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Malfunctioning vote-counting machines, long queues, and delayed polls are among the common issues faced here in Metro Manila as Filipinos cast their votes.
As of noon today, election watchdog Kontra Daya Southern Tagalog has monitored at least 135 cases of electoral anomalies within the region, mostly from Laguna province.
The electoral watchdog Kontra Daya (literally, Against Cheating) has found that seven out of 10 groups running for party-list seats in the House of Representatives are in the hands of far from marginalized and far from voiceless sectors and interests.
Various groups have launched programs against election fraud and violence as the national elections here in the Philippines draw near.
Among the demands that Kontra Daya urged to the COMELEC is to revoke the contract of F2 Logistics Philippines to avoid any conflict of interest in the delivery, warehousing, and storage of election paraphernalia.
A Filipino migrant rights group is not surprised over the appointment of former presidential communications aide Mocha Uson to yet another government office, just four months after she lost in the party-list election.
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.
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.”