Posted on 16 May 2013
Press statement May 16, 2013 References: Fr. Joe Dizon , Dr. Gani Tapang As expected, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) hailed the just concluded 2013 mid-term polls as a success and a validation of the automated election system (AES) that relies on the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines. Like in 2010, when the AES [...]
Posted on 13 May 2013
Press statement May 13, 2013 As the electoral count continues, questionable results yielded by the PPCRV-KBP’s canvassing servers underscore the problems with the Smartmatic Automated Election System (AES). Without the benefit of public disclosure of the AES source code and thorough pre-testing, these statistically wrong results put the whole canvassing of votes into serious [...]
Posted on 13 May 2013
News release May 13, 2013 Poll watchdog Kontra Daya said that initial data indicate that around 60% of poll problems monitored by the group are related to malfunctioning precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines. Kontra Daya based its estimate on reports received by the group through its Twitter account and does not yet include [...]
Posted on 13 May 2013
News release May 13, 2103 Field reports reaching the Kontra Daya monitoring center cited widespread cases of malfunctioning PCOS machines and delays in various polling places around the country. The group said that the PCOS malfunctions reported today were “widespread” and had a major effect on the conduct of the elctions. Kontra Daya also [...]
Posted on 11 May 2013
Poll watchdog Kontra Daya trooped to the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila yesterday (May 10). The group demanded accountability from poll officials and private election vendors Smartmatic International Corp. and Dominion Voting Systems.
Posted on 15 March 2013
We join other election watchdog groups in expressing serious concern over the automated election system. The foreign-controlled and privatized AES has again shown problems during field tests and mock polls. There are major issues regarding the software to be used for the elections as well as the reliability of the PCOS machines themselves.
Posted on 12 February 2013
As the campaign period officially starts, Kontra Daya calls on the Filipino people to remain vigilant regarding vaious issues affecting the national elections. The elections often bring out the worst in Philippine politics; political patronage, corruption, fraud and violence. The 2013 elections appear to be no different from past polls. Filipinos must be prepared to face various challenges.
Posted on 14 August 2012
Anti-fraud group Kontra Daya today submitted to the Commission on Elections a letter containing an initial study of partylist groups vying for posts in the 2013 elections. The filing of the letter was done after the Comelec issued Resolution No. 9513 which seeks to conduct an automatic review by the Commission En Banc of pending [...]
Posted on 20 July 2010
News Release July 21, 2010 The anti-fraud and election monitoring group Kontra Daya today denounced the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc decision allowing Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, son of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, to sit in Congress as representative of Ang Galing Pinoy Partylist (AGP). Shortly before the elections, the party-list group Bayan Muna [...]
Posted on 26 April 2010
Mahal naming Kababayan,
Mayo 10 ang araw ng eleksyon. Ang Kontra Daya ay nananawagan sa iyo na maging bahagi ng sama-samang pagbabantay sa araw na ito. Mahalagang maging handa tayo sa mga problemang maaaring iresulta ng kauna-unahang Automated Elections sa kasaysayan ng bansa. Maraming kahinaan ang sistemang ito dahil sa kakulangan ng paghahanda ng Comelec. Dagdag pang problema ang pagpipilit ng administrasyon Arroyo na manatili sa poder sa pamamagitan ng iba’t ibang maruruming paraan.
Kabilang na sa mga maniobra ay ang palpak na paghahanda sa automated elections, pagtakbo ni GMA bilang kinatawan sa Pampanga, paggamit ng partylist system ng mga alyado ni GMA, paggamit sa AFP at paggamit ng mga pera at rekurso ng gobyerno pabor sa administrasyon at mga kandidato nito.
Ang pinakamabisang pangontra sa dayaan at ‘failure of elections’ ay ang mulat, handa at mapagbantay na mamamayan.
Sa araw ng eleksyon, nananawagan kami sa inyo na maging bahagi ng mga nagbabantay kontra sa dayaan at failure of elections. Kung may nakita kayong anumang insidente ng dayaan, problema sa botohan, karahasan at iba pang insidente, ipagbigay-alam agad sa 0921-2953004 at 0915-2332413 o kaya’y sumulat sa email@example.com.
Bisitahin din ang website na www.kontradaya.org para malaman ang mga updates sa itinatakbo ng eleksyon sa buong bansa.
Sa kalagayang pumalpak ang halalan, dapat nakahanda tayong kumilos nang sama-sama. Ngayon pa lang, tayo’y sama-samang maghanda at magbantay.
KONTRA DAYA 2010