Aringay, La Union: Inconsistent and missing data on mayoralty race
Luzon-Voters Concerns
14 May 2010
Report for Aringay, La Union
Re: mayoralty race inconsistent and missing data
Submitted by: Glenis Teresa Balangue

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Cabuyao, Laguna: PCOS machines go missing, count exceeds votes cast
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
14 May 2010
A report reaching Kontra Daya today says the PCOS machines in Cabuyao, Laguna went missing for 24 hours before being brought to the municipal hall for canvassing. The report said that when the canvassing took place, the machines broadcast more votes than the actual number of votes cast.

Taguig City: Residents tear-gassed at city hall
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
12 May 2010
A report reaching Kontra Daya at 4:38 pm today says people are being attacked with tear gas at the Taguig City Hall. The tear gas attack took place less than an hour after Lani Cayetano was proclaimed as the winning mayoral candidate.

Cayetano defeated three other candidates, including reelectionist Dante Tinga.

Poll-watchdog protests delayed Quezon canvass, military intervention
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
12 May 2010
Elections throughout the country may seem to draw to a close, but in Quezon province, the outcome remains idle.

Volunteers of the Southern Tagalog regional poll-watch dog Kontra Daya, Kontra Karahasan staged a picket protest in front of the office of the Quezon Provincial Board in Lucena City at 9am today in response to the 24-hour delay of canvassing in the province. Over a hundred protesters also denounced the ongoing military intervention in the electoral process and harassments against militant partylist groups in the province.

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Poll-watchdog protests delayed Quezon canvass, military intervention
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Harassment/Violence
12 May 2010
Elections throughout the country may seem to draw to a close, but in Quezon province, the outcome remains idle.

Volunteers of the Southern Tagalog regional poll-watch dog Kontra Daya, Kontra Karahasan staged a picket protest in front of the office of the Quezon Provincial Board in Lucena City at 9am today in response to the 24-hour delay of canvassing in the province. Over a hundred protesters also denounced the ongoing military intervention in the electoral process and harassments against militant partylist groups in the province.

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Caloocan 2nd Dist.: BOC failed to retrieved election results
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
The Board of Canvassers failed to retrieve the election results of the whole second District of Caloocan, reported Kontra Daya monitoring teams. Canvassing was supposed to resume 8:30 this morning, but the printing of certificates and proclamation of winners cannot be completed due to the missing data.

Alleged BEI in Barangka ES refused to post ER copy
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
An alleged Board of Election Inspector (BEI) refused to post a copy of Election Returns in an unidentified polling precint in Barangka Elementary School in the City of Marikina. Report was received by Kontra Daya nearly 5 hours after election poll was officially closed.

Candidate in Silang, Cavite cuts off power in a precinct, fires a gun
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Men allegedly working under a mayoral candidate in Silang, Cavite cut off the power in a precinct in Amadeo at the time when the board of election inspectors(BEIs) was about to transmit results. The watchers, BEIs and the legal counsels were not able to leave the precinct at around 11 pm last night after the candidate reportedly fired a gun in the area.

Canvassing in Kiangan, Ifugao postponed to 5 pm today
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Canvassing of results was postponed at 1 am today in Kiangan, Ifugao due to technical difficulties. Transmission is set at 5 pm.

Transmission not yet started in a precinct in Negros as of 1 am
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The canvassing of votes in Bayawan, Negros Oriental has not yet started as of 1 am today, six hours after the voting ended.

Problems with PCOS machine in Tondo
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
There are reports of malfunctioning in the PCOS machine in precinct cluster 89 in Jose Rizal Elementary School, Tondo. As late as 11:20 pm, there were still 88 ballots that had yet to be counted by the PCOS machine.

Late transmission of results in Makati
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
As late as 2:30am, there were still four polling places in Makati that had not yet transmitted data from PCOS machines — Pio del Pilar, Tejeros, Guadalupe Nuevo, and Carmona.

Delayed PCOS transmission in Claret, QC
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
As of 8:20 pm in Claret, Quezon City, the PCOS machines were not working, each attempt at transmission failing.

Manual counting of votes in Sikatuna, Quezon City
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Kabataan Partylist reports at 10 p.m. that votes will be counted manually at Botocan Elementary School in Quezon City. This is reportedly due to the failure of PCOS machines in the precincts.

San Jacinto Elem. in Manila encountered technical problem in transmission of poll results
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Precint 170 in San Jacinto Elementary School in the City of Manila encountered a 4-5 hour delay in transmission of votes due to malfunctioning of PCOS machine in the said area.

Transmissions postponed in two precincts in Baguio due to technical glitches
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) in two precincts in Irisan, Baguio City announced that transmission of election results will be postponed for tomorrow due to consecutive technical errors.

Only 3 modems in Bgy Holy Spirit, QC: Some precincts still waiting to transmit votes
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
There are reportedly only three modems for the 25 precincts in Dona Juana Elementary School in Bgy Holy Spirit in Quezon City, delaying several precincts to transmit their votes. Kontra Daya received the report at 9:13 p.m.

Only 5 modems to be shared by 19 clustered precincts in Tandang Sora, QC
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
A report received by Kontra Daya at 9:22 p.m. said that there are only 5 modems to be used in the transmission of votes at the 19 clustered precincts in Tandang Sora Elementary School in Quezon City.

‘Slow’ transmission of election results in Sta. Ana, Manila
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Reports show that the transmission of election results from the PCOS machines in precinct cluster 1428, located in Emilio Aguinaldo Integrated School, are very slow. The precinct closed at 7pm, but as of 10pm, the transmission of data to the central server is still ongoing.

Results transmission fails in a precinct in Ifugao; New CF cards needed
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
A precinct in Kiangan, Ifugao needs new compact flash (CF) cards because of failure of results transmission.


Manila: Transmission yet to take place
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
As of 9:30 pm, 80-90 percent of pollwatchers have gone home from the Epifanio delos Santos Elementary School along Singalong Street in Malate, Manila without any transmission of results taking place. There is no available modem.

Transmission difficulties reported in Batasan Hills, Quezon City
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
According to a report sent at 9:11 p.m., several modems are experiencing problems or are failing to transmit votes in Lupang Pangako, Batasan Hills in Quezon CIty.

Only one modem for 6 precincts in Fort del Pilar; pollwatchers surprised by brownout
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
A report sent to Kontra Daya said that in Fort Del Pilar (Philippine Military Academy), Baguio City, all six precincts have to share one modem to transmit the votes. Pollwatchers were also surprised with a power failure reported at 8:28 p.m.

Brownout interrupts transmission of results in Baguio
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Pollwatchers were “surprised” with a power shortage in Fort del Pilar (Philippine Military Academy) precinct while canvassing election results. Also, only a single modem is being used to transmit results for six precincts.

Manila: Transmission yet to take place
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Transmission of election results has yet to take place at the Lakandula High School in Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila as of 9:24 pm. They are still waiting for the Smartmatic technician to bring the transmitter.

Camarines Norte: Municipal unable to receive transmitted votes from 27 barangays
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
According to a report received by Kontra Daya at 7:37 p.m., votes from the 27 barangays of Jose Panganiban municipality in Camarines Norte have not yet reached the municipal server. All the barangays have reportedly transmitted the votes but there is reportedly no signal in the area.

Results transmission fails in many clusters in Ifugao
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The transmission of election results failed in many clusters in Lamut, Ifugao. Only four precincts were able to transmit results.

FAILURE OF TRANSMISSION OF VOTES IN IFUGAO REPORTED
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
According to report received by Kontra Daya. A failure in transmission of poll results occured in many clustered precints in Lamut, Ifugao.

Navotas: Votes can't be transmitted due to unavailability of modem
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
According to a report sent to Kontra Daya at 7:52 p.m., votes have yet to be transmitted because of the lack of modem in Navotas City. Central canvassing is reportedly being done at the session hall.

Isabela mayor terrorizes voters
Luzon-Harassment/Violence, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Goons of reelectionist Mayor Jay Diaz of of Ilagan, Isabela terrorized voters in Barangays Bagumbayan and Angassian today. Armed with high-powered weapons, Diaz's minions beat up a voter at Barangay Angassian and trained their guns on hapless voters in Barangay Bagumbayan. Town residents fear Diaz might use terror to control the transmittal of ballots and results from the precincts to the municipal level.

Brownout in Malaria, North Caloocan
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Brownout stalled action since 7:17 pm in Malaria, North Caloocan.


Overheated PCOS in QC caused delay
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Voting process in five clustered precincts has repeatedly been delayed
due to overheating of PCOS machine in Silangan Elementary School.

Not enough PCOS machines in QC school
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Smartmatic returned only six of the eight reported defective PCOS
machines in Batasan Elementary School.

Half of listed voters in SanRoque, Navotas failed to vote because of long lines, missing names
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Only half of voters per clustered precincts in most precincts of San Roque, Navotas Metro Manila were able to vote. The failure to vote by about half of the listed voters can be traced to the long lines or slow voting process, and the voters' inability to locate their names, said a KontraDaya texter from Navotas at 8pm today.

Miriam College: PCOS machine broke down
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In Miriam College, PCOS machine broke down at 12:00 nn, so ballots
were dumped in a box. Also, no UV lamps were used to check the
authenticity of the ballots.

Armed military personnel seen inside precinct in Tondo
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
A voter reported that he saw an armed military personnel inside the voting precinct at Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School in Tondo, Manila at 6:35 p.m.


Smartmatic personnel absent in some QC precincts
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
PCOS machines in a certain QC precinct malfunctioned four times. Despite this, no Smartmatic personnel arrived to assist in troubleshooting the machine. A BEI assistant staff was compelled to fix the machine.



Black Propaganda Continues
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, black propaganda continues against Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Anakpawis and Kabataan Partylist by distributing flyers to voters.

"No Screen" PCOS Machine
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
As of 15:30 this afternoon, a PCOS machine in a precinct in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya read "no screen".

Voters' lists don't tally in Taguig precincts
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In Sta. Teresa Elementary School, Bagumbayan, Taguig, many voters could not find thier names in the COMELEC Voters' List. However, some of these voters found their names in the Barangay voters' list, which the BEI would not acknowledge because it does not have the COMELEC seal.



Poll Watchers Unable to Watch Election Process
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
In Maguiling, Piat, Cagayan, poll watchers were not able to go inside the polling precinct.

Voter discovers someone voted in her name; but BEI allows her to cast ballot
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Barangay 740, Manila-- Voter Netha Matipo of precinct #1076 discovered that someone else voted for her after she saw her name in the voters' list already with a thumbmark and signature. However, BEI officers in Epifanio Delos Santos Elementary School still allowed Matipo to cast her vote, saying that they will just take note of her case.

Extreme delay in Caloocan due to machine failure
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
As of 4:53 in the afternoon, a voter reported that voting was still on hold since 10:00 in the morning in District 1 of Caloocan due to malfunctioning PCOS machines.



A voter at a precinct in Don Quintin Paredes High School reported frustration over PCOS machines that consistently did not read ballots during the first two insertions and read only during the third insertion. The voter also lamented lax security in the precincts where voters lingered inside the voting premises even after they had cast their votes.


PCOS machine broke down in Caloocan, less than half of listed voters had been able to vote
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In clustered precinct # 322, PCOS machine broke down at 4:15 pm. By that time,
only 406 had voted out of the listed 874 voters in the Gabriela Elementary School in Caloocan.

Manila: Voting continues beyond 6 pm in Paco school
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
JUSTO LUCBAN Elementary School, Paco, Manila 5th District

In cluster precinct 981, several voters still wait in line as voting continues.

In cluster precinct 980, PCOS machine replacement was operational by 3:00 pm. When the voting ended shortly before 7:00pm, the collected filled ballots (that were not fed into the machine since the time the PCOS broke down) are now being fed one by one by the BEIs, as watchers look on.

All precincts standing by for transmission.


Harassment in Camalaniugan, Cagayan
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
A supporter of Vice Mayor Antiporda allegedly entered and forcibly demanded the election results in a voting precinct in Villa Leonera, Buguey, Camalaniugan, Cagayan.



QC PCOS halts, watchers tamper with machines
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
The PCOS machine at Clustered Precinct 96 bogged down at 2:15 pm. Instead of being reparied exclusively by designated technitians, the machine was tampered with by certain volunteers. Voting time was delayed by 20 minutes before the PCOS started working again.



Questionable seals on CF cards in Krus na Ligas Elementary School
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Bayan Muna's and Satur Ocampo's pollwatcher in Krus na Ligas Elementary School, precinct1226, reported that there are no Comelec seal on compact flash card slots. The BEi did not place the backup card.
In precinct1227, the BEI removed the seal before voting started.



Repeated brownouts in QC
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Quezon City -- Almario Elementary School precincts experienced brown out five times during voting hours.



At 4:30pm, voting hasn't started in Taguig precincts
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Only two and a half hours to go before closing time, voting still has not commenced in Precincts 0874a, 0875a, 0875b, at 0876a in Silangan Elementary School, Taguig, due to the cluster's defective PCOS machine.

Kalookan City detainees voted in prison and not in precinct
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Kalookan City Jail detainees, 146 male and 16 female, were supposed to cast their votes but the jail guard took their ballots from the precinct they are registered in and brought it in the jail. The guard said that the detainees will just fill their ballots in the jail which will then be returned to the precinct. The voting started at 6 am and was promised to be done by 5 pm. This incident took place in the presence of three BEI members and no poll watcher.




Manila: Voter disenfranchisement
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In one clustered precinct at the Rafael Palma High School along Vito Cruz and Zobel Streets in Manila, only 345 out of 1,300 registered voters have been able to vote as of 6:15 pm. The crowd is getting unruly.

More PCOS machines malfunction in Makati
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In Barangay Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City, a PCOS machine malfunctioned towards noontime. It took 45 minutes to be repaired.



20 minutes to go, lines still long in Payatas
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Only 20 minutes to go before precincts officially close and yet voters' lines remain long in Lupang Pangako Elementary School, Payatas, Batasan Hills.



Flying voter beats legitimate voter to her ballot in Manila
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
In clustered precinct 1076 Brgy. 740, Epifanio delos Santos school, District 5 Manila, a flying voter was discovered. Netha Matipo was just about to vote but befor she got hold of her ballot, someone has already thumbmarked and signed it for her.



Registered voters not in QC precinct list
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Voters who registered in year 2009 did not find their names in the list of a clustered precinct in Justice Palma High School and were thus unable to vote.



Daet, Camarines Norte: Party-list polllwatchers told to remove IDs
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
In Daet, Camarines Norte, all poll watchers were asked to remove their identification cards. In Brgy. Maslog, Legazpi, Albay, the PPCRV volunteers requested the poll watchers for senatorial candidate Liza Maza of the Makabayan Coalition to remove their identification cards. When refused by the watchers, the PPCRV insisted that they should cover Liza Maza’s picture with a yellow tape.

BEIs announce cut-off at 6 p.m., ask voters to leave Taguig precinct
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
BEI officers asked voters of precincts in Silangan Elementary School, Taguig to go home, saying that the voting period was only until 6 p.m. This was despite the Comelec's announcement extending the voting period until 7 p.m. and even if the voters were already lined up in the precincts.

Bacoor, Cavite: Shooting incident leaves 2 dead
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
A shooting incident left two dead in one of the election hotspots in the country. According to Diane Mariano of DEFEND-Southern Tagalog, at around 2:45 in the afternoon, an armed element of the Philippine Marines deployed in the area entered a polling precinct in Brgy. Talaba IV. After a while, a gunshot was heard inside the polling precinct that reportedly killed a police officer; and then, an exchange of gunfire followed.

