United Front against Electoral Fraud
Bongbong urges opposition parties to form a coalition versus cheating
Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. today called on all opposition parties to forge a “united front” against a possible electoral fraud to make sure that the May 10, 2010 elections will be free, honest and democratic.
He made the call to the Nacionalista Party, Liberal Party, Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino-United Opposition and the Nationalist People’s Coalition, all of which will have their respective candidates from president down to municipal councilor.
Marcos said that since it would be the first time the country will experience a fully automated elections, the more opposition parties needed to come together to ensure that every vote is accurately and fairly counted..
“It’s going to be the first nationwide automated elections in the country that’s why we need to have a united front that would guard people’s votes,” Marcos said.
The opposition congressman said the proposed united front can assign computer experts and a lawyer in every precinct to monitor the elections and raise any question regarding the process.
“If there are IT (information technology) experts and lawyers in each precinct, some candidates or parties will find it very hard to cheat. They can easily notice if there is something fishy going on,” he said.
Marcos said there was no assurance that massive cheating, which marred past manual elections, will no longer happen once the country’s elections go fully automated.
“We should all guard our votes. We should not allow a repeat of what happened to FPJ,” Marcos said, referring to the late Fernando Poe Jr., who lost during the May 2004 elections to President Arroyo amid allegations of massive cheating.
Coalition ng political parties itatag! – Bongbong
‘UNITED FRONT’ KONTRA DAYAAN SA ELEKSIYON
Isang united front ng mga political parties na magmumula sa oposisyon ang kailangang itatag upang ang pinangangambahang dayaan sa darating na May 10, 2010 elections ay mahadlangan.
Ito ang sinabi ngayon ni Rep. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. ng Ilocos Norte matapos na manawagan sa Nacionalista Party (NP), Liberal Party (LP), Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino-UNO (PMP-UNO) at Nationalist People’s Coaliton (NPC) na kailangang magkaroon ng coalition na magbabatay sa boto ng taumbayan.
Ayon kay Marcos, unang pagkakataon ang fully-automated elections sa May 10, 2010 ay ipatutupad sa buong Pilipinas kung kayat kailangan umanong bantayan ang bawat presinto at masiguro na mabibilang ang bawat boto ng mamamayang Pilipino.
“Halos bago sa atin ang automated elections, kayat dapat lang na magbantay tayo at magkaroon ng isang united front o coalition na magbabantay sa ating boto,” pahayag ni Marcos.
Sinabi ni Marcos, sa bawat voting precinct ay kailangang magkaroon ng mga IT experts at abugado na magbabantay upang ang ano mang mga pangyayari ay kaagad matutugunan lalu na kung kwestyunable ang proseso ng eleksiyon.
“Kung meron kasing marunong sa computer at meron ding abugado sa bawat precinct na magbabatay, eh sa tingin ko mahihirapang magkaroon ng dayaan. Mabilis na masisita nila kung merong kaduda-dudang ginagawa sa loob ng bawat presinto,” dagdag pa ni Marcos.
Sinabi pa ni Marcos na kung sa mano-manong eleksiyon ay nagkakaroon ng malawakang dayaan lalu na siguro sa computerized elections na ngayon lang umano masusubukan ng mga botonte sa buong Pilipinas.
“Sana ‘wag maulit ang nangyari kay FPJ. Kailangang magbantay tayong lahat para ang boto ng taumbayan ay mabilang,” pagdidiin ni Marcos.