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BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Breaking News / Election Watch May 23, 2007 – 7:36pm 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…

BY BULATLAT ELECTION WATCH/ BREAKING NEWS May 21, 2007 – 12:20pm A lawyer and convenor of the multi-sectoral group the Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao (InPeace), Beverly Selim-Musni, pointed to the Macapagal-Arroyo government as being behind the bombing which hit the Weena Bus Terminal in Cotabato City last May 18, 11 a.m. Two children were…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Breaking News / Election Watch May 21, 2007 – 2:41pm The poll monitoring group Kontra Daya (Anti-Fraud) has called on the next Congress to impeach Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Benjamin Abalos for what it described as the “questionable, tainted” character of the recently-concluded senatorial and local elections. Kontra Daya…

BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat Posted May 21, 2007, 7:10 p.m. Kabataan (Youth) Party-list poll watcher Daniel Cleofas Jr. today told the media he witnessed the tampering of votes in at least seven precincts in Caloocan. Cleofas said the padding of votes was done in favor of the party-list group Kasangga which is allegedly sponsored by…

BY KAREN PAPELLERO Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH/ BREAKING NEWS May 17, 2007 – 11:14 p.m. “How can we harass them when they have the guns?” “They delayed our trip and hindered us from reaching the areas where we want to observe the elections. Instead of aiding us in this undertaking, which is even welcomed by the…

The farcical nature of the electoral process in this country has been laid bare, much worse than even our most dire predictions. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO STREETWISE / BUSINESS WORLD* POSTED BY BULATLAT Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 After the May 14 elections, are we any closer to the democratic society that our grade-school…

Contrary to government claims, electoral fraud and violence are not integral to Philippine culture and politics. It is perpetrated by those who profit from the existing system of Philippine politics and governance. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat ANALYSIS Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 “Generally peaceful” – this is how the Commission on Elections (Comelec)…

Reports reaching the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) show foreign observers witnessing incidents of cheating, voters’ disenfranchisement and other election violations. BY THE CENTER FOR PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT IN GOVERNANCE Posted by Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH/ANALYSIS Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 Not since the snap presidential elections of 1986 have Philippine elections attracted…

Summary of Cases on Election Related Fraud and Violence allegedly involving elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and private armed goons maintained by political warlords By the Monitoring, Documentation, and Quick Reaction ( MDQ ) Reports from Task Force Poll Watch (TFPW) Field Coordinators Period: May 14…

BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH Vol. VII, No. 15 May 20-26, 2007 Just four days after the polls, Jubien Abrena, 25, poll watcher of Bayan Muna in Magara, Roxas in the province of Palawan, was abducted by the Naval Intelligence Security Group-Western Command at about 3 p.m. of May 18 near the Puerto Princesa…

BY DAVAOTODAY.COM Posted by Bulatlat ELECTION WATCH Vol. VII, No. 15, May 20-26, 2007 MANILA—Task Force Poll Watch, an anti-fraud and monitoring group formed by partylist groups, reported this morning massive vote-shaving in at least 10 provinces, resulting in 73 percent loss of votes for Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela, Kabataan and Genuine Opposition senatorial candidate…