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The Dirty Tricks Department has been reactivated.

Written by Dean de la Paz, as originally posted on Blog Watch “The Dirt and Doggy Poo Campaign” The Dirty Tricks Department has been reactivated. Among the country’s political analysts and those familiar with the tactics of traditional tricksters, trapos (traditional politicians) and publicity stunt artists, they can recognize the default strategy funded and perpetrated […]

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Are these the legacies PNoy wants his successor to continue?

Slogans? Hypocrisy? If you are an ordinary Filipino, you will probably find it difficult to pinpoint which specific achievements of the Noynoy Aquino administration are worth perpetuating. His anti-corruption drive is hypocritical and selective at best, as it can be inferred from a recent Radyo Veritas survey (similar to SWS with 1,200 respondents nationwide, and […]

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What are we really looking for in the next president? #juanvote

by Dean de la Paz, as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles There are some who imagine that in our latent political arena, the curse of the dumb electorate that exercises his rights and duties of suffrage lackadaisically with little thought applied to more profound matters like social and economic development, his impetus […]

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Are we still “Bobotante”? #juanvote

by Dean de la Paz, as originally posted on Blog Watch/Philippine Online Chronicles Two politicians are almost certain to be at loggerheads in the presidential race in 2016. One has virtually been declared a candidate by his mother, his followers and the officials of the partisan ruling party of which the sitting president is a […]

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Precinct Automated Tallying System (PATaS): An Alternative Solution to Smartmatic

It’s not the people who vote that count, it’s the people who count the votes. – Joseph Stalin There is a proposed alternative election system solution called TCReS (Transparent and Credible Election System) now called PATaS to the Smartmatic PCOS, and designed by TransparentElections.org.ph led by Gus Lagman with the participation of the IT team […]

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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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