Mariano’s group belongs to the People’s International Observer’s Mission (PIOM) that happened to be in the area during the incident. The PIOM delegation here is composed of eight foreigners who witnessed the violence. “We deplore this violence and the terror it is causing the population,” Margot Hoyte of Philippine-Australian Solidarity commented.

As of this writing, the local Comelec had already discontinued the voting in the area.

PCOS machines read ballots upon 4th insertion in QC
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Both in the Quezon City Academy and in Old Balara, voters observed that PCOS machines consistently reject ballots during the first three insertions, and read during the last, thus slowing the voting process.



Slow voting pace disenfranchises at least 70% of voters in some precincts in Cagayan de Oro
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Out of more than 900 registered voters in Brgy. Macanhan, Cagayan de Oro City, only 286, or 31 percent, have cast their votes as of 6:22 today. At least five adjacent precincts are experiencing a similar voting pace.

Vote buying in Camarines Norte
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Leaders of Mayoralty candidate Yollanda Lim were reportedly giving Php200 per voter in Barangay San Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte.



Two hours before closing time, only 100 of 800 plus voters cast their vote in Kalookan City precinct
Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
In Star School in Kalookan City, only a hundred out of 800 plus voters have cast their votes as of 4 pm. Assistance is requested from the COMELEC to fast-track the voting process hours before closing time.

Missing names, slow process in Culiat
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya received a report that as of noontime, only 300 out of many hundreds more of voters have been able to vote. The reporter observed that it took voters a long time to find their names as precinct numbers varied. Also, other registered voters could not find their names on the official lists in Barangay Culiat at Cluster 845.


Missing voters' names in QC precinct show a trend
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
At a precinct in Balara, Quezon City, numerous first-time voters and previously-registered voters who had skipped voting in a previous election found their names missing in the master voters' lists.

Voting process slow in Mallig, Isabela
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Voters are worried that they will not be able to vote until 7pm as voting process continues to be slow in Mallig, Isabela, Cagayan Valley.

The PCOS machine at Cluster 2672 in Araullo High School, Manila stopped operating once again at 9:07 am and was declared for replacement.


Voting was delayed at Precinct 849 in Legarda Elementary School, Manila. This was due to the fact that the PCOS installed in this precinct was originally intended for Caloocan.


PCOS machine breaks down in QC
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
The PCOS unit assigned at Clustered Precinct 322 located at the Gabriela Elementary School Phase 1 in Quezon City broke down at 4:15 pm. 406 out of 874 registered voters have voted at the time of the PCOS failure.

Santiago City: A shooting between supporters of mayoral bets took place night before the elections
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
In Bgy. Sagana, Santiago City, Isabela, Cagayan Valley, a shooting took place the night before the elections. According to reports, the shooting was between the supporters of Mayor Amy Navarro and Armando Tan who are both running for mayor. One supporter of Armando Tan was said to die from the incident.

LP pollwatcher Sticks Close to Voters as they feed ballots to PCOS
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
In clustered precinct 300 in Batasan Quezon city, LP Watcher Ferdinand Edruza was spotted keeping close to voters as they feeed their ballots into the PCOS machine. Though he had been reported to the PPCRV, the PPCRV said and did nothing to stop the LP pollwatcher.

Voting stopped at Manila precinct
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Voting was halted at a precinct in Nolasco Elementary School, Manila after the PCOS machine reported a paper jam.



Fear envelopes Talaba Elem School in Bacoor
Luzon-Harassment/Violence, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Fewer voters were seen trooping the Talaba Elem School, Bacoor, Cavite following the election violence earlier this afternoon involving the security escorts of Congressional candidate Plaridel Abaya and the Philippine National Police.



Voting delay in Marikina
Luzon-Voters Concerns, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Almost two hours after voting has supposedly begun, the PCOS machine at Clustered Precinct 10, Marikina has not started. Voters' lines have grown longer and yet, COMELEC representatives still could not identify what the machine problem was.

Manila: Ballot rejections
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
PCOS machines rejected a total of 27 ballots at the Timoteo Paez Elementary School in Balut, Tondo, Manila. The reasons for rejection ranged from ambiguous marks to inadvertent smearing.

8 PCOS machines in Batasan malfunctioned
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Eight PCOS machines in Batasan Elementary school, which has 28 clustered precincts, have malfunctioned.




Pollwatchers not allowed to enter QC precinct
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya received a report that in Barangay Bagumbayan, Quezon City, pollwatchers -- including those with COMELEC IDs -- were not allowed to enter the precinct.

Precinct 159 in Binangonan, Rizal conducts election despite PCOS shutdown
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The counting would be done manually in cluster group 159 group precinct 0208b,c,d as the PCOS machine had reportedly broken down.


Makati City: Delayed voting
Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
In Clustered Precinct 420 in Brgy. Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City, voting did not start until 12 nn.

5 PCOS machines malfunction in Balara
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Already an hour and a half from the time voting was supposed to begin, five PCOS machines still would not work in Balara Elementary School, Quezon City.


Noynoy volunteers allowed by BEI to assist voters in several schools in Metro Manila
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya monitoring teams have caught on video Noynoy Aquino volunteers being allowed by the BEI to assist the voters in feeding the ballots and in collecting the felt-tip pens and secrecy folders in Pasong Tamo Elementary School, JEC Baptist School and COmmonwealth Elementary School.

Ballots fed to PCOS with defective CF card in Batasan Hills, Quezon City
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Ballots were fed to two PCOS machines with a defective CF memory card in Batasan Hills Elementary School in Quezon City. The BEI reportedly instructed the voters to feed the ballots to the machines even if they were functioning properly. The report was sent to Kontra Daya at 5:49 p.m.

FLYING VOTERS CAUGHT IN OLD BALARA QC
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
According to some reports some unidentified flying voters were caught in several precints in Old Balara Quezon City. There are also duplication of voters name in Comelec certificate of voters list in the area.

3 PCOS machines in Jalajala, Rizal malfunctioned
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
3 PCOS machines in Jalajala, Rizal malfunctioned as voting continues. Meanwhile, it is still unknown how the BEIs will count the votes cast. There are unconfirmed reports that they will manually count the ballots.

BEI lenient with poll watchers in QC
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
A concerned voter complained that contrary to voting process rules, polll watchers are allowed by the BEI to get too near voters as they cast their ballots into the PCOS machine in Tatalon, Jara Martinez High School, Quezon City.



Couple Waits for Hours to Vote then Denied by BEIs in the Final Instance
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Couple Julie de Torre and Carlito dela Cruz had been waiting in line at the polling area in Fairview Elementary School since polls opened at 730am.

They checked the COMELEC website and saw their names there, but was unfortunately not on the Master List in their precinct.

As a result, after an entire day's wait, the COMELEC official in the polling area cavalierly told them to just go to the poll body's main office in Intramuros, Manila to complain.

Theirs is only one among the many instances of disenfranchisement in today's elections.

San Pedro, Laguna: Campaigning on election day
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
A voter assigned to Clustered Precinct 41 at the Landayan Elementary School in San Pedro, Laguna reported being given a sample ballot and being convinced to vote for mayoral candidate Calixto Cataquiz of the Nacionalista Party. The incident took place within 30 meters from the polling place.

Couple lined up to vote since 7:30am in Fairview, only to be told their names are not in the masterlist
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
After lining up for several hours at the Fairview Elmentary school, with the PPCRV having given them their cluster precinct number, the couple Julie Torre and Carlito Abralia dela Cruz found to their dismay that their names are not in the masterlist. At about 5pm they are told instead by the Comelec representative to go to Comelec Intramuros.



Shaded na balota, binibigay sa botante sa Valenzuela City
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Sa A. Marulas Elementary School, Precinct 251, may isang botante ang nakakuha ng balota na may shade na para sa slate ni Gatchalian, maliban sa congressman. Isa pang balota, shaded na ang walong8councilors lang nakalagay.

Sa B. Bitik Elementary School, Precinct 0687, may mga nasirang PCOS. Nagsimula nang mag-manual na sa proseso ng pagboto.

Yet another PCOS malfunctions in QC
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Another PCOS has bogged down in Quezon City. The PCOS machine in Precinct 1665d at the Commonwealth Elementary School has reportedly malfunctioned.


Slow voting process observed in Pembo and Cembo, Makati
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Reports that reached Kontra Daya state that slow voting process has been observed both in Pembo and Cembo, Makati City.

"Some have been standing on the same spot for 30 minutes," the reporter shared. Some voters also lamented that from precincts serving 200 people before, now each clustered precinct is expected to serve 1000. "People may not get disenfranchised but surely a lot will not be able to cast their vote," the reporter added.



Pasay City: PCOS machine breaks down
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
One PCOS machine broke down in Clustered Precinct 266A at the Epifanio delos Santos Elementary School in Pasay City. It malfunctioned at 12 nn and was not fixed until 3 pm. Only an estimated 20 percent of voters assigned to this precinct have been able to vote.



Nag-overheat na PCOS sa Taguig City, dahilan sa pagpauwi sa mga botante ng BEI
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Failure of Elections
10 May 2010
Sa Precinct 0874a, 0875a, 0875b, at 0876a Room 3 ng Silangan School sa Taguig City, nag-overheat ang PCOS machines. Hindi na pinaboto ang mga taong nasa loob ng presinto, pinapauwi na sila ng mga BEI.

PCOS machine encountered paper jam thrice in Negros
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
PCOS machine encountered paper jams thrice and could not read the ballots in Precinct 83, Sagasa Elem School, Brgy. Sagasa, Bago City



Kagawad in Cagayan shades ballots for illiterate votes, reports say
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
According to reports, a barangay kagawad in Buguey, Cagayan shaded ballots for the illiterate.


6 hours of queing up in Pio del Pilar in Makati not yet enough
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Some voters in Pio del Pilar elementary school in Makati have begun lining up from 6:10 AM to 12NN, but as of 5:40pm, they still have not been able to vote.



3 Clustered Precincts in Pio Del Pilar Elementary Still With Long Lines
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
There remains very long lines in three clustered precincts in Pio Del Pilar Elementary School in the National Capital Region, according to poll watchers in the area.

Brownout at palpak na PCOS sa Payatas naulat
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Ayon sa text report, di lamang di gumagana ang PCOS machine sa Payatas (Justice Cecilia Munoz High School, Clustered Precinct 456), may brownout pa simula kagabi.

Deceased still part of the voters' list in Pampanga
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Names of deceased are reportedly still in the voters' list in Bacolor, Pampanga.


Voters complain of lack of ventilation in Valenzuela precinct
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Voters complained of lack of ventilation in Precincts # 0438A, 0439A, 0440A, 0441A and 0442a in Pasolo Elementary School, Valenzuela City, where the waiting area accommodating more or less 40 people is equipped with only one electric fan.

Same voters said that the stub system did not work properly as people with connections were given priority.



Armadong tao, pagala-gala sa Bernardo Elementary School, Cubao
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Ayon sa text report, my apat na unipormado at armadong lalake ang pagala-gala sa loob ng polling center sa P. Bernardo Elementary School sa Disctrict 4, Cubao, Quezon City. Bandang alas-nuwebe ng umaga ito.

Invalid votes due to over voting reported in Cagayan
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Invalid votes due to over voting was reported in Tuguegarao City even as many are still beating the last few hours of the voting period. In Atulayan Norte, barangay officials are in and out of the voting precincts asking voters who they voted for.



Voting system problematic in QC
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
At Clustered Precinct 3, Quezon City, voters were reportedly confused over where to line up and how to vote. People also complained to the PPCRV for not providing clear instructions in this regard.


Election stopped for an hour, then resumed without PCOS machine
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The PCOS machine in Prct.152 at Bagong Nayon, Antipolo, stopped and shutdown at 4:15pm, stalling the election for an hour as a technician tried but failed to resolve the problem. At 5:15, the BEI decided to let the voting continue,but the ballots are no longer being fed to the PCOS but intead are just being turnd over to 2 BEIs. Voters are told they can opt 2 wait till PCOS is mended.

Quezon City: Voter disenfranchisement
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Forty out of 200 voters were not in the voters' list at the Commonwealth Elementary School in Quezon City. All 40 have Comelec IDs and registration stubs. The Comelec had been contacted about the problem as early as 9 am but as of 5:45 pm, they have yet to give feedback.

Faulty PCOS machine in Nueva Ecija has not been replaced for 8 hours now
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine in Barangay San Isidro, Nueva Ecija has been rejecting all ballots since 10 am. As of 6 pm, an hour before the voting ends, no technical assistance has been sent to the area.

Voting delay and other woes at QC precinct
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Voting started late at 7:45 am at Clustered Precinct 2A, Quirino, Proj. 4, Quezon City due to the PCOS machine backup memory problem. Additionally, instead of voters, the BEI started feeding ballots to the machine. In the specified precinct, only five voters were allowed to vote at a time.



Baguio boters turnout reached 60-70%
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Baguio voters turnout in monitored areas reached 60-70% with up to an average of8 ballots rejected per precinct.

Flying voters, deceased still included in Comlelec voters' list in Cavite
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Aside from alleged flying voters, many deceased are still included in the Comelec voters' list based on the listed voters in Precinct 533A, 533B and 534 at Toclong Elementary School.

Voter's deceased mom still in COMELEC list
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya received a report from a voter whose deceased mother's name still appeared on the COMELEC list of voters.

"My Mom has been dead for almost 10 years but her name is still on COMELEC's list," lamented a voter at a precinct in Tandang Sora High School.



2 Precincts in Brgy 275 of Manila have nonfunctioning PCOS, election ongoing without PCOS
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In two precincts in Brgy 275 in Manila, the PCOS machines are not functioning. Counting of election results would hence be done manually, the people are told.

Slow voting process in Mallig, Isabela
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Voters worried that they won't be able to vote until 7 pm as slow voting process continues in Mallig, Santiago City, Isabela.

PCOS machine not functioning in Pangasinan
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Precinct #38. Minien East, Sta Barbara, Pangasinan. PCOS machine not functioning even before the start of the polls this morning.

Tensions rise at Taguig precinct
Luzon-Voters Concerns, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Precinct 0991A located at the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) in Taguig is now filled to the rafters and an outbreak of chaos is being feared. Many voters have chosen in fact to leave the precinct premises without being able to vote while a number have collapsed already.

PNP Personnel Now Facilitating Voting in Sauyo, QC
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
In Precinct 2791 in Sauyo district, Quezon City, the disorder caused by the voting process has transferred the facilitation of the voting to members of the PNP.

Such transfer is in clear violation of pertinent election laws barring security forces from interfering in the conduct of elections.

Caloocan City: PCOS malfunction
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In Caloocan City High School Precinct 669, Brgy 60., the PCOS machines stopped working beforer 3 pm. Voting was stalled for about an hour, but the BEI afterward decided to continue the voting process, collecting the ballots thereafter.

Ballots trimmed to fit in PCOS machine in Tondo
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
According to a report sent to Kontra Daya at 4:41 p.m., 10 ballots were over-sized and were rejected by the PCOS machine in precinct cluster #97 at Rizal Elementary School in Tondo, Manila. BEI officials had to cut a portion of the ballot to be able to feed it in the PCOS.


Non-BEIs assisting in voting process in Gattaran, Cagayan
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
An additional teacher besides the 3-member BEI was found assisting in the voting precinct in Tasig Elementary School, Gattaran, Cagayan. In Amulong West, barangay officials are also inside the voting precinct.

