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Choosing the right leader by learning from PNoy’s strong points #juanvote

By Bernadine Racoma, as originally posted on Blog Watch /Philippine Online Chronicles Continued from Choosing the right leader by learning from PNoy’s mistakes (Part 1) It wouldn’t be fair to say that there’s nothing positive about President Aquino or the current Aquino government. It may not be easy digging these positives, but they do exist […]

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Choosing the right leader by learning from PNoy’s mistakes #juanvote

By Bernadine Racoma, as originally posted on Blog Watch /Philippine Online Chronicles Fresh from his “hugely successful” trip to Canada, as he claims it, and the recent revelation that he is already in talks with Senator Grace Poe regarding the upcoming elections, perhaps it’s about time to discuss some important points about the elections in […]

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What could go wrong in the 2016 elections?

A year before elections, watchdog LENTE points out five issues that need to be addressed ASAP A year before the 2016 National and Local Elections, the election group LENTE (Legal Network for Truthful Elections) identifies five concerns/issues that could affect the elections’ credibility. The five concerns are: appointments in the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), the […]

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Bantayan yung binoto mo #juanvote

If you are interested to know more, just drop an email . To volunteer please sign up here I am feeling so accomplished. I just finished a four week massive open online course (MOOC) on “Citizen Engagement: A Game changer for development?”, conducted by World Bank with partners such as London School of Economics, Overseas […]

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Hocus PCOS: An elections ‘hostaged’ by a single supplier, Smartmatic

By Marjohara Tucay as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles 1 and 2 The 2016 presidential elections is just around the corner, and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is in the thick of not just the preparations, but controversy once again, with its recent decision to again tap Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) Corporation for […]

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Video: Entertaining parody on Dumb ways to vote #juanvote

Dumb Ways to Vote is a three-minute animated video on Philippine electoral candidates. It is an entertaining parody on the qualifications of politicians who keep winning elections ; a comedian, the corrupt, or even a murderer! Dumb Ways is a reminder that people should vote intelligently. As the country gears up for presidential elections in […]

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PCOS machines: the enigma of vertical lines and cramped warehouse (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from PCOS machines: the enigma of vertical lines and cramped warehouse (Part 1 of 2) by Carlos Maningat as originally posted at PCOS machines: the enigma of vertical lines and cramped warehouse (Part 2 of 2) Determining whether or not the vertical line markings on the scanned ballots, as revealed in the 2013 polls […]

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The Next President We Want

By Dean de la Paz, originally posted at Philippine Online Chronicles/Blog Watch Past is prelude and recent controversies compel us to extrapolate events well into 2016’s presidential derby, not so much because they might have a relevant bearing, but more because that is what occupies most of our idle Filipino time in front of the […]

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