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Philippine Elections 2010: Latest News and Updates on RP Elections

January 4, 2016 by · 11 Comments 

May 10, 2010, another historic day that would mark in the Philippine history. Today, Filipinos has casted their precious votes to elect their 15th president. For years, Filipinos were used to cast their votes using a blank ballot wherein they would write the name of their chosen candidate. That’s the old system of election.

Today, it is different. It would be the first time in the history of Philippine Elections to have it in automation. It is not enough that you know how to read and write. This time, voters need to follow a strict protocol in order for them to cast their vote. Instead of writing their chosen candidate’s name, they would now shade the oblong in the left side of the name of their candidate. You can’t use just any kind of pen to mark it. You would be provided with a specific marker by the election personnel. You also need to be very careful on shading, it should not blot on the other side of the ballot and it should fill the oblong perfectly, or else the PCOS or the Precinct Count Optical Scanner will not accept it and have it invalidated. You should be very careful not to over vote because again it would be invalidated.

Though the things mentioned above are easy to follow, but for those Filipinos who barely read and write, for those senior citizens who are having a hard time reading minute words, for those illeterate ones, these things are of great burden to their part. The Commission on Elections of the Phillipines has been doing massive election campaigns , briefings, dry-runs and a lot of orientations nationwide, but the nevertheless, a lot of the Filipinos are still anxious about it.

Commelec has always been saying that everything is under control, yet few days before the election day, a reconfiguration has been made to all the official memory cards of the machine because of a technical problem. The arising doubts and queries of a successful election has heightened a lot more after what has happened. Still they are insisting that they are trying their very best to solve the problem.

The voting process per se is not the reason behind the slow progress of the election. The systematic way of controlling the traffic is the main problem. 5-7 precincts has been clustered into 1 this time, so you would really expect a huge number of people getting inside the small election precinct. If the Election Officer of that particular precinct knows how to handle the huge number of people, then there is no doubt that it would run smoothly. Some precincts are using priority numbers to control them while some are providing mini board list outside their precinct wherein you can write your name there and follow your number in the list. However, there are precincts which has been calling the names of the voters one by one to check if they are around and have them to vote, which is very time consuming and requires a lot of effort. Some election volunteers are letting their friends and relatives to vote first which is very unfair

It is not a reason though that since it is the first time of having an automated election, these problems are inevitable. It should have been overseen way way ahead of time. This is not time for evaluation. This election will give a great impact in the lives of the Filipinos. Let’s just pray that this would become successful.

UPDATE: Check out the latest Philippine Election Results as of 9:00 AM, May 11, 2010 from 79% of Polling Precincts.

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11 Responses to “Philippine Elections 2010: Latest News and Updates on RP Elections”
  1. Jefferson O. Baloloy says:

    It is good, that Filipinos are not afraid of changes.

  2. ulyssis v bacharo says:

    Historical nga naman tlaga ang electiong ito. But, because of the problems rose during the very election period, this election was made as an experimental election.
    Can we think of how much has the government spent for this automated election to be realized? A very big money, but we still had hard times making our votes counted.”Iba nga di pa nacount ang votes nila just because of some mechanical errors.” It is just a waste tlga. Even this time, people aren’t really convinced of the reliability of the results of this automated election. if this will not be addressed properly, malamang mahuhulog pa sa manual recount.
    i is really a waste!
    I hope wala sanang magrereklamong losers!
    First time voter po ako, at, honestly, I do still seek for more secured and fine election.

  3. Jiba says:

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!

    Our beloved country does not need an IDIOT President. We don’t have to use our coconut shell by voting Joseph Estrada or otherwise we will be branded as IDIOTS, too. What we need is a President who is prudent, respectable, a GOD fearing and who possess a quality of a true human being, most of all honest but not corrupt.

    Centuries ago the Phillpines had been renowned as PEARL OF THE ORIENT, but the pearl vanished because it had lost its value.

    To match up with a vessel or ship our country is the “TITANIC” for it had sank. From this time and one decade ago, our beloved country had been baptized with a new name as “TITANIC OF THE ORIENT”

    IN GOD WE TRUST!!! SO HELP US GOD!!! SHOW US YOUR MERCY AND COMPASSION, PLEASE BESTOW US A GREAT PRESIDENT ACCORDING TO YOU HOLY WILL!!!

