Archive for the ‘Vote 2010’ Category

Poll results show dynasties stronger than ever

by Yvonne Chua, Luz Rimban and Avigail Olarte VERA Files Monday’s election was supposed to have ushered Filipino voters into the modern age of computerized voting, but the results show the country will remain stuck with feudal-style politics as dynasties secured elective positions at the provincial, congressional and local levels. In at least 34 of […]

May 14, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files, Vote 2010  20 Comments

Comelec succumbs to pressure, halts release of election results

The Commission on Elections on Tuesday decided to stop releasing updates of last Monday’s elections on the request of lawyers of some presidential and vice presidential bets. Comelec Commissioner Lucenito Tagle said the en banc was supposed to have issued another update after Tuesday morning’s press briefing, but counsels of some candidates called them up […]

May 11, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files, Vote 2010  10 Comments

Noy-Bi’ leads in almost 40% of Comelec count

Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay are frontrunners in the presidential and vice presidential races based on the initial official election results transmitted to the Commission on Elections. As of 9:45 p.m. Monday, less than three hours after the 12-hour voting ended, 38.25 percent of the total votes have been sent […]

May 11, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files, Vote 2010  9 Comments

Follow 2010 Elections through VERA Files

Follow VERA Files running reports on Elections 2010. Vote2010: VERA Files’ Election Coverage Here are the earlier accounts: Click Here Let us know your comments and reactions.

May 8, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files, Vote 2010  323 Comments

Local politics: hot spots and confusing alliances

Since March when Vote 2010 was unveiled in VERA Files website, our local partners have been actively sending us stories which give us a picture of the situation in the provinces this election season. In Iloilo, Melvin Purzuelo of Green Forum Western Visayas said there is no clear party lines. It’s halo-halo. His report: “As […]

April 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files, Vote 2010  21 Comments

Mining and the candidates

Most presidential bets seek new mining code by Roslyn Arayata Alyansa Tigil Mina Majority of the presidential candidates favor a revision of the country’s mining policy, a survey of a network of green groups revealed. Conducted on the third week of February by the Green Electoral Initiative (GEI) led by EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace, the […]

April 16, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files, Vote 2010  5 Comments

Citizens report

It’s heartening to see the enthusiasm of people not involved with the campaign of any of the candidates in the forthcoming polls in making sure that the May 2010 elections be honest, peaceful, and credible. Since it was launched last March 8, VOTE 2010, an election monitoring project of VERA Files with 17 civil society […]

March 22, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Malaya, Vera Files, Vote 2010  4 Comments

Central Mindanao bets sign poll peace pact

By Danny Sabino GENERAL SANTOS CITY—At least three areas in Central Mindanao will be free from guns, goons and gold this May elections, as long as candidates who pledged to do so honor their promise. About a hundred officials vying for elective positions in South Cotabato, Sarangani and General Sanots City signed a peace covenant […]

March 19, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Mindanao, Vera Files, Vote 2010  6 Comments

Jamby to migrate if Villar wins

Independent presidential candidate Ma. Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal said Tuesday she will leave the country if Nacionalista Party presidential candidate Manuel “Manny” Villar wins. “If Villar wins, I will emigrate for a few years,” she told TV host Pia Hontiveros at the start of ANC’s Strictly Politics’ miting de avance series. She did not say […]

March 17, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files, Vote 2010  15 Comments