Hope For The Filipinos

I was hoping for the Philippines 2010 election to be automated to make voting faster and less corrupt. But last night it was on the news that this might not be possible because of the irreconcilable differences between the Smartmatic and the Total Management Information. The local company which is the Total Management Information withdrew from the $150 million contract it had won with a foreign partner which is the Smartmatic. Both companies passed through the needle hole just to win the bid and suddenly the contract was called off. Some said that this was manipulated by influential politicians and their motives are so obvious. 

The system to computerize the voting was designed to minimize cheating and fraud, including vote-buying and selling and to speed up voting up to 2 days instead of several weeks under the current manual system. If this issue won’t be settled, we have no choice but to go back to manual voting which will lead of course to cheating and fraud, vote-buying and selling, and worst….violence. The credibility of the 2010 national election is an absolute necessity needed to attain the political stability in our country. I love this country but I hate these politicians who only think of themselves. Despite of this, I am still one of the proud Filipinos who believe that there is still hope for this country to move forward beyond the 2010 election.

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  1. It could also avoid some errors in the manual system. Sayang.

  2. Yes, let's hope for the best na lang…

    Take care, Rossel. 🙂

  3. malapit na pala ang botohan te ano….hmmm…been awhile narin akong d nakaboto sa pinas….hehehe…nako corruption is everywhere…pero mas malala sa pinas eh….am proud of you te…never mawalan ng pag-asa….:)

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