng naghaharing pangkating Arroyo ang bulok na sistema ng eleksyon sa Pilipinas. Labis-labis ang karahasan, pandaraya, panunuhol, maruruming maniobra at pambabraso sa eleksyon nitong Mayo. Isinagawa ito sa pamamagitan ng militar, pulis, mga tauhan sa Comelec at burukrasya. Lalong tumingkad ang kahungkagan ng sinasabing demokratikong eleksyon sa ilalim ng kasalukuyang reaksyunaryong sistema”

PILIPINAS: Eleksyong 2007: Bulok sa kaibuturan (tags)

Ilang ulit na pinasahol ng naghaharing pangkating Arroyo ang bulok na sistema ng eleksyon sa Pilipinas. Labis-labis ang karahasan, pandaraya, panunuhol, maruruming maniobra at pambabraso sa eleksyon nitong Mayo. Isinagawa ito sa pamamagitan ng militar, pulis, mga tauhan sa Comelec at burukrasya. Lalong tumingkad ang kahungkagan ng sinasabing demokratikong eleksyon sa ilalim ng kasalukuyang reaksyunaryong sistema. Pinakamatitingkad ang pandaraya ng kampong Arroyo sa Maguindanao, Sulu at Bohol kung saan nagkaroon ng halos 12-0 resulta ang eleksyon sa pagkasenador pabor sa administrasyon. Sinundan pa ito ng paglilitawan ng 12-0 pabor sa Team Unity sa ilampu pang mga munisipalidad na kontrolado ng mga alipures ni Arroyo.

GMANews.tv: RP Failed to Redeem Self from 2004 Scandal - Int’l Observers (tags)

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 conclusion reached by the People's International Observers' Mission (IOM), whose members admitted they are now questioning their belief that the Philippines is a democratic country. "What were very obvious and undeniable was that the government failed to redeem itself from the wide belief that it benefited from these illegal practices in Lanao del Sur in particular and the entire Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao in general in 2004," IOM said. “The Commission on Elections (Comelec), by sins of commission and omission, presided yet again over abominably chaotic elections."

PHILIPPINES: ON ELECTION DAY , GMA CHEATING MACHINE OPERATES (tags)

- The US-Arroyo Regime's Commission on Elections (Comelec) asked the two television networks ABS-CBN and GMA7 to stop the quick counts as they were “unauthorized.” The US-Arroyo regime was greatly alarmed that the quick count reports shpwed the opposition and the progressive party-list groups like GABRIELA and ANAKPAWIS are leading the exit polls and the quick count and are trashing the administration candidates all over the nation. The exit polls disprove the admisntration early "trending " results and spin that they will win hands down in Visayas and Mindanao. The quick count form the media oulets also confirmed the survey conducted by poll agencies like PULSE ASIA and the SWS that the opposition are heavily winning in all areas. At the press time, the Geneuine Opposition (G0) is winning by 8 spots and most of its candiates for senators are within the winning column of 12. While the most rabid GMA supporters like Mike Defensor and Chavi Singson are far, far behind.

AS ELECTION DAY COMES NEAR, VIOLENCE ESCALATES (tags)

Nobody can beat the brazen violence and blatant machinations of the US-Arroyo regime. It is even surpassing the US-Marcos regime in its brazenness and fascist terrorist acts. Again, the AJLPP reiterates it call for the Filipino people to stand guard against legalized vote buying, cheating and violence in this coming elections. AJLPP also expresses its deepest concern over the escalating violence and the propaganda in “rationalizing” its cheating activities “ in the coming elections. More than 100 armed incidents have been reported since the election season started late February 2007 in the Philippines.

PHILIPPINES: Ghost of the fraudulent 2004 elections will haunt this year’s polls (tags)

As the opposition and the administration finalize their line-up, AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) warned voters of opportunists who would cover up the single most important issue in this year’s elections – the ‘Hello Garci ’ controversy.

"Philippine President" Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is the Coddler of Criminals (tags)

Yesterday, former University of the Philippines president and Laban ng Masa (Struggle of the Masses) Chairperson, Dr. Francisco "Dodong" Nemenzo, Jr and ten others were charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly harboring fugitive rebel soldiers belonging to the Magdalo group which the government believed to be involved in the July 2003 failed coup.

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