Daily Archives: May 14, 2019

STATEMENT OF BARRY GUTIERREZ

KAPITBAHAY NEWS
Mayo 13, 2019

STATEMENT OF BARRY GUTIERREZ
Volunteer-spokesperson, Otso Diretso

LOS ANGELES—According to the COMELEC itself, an estimated 400 to 600 vote counting machines (VCMs) have so far malfunctioned in today’s elections.

This is thrice the number of 188 VCMs replaced in the elections of 2016, and is equivalent to an estimated 500,000 potentially disenfranchised voters.

This is unacceptable, especially since these same VCMs were supposedly tested less than a week ago. One would expect that with greater experience with automated elections, COMELEC would perform better. Instead, the opposite is happening. We demand an explanation.

This is only part of a bigger context where COMELEC has consistently failed to safeguard the citizens’ right to engage in the electoral process:

1. We requested the COMELEC to sponsor debates during the election campaign and were denied;

2. There are numerous reports of unmailed ballots leading to the disenfranchisement of overseas voters;

3. COMELEC named a majority-aligned party as the dominant minority party for these elections, defying the principles of democracy, the law, and common sense;

4. COMELEC has yet to grant us—a major national political party representing the opposition– access to their mirror servers, minutes before polling centers close.

5. Administration-allied candidates have, prior to and during the campaign period, blatantly and rampantly flouted election laws; COMELEC is yet to hold any of them to account.

6. Malacañang has released a baseless narcolist, widely seen as a means of threatening local politicians;

7. The President himself has, on several occasions, demanded that local politicians support administration candidates or otherwise face retribution;

8. These VCMs have malfunctioned in the same elections where the President himself has responded to reports of massive and unprecedented vote-buying by saying it is “normal.” Sino raw ba ang hindi bumibili ng boto.

Simple lang ang sagot namin dito: Sino ba talaga ang may bilyon-bilyon na ginastos sa kampanya, at may kapasidad na bumili ng boto? Hindi po kami ‘yun. All we want is a fair shake.

We look forward to institutions as esteemed as the COMELEC ensuring that the playing field is level, that election laws are effectively enforced, and that the results of these elections truly reflect the will of our people. At the very least, the COMELEC must respond to the very serious questions being raised as regards the conduct of the elections.

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THE AMBASSADOR LIES.

KAPITBAHAY NEWS
SPECIAL REPORT
May 14, 2019THE AMBASSADOR LIES.

By Rodel Rodis

JFAV Welcome Press Con:Rally

LOS ANGELES--In his recent column in the Philippine Star (May 12, 2019), PH Ambassador to the US Babe Romualdez (a nephew of Imelda Romualdez Marcos) personally attacked me as “a classic example (of the) the “professional troublemakers” for hire who pester the Philippine consulates to complain, including this longtime so-called leader who claimed that he had not received his voting packet.

This perennial rabble rouser conveniently forgot that he put his address as “care of” the consulate. So the whole time, the ballot was at the consulate just waiting to be claimed.”

This is a blatant LIE!

Before he made this defamatory accusation, Ambassador Romualdez should have checked his facts with the SF Consulate staff to see if there is any record of me changing my address from my home (of 30 years) in San Francisco to the “care of” the Consulate. Can anyone just change his/her voting address without leaving a paper trail?

I believe that someone at the direction of the Duterte government changed my address from my home in SF to the consulate’s address without my knowledge or consent and without even putting down “care of the Philippine Consulate” as Ambassador Romualdez falsely claimed.

By the way, it is curious that the changed address includes “United States of America” unless this address change was made the Philippines.

Produce the records, Mr. Ambassador.

I demand an apology.

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DICTATOR MARCOS DID IT. DU30 REPLICATED CHEATING.OPS,THEY DID IT AGAIN

ALLIANCE NEWS
May 14, 2019

DICTATOR MARCOS DID IT. DU30 REPLICATED CHEATING.OPS,THEY DID IT AGAIN

Los Angeles– NO TO DU30’S DIGITAL Bonifacio2016

The Alliance Philippines vehemently condemned the DU30 Regime and tis election arm, the COMELEC in electing 12 administration Senators by digital cheating last May 13 elections.

The DU30 regime conducted a digital coup first ny manipulating the VCM’s, disenfranchising 52.000 overseas voters especially in the US, and then delaying the PPCRV and COMELEC transparency vote by SEVEN hours.

Unexplained Delay/News Black-out

And after seven hours blackout and unexplained delay, they would like the voting public to believe that the all 12 administration won.

Dictator MArcos did it in 1978 and 1986. But in 1968, but 35 COMELEC enumerators walked out and electronic cheating was exposed.

In our case in 2019, we cannot accept this digital TOKHANG to be legalized and accepted as normal.

No to Digital Tokhang

We vigorously protest such travesty of a clean and honest elections. We hold the COMELEC and the DU30 government responsible for frustrating the democratic process of elections.

We support people’s mass actions in the Philippines and abroad against this sham elections and electronic coup. To rebel is justified.

NO TO DIGITAL TOKHANG!
INVESTIGATE THE FAILURE OF HIS SHAM ELECTIONS.

Alliance Philippines
Los Angeles

May 14, 2019

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