Tempers rise due to lack of system for voters in Makati
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
The lack of an appropriate system caused tempers to rise among voters in long lines at Clustered Precinct 80A in Bangkal Elementary School, Makati. Voters complained that the lines have become chaotic. Watchers also reportedly neglected to explain regarding the express lane for senior citizens, causing tension.



Supporters of La Union candidates clash in a shootout
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Supporters of local candidates under Lakas-Kampi-CMD were involved in a shootout with political rivals in Sto. Tomas, La Union, reports said. No one was reported hurt.

PCOS in Cainta fails to read 20 ballots
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The PCOS unit assigned to Clustered Precincts 210A and 210B located at Village East Executive Homes, Barangay Sto. Domingo in Cainta was unable to read twenty ballots so far.

Voters disenfranchised because of chaotic voting process in Novaliches
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Due to "extreme frustration" with the system of voting in San Bartolome, Novaliches, many voters have gone home even if they have not yet cast their votes .

PCOS overheats in Taguig
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The PCOS unit assigned to Room 3 at Silangan Elementary School in Taguig overheated at noontime and remained so this entire afternoon.

Slow, dysfunctional PCOS machines in Malabon drew people's ire
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In precincts 226 and 227 in Bagong Lote, Malabon, Metro Manila, the PCOS machines are slow and prone to malfunctioning. People are reportedly frustrated and angry-- some have been leaving without having cast their votes.

Pre-shaded ballot found in Las Pinas
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
A pre-shaded ballot was seen at Clustered Precinct 595, Almanza Uno, in Las Pinas. It was not indicated which candidates favored the pre-shading.

Pre-shaded LPGMA ballots in Balara, Quezon City
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Kabataang Partylist reports at 4:24 p.m. that ballots in voting precincts in Balara Elementary School in Brgy. Pansol, Quezon City are pre-shaded with partylist group candidate LPGMA (Liquified Petroleum Gas Marketer's Association). Complaints have been filed and a paralegal volunteer is reportedly assisting the case.

Another PCOS machine conks out in QC
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Another PCOS machine bogged down after just one hour of operating at a clustered precinct in Commonwealth Elementary School, Quezon City

Voters told they have voted already even when they haven
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Voters in Holy Spirit, Quezon City, have complained of many cases where they have supposedly voted already even when they still have to cast their votes.

Several voters not included in masterlist in Cagayan
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
According to reports, many registered voters in Camalaniugan and Baggao, Cagayan were not able to cast votes because their names were not included in the masterlist.

Someone Else Voted for Voters In Holy Spirit, QC
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In Precinct 256 in Holy Spirit, Quezon City, voters complained that others had voted in their names and persons, thus disqualifying them to vote.

Only three retries, not four, in Occidental Mindoro
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) at Clustered Precinct 0041A in Barangay Malpalon, Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro allowed only three retries--not the requisite maximum of four--for ballots that were rejected by the PCOS unit.

PCOS machines in Batangas towns broke down, election continues without PCOS
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
PCOS machines in Sta. Maria of Sto Tomas, Batangas; in San Pioquinto of Malvar, Batangas; in Ticub of Laurel, Batangas, in Mabini of Tanauan, Batangas; in Nangkaan, Bubuyan and Irukan (Mataas na kahoy), in Ulango, Saimsim all in Tanauan; in Calawit of sta teresita, in San Jose of Sto.Tomas; in Bgy 3 of tanauan, and in Ping-as of Alitagtag, Batangas have all shut down by 4pm. Voting continues without PCOS machines.



PCOS machines shut down in some barangays in Batangas
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
At around 4 pm today, Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines bogged down in at least 11 barangays of District III, Batangas.

2 dead in election violence in Bacoor, Cavite
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Two were killed, a police and a detailed soldier of congressional candidate Plaridel Abaya in a gunfight in Talaba, Bacoor, Cavite at 3:35 pm. Voters fearing their lives, have decided to stay home.

Vote-buying in QC
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
One hundred fifty pesos is the reported amount being given to each voter in Barangay Socorro, Quezon City by mayoralty candidate Herbert 'Bistek' Bautista and third district congressional bet Bolet Banal.

Names of deceased voters still in Comelec list in Quezon City
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
According to a report by JuanVote at 4:05 p.m., several registered voters in Commonwealth, Quezon City were not able to vote because they could not find their names in the Comelec voters' list. However, names of their deceased relatives were still in the list of voters. The report was confirmed by members of Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) present at the voting precincts in Paaralang Elementarya ng Commonwealth.

Katribu worried over pre-shaded Katribu votes
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Leaders of Katribu Partylist revealed that ballots given voters in Barangay Balao, Abra de Ilog in Mindoro Occidental had the Katribu ovals pre-shaded. This has prohibited many to properly vote for Katribu.

Broken CF card not replaced in Kalookan
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
A broken CF card in STAR Elementary School , No. 321 Brgy. 1761166A and 1170A was reported as defective to the COMELEC but no action has been undertaken. Voting pushed through despite the defective PCOS machine.

Genuino watchers intimidate voters
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Pollwatchers of Genuino, the mayoralty candidate of Los Banos, are illegally poring over voters' ballots before they are fed to the PCOS machine. They are instructing voters--specially those whom the Genuino camp bought--to have their thumb point to the candidate's name in the ballot before feeding it to the PCOS unit to confirm that they voted for him.

PCOS shutdown in Precinct 42 at Marikina
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
After continuously rejecting ballots, the PCOS machine at clustered precinct 42 in Malanday Elmentary Schol in Marikina abruaptly shut down at 10:46AM.

Voting delay due to defective PCOS in QC
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Voting was delayed when the PCOS machine at Clustered Precinct 4720A in Roxas Elementary School bogged down.

According to a report, the first 20 voters have still not been able to feed their ballots into the machine by 8:00 in the morning -- already a full hour after voting was supposed to have begun.

Manual voting continues in Lakandula High School
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Manual voting continues in Lakandula High School in District 2, Manila where votes cast are placed inside the ballot box. The voting was delayed early this morning after the PCOS machine failed to work. A replacement was dispatched to the precinct but still did not work. BEIs are still expecting another replacement so that the votes will be counted together using new PCOS machine later in the day.



Nonfunctional PCOS in Bgy. Talisay, San Andres, Quezon
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
A non-functioning PCOS machine in Bgy. San Andres, Talisay, Quezon was replaced by another PCOS, but without an RF key, it also failed to function. Voting began only 1pm, without PCOS. There is also no signal in the precinct.



PCOS encounters 16 paper jams in Santolan, Pasig
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
According to a report received by Kontra Daya, the PCOS machine in precinct cluster #378 in Santolan Elementary School in Pasig City has experienced 16 paper jams, while 3 ballots were rejected. Moreover, only 483 votes have been cast as of 4:00 p.m, prompting the BEI to possibly extend voting time beyond 7 p.m.

Some ballots already shaded in Occidental Mindoro
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In a precinct in Brgy. Balao, Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro, the circles allotted for partylist groups in several ballots were already shaded, reports say.

Pre-Shaded Team Eusebio Ballots Found in Pasig
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
According to Pasig pollwatchers, there had been Pasig ballots that had pre-shaded ballots in favor of Team Eusebio, the local ticket of incumbent Pasig mayor Eusebio.

Nonfunctional PCOS from 8am to 2pm
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Nonfunctional PCOS machine from 8am in Araullo High School was replaced only at 2pm, but of the 15 ballots fed to the new PCOS by the BEIs (not the voters), only 8 were read.



More than 200 voters' names missing in Novaliches, Quezon City
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
As of 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, more than 200 resident voters of Barangay Sta. Lucia, Novaliches, Quezon City could not find their names in the master voters' lists.

No express line for senior citizens in Manila voting precincts
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
No express line for senior citizens was reported in Ramon Magsaysay High School- Sampaloc and Legarda polling precincts. In Legarda, senior citizens were spotted falling in line in a third floor precinct.

No secrecy folders in QC precincts
Luzon-Delivery of PCOS/CF cards/paraphernalia, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya received a report that voters are not provided with ballot secrecy folders in precincts at the Quezon City High School.



BEI in QC Precinct Proceeds with Voting Without Counting Unused Ballots
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
According to Kabataan Partylist Quezon City poll watchers, the BEI in Precinct 378 in Santolan Elementary School committed an alleged election offense by proceeding with the voting proper without counting the number of unused ballots.

Despite protests by the Kabataan Partylist pollwatchers, the BEI proceeded with the elections.

At around 2:10pm, the ballot box was opened due to the presence of bulky ballots inside, but voting resumed a few minutes after.



No COMELEC representatives at QC precinct
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
According to a report received by Kontra Daya, there is no COMELEC assistance table in Tandang Sora Elementary School. Voters are instead directed to the assistance table of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) whose representatives insist that voters whose names do not appear on their copy of voters' list cannot vote and should report to the Barangay COMELEC.



Pre-Shaded Belmonte-Bautista Ballots Found in QC Precinct
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
According to Kabataan Partylist Quezon City pollwatchers, a voter in Precinct 1200 received a ballot that had pre-shaded votes for QC mayoralty candidate Herbert Bautista and vice-mayoralty candidate Joy Belmonte in San Vicente Elementary School.

The voter, who happened to be a lawyer by profession, tore the pre-shaded ballot in front of the BEI.



Bgy. Quirino BEI do not allow question from voters
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Some members of the Board of Election Inspectors in Brgy. Quirino,
Quezon City do not entertain questions regarding the voting process

Slow crawl of voting in Quezon province
Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Only 324 voters have cast their ballots at one clustered precinct in Gumaca National High School in Gumaca, Quezon Province as of 1:00 pm today.

Slow voting process reported in Tondo
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
As of 2:50pm, only 257 of the expected 1,000 registered voters have
been able to vote in a precinct in Tondo High School. It was also
reported that some voters were able to leave the polling areas without
indelible ink mark.


Power only resumed at noon in Ampid Elementary School
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Power resumed at Ampid Elementary School only at 12nn since the outage
at around 9pm yesterday, causing a delay in the processing of votes,
according to reports. Of the estimated ten thousand registered voters
in four precincts, only around 200 per precinct have been able to vote
as of 2:20pm.

PCOS machine fails in Kahoy Silang, Cavite
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
At least one precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine has malfunctioned in Brgy. Puting, Kahoy Silang, Cavite, according to reports from the area.

Ballots rejected, voter missing from list in Cavite
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
With over 300 out of 622 registered voters having cast their ballots in Abadilla School in Rosario, Cavite, at least 2 ballots have been reported as rejected. One voter claiming to have registered was also missing from the final list.

Only 1 PCOS machine working in Rosales, Pampanga
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Only 1 PCOS machine is working in Rosales, Pampanga causing delays in voting in the clustered precincts.


Voting in Teachers Village East QC Suspended Over PCOS Problems
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
According to Kabataan Partylist Quezon City, the BEI of Precinct 1247 in Teachers Village East shall request a new PCOS from SMARTMATIC. As a result, the distribution of ballots has been suspended.

As a contingency measure while awaiting the delivery of a new PCOS, all ballots cast shall be removed from the ballot box and the latter sealed.

Fake one hundred peso bills used in vote buying in Cagayan
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In Camalaniugan, Cagayan Valley vote-buying costs allegedly Php1,500 per voter using fake one hundred peso bills.



One dead after shooting in Bacoor, Cavite
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Two men in civilian clothes were left dead after shooting happened in front of a police station in Bacoor, Cavite. Bystanders point to congressional contenders Lani Revilla and Del Abaya as the possible parties involved in this biggest known violence in this town in this year’s election.

Massive vote-buying reported in Laguna
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
A mayoralty candidate in Los Banos, Laguna has reportedly been giving P300 in exchange for fraudulent votes and is hauling willing voters in 32 buses and numerous jeepneys in Agrix since 3:00 o'clock this morning. A face-off was said to have ensued, with the windows of some of the buses full of the herded voters shattered by resisting residents.

Massive vote-buying reported in Laguna
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
A mayoralty candidate in Los Banos, Laguna has reportedly been giving P300 in exchange for fraudulent votes and is hauling willing voters in 32 buses and numerous jeepneys in Agrix since 3:00 o'clock this morning. A face-off was said to have ensued, with the windows of some of the buses full of the herded voters shattered by resisting residents.

Presence of AFP, US soldiers reported in Sampaloc voting precinct
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
According to reports sent to Kontra Daya at 2:42 p.m., voters and BEI officials saw two AFP soldiers and a US army soldier roving at the voting precinct in Ramon Magsaysay Highschool in Sampaloc, Manila. The principal reportedly said that she is not aware of why the soldiers were in the precinct. The report was confirmed by volunteers of lawyers group Lente.

Brgy officials seen interfering with the BEIs in Quezon
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
In San Andres, Quezon, a barangay capt and 2 councilors were sited interfering with the voting process being conducted by the BEIs in Brgy. Talisay.



Manila: PCOS machine not functioning
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The PCOS machine in Clustered Precinct 3310 at the V. Mapa High School in Manila has not been functioning since 10:31 am.

Gordon campaign materials distributed at vicinity of QC school voting center
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Paper fans bearing the image of presidential candidate Dick Gordon were sighted being given away just outside the P. Bernardo Elementary School in Cubao, Quezon City, where many voting precincts are located. Distributing campaign materials near voting centers on election day are banned under the law.

PCOS machines in Payatas unsecure
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya received reports that the compact flash card ports of the PCOS machine at Clustered Precinct 456, Justice Cecilia Munoz High School, Payatas, Quezon City have been rendered unsecure after the seals and backup compact flash card have been removed.

According to the report, the PCOS machine still would not operate after four times of inserting and removing the CF cards, prompting the removal of the backup compact flash card. Voting in the said area proceeded with CF card ports unsealed and only one, instead of the prescribed two, operating.



Two brownouts disrupt polls in Siniloan, Laguna
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Two brownouts hit precinct #30-78B in Kapatalan Elementary School in Barangay Kapatalan, Siniloan Laguna, affecting the PCOS machines.

Quezon City: PCOS machine breakdown
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The PCOS machine in Clustered Precinct 846 at the Culiat High School, Quezon City is not working. As a result, voting is being done manually.

Missing voter's names in Paranaque
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Many residents of Goodwill Subdivision in Sucat, Paranaque reportedly could not find their names on printed master voters' lists displayed at the Sta. Rita gate. Some have sought the help of PPCRV volunteers and even tried accessing the Comelec website to no avail.

Delayed voting process in Rosales, Pampanga
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
As of 1:42pm an undetermined cause has delayed the voting process in Rosales North Central School in Rosales, Pampanga. Many voters are still waiting to vote.


PCOS machine malfunctions in Lucban Elementary School
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
A PCOS machine malfunctions in Lucban Elementary School. Ballots are
dropped in the ballot box without the votes being counted. Failure
causes slow voting process: As of 11am, only around 50 people have
been able to vote.

PCOS breakdown in Taguig
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The PCOS unit assigned to Clustered Precinct 90 located in Ligid-Tipas, Taguig City, broke down as early as 8:30 am. There have been no follow-up reports indicating it has been repaired already.

4 defective PCOS in Bagong Pag-asa, QC
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Four PCOS machines in precincts in Bagong Pag-asa Elementary School are reportedly defective as of 12:42 p.m. Only eight PCOS are working while officials are still waiting for two machines to be delivered in the precincts.
Moreover, late registrants cannot find their names in the Comelec list.

