COMELEC GETS READY TO CHEAT

 

Credibility in the country’s voting system again takes center stage, as former Senator Richard ‘Dick’ Gordon has asked the Supreme Court to order the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to issue ‘receipts’ after qualified voters have cast their votes on May 9, 2016.

Earlier, the COMELEC said it is doing away with one safeguard in the conduct of honest elections, the “Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail” or VVPAT, reasoning that the issuance of the VVPAT or simply a “voter’s receipt” would delay the election and counting processes by at least five to seven minutes per voter.

But Gordon and other…

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FREE!

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile is now a free man, albeit, temporary.  He was granted bail by the Supreme Court in a resolution that was announced early this week.

Legal experts say the SC decision to grant bail was some kind of an act of mercy by the SC. 

Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. said Enrile’s grant of bail was mainly based on humanitarian considerations, given Enrile’s advanced age and voluntary surrender to the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court.     

But Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who is a lawyer, has a different take on the matter.…

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HOCUS-PCOS

ANOTHER looming automated poll fraud. That is how political observers have described the next year’s polls after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday decided yet again to utilize Smartmatic - Total Information Management (TIM) Corp., as its partner and technology provider.

In fact, poll observers unanimously declared that the stage has been set for another Hocus-PCOS elections as the Comelec virtually allowed Smartmatic to have full control of next year’s political exercise.

Hocus-PCOS was a play of word derived from the word hocus-pocus which essentially means a trick performed by a magician or a juggler using sleight of…

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ALIEN

THE 1987 Constitution defines natural-born citizens as those who are citizens of the Philippines from birth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect their citizenship.

Although it was not of her own doing, questions about Sen. Grace Poe’s real citizenship is like a bad dream that keeps haunting her. In fact, it was a recurring nightmare. 

Now that talks are rife that there is a huge likelihood that Poe could take a stab at the 2016 presidency, her citizenship has become yet again a hotly contested issue.

But then again, it is good that the issue…

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