“Voters should be wary of party-list groups of known political dynasties and big business interests claiming to represent the poor.”
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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.
The Kontra Daya campaign group denounced the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for dismissing the disqualification cases filed against presidential son and Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, who is the first nominee of Ang Galing Pinoy Partylist (AG).
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“It’s a miracle if we will have a clean, peaceful, successful and credible elections.” – Fr. Joe Dizon of Kontra Daya.
Media Release March 29, 2010 Kontra-Daya, COURAGE, Migrante, Kilusang Mayo Uno, Gabriela, Kadamay and other militant groups today stormed the COMELEC office to condemn the poll body’s blatant leniency in allowing GMA-backed partylists to run in the 2010 elections. The militants called on the public to junk Arroyo’s collaborators in the upcoming polls. A number…
(Bulatlat.com) It is not the absence of laws, but the incompetence of Comelec officials that has resulted in the entry of spurious partylist groups in the May 10 elections. This was the analysis of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance) as it vowed to oppose the partylist nomination of Pampanga Congressman and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo…