One year after the elections, the Computer Professionals’ Union takes a look at everything that’s gone wrong in the automated elections system, and puts forward recommendations.
Tags: automated election system (AES)
‘Comelec can still salvage 2016 elections sans PCOS or Smartmatic’
The issue here is not only the highly irregular process in which Comelec chose Smartmatic-TIM to do diagnostic work with the PCOS machines. The issue here is the lack of transparency, the lack of check and balance within Comelec, the lack of openness and accountability to the public.” — Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon
Is vote-buying worse in automated elections?
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Widespread vote-buying appears to have cast a dark cloud on the integrity of the May 13 midterm elections. This may be compounded by probable cheating, exploiting the technical defects of the precinct count optical scan machines plus the glitches in transmitting voting results that…
Winner and loser
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The election into office of misfits, rascals, the poorly qualified and members of entrenched political dynasties may not be the worst result of the recently concluded midterm elections. More pernicious and fatal to our democratic processes, or the appearance thereof, is the virtual enthronement, if the Commission on Elections…
Davao election officer slammed by teacher-solon
“Her words demean those who, for decades, have been guarding the sanctity of our votes, oftentimes at great risk to their security. “ By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – “Irresponsible and illogical,” this is the response of ACT Teachers’ Partylist representative Antonio Tinio to theComelec election officer’s statement that teachers who are members…
Reforms on automated polls seen as doomed with IT commissioner non-reappointment
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The Aquino government appears bent to push back to zero election watchdog’s efforts at enhancing the poll body’s IT capabilities.
CenPEG | May 10 Polls: Not Just System Glitch, but Policy Failure
The right to public information suffered with Comelec’s lack of transparency. The poll body failed – and continues to fail – to meet the transparency requirements of the election system by its intransigent and unexplained refusal to deny citizens’ groups access to vital election documents. Its lack of transparency left majority of the electorate misinformed…
Election By Pre-Programming and Other Matters Related to Aquino
By PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON Chief Political Consultant NDFP Negotiating Panel I believe that the new reactionary regime headed by Noynoy Aquino is mendaciously and immorally founded on at least three things: first, false election through pre-programming by the foreign-controlled automated electoral system without the required safeguards; second, his false promise of eradicating corruption without…
Own Up To Dismal Turnout, Glitches in AES, COMELEC Told
“With only a few days left for the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV), all signs say that less than 50% of registered voters in Hong Kong will be able to vote. Thousands of OFWs have again been disenfranchised in this election no matter how many times the COMELEC tries to deny it and cover up its…
Groups Hold Jericho March Against Threats of Failure of Elections, Military Takeover
By PAULINE GIDGET ESTELLA
In the bible, the Israelites marched seven times to bring down the walls of Jericho. The protesters did the same to call the attention of the Comelec.
Emergency Powers Unecessary for Resolving Power Crisis in Mindanao
PRESS RELEASE February 27, 2010 Cagayan de Oro City, MISAMIS ORIENTAL – “GMA doesn’t need emergency powers to address the present power shortage in Mindanao because she has enough powers to be able to do something regarding the issue.” This was according to the 3rd nominee of Bayan Muna Partylist, Atty. Joven Laura. “The government…