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The 2010 Philippine election is so different yet very much the same with all previous elections. This is so much different because of the following:

  1. It is a few billion pesos more expensive than previous elections (because of the PCOS machines.
  2. It gave faster results. I was watching the news during the elections and as of midnight on that day, more than 60% of the national votes were already counted.
  3. A few days after the elections, senators were proclaimed by COMELEC as victors, fastest in Philippine history.
  4. This is so HI-TECH! hehehe. I do hope that by next time, we wouldn’t be using any more paper ballots but inputting the votes through an LCD screen. Asteg!

And why is this so much the same with all other previous elections? No one, again, lost the elections. We only have the winners and those that were cheated. In an article from the Inquirer, Estrada focuses on ‘hocus PCOS’:

An “electronic Garci” system or some digital “hocus PCOS” could have affected the precinct scan optical scan machines in the country’s first automated elections that might have produced manipulated results instead of the true will of the voters, alleged the camp of former President Joseph Estrada.

Pwede bang umayos kayo!?

Maceda said he received reports of “agents” approaching candidates before the elections, offering electoral victories in preprogrammed compact flash cards and memory cards in exchange for fees of as much as P30 million.

They always do this. After they lost the election, they will reveal that they receive reports that “agents” approached him or her asking for a big amount of money so they can guarantee their victory. Sometimes, they would say they receive reports that in area here and there, massive vote buying and manipulations of results happened. But these will all surface after they are somewhat sure that their chance for victory is becoming slimmer and slimmer.

Why didn’t they release these before the election day itself?!

He said the quick delivery of reconfigured flash cards one week prior to the elections was logistically improbable.

Oh yeah? And how come Manny’s fights and big movies like Avatar became available (in CD and DVD) to so many places minutes after their showing?

He said he[Senator Tatad] was consulting his lawyers on the possibility of filing a “constitutional action” that would nullify the results of the recent elections. He said he was also preparing an impeachment complaint against the Election commissioners.

F. you!

I don’t believe that the system we are using is right, but I do believe that the instruments honestly produced the will of the people.

PS: And a former teacher just lectured me why I shouldn’t say some candidates and voters are stupid, to think that she chose Lito Lapid and Bong Revilla over candidates like Risa Hontiveros and Alex Lacson. Tsk tsk tsk

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I started rooting for Manny Villar, Nacionalista Party’s standard bearer for 2010 Presidential Elections, when Noynoy Aquino of the Liberal Party “launch” his bid for the presidency. Readers who have been in this blog know that I am not a big fan of Noynoy. The opposite, which I can write in three simple sentences, is almost the truth:

  1. I will not vote for Noynoy.
  2. I will not vote for Noynoy.
  3. I will not vote for Noynoy.

Now that I am done with that, let me now officially launch who I am supporting this 2010 elections: Manny Villar.

At first, I only wanted him to win because I don’t really like the other guy who continuously tops surveys. (Of course, Erap, though he is safely hovering in the #3 spot, is not an option. And I cannot believe I even have to mention this.) But when I started to research about the guy, look at the accusations being thrown at him, well, I realized that he is a good choice. I researched further: read the two senate reports, read Villar’s side, followed the accusations trail against him, and whoala! I have my candidate!

There have been so many issues thrown to him: C5 controversy, the huge, huge mansion in the US, emissaries tasked to discourage everyone from running, being the secret candidate of the administration, etc. These are all unfounded, incorrect, nonsense, and waste of time at most. And when I say it like that, I know I can back them up with decent evidence/proof if asked to provide one. The accusers, on the other hand, have nothing but “someone” from the inside, “a reliable source”, “covered up” proofs, etc. Hay naku.

So, here I am now, giving this blog a stand, and announcing my pick for the presidential race this 2010, and hopefully, following this up with more articles.

Manny Villar for President!

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