Duterte youth urges COMELEC to reveal alleged rigging in 2016 presidential elections

UNTV News   •   June 7, 2017   •   10832

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MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte won 20 million votes and not just 16 million in the previous presidential polls.

This was according to the group, Duterte Youth, who says the President lost more than 4 million votes due to fraud in the 2016 elections.

“Yes we believe, in the facts of the Philippine Computer Society, which is composed of computer experts of the Philippines. They have showed us that there really is something wrong with the results. Mayor Duterte should have gotten majority votes,” said Duterte Youth chairman, Ronald Cardema.

The group blames the election service provider Smartmatic for the alleged irregularity.

It claims there has been a violation in the contract of Smartmatic that led to the alleged reduction of votes for the President.

“One of the facts we saw was one of the computers from the precincts up to the computers of the Complex Central Office there was a computer of Smartmatic an intermediary server which was not in the approved system allowed by our government,” Cardema added.

It prompted the group to send a letter request to the COMELEC to present to them how the fraud happened.

Duterte Youth says the Philippine Computer Society will be the one to present the evidence in connection with the allegations. .

The Duterte Youth also aims to remove Smartmatic as the country’s service provider for the 2019 Senatorial Elections.

It asks the COMELEC to allow it present its set of evidence on June 13.

COMELEC refused to grant our request for a comment on the matter as well as the Smartmatic for its reaction. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News and Rescue

Palace on Duterte’s motorcycle accident: ‘Nothing to worry about’

Marje Pelayo   •   October 17, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Bong Go confirmed on Thursday (October 17) that President Rodrigo Duterte figured in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday night while doing rounds inside Malacañang complex.

But Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo explained that the President has already parked his motorcycle when he fell off the vehicle.

“The President was reaching for his shoe when he fell off his motorcycle that resulted in a minor injury, particularly light bruises and slight scratches, to his elbow and knee,” Panelo said.

According to Panelo, the President is now resting in his official residence.

“We assure our people that the President is fine, and his recovery entails no major medical procedure,” the Palace spokesperson concluded.

NCRPO records low crime rate in Metro Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 2, 2019

Newly promoted policemen stand in formation during a mass promotion ceremony at the police headquarters in Taguig City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 March 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has recorded a low crime rate in Metro Manila from July 2016 to September 2019.

According to NCRPO Director PMGen. Guillermo Eleazar there were 49,835 crime incidents recorded from July 2016 to September 2019 which is 62 percent lower compared to the 131,839 crime incidents recorded from April 2013 to June 2016.

However, based on the NCRPO records, murder cases increased by 60 percent. From July 2016 to September 2019, murder cases increased by 4,295 compared with the 2,682 cases recorded from April 2013 to June 2016.

Eleazar said the increase in the murder cases is due to the illegal drug campaign of the government.

“Dahil sa ating campaign against illegal drugs. Ito’y mga sindikatong nagpapatayan dahil they want to silence ang mga members ng syndicates (It is because of our campaign against illegal drugs. There are syndicates who are killing each other because they want to silence syndicate members),” he said.

Meanwhile, the number of cases in homicide, physical injury, rape, theft, and robbery decreased.

Eleazar is confident crime rate will continue to decline.

“Kasi sa city ordinances naiiwasan natin iyong mga petty crimes. At kapag naiwasan iyan ay maiiwasan din natin ang mga serious crimes to happen— nagiging effective ang ating crime prevention, (Because in city ordinances, petty crimes are prevented. And once it is prevented, we can also prevent serious crimes to happen)” he said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Comelec expects influx of registrants amid last-day of voter registration

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 30, 2019

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is expecting an influx of ‘last-minute’ registrants at the voter registration for the 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

Comelec will officially close the voter registration at 5:00 p.m. on Monday (September 30). Comelec Spokesperson Dir. James Jimenez said their office is prepared to handle the number of registrants.

“An influx of registrants is to be expected. The COMELEC has anticipated this, and we are confident that our employees in the field are prepared to handle the last-day registration scenario,” he said.

Based on Comelec Resolution 10549, Comelec will implement the following protocol for the last day of voter registration.

  • If there are still applicants lined up to register within the thirty (30) meter radius from the Office of the Election Officer (OEO) by 3:00 P.M. of September 30, 2019, their names will be promptly and consecutively listed down.
  • Each name will be announced repeatedly three (3) times in the order in which the applicants’ names were listed. Applicants who are not present when their names are called shall no longer be allowed to file their application.
  • When an applicant’s name is called and he/she is present, his/her application will be processed and his/her biometrics data will be captured. The process continues until all those listed shall have been processed.
  • An Express Lane is provided for Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens and Heavily Pregnant Applicants.

There are around 2.6 million registered voters in the country as of August 1 this year, according to Comelec’s data.—AAC

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