On top of coercive activities of the police and military forcing the people not to vote for the opposition and the progressives, on top of humongous campaign ads of administration bets, the automated election system itself can and may have been used to spew vote “results” in favor of the administration bets, particularly at the national level.
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While some said they got depressed and others wanting to migrate, there are others who believe that the fight is not yet over.
Voter counting machine errors worsened in today’s polls, bucking the lowering trend set in the 2013 and 2016 national and local elections, watchdog Kontra Daya revealed.
“Red baiting is a different level of negative campaigning. It poses risks to those who are red-tagged and might result in extrajudicial killings.”
“Voters should be wary of party-list groups of known political dynasties and big business interests claiming to represent the poor.”
The vehicle for some semblance of democratization has become a family affair to political dynasties and their partylists, and a way for big businesses to protect and promote their special interests. By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Even the crumbs allotted to marginalized groups are being grabbed by trapos (traditional politicians). This is one of…
“We expect the fraud that will happen, because Comelec allows it and made it even easier to do.”
“By its refusal to implement safeguards, Comelec itself is the one undermining the credibility of the election results.”
“He [Fr. Joe Dizon] is an example of a religious who went beyond the traditional functions and performed the role of a patriotic and progressive priest, one who carried out service to the people.”
By MARYA SALAMAT
The snail’s pace in the voting process would create more problems than just the long lines voters have to endure.
On the eve of election day, Southern Tagalog regional poll-watchdog Kontra Daya, Kontra Karahasan received reports of election-related violence against militant groups in the region. In Los Baños, Laguna, at around 12:30 mn, 3 members of Kabataan Partylist, a member of Bayan Muna Partylist and Barangay Human Rights Officer Virgilio Tandang were arrested and physically injured by alleged Makati police officers while in a mass-action of residents against the alleged vote-buying and flying-voter scheme of a mayoral candidate.