BEI castigates voter caught wearing baller ID inside Makati precinct
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Over at Pio del Pilar Elementary School in Makati City, the Board of Election Inspectors ordered a voter to desist wearing a Liberal Party baller ID inside Precinct 461A. The voter complied promptly.

Watchers instead of voters insert ballots in PCOS
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Concerned citizens lamented that instead of voters inserting accomplished ballots into the PCOS machines, poll watchers do. This was observed in a cluster precinct in Fairview Elementary School.

PPCRV volunteer wears campaign pin inside Makati precinct
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
PPCRV volunteer Ronald de Vera was reportedly seen wearing a campaign pin of Liberal Party presidential candidate Noynoy Aquino inside Clustered Precinct 3990A at Ugong Norte in Makati City.

Ayon sa KATRIBU, naka-shade na ang balota para sa party-list sa Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Ayon sa ulat ng KATRIBU Party-list sa Bgy. Balao, Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro, ang mga balotang ibinibigay sa kanila ng mga BEI doon ay may mga naka-shade na sa PARTYLIST kaya hindi nila maiboto ang KATRIBU at iba pang party-lists. Ayaw namang pansinin ng mga BEI na ito ang kanilang reklamo.

SAGIP partylist daw ang nakashade na sa mga balota.

Disorder in Bacoor Worsens
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya received a report from Bacoor, Cavite characterizing the elections there as very chaotic. 2 PCOS Machines have already crashed.

Missing names in Quezon City
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
A voter reported that many voters' names, including his, do not appear on official lists in a precinct in Tandang Sora Elementary School.

PCOS Malfunction in Cainta
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya received a report of another PCOS Machine breaking down in Rizal. The said machine was being used for elections in Imelda Avenue, Cainta.

Voting starts late in Makati school
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Poll watchers in a precinct in Bangkal Elementary School, Makati, were ushered to vote thirty minutes past 7:00 am, the official start of today's elections. According to a reporting voter, long voters' lines have accumulated outside the clustered precincts by that time.



Sta. Clara, Batangas: Voter disenfranchisement
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Seventy percent of voters in Sta. Clara, Batangas have been unable to vote because of confusion in their clustered precincts, according to a report from Kontra Daya, Kontra Karahasan, Kontra Daya's regional chapter in Southern Tagalog.

Slow voting process in Gumaca
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
As of 1pm, only 324 out of 970 voters registered in Gumaca National High School in Gumaca, Quezon has voted.


PCOS Paper jam in Pembo, Makati
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
According to an unverified report to Kontra Daya, PCOS experienced paper jam in precinct #364 in Pembo Elemantary School in Makati City at around 1 p.m. today. Officials have not been able to open the PCOS machine because the personal identification number (PIN) is with a BEI officer who has yet to arrive at the precinct.

Election precinct officers allow parent to vote for her able son
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
The Board of Election Inspectors at Clustered Precinct 26 located inside Santo Cristo Elementary School near SM North EDSA in Quezon City allowed a parent to vote for her otherwise able son.


PCOS Machine Breaks Down in Antipolo
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
PCOS Machine 293, placed in Mayamot, Antipolo broke down.

Disorder in Cavite
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Confusion and chaos marks the election process in Bacoor, Cavite where the stub system has apparently been implemented. A voter even weeps in frustration because the number 28 that was given to here was replaced with 138.

Siniloan, Laguna: Power outages
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Voting has been interrupted by two power outages within a span of less than an hour in Brgy. Halayhayin, Siniloan, Laguna. The first lasted from 1:38 to 1:43 pm, while the second was from 1:55 to 1:58 pm.

Slow voting process in Gen. Roxas Elementary School, Quezon City
Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
A group of 10 voters would take 30 minutes to be able to vote in Gen. Roxas Elementary School, Quezon City. The result is that people left the polling center because of the long queues. Also, pre-numbered stubs were distributed before the actual voting, even as the sequencing of these stubs were not followed.

Meanwhile, the BEI and PPCRV made their own plans to facilitate the voting process, including an exclusive line for disabled voters, and an alternate voting sequence for senior citizens and regular voters. However, there is not much privacy in the polling place for disabled voters.

The incident report was from Precinct Number 4696A, Clustered Precinct 1085 in Gen. Roxas Elementary School.

Violation of campaign rules in Valenzuela City
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
A voter observed a poll watcher in Valenzuela City still campaigning after voting has begun. The poll watcher was reportedly chanting the number of the candidate.

Also in Valenzuela City, another voter lamented that even if campaigning was supposed to have been banned since May 8, the poll watcher was wearing a red shirt marked with the number of a local candidate for councilor.

PCOS machines fail, irregularities all-over Southern Tagalog
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Within the first three hours after election day opened, Southern Tagalog regional poll-watchdog Kontra Daya, Kontra Karahasan already received from poll watchers numerous reports of PCOS machine breakdowns and election irregularities in various clustered precincts around the region. This is despite the Commission on Election’s (COMELEC) assurance yesterday that polls are ready to commence in Luzon.

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Violence in Palawan
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Supporters of Socrates, a candidate for Congressman in Palawan under JCA, are victims of violence. Five were already killed and one was wounded in Batarza, Palawan.

Sta. Mesa: voting process chaotic
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
In precinct #182 in San Jose High School, Sta. Mesa, Quezon City,
voters are made to fall in line only to be given a stub containing a
number and asked to come back later. No reason for such was given to
the voters.

Poll anomalies in Sun Valley, Paranaque
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
In Sun Valley, Paranaque, a PPCRV volunteer has been reported as distributing sample ballots on behalf of the city's politician Jun Bernabe. In another incidence, the holding area for COMELEC has been taken over by political parties as their base for ensuring stakes in the local elections.

Indelible ink application lax in Pasig City
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Board of Election Inspectors for Precinct #702 in Peras Elementary
School in Napico, Manggahan, Pasig City, do not comply with the
indelible ink application rule, increase chances for existence of
flying voters.

PCOS machine in San Dionisio, Paranaque not working
Luzon-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
A PCOS machine in San Dionisio Central that houses 24 precincts has not worked until this report at 11 am. Each precinct has an average of 592 voters. As of 10 am, three hours after the poll center's opening, only about 80 people have voted. It was reported that the average voting time is 10 minutes per voter.

Sta. Ana Manila PCOS machine malfunctions
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
PCOS machine at Emilio Aguinaldo Integrated School in Sta. Ana, Manila
malfunctions; three precincts in Brgy. 899 affected.

PCOS machines won't start in QC
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
PCOS machines were set-up on time in a certain Quezon City precinct. However, voting was delayed as the machines would not start. According to the reporting voter, the machine flashed "application terminated unexpectedly, please press the power button to shutdown the unit" four times, prompting technicians to notify Smartmatic.



New voter, disenfranchised in Laguna
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Erika Digno of San Pedro, Laguna a first-time voter and who availed of the extended registration for the youth reported she was not able to vote. Her name in the voters' list was missing when she went to her polling precinct.


No coordination between PPCRV and fairview school officials
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
There was no coordination between the Fairview Elementary School
principal and PPCRV, according to a report. The PPCRV rep alleges that
the principal does not want to cooperate, while the principal reasons
that decisions regarding the elections lie in the hands of PPCRV.

PCOS Machines Crash in Cavite
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
A PCOS Machine in San Gabriel 2 Elementary School shutdown around 9 am. After which, the BEI left and the elections stopped. Another PCOS in Dasmariρas, Area C Elementary School also broke down but was repaired an hour later. Furthermore, the supposedly 23 voting center in Paliparan Elementary School, is actually 33.

Commonwealth voters complain names not included in list
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Names of valid voters being not in the official list in at least 10
precincts in Commonwealth Elementary School reported

PCOS bogs down, BEI instructs voters to leave ballots
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
As of 10:00 in the morning on Election Day in an elementary school in Caloocan, PCOS # 7501659 bogged down. Citing this as reason, the BEI began urging voters to leave their ballots even if these have not yet been fed into the machine.


Sampaloc, Manila: military and police seen to enter polling precincts
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Manila Police District Director C/Supt. Roberto Rosales and Miranda,
accompanied by elements of the military and police, as well as members
of the US Army were seen entering polling precincts inside Ramon
Magsaysay Elementary School in Sampaloc, Manila, allegedly to confirm
reports of vote buying in the area. Despite this, their presence was
still illegal under the election code, which prohibits anyone from
entering polling precincts, with the exception of the members of the
Board of Elections Inspectors.

Many Voters’ Names Missing in Antipolo
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
Many voters could not find their names in the voters’ list in Mayamot, Antipolo, Rizal and because there were so many people looking for their names, even the pages from the list would fall off the walls.

Slow voting process in Echague, Isabela
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
As of 12:38 noon, only 8 ballots are inside the PCOS machine in Villarey, Echaque, Isabela due to slow paced voting process.



PCOS shutdown delayed voting in Cavite
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Voting was delayed for an hour in Dasmarinas, Cavite Area C Elem School due to PCOS shutdown. Similar shutdown also marred voting in San Gabriel 2 Elem School Precinct No. 70 and in Precinct 37, the BEI left and declared cessation of the voting process. In the Paliparan Elem School, there is supposed to be 23 voting centers according to COMELEC but actually there are 33.


Slow-paced voting process in Quezon City
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
There is only 1 PCOS machine that was allocated to the clustered precincts in Juan Luna High School, Project 7, Quezon City. This causes the slow-paced voting process in the said voting area and in effect caused long queues.

A report that was submitted to Kontra Daya states that the voters who arrived at the precinct at 8 in the morning are still not yet able to cast their votes.


Election Process Very Slow in Bulacan
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
The elections in moving at a snail’s pace in Precints 614A-B, 615-618 of Brgy. Sta. Cruz, San Jose, Del Monte Bulacan. A voter complains that the process implemented by the BEI is very slow and that chairs that were not being used overcrowded the classroom.

PCOS Machine Failure in Isabela, Cagayan Valley
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya received a report at 12 noon that the PCOS Machine in Wigan, Cordon, Isabela, Cagayan Valley is not working.

PCOS machines continue to crash, machines in Bulacan add on the list
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
After four hours of operations, the PCOS machines that were installed at Precincts 18 and 19 in Malolos, Bulacan already crashed. There are still no reports if the problems on the machines are already resolved.

Name Not in List in Pampanga
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
A registered voter’s name is not the official voter’s list in DHVCAT, Bacolor, Pampanga.

Turtle-paced preparations on Election Day in QC
Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In three cluster precincts in Palma High School, Quezon City, a voter reported delayed set-up of election facilities except for the posting of signages. This, despite the fact that more and more voters were lining up.

The voter also observed that certain Smartmatic technical personnel did not wear identification cards.


PCOS machine failure in Bacoor, Cavite
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
PCOS machine in clustered precinct 200, Molino Elem School, Molino 3, Bacoor, Cavite not working.

Delays in Plaridel, Bulacan caused by the malfunctioning of PCOS machines
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The PCOS machines in Plaridel, Bulacan are not in their optimum performance. The voting process is getting slow in the area as the printing of the election returns is taking time compared to the standard time that it should take. Technical support is not available as there are no technicians from Comelec and Smartmatic who can respond to the problems with regard to the PCOS machines.

PCOS Machine Malfunctions in Rizal
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The PCOS Machine assigned to Precint 151C to 151G in Kasiglahan, Rodriguez, Rizal has been reported to Kontra Daya as not working.

Numbering system slows down voting process in Bacoor, Cavite
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
At Precinct 137 B, Gawaran Elem School, Bacoor, Cavite voting is chaotic and slow. Voters blamed the numbering system.

Pre-Shaded Ballots in Tuguegarao City
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Some ballots given out to Precincts 0301 B, 0303 B and 0306 A in Ugac Norte, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan were reported to Kontra Daya as already been previously shaded.

Reports in Isabela state malfunctions of PCOS machines and brownouts
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
San Guillermo, Isabela – Reports were received by Kontra Daya stating that there are ballots which are not being read by the PCOS machines. At 12:53, there had been power outage in the precinct which brought alarm to the residents of the area since it was only in the polling precinct which had power failure, the rest of the town did not experience any power interruption at all.

Slow voting process in Cavite
Luzon-Voting Process
10 May 2010
In Imus, Cavite, voting process is slow at 30 to 40 voters per hour.

PCOS machine in Rizal not working
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In precinct 151 C and 151 G in Rodriquez, Rizal the PCOS machine is not working.

PCOS Machine Breakdown in Antipolo
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
2 PCOS Machines have crashed in Antipolo. The machine in Cluster 63 of Dela Paz, Antipolo has been down for more than an hour. The other machine is yet to be confirmed.

PCOS machine not working in Sto. Tomas, Batangas
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In Cluster Precinct 79 and 80 of Sta. Maria, Sto. Tomas, Batangay the PCOS machines are not working causing discouraged voters to head home.

PCOS machine in Rizal failed
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
In cluster precinct no. 11, Brgy Calahan, Cardona, Rizal, the PCOS machine is not working.

Voting process in La Union very slow
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
In Gusing Sur, La Union, at 8:15 am, only 5 voters are in the room. Two voters are entering the polling precinct at a time. At this pace, only 144 voters can vote until 6pm.

PCOS machine in Cagayan Valley failed
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Initializing of PCOS machines in Angadanan and San Guillermo, Isabela in Cagayan Valley failed due to unsuccessful security code.

PCOS Machine Breakdown in Rizal
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
The PCOS Machine for 5 precincts in Rodriguez, Rizal crashed this morning, 11:00 am. There are still not updates on whether this can be repaired or replaced.

Black-Outs Hit Different Areas in Cagayan Valley
Luzon-Voters Concerns, Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
A KD Volunteer reports that there is already no electricity in Capissayan Sur, Gattaran and that the election has not yet even started as of 10 am. Another report states that Isabela has also been hit by a black-out.

Defective PCOS delays preparations in Makati
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
As of May 6, defective PCOS machines could not be brought up in certain precincts in Cembo Elementary School, Makati, thus delaying preparations for election day.


PCOS reads 56 ballots and nothing more in Manila
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Only 56 ballots have been read by the PCOS machine for the four precincts located in P. Guevarra Elementary School for resident voters of Barangay 272 in the second district of Manila. Fearing rising voter frustration, the precinct officials have allowed the voting to go on and are considering doing a manual count later.

PCOS machine overheats in QC
Luzon-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
In Sauyo Elementary School precinct in District II, Quezon City, a PCOS machine overheated. Many voters no longer used the secrecy folder, thus a voter lamented that the vote verification feature of the PCOS should have been inactivated.


Voting delayed in Capissayan Sur, Gattaran, Cagayan Valley
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Voting is delayed in Capissayan Sur, Gattaran, Cagayan Valley due to brownout.

Only 2 PCOS machines for 4K voters in Cagayan
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Registered voters in Hacienda Intal, Baggao, Cagayan lamented on the inefficient number of PCOS machines versus the number of registered voters in their area. According to the report, there are four thousand voters in Baggao, Cagayan but the Comelec only provided 2 PCOS machines for them. The insufficient number of machines that were provided caused the slow-paced voting process.

Cebu:Issuance of stubs/ “priority” numbers slows down voting, causes confusion among voters
Luzon-Voters Concerns, Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
The members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) assigned in the four voting centers of Lapu-Lapu, Bagbag, Lahug Elementary School, Aguijo Elementary School and Basak Elementary School used stubs/”priority numbers” at the start of the voting process. Voters were issued priority stubs from 1 to 50, some up to 300, made to fall in line and wait for their turn before entering the voting center.

