Archive for the ‘elections2010’ Category

Comelec chief accused of unethical behavior

I did the following article for VERA Files. It’s also in the Manila Times, TV5’s Interaksyon, and Yahoo. The displaced director of the Commission on Elections’ Law Department has accused Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes Jr. of unethical behavior for allegedly requesting him to help absolve two Comelec officials ordered suspended by the Office of the […]

September 9, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Comelec, elections2010  331 Comments

TAF-VERA Files to launch ‘Democracy at gunpoint:election-related violence in the Philippines’

The Asia Foundation and VERA Files will be presenting their latest work, Democracy at Gunpoint: Election-Related Violence in the Philippines, on March 2 at 5 p.m. at the Magellan Room, 41/F of the Discovery Suites in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. In the 2010 elections, The Asia Foundation partnered with VERA Files in producing a series […]

March 1, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: elections2010, Vera Files  5 Comments

Don’t buy PCOS from Smartmatic, Comelec urged

by Yvonne T. Chua VERA Files An election watchdog has this piece of advice for the Commission on Elections: Don’t buy the counting machines used in the May 10 elections. Ramon Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER), instead urged the Comelec to just lease the Precinct Count Optical Scan […]

June 19, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: elections2010, Vera Files  12 Comments

Danny Lim and Ariel Querubin

ON Monday, when I go to the polls, top on my list for senators are Brig. Gen. Danny Lim (#28) and Col Ariel Querubin (#47). The two have been in detention since February 2006 when they were charged with attempting to withdraw support from Gloria Arroyo after the “Hello Garci” tapes exposed the use of […]

May 5, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: elections2010  42 Comments

Usapang pera

Tinawagan ko kahapon si dating congressman Prospero “Butch” Pichay tungkol sa kumakalat na tsismis na kaya daw walang pera para sa kampanya ang mga senador ng Lakas-Kampi-CMD at walang perang pambigay sa mga lokal na kandidato dahil binulsa raw niya ang pera. Natawa lang si Pichay, na tumakbong senador noong 2007. “Nag-abono na nga ako […]

April 5, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, elections2010  32 Comments

Ang salot ni Gloria Arroyo

Kamakailan binatikos ni Deputy Presidential Spokesman Gary Olivar ang mga kandidato nga ginagawang isyu pa rin daw ang kanyang amo na si Gloria Arroyo samantalang busy raw ngayon sa pag-aayos ng kanyang “legacy” . Pagkatapos sirain ang lahat na institusyon pagdemokratiko para lamang maprotektahan ang sarili, gusto ni Gloria Arroyo mamahalin siya ng taumbayan? Nahihibang […]

February 11, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Abante, elections2010  63 Comments

Revilla and Jinggoy take the lead in latest Pulse Asia survey

Pulse Asia’s score card based ontheir Jan 22 – 26 nationawide survey among 1,800 respondents with a +/-2 margin. The top 12: 1. Bong Revilla 2. Jinggoy Estrada 3. Pia Cayetano 4. Frank Drilon 5. Miriam Santiago 6. Juan Ponce Enrile 7. Ralph Recto 8. Serge Osmeña 9. Tito Sotto 10. Lito Lapid 11. Bongbong […]

February 6, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: elections2010, surveys  20 Comments

Aquino lead over Villar down to 7% in latest SWS poll

Highlights of SWS survey conducted last Jan. 21 -24 commissioned by Businessworld: • Aquino lead over Villar down to 7 per cent • Roxas widens lead over Legarda by 21 points; Binay improves numbers • Revilla,Estrada, Cayetano, Defensor-Santiago post early lead in Senate race Villar gains ground versus Aquino … while Erap stays in third […]

February 1, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: elections2010, surveys  42 Comments

Bikers pedal vs cervical cancer

There’s no letting up for “Tour of Hope” bikers in informing the public that there is a way to defeat cervical cancer. If last Wednesday’s launch is to be an indication of this year’s Tour of Hope, participants are in for an exciting, enjoyable, meaningful cycling event once again come March. Tour of Hope is […]

January 29, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: elections2010, Health  4 Comments

A conspiracy to continue illegitimate governance

Gloria Arroyo must be the happiest person today. While the people are pre-occupied watching the Senate circus and other political entertainment, she is laying down the infrastructure for what looks like her last try to stay in power beyond 2010. The group that calls themselves Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO) has information of a sinister […]

January 27, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: elections2010, Gloria Arroyo and family, Malaya  28 Comments