The road to the proclamation of a new administration is getting rougher, with all the allegations of “e-fraud” and irregularities in the 2010 Automated Elections, and the canvassing of national votes by both the Upper and Lower Houses.
The National Board of Canvassers (NBC) — composed of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives — is set to convene this week and start the canvassing of votes for the Presidential and Vice Presidential race. By June 4 (according to House Speaker Prospero Nograles) or June 15 (said by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile), the NBC would have proclaimed the 15th President and 15th Vice President of the Philippines.
Today (May 25), 217 Certificates of Canvass and 533 Election Returns are already transferred to the “NBC HQ” at the Batasan Pambansa Complex, with 61 more COC’s expected to arrive.
However, the accuracy and authenticity of the election results are being questioned, with the appearance of a “Koala Boy” — who allegedly took part in an “electronic dagdag-bawas” effort by taking advantage of security flaws in the automated system.
Moreover, numerous losing local candidates came out to the media and stated claims of being offered by certain people “guaranteed victory” in the automated polls by way of the said “electronic dagdag-bawas”, in exchange for a huge amount of money.
Check out these articles:
– ‘Koala bears’ offered to fix polls for losing bets
– More losers cry poll fraud
– Ermita tags columnist as ‘Koala’ video source
– Puno denies discussing electoral fraud with Ferrer
The battle for Vice President between Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay and Senator Mar Roxas continues, as Binay still maintains a 800,000-vote lead over Roxas. With this, the Senate foresees the delay in the proclamation of Vice President, and presented a situation where the President and the Vice President would not be proclaimed at the same time.
Three new Congressmen were sworn in yesterday as the latest members of the outgoing 14th Congress, as a result of recent House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal and Supreme Court decisions on the recount of votes in their respective districts. They are Rep. Angelito Reyes (Taguig, 2nd District), Rep. Celestino Martinez (Cebu, 4th District) and Rep. Dominador Espina of COCOFED party-list.
At least the top ten winning party-list groups in the 2010 Elections are set to be proclaimed this Friday, May 28.