According to Pagbabago Cebu, the BEIs issued priority numbers to people known to them, causing irritation among other voters who are patiently waiting for their turn. The BEIs found it also difficult to control the priority number while other BEIs have not followed the priority numbers.

Deviation from COMELEC’s Process in Tanauan, Batangas
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
In Tanauan, COMELEC’s approved election process has been replaced with a tedious stub system. Now, people are made to fall in line first to get a number and then fall in line again to vote. Many Batangueρos unable to vote are just returning home angry and disappointed.

District 2 voter's name in QC can't be found
Luzon-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
Voter Pedrita C. Virtudazo from the second congressional district of Quezon City could not find her name in the voters' lists.

Quezon City: Slow voting
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
As of 10 o’clock this morning, only an average of 140 people per clustered precinct have been able to cast ballots at the Kamuning Elementary School in Quezon City.

Quezon City: PCOS malfunctions
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
In one precinct at the Sauyo Elementary School in Quezon City, the PCOS machine overheated but function again after being moved to a spot under the electric fan.

Election in Ampid Elementary School, San Mateo, Rizal is proving very difficult and exasperating for voters. Watchers of candidates have deviated from COMELEC’s process by pre-numbering voters from 1 to 100. From 7:00 am to 9:20 am, only 19 people have been able to vote. To make matters worse, the PCOS machine in their precinct is only running on battery.

2 PCOS Machines in Rizal, crashed
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
At 11:48 in the morning, two PCOS machines in Brgy. Burgos, Rodriguez, Rizal already stopped functioning.

Non-functioning PCOS machines in Sta. Ana, Manila
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
PCOS units are not functioning at Clustered Precincts 3613B, 3614A, and 3614B located in Emilio Aguinaldo Integrated School in Punta, Sta. Ana, Manila, frustrating resident voters of Barangay 899.

No votes casted yet in San Antonio, Bacolor, Pampanga
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
As of 12:01 in the morning, no one has been able to cast their votes in San Antonio, Bacolor, Pampanga. From the report that Kontra Daya received from an anonymous texter, PCOS machines in the area are broken and there had been no alternative measures that have been done by the local Comelec officials.

PCOS Machine not Working in Cainta, Rizal
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Migrante International reported that the PCOS Machine for Precinct 74, Kasibulan Village, Imelda Avenue, Cainta, Rizal is not functioning. This was reported as early as 8:45 am.

Some voters in Caloocan City failed to receive indelible ink marks from BEI
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
Voters in Caloocan City expressed their concerns on the failure of BEI to strictly adhere to the process of elections. Reports were received that members of the BEI sometimes fail to put indelible ink on those who already casted their votes. There are also some who are not able to vote because of the lack of valid I.D.

Tarlac City voters wait 2 hours to vote
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
The line of voters at Precinct 5A in Barasbaras, Tarlac City, has now stretched too long, as voters have been waiting for more than two hours now for their turn to vote. This trend has raised fears many will not get their chance to vote.

Harassment in Cagayan Valley
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
09 May 2010
According to a KD Volunteer, Rosemarie Guzman, a relative of Carmelo Black de Guzman is harassing voters in Cataraoan, Piat, Cagayan.

14 PCOS Machines crashed in Araullo High School
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
As early as 9 o’clock in the morning, 14 PCOS machines which are delegated to be used in Araullo High School in Manila already crashed. The voting process continues but the ballots were collected by the BEI and later on will be fed to PCOS machines once these machines are already replaced.

PCOS Machine Malfunctions; Voting Delayed in San Mateo, Rizal
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
According to Katherin Garcia of Guitnang Bayan 1, San Mateo, Rizal, the PCOS Machine broke down at 9am with only 20 people being able to vote. Because of this, the line is no longer moving.

Vote crawl at Quezon City
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Only thirty-nine voters have cast their ballots as of 9:50 this morning in a precinct in BF Homes in Quezon City. The precinct has 1092 voters.

Manila:Machine shutdown, spoiled ballot
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voters Concerns, Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
JUSTO LUCBAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Paco, Manila 5th District1 spoiled ballot – voter tried to feed ballot 4x but was not accepted, BEI, Comelec watchers do not see any reason for ballot rejection

CG 980 – machine shut down after 19 ballots; PCOS shutdown at 8:00am, Smartmatic tried to restart 3x but failed. Voting continues and filled ballots are just collected and kept in the PCOS box

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Manual voting and counting in Velasquez Tondo
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010

At Gen. Vicente Lim Elementary School in Velasquez, Tondo, Manila. The BEIs decided to do manual voting and counting since the PCOS Machines are not functioning.

Quezon City: Slow voting
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
In Clustered Precinct 885 at the Quirino High School in Proj. 3, Quezon City, as of 11:45 am, only 100 voters have been able to vote since 7 am.

Slow-paced voting in San Jose Del Monte Bulacan, irritates voters
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
Voters in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan start to lose interest in casting their votes because of long queues and laborious process being implemented in their voting precincts. Long queues started at 8 o'clock in the morning and this scene in the voting areas has not improved up to this time.

Makati City: PCOS machine battery-operated even without power outage
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
The PCOS machine in Clustered Precinct 229, Brgy. Valenzuela, makati City is operated by battery. This is in spite of the fact that there is no power outage in the area.

No UV scanners in Silang, Cavite
Luzon-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
A report was received from a resident of Silang, Cavite which states that there is no hand-held UV scanner in the precincts which is being used to check the authenticity of the election ballots.

Navotas: PCOS machine malfunctions
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
The PCOS machine in Clustered Precinct 115 at North bay Boulevard North Elementary School in Navotas is not working. Other PCOS machines in the same school have hung and the BEI are at a loss on what to do.

Flying voters in Makati in unverified report
Luzon-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
Unverified reports claim Makati mayoral bet Genuino is herding flying voters inside Trace College to do their fraudulent vote there. Elements of the Makati police are said to be escorting the group.

Unable to Vote in Isabela, Cagayan Valley Due to Harassment
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
09 May 2010
Pro-Padaca supporters are unable to vote because of threats from the opposing party in Bacolod, Cauayan City. Thus, even their votes for other positions are being compromised.

Voters need numbered stubs to vote in Tondo
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
Kontra Daya monitoring team already received various reports that an added voting measure is being practiced in polling areas Quezon City such as in Jose P. Laurel Tondo,which also has a holding area where voters are asked to get a numbered stub. This additional measure have added to the length of voting time and have caused disenfranchisement among voters. Adding to the delay of in Clustered Precinct 336 is that new PCOS machines have not yet arrived with votes continued to be casted manually.

Cainta, Rizal: PCOS machine breaks down, replacement delayed
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
One PCOS machine broke down in Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Cainta, Rizal at 7:39 am. The replacement did not arrive until 10:20 am.

Malfunctioning of PCOS machine in Malolos Bulacan
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010



PCOS machine is not functioning at clustered precint no. 63 in Bgry. Liang, Malolos Bulacan.

Slow voting process in Tanauan, Batangas
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
More than eleven hours is needed by the residents of Tanauan, Batangas to be able to cast their votes in this year’s National Election. Among the six thousand registered voters of the area, not more than 500 registered voters were able to cast their votes as of 11:00.

PCOS breakdown, slow voting at Paco, Manila
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Voting problems are hounding Lukban Elementary School in Paco, Manila. The PCOS unit for voters from Barangays 671-4 and 671-5 broke down at 10:00 am. Voters there are now just being asked to put in their ballots in the ballot boxes. At nearby Clustered Precinct 980 for Barangay 671 residents, only 30 voters have cast their ballots by 10:48 a.m.

Navotas: Disenfranchisement of 1st-time voters
Luzon-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
Many first-time voters assigned to the North Bay Boulevard North Elementary School in Navotas are unable to vote. Their names are not in the voters' list.

power failure at San Mateo Rizal
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010


As of 10:30am, at Ampid, San Mateo, Rizal is still experiencing electrical failure.

Makati City: Long queues, slow voting
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
Long queues are common in Brgy. Valenzuela, Makati City. Only 100 people have been able to vote as of 10:30 am.

PCOS Machines still not delivered in Antipolo, Rizal
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
The COMELEC opened the voting precincts at 7 o’clock in the morning for the voters to cast their votes. But in Antipolo, Rizal, Election Day is yet to start. As of 11:05, the PCOS machines have not been delivered to the area. The residents of Antipolo City are dismayed because of this incident.

Numbered stubs common practice in QC polling areas
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
Kontra Daya monitoring team reports that the added voting measure is being practiced in polling areas Quezon City such as in Precinct 0982A, San Jose High School, Q.C. where voters were given stubs and asked to wait before they were called out to vote.

Rejected ballots, slow voting at Chinese school in QC
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
A number of ballots were reportedly rejected amid frustratingly slow voting pace at a precinct in a Chinese school near E. Rodriguez and Kitanlad streets in Quezon City.

Slow-paced voting process in Camarines Norte
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
As of 9:30 in the morning, only 3 ballots had been successfully casted in Dahican, Jose Panganiban, Bicol. On the other hand, 20 ballots had been rejected by the machines. These incidents make the voting process to slow down.

Stub system in San Jose High School QC
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
Clustered precinct no. 182 in San Jose High School Banawe, QC under District 1 Sta.Mesa Heights Banawe Area had BEI's creating a separate line leading to the precinct. Voters are given stubs with numbers and are asked to return when their numbers are about to be called.

This is another example of the stub system.

Quezon City: Stub system implemented
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
In 0982A at San Jose Elementary School, Quezon City, voters are given stubs before being called out to vote. The process is very slow.

Malfunctioning of PCOS machine in Krus na Ligas, Queazon City
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010

PCOS machine in clustered Precint 1224, Krus na Ligas Elementary School, Quezon City is not functioning according to reports.

Uniformed armed men enter La Union precincts; turtle pace dissuades voters
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
09 May 2010
Uniformed members of the PNP's RMG-SAF entered Clustered Precinct 33 in Sta. Lucia, Aringay, La Union with weapons. One Navy man was also spotted roaming around Clustered Precincts 33 and 34.

Voters reportedly lined up early but were frustrated by the turtle pace of the voting, prompting a number of senior citizens to leave the voting place for home without casting their ballots.

PCOS Machine Malfunctions in Isabela, Cagayan Valley
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
According to a KD Volunteer, the PCOS Machine in Villa Rey, Echague is malfunctioning. This report came in at 9am.

PCOS Machines in Bulacan, defective
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Kontra Daya received a report that two PCOS machines were defective and are not functioning in Matungao, Bulacan. In the meantime, the local COMELEC officials switched to manual election system.

The voting in the area is at a very slow pace and complaints were received that there are more poll watchers inside the precincts than voters.

PCOS breaks down in Montalban, Rizal
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
One PCOS unit at Wawa Elementary School, San Rafael, Montalban, Rizal broke down at 9:00 am. The machine breakdown has not been addressed until now.

power failure
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010

As of 10:11am,the voting process still did'nt start at Gattaran, Capissayan Sur, Cagayan Valley due to the power failure of the area. there is still no report on the contingency measures taken by the COMELEC.

PCOS worked only at 7:33 a.m.
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
One PCOS unit at Roxas Elementary School in Quezon City worked only at 7:33 am, more than a half-hour after voting was supposed to start.

PCOS machines crashed in Dela Paz, Antipolo
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
More PCOS machines start to crash down as the first automated election in the country runs today. A report submitted to Kontra Daya informed that a PCOS machine is already down in Dela Paz, Antipolo. One more machine is reportedly not functioning.

Vote-buying reported at 3rd district of Batangas
Luzon-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
Votes are being bought reportedly at P250 each by candidates in the 3rd district of Batangas. Candidates being fingered are Collantes, Dimayuga and Tita Reyes.

Turtle pace at Pasay City
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
It has been reported that only four voters get to vote every fifteen minutes at Zamora Elementary School in Pasay City.

Voting at a crawl in Los Banos, Laguna
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Voters at Cluster Precinct 39, Barangay Maahas, Los Banos, Laguna, have been waiting for three hours already for their turn to cast their ballots.

Defective PCOS unit, slow voting in Caloocan
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
The PCOS unit at Cluster Precinct 194 in Bagumbong Barangay 171 was reported defective. Voting is at a crawl.

Makati City: Vote-buying
Luzon-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
In Brgy. Tejeros, Makati City, votes are reportedly being bought at P1,000 and P600 each for mayoral candidate Jun-jun Binay and congressional candidate Robert dean Barbers. respectively.

In BF Homes, Quezon City, only 39 out of 1,092 voters done as of 9:50 AM
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
In BF Homes Q.C, one voter complained that it takes one and a half hour to vote, from lining up to get a number up to actual voting. The precinct has 1092 voters yet No. 39 just finished voting at 9:50 am.

Malfunctioning PCOS machine reported in Paco, Manila
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
A PCOs machine malfunctioned at precint no. 2689 in Lucban Elamantary School in Paco Manila.

Malfunctioning machine reported in Rizal
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
PCOS machine is not functioning at precint no. 74 Kasibulan Village, Imelda ave. Cainta Rizal as of 8:45 am.

Concerns over delays raised
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Several concerned voters have expressed apprehension over the long lines and time it takes to vote:

One voter in Makati Cembo Elementary School expressed fear that a lot will not be able to cast their votes as people have been standing in the same spot for 30 minutes.

In Zamora Elementary School, Pasay City, voting system is disorganized, the lines long and people cramped in small classroom, one voter complained.
At FTI Tenement Housing Polling Precinct, one voter reported that she arrived before 6:30 am and finished only at 8: 40 am.

As of 9 AM, only 90 voters in Culiat, Tandang Sora, QC
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
In Brgy. Culiat, Tandang Sora in Quezon City, only 90 voters so far have finished casting their votes, triggering fears of serious delays.

Echague, Isabela: PCOS machines break down
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Kontra Daya has received reports of PCOS machines breaking down in Brgy. Villa Rey, Echague, Isabela.

Mandaluyong City: PCOS machines not working
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Two of the PCOS machines at the Fabella Elementary School in Mandaluyong City. The pace of voting is slow and there have been an number of ballot rejections.

Vote buying in Silang, Cavite
Luzon-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
Unverified reports say vote buying incidents have been monitored in Silang, Cavite. About P200 are allegedly given to each voter.

Misplaced voter's names delay polls in Fairview, Quezon City
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Misplaced voter's names delay the conduct of polls in Greater Fairview, Quezon City, according to reports reaching Kontra Daya.

Bauan, Batangas: PCOS machines break down
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
In clustered precincts 79 and 80 of the Sta. Maria Elementary School in Bauan, Batangas, the PCOS machines have broken down. Voters have gone home.

Pasig City: Slow voting pace
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
Long queues at St. Joseph the Worker Church at Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. Voting started 7:05 AM, by 7:55 AM only 15 have voted due to delay in obtaining ballots from BEI (only 1 BEI team per cluster); BEI were not informed that they have to scan each ballot using UV light in front of voter.

Quezon City: Slow voting pace
Luzon-Voting Process, Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Pinyahan Elementary School, Quezon City (as of 8:45 am) – In a clustered precinct in Pinyahan Elementary School, the replacement machine is still not working, and early voters have to leave their filled ballots to the BEI. At most six voters are voting at the same time in the polling precincts, while voters line up at the BEI table for voter verification. The bottleneck is at the BEI table, where the voter verification, thumbmark printing and application of the indelible ink get mixed up. Estimate of 30 voters per hour.

In the other clustered precincts, voters are becoming impatient with the long queues, prompting some of them to just leave the polling the place. With the small space, voters pile up in corridors and stairways.