  4. zsheh says:

    lets pray that God will give him “GALING at TALINO”, God Bless pinas sa next 6 years…

  5. zsheh says:

    3,397,322 pilipino lang ang concern sa bansa, how sad…

  6. heyhey says:

    as in any aspect of Philippine life……..money always talk.

    zsheh say it correctly….. only few are willing to sacrifice their lives for the
    future of our country.

    the future of our country is in our hands not in the president’s.

    if our country get worse after the election, it’s our fault.

    …….we never learn.

  7. Pao says:

    When it comes to Philippine politics, I will forever be a great pesimist, unless proven wrong either wise.

    ….Thought! Joseph Estrada was ousted by a so-called “People Power encore!” because of graft and corruption, an action and an uneducated conundrum that people had because they did not know what to do, whether to believe or not to believe. So, what’s the truth, why are they now again voting for a president who was proven guilty! Filipinos say,”Ay, artista, sikat, kilalang kilala ko sya, siya ang aking iboboto” without knowing their agendas and plans, and/or “If you don’t go with the flow, I’ll be branded as an independent thinker!” Family/peers/community/compadres and comares first before yourself. That is what’s wrong with ourselves, we never become resolute with our decisions unless others approve! So ask yourselves, is that a good thing or a bad thing for the country? Then you have the “religious” leaders, don’t even get me started with them!!!!!!

    In addition, the Philippines is unfortunately known and branded as a country of public position-filled of nothing but movie stars or heir looms (and that’s how I feel about these family “dynasties” – invaluable to many yet useless). Think about this, you have multiple province where the governor is the uncle or dad or mom, the mayor of several towns are the cousins and siblings, and the counselors are son/daughter-in-laws. PATHETIC!!!!

    Whomever wins the next election, you say you’re going to fight graft and corruption, punish the unpunishable, start out with excriment-filled plate and leave with a clean one…I say, GOOD LUCK!

  8. manuel says:

    where are the million votes vellarde’s, quibuloy, eddie villanueva, iglesia, are promising to the leading political candidates boasting hahahaha…… it shows that these people are a liar…… poor manny villar…hahahaha. he was promised for millions of votes…what a waste of money hahahaha…… specially eddie vilianueva he claims that they have 5 million voters….cheated by a false lying prophet……….. for noy noy aquino…….you got only above 12+ million ….. the iglesia promised you for 4 – 5 million votes where are those votes?…….dont say that there are only 8 million catholics voters……hahahahaha…. fool…..you better check the iglesia’s partylist ALAGAD…how many vote they got…….messege to all politicians….. back ground check first these religious organisations before kneeling down and beg for their support…. probably they are only fooling you……

  9. manuel says:

    where are the million votes vellarde’s, quibuloy, eddie villanueva, iglesia, are promising those leading political candidates boasting hahahaha…… it shows that these people are a liar…… poor manny villar…hahahaha. he was promised for millions of votes…what a waste of money hahahaha…… specially eddie vilianueva he claims that they have 5 million voters….cheated by a false lying prophet……….. for noy noy aquino…….you got only above 12+ million ….. the iglesia promised you for 4 – 5 million votes where are those votes?…….don’t say that there are only 8 million catholics voters……hahahahaha…. fool…..you better check the iglesia’s party list ALAGAD…how many vote they got…….message to all politicians….. back ground check first these religious organizations before kneeling down and beg for their support…. probably they are only fooling you……

  10. diane says:

    Whoever candidate we supported this election, what’s important is our support to the new elected president. We cannot do anything bec there is an elected president already. So instead being bitter and hater, lets help our new president in making philippines a better country, he needs us to fulfill his promise, tulungan lang. We are the real hope, each individual filipinos..this is the time to embrace new things and face new challenges as a proud filipino. The other presidentiable candidates who did not win, should still continue their promises and help if they really want better future for filipinos.

  11. chris says:

    there is no religious vote in this country. yes they can endorse candidates but the final say comes from the conscience of each voters.

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