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Gabriela condemns Comelec’s inaction on 3-seat petition

THE MAKABAYAN COALITION trooped to the Commission of Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila last July 5 to protest the poll body’s refusal to recognize Gabriela Women’s Party’s (GWP) third seat after the May 9 national and local elections.

GWP said the Comelec still has to decide on their May 20 petition for the proclamation of Bai Ali Indayla as its third representative to the incoming 17th Congress. Read more

CARTOON: The need for vigilance

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(Cartoon by Amel Sabangan)

The campaign period for the 2016 National Elections has wound down. Various groups and parties are now calling for vigilance against what they suspect is an impending massive fraud to be perpetuated by the ruling Liberal Party and the Commission on Elections.

Poll watch groups rue the fact that there have been shortcuts and unexplained decisions made by the Comelec which may lead to massive fraud that would favor candidate Mar Roxas.

Election watchdog accuses Comelec of undermining credibility of polls

Election watchdog Kontra Daya accused the Commission on Elections of failing to address issues that may lead to massive fraud in the May 9 elections.

In a press conference in Quezon City, the group enumerated issues that “pose great danger to the security and accuracy of the counting of…votes.”

“It has opened avenues for cheating and disenfranchisement, and has eroded even further the credibility of the upcoming polls,” Kontra Daya convenor Giovanni Tapang said.

Here is a video of the press conference.

Kontra Daya 2016 starts campaign for credible elections

Convenors and members of the citizens’ election watchdog Kontra Daya trooped to the Commission on Elections last March 7 to press the poll body to hold a clean, peaceful and orderly elections.

When elections in the Philippines have been automated in the 2010 and 2013, Kontra Daya had been instrumental in documenting many cases of fraud using the Precinct Count Optical Scanning machines.

Kontra Daya is again expressing alarm that the new machines will be used to commit fraud as the Comelec is refusing to implement safeguards, such as receipts for voters as well as opening the program source code for scrutiny by other parties.