Voting still not started in 2 precincts in Jose P. Laurel in Tondo
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010

Voting has not yet started in Jose P. Laurel High School Clusterd Precinct 336 and 334 in Tondo because PCOS machines are not functioning. This was reported as early as 7am this morning but has not been resolved.



Vigan City: Slow voting pace
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
The pace of voting is very slow in Brgys. Burgos East and Burgos West in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. The queues of voters are long and processing of ballot-casting averages 30 voters an hour. Many voters have gone home.

Disgusted QC voters go home due to delays
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
A Kontra Daya volunteer reported that some disgusted voters in Precinct clusters 239 and 246 in Brgy. Holy Spirit in Quezon City have started to go home after the polling center only opened at around 8:30 AM.

Only 1 PCOS machine working in QC precinct
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
In Bgy. Apolonia Samson Q.C., District 2, only one of the 3 PCOS machines is working according to a Kontra Daya monitoring volunteer, according to Kontra Daya monitoring teams.

Voting delayed in Bagumbayan Elementary School
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010

Voting was delayed in a school in Quezon City Reports of a malfunctioning PCOS machine in Bagumbayan Elementary School, 3rd District, Quezon City delayed voting for 2 hours. Machine did not appear to have a memory card. The problem was resovled only at 9:10am.

Slow voting process in Marikina
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
MARIKINA CITY REP0RT: Voting process is generally slow in Marikina according to reports reaching Kontra Daya as of 8:37am. There have also been reports of PCOS malfunctions. Still getting details on this.

San Mateo, Rizal: PCOS machine breaks down
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
A PCOS machine has broken down in Brgy. Guitnang Bayan 1, San Mateo, Rizal. Only 20 people were able to vote as of 9 am.

Voting delayed in Cardona, Rizal
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Reports reaching Kontra Daya say that the PCOS machines in clustered precicnts no. 11 of Brgy. Calahan and no. 39 in Brgy Subay in Cardona, Rizal are malfunctioning.

Polling delayed in Muntilupa precincts due to faulty machines
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Kontra Daya field monitoring teams reported delayed polls due to faulty machines in several precincnts in Muntinlupa. Some have reportedly resorted to manual voting such as in Clustered Precinct 349 Lakandula High school.

Malfunctioning machines were also reported in Paltok Elementary School Precinct No. 659, in Bayanan main Muntinlupa precinct 39 and in Biga Tanza Florentino Joya Elementary School.

Voting delayed, Kaunlaran Elementary School
Luzon-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Voting was delayed in Kaunlaran Elementary School in Caloocan. Voting started at 7:55 am. Technical glitches were cited for the delay. Representatives from Placewell International Services Corp were called in.

In Roxas Dist. Q.C: Voters expected to pile-up because of new polling measure
Luzon-Voting Process
09 May 2010
Voting process is expected to get longer in Manuel Roxas High School in Roxas Dist. Q.C. with the introduction of a new measure, according to Kontra Daya field monitoring teams. The voters are gathered in a holding area at a separate building to get stubs before proceeding to the polling precinct.

Only batches of 10 are allowed to go to the precinct at a time, creating a bottleneck at the holding area. The checking of paraphernalia and initialization of the PCOS machine also started late, adding to delay of the polls in the area.

San Jose del Monte, Bulacan: PCOS machine not working
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
The precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine at the Gaya-Gaya Elementary School in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan is not functioning. Voters are now piling up at the place.

Faulty PCOS machine replacement delays polls in Tondo, Manila
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
The precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine replacement in Barangay 180, clustered precint 336 at the Jose Laurel High School in Tondo, Manila is still not operating properly according to Kontra Daya field monitoring teams.

As a result, the voting process will either be delayed or will start with the ballots to be stored and fed later when new PCOS arrives.

Quezon City: Machines yet to be initialized in Roxas Dist. school
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
It is 7 am and voting has not started in Manuel Roxas High School in Roxas District, Quezon City. Machines have yet to be initialized. No "zero votes" printouts yet.

Gattaran, Cagayan: Mayoral bet's men 'securing' poll paraphernalia
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
09 May 2010
Kontra Daya received e-mail reports that armed men allegedly employed by Gattaran Mayor Ramon Nolasco, who is running for another term, are securing election paraphernalia together with Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel. They are reportedly denying entry to the rival candidate's pollwatchers.

Los Banos, Laguna: 4 partylist members arrested in confrontation with mayoral bet's supporters
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
09 May 2010
On the eve of election day, Southern Tagalog regional poll-watchdog Kontra Daya, Kontra Karahasan received reports of election-related violence against militant groups in the region.

In Los Baρos, Laguna, at around 12:30 mn, three members of Kabataan Partylist, a member of Bayan Muna Partylist and Barangay Human Rights Officer Virgilio Tandang were arrested and physically injured by alleged Makati police officers while in a mass-action of residents against the alleged vote-buying and flying-voter scheme of a mayoral candidate.

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Quezon City: Final testing and sealing at Pinyahan Elementary School
Luzon-PCOS Testing
09 May 2010
May 9, 2010 - 10:00am-1:30pm

Polling place: Pinyahan Elementary School, Quezon City

Monitored: 4 out of 18 cluster precincts

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Invalid keys, CF cards problems discovered in tests
Luzon-PCOS Testing
09 May 2010
In the Municipality of Nasugbu, Calayo, first district of Batangas , Kontra Daya received reports that the security key for two PCOS machine was invalid. Similar cases have been reported in other provinces.

In Baguio, reports say that 5 clustered precincts have CF cards that do not match the PCOS machines .Testing has not proceeded.

Tondo: BEI did not print initialization report
Luzon-PCOS Testing
08 May 2010
Breaking PCOS testing protocol, members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) at clustered precinct no. 31 in Tondo's Almario Elementary School did not print an initialization report.

Such report is required to verify the integrity of the PCOS machines.

When asked by Kontra Daya, a BEI member explained that they might run out of thermal paper.

Navotas: 13 PCOS machines malfunction
Luzon-PCOS Testing
08 May 2010
(UPDATED as of 12:37 PM) From only three PCOS machines reported earlier, all13 machines are now malfunctioning at the North Bay South Elem. School in Navotas.

Smartmatic technicians said that they will still try to make the machines work in the next 30 minutes. If the PCOS machines still fail to read the compact flash (CF) cards, they will seek assistance from the Smartmatic main office in Navotas.

Kontra Daya's monitoring team in Navotas earlier reported that after almost an hour, three precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines still fail to read the reconfigured compact flash (CF) card.

An IT consultant from the Smartmatic has yet to figure out the reason for the malfunction of the said PCOS machines and simply asked the members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) to keep on rebooting the machines.

In other developments, in Malabon's Ninoy Aquino Elem. School, a PCOS machine was being tested without the use of a ballot box. A Smartmatic representative did not give an explanation for this when asked by Kontra Daya.

PCOS machine in Pasig still fails to tally with manual count
Luzon-PCOS Testing
08 May 2010
Kontra Daya volunteers have monitored still one case of mismatched machine and manual counts in Pasig City during the testing of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine yesterday at the Palatiw Elem. School.

Initial report that reached Kontra Daya said that vice presidential bet Jejomar Binay got nine votes as counted by the PCOS machine but he had only one vote in the manual count.

The machine supposedly used the reconfigured compact flash (CF) card issued by the Smartmatic.

Error in PCOS machine in Camarines Sur
Luzon-PCOS Testing
08 May 2010

Kontra Daya received the following report from Atty. Dan Adan:

“There is a problem with the PCOS machine assigned to clustered precinct No. 5 in Sta. Cruz, San Jose, Camarines Sur. When the BEI members activated the PCOS at 2 pm today for the testing and sealing procedures, it displayed the following message:

THERMAL TAPE PRINTER ERROR

PLEASE MAKE SURE PAPER IS LOADED AND PRINTER IS OK THEN WAIT LONG ENOUGH TO LET PRINTER RECOVER AND PRESS THE 'OK' BUTTON

IF PROBLEM REMAINS, SEEK TECHNICAL SUPPORT.

BEI Chairman, Mr. Sandy Luzada sought technical support from the IT persons deployed in the area. Technical support was provided by Lorelie Pama and Avon Rey Ludoviza but they were not able to fix the problem after more than 20 tries of replacing the thermal paper.

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3 PCOS machines in Navotas fail to read CF card
Luzon-PCOS Testing
08 May 2010
(UPDATED as of 11:44 AM) Kontra Daya's monitoring team in Navotas reported that after almost an hour, three precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines still fail to read the reconfigured compact flash (CF) card.

An IT consultant from the Smartmatic has yet to figure out the reason for the malfunction of the said PCOS machines in North Bay Blvd. South in Navotas and simply asked the members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) to keep on rebooting the machines.

In other developments, in Malabon's Ninoy Aquino Elem. School, a PCOS machine was being tested without the use of a ballot box. A Smartmatic representative did not give an explanation for this when asked by Kontra Daya.

Less than 24 hours before polls, glitches continue to hound automation
Luzon-PCOS Testing
08 May 2010
Glitches continue to hound the testing of PCOS machines with less than 24 hours to go before the actual conduct of the country's first national automated polls.

In precincts 880, 881, and 882 at the Quirino Elementary School in Project 3, Quezon City, Kontra Daya volunteers reported that all the PCOS machines had broken seals. There were also no SIM cards, no transmission cables, and no modem available. All these equipment are necessary for the transmission of results.

Smartmatic representatives, however, explained that these equipment will only be needed tomorrow during the actual polls.

PCOS machines have yet to arrive at the Quirino High School. The time of testing of machines is still to be determined.

PCOS cards, machines remain undelivered in some Cordillera areas
Luzon-Delivery of PCOS/CF cards/paraphernalia
08 May 2010
Field reports compiled by Kontra Daya from various areas in the Cordillera region show that reconfigured compact flash (CF) cards have not yet arrived in several areas, delaying the testing and sealing of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

CF cards have not yet arrived in the provinces of Benguet and Ifugao. In the towns of Cogawe and Tabuk in Kalinga, the PCOS machines have not been delivered yet. The CF cards for the far-flung areas of the province were expected to be distributed today.

In Baguio City, meanwhile, Kontra Daya volunteers reported of a damaged PCOS machine. It was unclear, however, if the machine will need to be replaced.

In Mountain Province, black propaganda vs Ocampo, Maza and allied party list groups widespread
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
08 May 2010
Kontra Daya volunteers in Mountain Province today reported of widespread black propaganda against senatorial bets Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza of the Makabayan coalition as well as their allied party list groups.

Some posters are left behind in bulk in waiting sheds and other crowded areas. Other reports also say that motorcycle-riding men are distributing the same posters.

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Tensions mar poll preparations in Abra
Luzon-Harassment/Violence
08 May 2010
Kontra Daya field monitoring teams in the province of Abra reported various incidents of tension involving state security forces, alleged private armed groups, and even poll watchers.

About 1,200 PNP officers have been deployed in Abra to ensure peace and order during the elections.

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PCOS testing expected tonight in Santiago, Isabela
Luzon-PCOS Testing
07 May 2010
Kontra Daya volunteers in Isabela reported that they are expecting the reconfigured compact flash (CF) cards to arrive tonight at Santiago City.

The testing of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines will start as soon as the CF cards arrive.

Updates on the results of the testing in Santiago City will be posted on the Kontra Daya website as soon as they are available.

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BEI uses defective card to test PCOS in Albay
Luzon-PCOS Testing
07 May 2010
Reports from Kontra Daya volunteers in Bicol region say that the testing of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine in at least one precinct failed as election officials used the defective card that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) already recalled.

It remains unclear why the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) in Barangay Sogod, Bacacay town in Albay used the defective compact flash (CF) card or why it was not yet turned over to the Comelec.

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PCOS testing in some NCR areas, moved to Sunday
Luzon-PCOS Testing
07 May 2010
Among the areas in NCR where the FTS has been rescheduled to May 9 are Pasig, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Caloocan, Valenzuela, and Paraρaque.

The Comelec has also resumed today the FTS of PCOS machines in Makati, Manila, Pasay, and Taguig after testing was suspended due to malfunctioning CF cards.

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In Bicol: testing and sealing of PCOS machines moved to May 9
Luzon-PCOS Testing
07 May 2010
Updates from Kontra Daya monitoring teams in the Bicol region confirm reports that the final testing and sealing (FTS) of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines set yesterday has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 9.

Kontra Daya has also monitored that in some areas in the region, the PCOS machines have not yet arrived as of today.

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Tondo: Defective PCOS machines
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
06 May 2010
Posted on 05 May 2010

Reports reaching Kontra Daya say that all PCOS machines brought to the Dr. Juan Nolasco High School in Pritil, Tondo for final testing and sealing are defective.

Makati City: Delayed FTS in Cembo Elementary School
Luzon-Delivery of PCOS/CF cards/paraphernalia
06 May 2010
Posted on 04 May 2010

The final testing and sealing of the PCOS machine in Precinct 246 in Cembo Elementary School was delayed when the PCOS machine failed to print a complete initialization report. The printout generated did not show the list of candidates and the vote counter that should show zero votes. The members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) were unable to troubleshoot the problem on their own and called for the assistance of the support technician. After more or less an hour, final testing and sealing proceeded with the assistance of the Smartmatic-TIM technician.

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Iloilo: 9 PCOS technicians resign
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
06 May 2010
Posted on 04 May 2010

In Iloilo, nine PCOS technicians have resigned. They were being made to look after too many PCOS machines, which were located far between. Also, the supposed swapping of assignments among them did not push through. The final testing and sealing of PCOS machines in Iloilo has been at a total stop since this morning.

May 3 FTS, Metro Manila: PCOS machines failing to properly read ballots
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
06 May 2010
Posted on 04 May 2010

In a number of precincts in Metro Manila, there were reports of the PCOS machines failing to properly read the ballots during the final sealing and testing (FTS) of PCOS machines that was conducted yesterday.

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500 votes by 6pm
Luzon-Voting Process
06 May 2010
Posted on 30 April 2010

As of 6pm today, 500 votes were cast in the UNTV mock polls. The target was supposed to be 1,000. The outcome does not depart so much from the estimates of Kontra Daya convenor Dr. Gani Tapang. An average of 50-60 voters were able to cast their vote every hour. At this rate. it would be extremely difficult to process 1,000 voters in 11 hours.

3:05pm – PCOS machine shutdown
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
06 May 2010
Posted on 29 April 2010

3:05pm – PCOS machine shutdown as Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal was casting his ballot. Someone had accidentally kicked the battery and the machine had to restart.

317 votes cast by 1pm
Luzon-Voting Process
06 May 2010
Posted on 29 April 2010

There was a lull in the voting during lunch time. only 54 votes were cast. as of 1pm, 317 total votes. Still a long way to go to 1,000 voters.

Even a small dot on the oval can get your ballot rejected
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
06 May 2010
Posted on 29 April 2010

From what we’ve seen, three ballots have been rejected because of so-called ambiguous marks. These are usually dots that have inadvertently been placed on ovals in the course of the voting. Since what is used is a felt-tipped pen, any contact between the pen and the ballot will result in a mark.

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70 voters from 10am to 11am, 84 voters from 11am to 12nn
Luzon-Voting Process
06 May 2010
Posted on 29 April 2010

The rate of processing voters appeared slow, with the mock polls marked by delays and glitches. From 10am to 11am, only 70 votes were cast. There was a slight improve from 11am to 12 noon where 84 votes were cast. At this rate, 1,000 voters by 6pm would not be possible.

