By DEE AYROSO
Tags: automated elections
Dr. Temario Rivera of AES Watch pointed out that Comelec did not fulfill the requirements set by the law with the absence of a comprehensive source code review and digital signatures, the failure of final testing and sealing, and the absence of a contingency plan.
By DEE AYROSO
“There can never be transparency with machines that count the votes inside the box and invisible to the eyes of the public. There can never be accountability when the results simply pop out of the screen without being verified publicly.”
Despite continuous warnings from experts about election insecurities, officials still rely on vendors that refuse to disclose how their machines run, deeming their code “proprietary.” WhoWhatWhy News Media Website What if a foreign head of state had the power to handpick our next President? It sounds like the plot of a movie, but it actually…
“The old PCOS machines, numbering 81,896, will now be useless scraps of metal. By approving the new lease deal, COMELEC just wasted P10 billion ($217 million) worth of taxpayers’ money, excluding costs for storage and maintenance.” – Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon said.
The Comelec’s two options — refurbishing PCOS and leasing or buying OMRs — are both cornered by foreign vendor Smartmatic. But the Filipino IT sector have alternatives.
Progressive party list groups are incredulous that they got too few votes even in areas where they have many chapter members.
“The irregularities monitored during the final testing and sealing of the PCOS machines and the lack of a source code review by local groups before the actual conduct of the elections put the credibility of Monday’s elections under a cloud of doubt.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luz Ilagan
“Working peoples are organizing themselves everywhere in the world because the workers’ task remains: how to change the system in which only a few enjoy the fruits of workers’ blood and sweat.” – Teddy Casiño
By DAISY C. GONZALES Davao Today Posted by Bulatlat.com DAVAO CITY — When farmer Rufina Parojinog, 71, casts her vote on May 10, she would encounter new election gadgets which the poll body, the Commission on Elections, assures us to be easy to use. With her failing eyesight, she said, she might not be able…