“We reiterate our call for public officials to be more circumspect in their declarations and stop blaming the media whenever they receive flak for their irresponsible statements,” Northern Dispatch said in a statement.
Month: May 2022
By MAX SANTIAGO
The Marcoses’ return realized by Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s apparent presidential win based on unofficial count is not the only political family dynasty comeback the Philippines witnessed in the 2022 elections. Political dynasties that have been involved in many irregularities have successfully reclaimed seats in the local and national offices.
“Sara Duterte has no recognition of these problems, which also worsened under her father’s rule, and has no track record in addressing these. How then can she resolve these crises?”
As technical anomalies surfaced during the national elections, Filipino voters bore the brunt of the Commission on Election’s inefficiencies.
The group said many teachers who served as members of the electoral board had to stay in the precincts until the next day, May 10, which is more than 24 hours since they began their duty, due to severe delays in resolving issues regarding the vote counting machines.
First-time voters were dismayed to find lack of coordination, long queues, malfunctioning vote-counting machines (VCMs), and other irregularities.
In Ilagan, Isabela, groups led by Kontra Daya- Cagayan Valley mount a protest in front of the Provincial Capitol to deplore the massive election fraud and irregularities in the national elections.
A human rights group has called on the public to express their rejection of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte as they lead the number of unofficial transmitted votes from yesterday’s elections, saying they represent the “the worst brand of traditional politics and governance.”
Anti-election fraud group Kontra Daya reported systematic red-tagging against the opposition and progressive candidates on election day, May 9.
A day after the May 9 elections, supporters of Leni Robredo, members of election watchdogs and progressive groups hold a symbolic protest in front of the Commission on Elections office in Manila against what they called as the ‘dirtiest’ election in recent years.