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263 voters as of 12 noon
Luzon-Voting Process
06 May 2010
Posted on 29 April 2010

As of 12 noon, 276 ballots have been cast. The target is to finish 1,000 voters by 6pm. From 11am to 12noon, some 84 voters were processed.

At this rate, it doesn’t seem that we can finish 1,ooo voters in time.

10:08 am – Underaged “voter” (16 y/o) casts ballot.
Luzon-Voting Process
06 May 2010
Posted on 29 April 2010

10:08 am – Underaged “voter” (16 y/o) casts ballot. He was brought in to test how the BEI would react to a situation like this. Apparently, the BEI did not check his ID.

9:51 am – 100th ballot cast.
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
06 May 2010
Posted on 29 April 2010

9:51 am – 100th ballot cast. It took nearly three hours to process the casting of 100 ballots, including certain delaying factors like arguments with the BEI and ballot rejections. But even without these delays, the process would still turn out to be unusually slow. They should have been processing at a rate of 100 ballots an hour to be done with the mock polls by 6 pm.

8:32 am – There are cases where some ovals were inadvertently dotted
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
06 May 2010
Posted on 29 April 2010

8:32 am – There are cases where some ovals were inadvertently dotted. The ballots were of course rejected. It appears the solution to this is to over-vote. The ballot will be read, but the votes for the position where you over-voted will be invalidated.

8:00 am – 27 ballots cast. There is not even scanning of ballots for UV marks.
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
06 May 2010
Posted on 29 April 2010

8:00 am – 27 ballots cast. There is not even scanning of ballots for UV marks. They should be able to accommodate no less than 100 voters an hour to be able to meet the requirement of having 1,000 ballots cast by 6 pm, which is the end of the allotted voting time.

UNTV mock elections updates
Luzon-Machine problem/Transmission problem
06 May 2010
Posted on 29 April 2010

4-29-10, 7:16 am – Five ballots have been cast as of now.

Daniel Razon of UNTV participated in the Comelec’s mock elections simulating actual election day conditions. He over-voted for one of the positions and his ballot was rejected. Normally, it should not be a cause for rejecting ballots.

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Leyte: Soldier asks for statement of votes
Visayas-Harassment/Violence
14 May 2010
A provincial canvass watcher in Leyte reported that after the canvassing was completed at 2 am, a man who identified himself as an agent of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) asked for a copy of the statement of votes.

In some Cebu precincts, voting closed at 9 pm but no transmission
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In some Cebu precincts, voting closed past 9 pm, but transmission did not take place due to unavailability of modem or signal. There are some cases of rejected ballots.

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Sta. Barbara, Iloilo: Transmission problems
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Municipal Board of Canvassers (BoC) in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo received the transmissions from only one clustered precinct at 10:57pm. But the BoC decided that all CF cards from clustered precincts will be sent to the municipality.

Panay: Tampered seal, ballots switched, PCOS malfunction
Visayas-Delivery of PCOS/CF cards/paraphernalia, Visayas-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
1. Clustered precinct # 68 in Calaparan, Iloilo City, there was no plastic seal on the CF card slot; instead scotch tape was used. During FTS, there was no plastic seal placed on the machine – attested by PCOST Cindy Mabaquiao.

2. Ballots of Clustered Precinct # 17 of Bagumbayan, Tigbauan, Iloilo went to Passi, Iloilo. Voting started at 11:45 am. They waited for the ballots to be delievered to correct precincts.

3. In Banaybanay, Malinao, Aklan – PCOS machine not working & the BEI called for replacement of the machine. They stopped the voting.

In some Cebu precincts, polls closed at past 10 PM and past 11 PM. Transmission of some precincts was at 12 midnight.

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Canvassing of votes still on going in Negros Oriental due to manual processing
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
According to reports 4 out of 10 barangays in Zamboangita, Negros Oriental is still canvassing their votes including Baragays Calango, Maluay, Mayabon and Najandig.

PCOS machine fails, causing hundreds not to vote
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Until the time of this report, hundreds of people were not able to vote in Brgy. Cadawinonan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental becuase of the five-time failure of a PCOS machine.

Heated argument ensues between mayor and congressman in Bogo City, Cebu
Visayas-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
In Brgy. Polambato, Bogo City, Cebu a heated argument erupted between Mayor Junie Martinez and Cong. Benjur Salimbangon at 5pm. Mr. Benjure reportedly argued with Cong. Salimbagon, who was escorted by car of armed men. Mayor Martinez asked for a search on the said car but Cong. Salimbangon refused to do so.

Hundreds disenfranchised in Sibulan, Negors Oriental due to slow voting
Visayas-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Hundreds of voters were not able to cast their votes in Maslog, Sibulan, Negros Oriental due to slow proces of voting.

Three brownouts and a defective PCOS in Dumaguete City
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Visayas-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
There were three brownouts and a defective PCOS machine that was reported in City High School, Jonob, Batinguel, Daro in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.



Elections in Cebu voting centers bogged down by malfunctioning PCOS machines and other problems
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Visayas-Voters Concerns, Visayas-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Eight PCOS machines have bogged down and malfunction by 12 noon causing delays and stoppage of the voting process in eight voting centers in Cebu and Bohol provinces. Five of the eight PCOs machines conked out in Kawit and Medellin, Cordova Elementary School, Camputhaw Elementary School and Guadalupe Elementary School, all in Cebu prompting voters from Medellin, Cebu to go home and not vote anymore. On the other hand, the malfunctioning of three PCOS machines Pinayagan Norte School, Sibangan Elementary and Agujo Elementary School in the provinces of Bohol, Biliran and Cebu respectively, delayed the conduct of afternoon voting process in the said polling precincts.

Besides the technical problems, voters also experienced waiting for long hours to be able to vote while more than 100 voters in Lapu-lapu Elementary School really got confused with the new system of precinct clustering. One voting precinct in Almeria Central School in Biliran lacked COMELEC personnel.

The Board of Election Inspectors in the two polling precincts in Lapu-lapu Elementary School allow PNP personnel inside the polling center to show them that the PCOS machine is malfunctioning. In Basak Elementary School on the other hand BEI, allowed the presence of Philippine Air Force personnel within the school premises because according to them, the crowd was uncontrollable. Policemen also roamed around within 30-meter radii of the school premises.

Slow vote crawl in Iloilo
Visayas-Voters Concerns, Visayas-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
A voter from Barangay Bobongon in Estancia, Iloilo, has rued that in his precinct, only 300 voters out of a total of more than a thousand, have cast their ballots as of 5:04 pm.

Matagal na pagboto, inulat sa San Andres, Antique
Visayas-Voters Concerns, Visayas-Voting Delayed
10 May 2010
Sa San Andres, Pandan, Antique, mula 730 nu, 200 pa lang ang nakakaboto. Sa loob ng isang oras, may 20-30 botante lang ang naglalabasan, Ito raw ay dahil hindi sistematiko ang pagpapasok ng mga botante kahit pa may 18 silya sa presinto. Walang ginagawa ang BEI para malunasan ito.

Anti-komunistang propaganda laban sa progresibong party-lists sa Tacloban City
Visayas-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Noong Abril 26, 2010 sa Tacloban City, Leyte, may ipinapakalat na flyers na ankadikit sa mga posters ng progresibong party-lists. Ang mga nilalaman nito ay mga anti-komunistang panunuligsa sa progresbiong party-lists: 1)"HWAG IBOTO MGA PARTYLIST NG NPA BM AP GAB KP AT C0URG AB KATRI" 2) HWAG IBOTO MGA KANDIDATO NG MGA NPA SATUR OCAMPO LIZA MAZA"

Vote-buying rampant in Catbalogan, Samar
Visayas-Voting process, Visayas-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Reports of rampant vote-buying in Catbalogan, Samar were received. Voters were allegedly brought to voting centers by subalterns of suspended Governor Milagros Tan, who is now running for Congress.

Two PCOS machines unusable in Mansablay, Negros Occidental
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
According to a text report, two PCOS machines were unusable as evaluated by a technician in Barangay Isabela, Mansablay in District 5 Negros Occidental. Due to this incident, most of the voters were unable to vote.

Lakas CMD manning PCOS machine in Dona Benedicto National High School, report says
Visayas-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Lakas CMD poll watchers allegedly are doing the assisting of voters in the PCOS machine in Dona Hortesia Salas Benedicto National High School, according to a text report.

Problems with PCOS machines delay voting in Matugiunao, Samar
Visayas-PCOS Testing
10 May 2010
Elections have been delayed in several precincts in Matugiunao, Western Samar. In two baranggays, Deit and Lebertad, problems with the batteries of several precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines have delayed the voting. The batteries of the PCOS machines failed because they did not undergo proper testing, having been delivered late, according to reports from the region.


PCOS Machine Jammed 3 times
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
PCOS machine was jammed 3 times at 3PM in Biliran, Naval in Eastern Visayas.

PCOS Rejects Ballots in Biliran
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In a span of 48 minutes (11:15 am to 12: 03 pm), the PCOS machine already rejected 4 ballots at Brgy. Tubigno.

Slow voting process reported in Iloilo city
Visayas-Voting process
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya monitoring teams surveyed of 22 out of 36 precincts in Iloilo City and found out that the average number of voters served per hour is a low 22. At the rate the voting process is going, it will take at least 40 hours to accommodate all voters.

Unsealed CF cards in La Castellana, Negros Occidental reported
Visayas-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
According to a text reporter, CF cards in La Castellana, Negros Occidental were unsealed after being received from the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI).




Massive vote buying reported in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City
Visayas-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
Massive vote buying in Purok Isla, Brgy. Villamonte in Bacolod City was text reported. It was allegedly easy to pinpoint the exact location as many people from surrounding puroks were going to and from a house in the said place.

Poll watchers of Bayan Muna and Gabriela barred in polling center in Lambunao, Iloilo
Visayas-Harassment/Violence
09 May 2010
Poll watchers of Bayan Muna and Gabriela Women's Party-list were barred from entering the polling center at Balagiao, Lambunao, Iloilo allegedly by men of re-electionist Mayor Reynor Gonzales.

PCOS machine testing and sealing not undertaken in Bacolod City
Visayas-PCOS Testing
09 May 2010
In Bacolod City, the PCOS machine testing and sealing was not undertaken because no new CF Cards were delivered.

PCOS machine not working in Bansag, Lambunao, Iloilo
Visayas-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
As of 7:10 am, a PCOS machine in Bansag, Lambunao, Iloilo has been shutting down every time it is turned on. Contingency measures are being undertaken.

Suspicious man seen roving in polling site in Bais City, Negros Oriental
Visayas-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
In Bais City, Negros Oriental it was reported that a man, wearing polo shirt with RP map in right area, was seen roving suspiciously in a polling site in the Pilot Elementary School, Bais City, Negros Oriental.


Election to start at noon in Sta. Catalina Negros Oriental
Visayas-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
In Sta.Catalina, Negros Oriental, it was reported that the election will start at noon. Cause of delay was not mentioned.

In Iloilo, wrong ballot delivered in Bagmbayan, Tigbauan
Visayas-Delivery of PCOS/CF cards/paraphernalia
09 May 2010
Ballots intended for Pasi, Iloilo were delivered to Precinct 17 of Bagumbayan, Tigbauan, Iloilo.

In Precinct 188b, Brgy Oringao, Kabankalan City, envelops used as secrecy folder
Visayas-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
In Precinct 188B, in Barangay Oringao, Kabankalan City, the secrecy folder used was just a long envelop. Text reporter is wondering if this was an acceptable replacement.

Cebu: PCOS malfunctions
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machinesmalfunctioned in the early hours of voting in the voting centers of Central Lacio, Labugon, Opao, Pasil Elementary School, Oslob, Bogo and Tacnaan in Madaue and Toledo in the province of Cebu. The BEIs instructed the voters to proceed with the manual voting while waiting for the back p machines to arrive.

Meanwhile, two PCOS machines used in Pasig and Pahina Elementary School, also in Cebu bogged down during the first hour of voting. Only 30 voters were able to vote in Pahina Elementary School while the voters in Pasig Elementary School decided to go home.

Only ten voters per hour processed in Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City
Visayas-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
In Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City, the polling site is only able to process on the average 10 voters per hour. The cause of delay is unknown but a report has placed the delay to benefit particular candidates and parties.

Brownout in Dumaguete City causes machine to paper jam
Visayas-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Angel Lynne Tero, a pollwatcher in Dumaguete City, Negros Occidental reported that a two-minute brownout has caused a PCOS machine to paper jam. A technician has been called to the site.


Uniformed men reported near progressive party-list headquarters in Tacloban City
Visayas-Harassment/Violence
09 May 2010
At 10 pm on April 20, 2010, a text report cited that six uniformed soldiers from the Armed Forces 6th Infantry Division were parked near the headquarters of a progressive party list in Tacloban. Two of them were wearing nameplates "Zabati" and "Mabag."


PCOS machines delivered in Bogo City, Cebu returned to provincial hub
Visayas-Delivery of PCOS/CF cards/paraphernalia
09 May 2010
For verification from texter in Cebu: PCOS machines reportedly delivered in Bogo City, Cebu were returned to the provincial office for unknown reason.

Frustrated voters return home in Pusok National High School, Lapu-lapu City
Visayas-Voting process
09 May 2010
In Pusok National High School, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu Province, it was reported that Comelec has no system in place that has left many voters frustrated. Many of these voters have started to go home as a result of this.

6 PCOS Machines Fail; People Discouraged in Cebu
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Visayas-Failure of Elections
09 May 2010
The Cebu Provincial Coordinator reported that 6 PCOS Machines are not working-- 2 in Cebu City and 4 PCOS the provinces. Because of this, at 10 am, many people just left the precints without being given the opportunity to vote.

In Cebu, 2 PCOS machines failed
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Two PCOS machines failed to work in Cebu City forcing some voters to leave and go home. reports also say that four other PCOS machines in province are also malfunctioning.

PCOS machine failure reported in Iloilo
Visayas-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
At Bansag, Lambunao, Iloilo, the PCOS machine failed to boot. Contingency measures are still being undertaken.

Lack of Training for BEI's, Delayed Testing and Sealing in some Cebu Precincts
Visayas-PCOS Testing
09 May 2010

Recent tests in Cebu show that the BEI's are really ill-prepared for the May 10 elections.

The common problems that Pagbabago! Cebu Election Monitoring Volunteers witnessed was the lack of training of the Board of Election Inspectors. Some teachers said that only the "1st BEI" and "2nd BEI" were trained. The BEI members were so dependent on the technicians. There is only 1 technician for one voting center/school with 10 to 21 clustered precincts.

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Ambush in Aklan, one dead two wounded
Visayas-Harassment/Violence
09 May 2010
Report from Kontra Daya- Panay: supporters of Atty. Wilbert Igoy, member of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers Panay chapter and mayoralty bet in Malinaw, Aklan were ambushed. One of those killed was his bodyguard. Two barangay captains were also wounded.

Goons intimidate Eastern Samar voters
Visayas-Harassment/Violence
08 May 2010
Alleged hired goons of Arteche incumbent mayor Rolando Evardone in Eastern Samar were reportedly intimidating voters, according to separate reports reaching Kontra Daya.

Last night (May 8), at around 11 PM, alleged armed goons of Mayor Evardone disturbed a Nacionalista Party rally.

On Friday, alleged supporters of the incumbent mayor threw stones at the local chapel and convent, intimidating people who want to attend mass.

