“Smartmatic and the Commission on Elections should be held accountable for non-compliance to and violations of automated election laws and the unconscionable expenses for a defective and non-transparent foreign-controlled voting technology” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
Canvassing of votes, not spared from problems
When the unofficial results being tallied by the PPCRV yielded a numerically improbable total, Smartmatic technicians proceeded to change a script of the source code, which, to IT experts, proves that the election results could easily be tampered with.
PCOS machine malfunctions raise questions on election results
Instead of releasing partial, unofficial results and providing “trends” based on unreliably tallied votes, the Comelec must order the manual counting of votes.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The mystique of technology, especially high tech or cutting-edge technology, as the silver bullet that would slay the monster of the notoriously dirty, violent and fraud-ridden elections in the Philippine setting has lost much of its allure after the 2010 presidential polls. While the intricacies of the AES is…
Election watchdog questions Comelec’s decision to delay review of source code
Without credible and timely source code review and bug fixing, and considering all the reported PCOS failings plus the questionably undisclosed nature of licenses entered into by the Comelec, the AES Watch dares Comelec to do a 100-percent Parallel Manual count as a contingency measure.
Election watchdog asks Comelec to prepare for ‘all contingencies,’ after it failed in AES preparations
By MARYA SALAMAT
“With two months to go, there is very little Comelec can do to drastically fix the flawed automated system.” – Fr. Joe Dizon
CenPEG | Right to know should prevail in automated election
By the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) A major victim in this electoral exercise is the people’s right to know. By consistently imposing rigid guidelines and restrictions to “make available the source code for independent review,” the Comelec is actually obstructing the exercise of the citizens’ right to know that would have ensured…
Bayan to Brillantes: Clean Up Comelec (PR)
News Release January 16, 2011 The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today called on new Comelec chief Atty. Sixto Brillantes to “clean up Comelec and rectify the systemic problems of fraud and corruption that have become the hallmark of the poll body.” “Atty. Brillantes is now in a position to look into many of the…
‘Next Comelec Chief Must Unlock Secrets of 2010 Automated Polls’ – Workers’ Poll Watchdog (PR)
NEWS RELEASE 15 January 2011 A workers’ poll watchdog dared the successor of retired Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Melo to unlock the “secrets” of the May 10, 2010 automated polls and to hold those accountable for the troubles during last elections. Workers’ Electoral Watch (WE Watch), a network of workers advocating fraud-free elections,…
Carol Pagaduan-Araullo | AES – a Lemon?
By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise/Business World Posted by Bulatlat.com Technology has always been a double-bladed tool. In the right hands and wielded properly, it is like a magic wand that can make everyday living easier, work lighter, production faster and more efficient, etc. Used improperly and in the wrong hands, it could cut a swathe of…
2010 Elections: Dutertes Proclaimed as Winners in Davao Polls
By CHERYLL D. FIEL / Davao Today
The City Board of Canvassers in Davao lowered the threshold of votes necessary for the winning candidates to be proclaimed winners. The Board proclaimed the winners five hours after it resumed counting of votes on Wednesday, May 12.