The incidents have already been reported to the local Philippine National Police (PNP).

Police and military officials reportedly have yet to address people's complaints of intimidation.

PCOS memory serial no. did not match in Iloilo
Visayas-PCOS Testing
08 May 2010
Kontra Daya monitoring teams reported that the serial number of the main memory card of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine at the Estancia Central School in Estancia town did not match with the copies held by Smartmatic.

The reason behind the mismatched serial numbers remains unclear as of this posting.

A volunteer also reported that the PCOS machines at the Estancia Central School have been shut down apparently due to the mismatched serial numbers, delaying the testing of the machines deployed.

5 PCOS machines burned in Iloilo
Visayas-Harassment/Violence
08 May 2010
(UPDATE as of 11:00 PM, May 8) Kontra Daya received report from Iloilo that five precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines were burned by unidentified men late afternoon inside the Caduldulan Elementary School in Barangay Caduldulan in the town of Miag-ao, some 18 kilometers away from the municipal hall.

As of this update, officials of Smartmatic-TIM and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) have not yet responded as to what steps shall be taken.

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Imposition of curfew in Maasin, Leyte blocked
Visayas-Harassment/Violence
08 May 2010
Citizens were able to secure a Temporary Restraining Order against the implementation of a curfew under an Executive Order by the Mayor of Maasin City.

Executive Order No. 3 called for a curfew from May 9 10pm to May 10, 4pm and is applicable to all ages, “except those identified by the mayor” according to reports reaching Kontra Daya. This is the first time this happened, according to residents of the town.

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PCOS deployment and testing halted in Negros
Visayas-Delivery of PCOS/CF cards/paraphernalia
06 May 2010
Posted on 04 May 2010

Negros Occidental Provincial Comelec held a meeting this morning among the Board of Election Inspectors, and PPCRV with instructions not to deploy the PCOS machines in the warehouse and to recall all PCOS machines deployed in the polling centers. They are now on stand-by, awaiting National Comelec decision on what to do with the PCOS machines. Supposedly the machines will be tested on Friday.

Manuel Felipe
People’s Anti Fraud Initiative for Change (Negros Kontra Daya counterpart)

Slow transmission of poll results in Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte reported
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Some precincts in Dipolog City Zamboanga del Norte are encountering slow transmission of poll results. According to reports received by Kontra Daya only 42 out of 83 clustered precincts had transmit their poll results as of this moment.

Zamboanga del Norte: 83 clustered precincts share 31 modems to transmit votes
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
Kontra Daya received reports from Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte that there are only 31 modems available to transmit votes from 83 clustered precincts.

Ballots Rejected in Davao del Sur
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
As of 5:30pm, Barangay Zone 1,Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur: There is a total of 1,212 votes that were cast from 3 clustered precincts with about 600 voters per cluster. A total of 31 votes were rejected from the 3 clustered precincts.

Half of Davao City voters have not cast their votes
Mindanao-Voting process
10 May 2010
As of 6:08pm - an hour before precincts close down - less than half of
the voters in Davao City have cast their votes. One volunteer reported that an average of 300-400 who are done with polls.

Compostela Valley: Voter disenfranchisement
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Mindanao-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Only 30 percent of the voting population were able to cast their votes in seven clustered precincts in the four towns of Nabunturan, Sto. Tomas, Panabo and Carmen in Compostela Valley. The very low turnout was mainly caused by the bogging down of PCOS machines.

Slow Pace of Election at Barangay Macanhan, Cagayan De Oro
Mindanao-Voting process
10 May 2010
In Barangay Macanhan, Cagayan De Oro City: Out of 9 hundred plus voters, only 286 have voted at 5pm at Precnct 0608 a,b,c,d & e and 4 other precincts in the area are also experiencing similar pacing of voting.

PCOS Machines Bog Down in Bukidnon
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In Bukidnon, several barangays have experienced problems because PCOS machines broke down or is too slow to process the ballots. In Barangay Omatilig, Malitbog and Barangay Lantay, Pangantucan, the PCOS machines bogged down. The PCOS machine in Barangay Lantay has been down since 16:45. Meanwhile, in Barangay Camp 1, the PCOS machines is taking too long to read the ballots.

As of 18:16, In Valencia Precinct, only 137 have voted since voting has started.



North Cotabato: BEI prods illiterate voters to pick Pinol's line-up
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In Emmaling, Magpet, North Cotabato, the BEI assisting the illiterate voters wiles them to indicate in their ballots the lineup of Manny Pinol who is running for Governor.

Heavy rains, disorderly conduct dissipate Sultan Kudarat voters' interest
Mindanao-Voting process, Mindanao-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
Heavy downpour of mid-afternoon rain combined with the disorderly conduct of the elections led many voters in Barangay Isulan, Sultan Kudarat to leave the voting premises without casting their ballots. At one precinct, only 287 out of more than a thousand registrants were able to vote as of 2:30 this afternoon.

Violence in Lamitan, Basilan
Mindanao-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
In Barangay Guiong Sumisip Lamitan, Basilan violence erupted leaving 1 civilian dead.

Voters Concerns in Misamis Occidental
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In Barangay San Vicente Bajo Oroquieta 7 Misamis Occidental, COMELEC watchers with no yellow ID's were barred from entering the precincts while Lakas-KAMPI watchers were allowed to roam around the precincts area.

Power Interruption in Zamboanga del Sur
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
A heavy downpour took place in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. A massive power black out was also reported since 2:34 PM in Pagadian City.

Eastern Samar: resident held at gunpoint by ex-military personnel
Mindanao-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
In Artache Eastern Samar, Bgy. Bato Elementery school, a concerned citizen reported that an ex-military personnel in police uniform pointed an open hammer gun at one resident. This caused witnesses and residents to run and be discouraged from joining the polls.

Election Violence in Basilan
Mindanao-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Lawless groups are now controlling all precincts in al-barka municipality in Basilan.

PCOS Machine Failure in Zamboanga del Sur
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Mindanao-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
In Aurora, Zamboanga de Sur, majority of the PCOS machines reportedly hang up. Alarmingly, many of the ballots have been invalidated. According to report, as of 4:21 PM, there is no electricity.

PCSO Machine Shuts Down
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In Gutierrez Elementary School in Matina, Davao City, reports stated that the PCOS machine shut down twice.

PCOS Machine Failure
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In Barangay Caloocan City, Korononadal, South Cotabato clustered precinct 48 PCOS machines automatically turn off and there were also many spoiled ballots.

Non Functioning PCOS
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In Barangay Kulaman, Columbio, Sultan Kudarat, three (3) machines did not function.

Reported election irregularities in Sarangani province
Mindanao-Voting process
10 May 2010
The Board of Election Inspectors at Clustered Precinct 40 located at Sinalang Elementary School in Tinoto, Maasim, Sarangani Province locked themselves in--and pollwatchers and everyone else out of--the precinct during lunchtime, in violation of poll guidelines. Then they allegedly filled ballots and fed them to the PCOS all by their lonesome.

PCOS Machine Overheats in Basilan
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
The PCOS Machine in Clustered Precint 187-191 of Brgy. San Rafael, Lamitan, Basilan malfunctions at 3 pm after overheating.

PCOS Machine Failure
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In Barangay Sumagdang Isabela, City Lamitan, Basilan the PCOS machine reportedly hang up.

Slow Voting Process in Davao del Sur
Mindanao-Voting process
10 May 2010
An update report received from Zone 1, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur stated that as of 1:20 PM, Out of the total 4385 registered voters, a total of 654 votes were cast, and 20 ballots were rejected by the machine.

Campaign against Progressive PLs in Davao del Sur
Mindanao-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur. Last night, members of the military riding in a two 6-wheel military van drove around the community to distribute flyers urging the people not to vote for the progressive party lists.

Gunfight in Lanao del Sur
Mindanao-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
A three hour gunfight transpired between political clans in Lanao del Sur.

Defective PCOS Machine
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
10 May 2010
In Barangay Lumbang Lamitan, Basilan precinct 175a the PCOS machine was reported to have been defective.

Two Members of Kodao Productions Missing
Mindanao-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Two members of KODAO Productions who are in Tugaya Elementary School in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur are reported missing after having been dispersed together with the team of the People's International Observers Mission (PIOM). The dispersal took place after a gunfight ensued between the police and a candidate.

Possible Disenfranchisement in Sibugay
Mindanao-Voting process
10 May 2010
As of 10:41 this morning, in Gango, R.T. Lim in Zamboanga Sibugay, there were reports that only 72 voters have been able to vote out of the 900 total number of voters and there is only 1 PCOS machine.

Election Violence in Lamitan, Basilan
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem, Mindanao-Harassment/Violence
10 May 2010
Lamitan, Basilan (May 10, 2010) - Violence erupted in Sumisip, Basilan between supporters of a vice mayoralty candidate and elements of the Marines. The two camps engaged in gunfights after reports that supporters of Lakas-Kampi candidates were said to have prevented ballots from reaching around twenty (20) barangays. It was also reported that official ballots have not been released in these barangays and that batteries of PCOS machines are already running low.

As of this report, two (2) marines have already been wounded.

Missing Names in Mindanao
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
May 10, 2010. In Isabela City, Basilan, many voters names were reported to have been missing.

Vote Buying in Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
May 10, 2010. There were reports of Vote buying in San Vicente, Bajo Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental happening right in front of the precinct.

Ballots shaded prior to Election Day
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
10 May 2010
(May 10, 2010) - Verified reports states that in Tabuanlasa, Basilan, election is almost completed. Since last night, incumbent mayor Junaid Muktar, was reported to have shaded his ballot already. Watchers witnessed themselves that ballots have already been shaded last night.

Slow Voting Process in CDO
Mindanao-Voting process
10 May 2010
May 10, 2010. In Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Iligan City almost all clustered precincts have to endure the very slow voting process including falling in very long lines.

PCOS Machine Failure
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
May 10, 2010. A PCOS machine failed to operate in Lamitan, Basilan precinct 0032-A

PCOS Machine failed to Operate
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Koronadal City, South Cotabato (May 10, 2010). PCOS machine failed to operate in clustered precinct #48 in Barangay Carpenter, Koronadal City. No IT experts to assist were also found in the area.

PCOS Battery Failed to Operate
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
Davao City, May 10, 2010. PCOS machines failed to operate due to battery problems.

Voting Stopped in South Koronadal
Mindanao-Voting process
09 May 2010
Koronadal City, Southern Cotabato (May 10, 2010) - Voting was stopped in Clustered precinct #49 at 7:49 in the morning.

Poll Watchers Denied Entry in Polling Precincts
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
Matanog, Maguindanao (May 10, 2010) - Watchers were not allowed to enter the polling precincts. They were told that this was the order given. Later, they were allowed entry after the pollwatchers together with the PPCRV asserted their right to enter the polling precincts.

It was also reported that the representative from Smartmatic and the chairperson of the BEI seemed to be having difficulty running the machine. They then called for a technician to assist them.

North Cotabata Mayoralty Candidate Continues to Campaign
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
In Arakan, North Cotabato, (May 9, 2010) mayoralty candidate Rodrigo Escudero was reported to be continuing his campaign.

Invalid Pincodes in Pagadian
Mindanao-PCOS Testing
09 May 2010
Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, May 9, 2010 - Almost all pincodes were found to be invalid during the Final Testing and Sealing (FTS) in ten clustered precincts in Balangasan, Pagadian.

Fee for List of Precincts in Pagadian City
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
09 May 2010
Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur - A volunteer went to the Comelec office to ask for a copy of the list of precincts in Zamboanga del Sur. The volunteer was told by an official that a fee of ten thousand pesos per municipality is needed to get a copy of the list.

PCOS Machine Fails in Maguindanao
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
A PCOS Machine malfunctioned in Matanog, Maguindanao and the chairman and BEI did not call a technician right away. The Smartmatic representative who was attending seemed to be unable to fix the problem. Furthermore, watchers were being banned from entering the precinct.

No ballots at Basilan
Mindanao-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010


There are no ballots in brgys. Saluping, Bubuan, Tapiantana and Brgy Tanuanlasa of Lamitan, Basilan

No Field Test and No CF Card in South Cotabato
Mindanao-Delivery of PCOS/CF cards/paraphernalia, Mindanao-PCOS Testing
09 May 2010
The PCOS Machine brought to Korondal City, South Cotabato did not come with a CF Card. This therefore, made any field test impossible despite the final testing that was supposed to be accomplished last May 9.

At 9am, Kontra Daya has received a report from Cagayan Valley, Isabela that one CF Card was removed from the PCOS Machine before ballots were inserted.

Brownout at Agusan del Sur barangay
Mindanao-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Barangay Guadalupe, in Esperanza town, Agusan del Sur, experienced a brownout of more than three hours. Electric power resumed at 7:49 am, delaying the start of voting by almost an hour.

Election Starts Late
Mindanao-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
The day begins with frustration in Matanog, Maguindanao. At 9am, a voter complains that the election has not yet started. This is already a 2-hour delay from the nationwide time set for opening the election.

PCOS Machine Breaks Down
Mindanao-Machine problem/Transmission problem
09 May 2010
As early as 8:56am, Kontra Daya has received a report that the PCOS machine used for Precinct Clusters 49, 50 and 51 in Barangay Carpenter Hill, Korontal City in Central Mindanao has stopped operating.

Power failure in Agusan delays polls
Mindanao-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Reports reaching Kontra Daya that power is still donw in Brgy. Esperanza Agusan del Sur since 4:45 AM, delaying start of the polls.

No secrecy folder in Caraga
Mindanao-Voting process
09 May 2010
Reports reaching Kontra Daya say that there is no secrecy folder for all the clustered precints at brgy. Ampayon,Agusan del Norte. Butuan City, CARAGA.

Voting yet to start in Maguindanao barangay
Mindanao-Voting process
09 May 2010
A report reaching Kontra Daya says that as of 9 am, voting has yet to start in Brgy. Kidama, Matanog, Magundanao.

Voting delayed Matanog, Maguindanao
Mindanao-Voting Delayed
09 May 2010
Voting has been delayed in Bgy. Kidama Matanog, Maguindanao according to reports. It is 9am and voting has not started.

Pagadian City: Invalid security keys in 8 clustered precincts
Mindanao-PCOS Testing
09 May 2010
At the Balangasan Central Elementary School in Pagadian City, the security keys for the PCOS machines in clustered precincts 1-7 and 9 were found to be invalid during the final testing and sealing conducted this morning.

In Saranggani: PCOS testing moved to May 9, concerns raised over machine security
Mindanao-PCOS Testing
07 May 2010
In Saranggani province in Mindanao, the final testing and sealing (FTS) of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines was moved to May 9, according to Kontra Daya field monitoring teams.

Concerns were also raised about the security of the PCOS machines in the province such as in Barangay Maasim, Kiraba.

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In Davao, Pampanga, reports of vote-buying
Mindanao-Voters Concerns
06 May 2010
Posted on 06 May 2010

Reports reaching the Kontra Daya hotline point to alleged vote-buying incidents in Davao and Pampanga.

Speaker Prospero Nograles and Joji Ilagan-Bian are giving away P100 to residents, and even P200 for widows in Bunawan, Davao City, according to one of the reports. Bian is running for a congressional seat for Davao City’s Second District, while Nograles is running for the mayoral post of Davao City.

In a similar development, after a caravan in Mabalacat, Pampanga, Mayor Boking Morales was reported to be distributing money to residents who lined up at the Fontana Resort at Clark Field.