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Cannot count NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 04/09/2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cannot count



NO HOLDS BARRED
Armida Siguion-Reyna
04/09/2010

Commission appears to be the operative word, as far as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is concerned. Not the enforcement of laws and regulations pertaining to election-related matters. Not for the coming elections, or any other elections in the recent past. It’s all in the percentage, in the who is making exactly what from whom.

Our TV sitcoms used to alternate two jokes for every election period. First was that if you had a child who could not do basic math, you sent him to work in the Comelec. The second dealt with variations of how the Comelec sounded like “kumolek,” “naka-collect,” or “ko-collect.” 

I had once made the mistake of running for public office, a decision that required me to deal with the Comelec. My election checkers needed ID cards, the ID cards had to be signed by the Comelec supervisor of my district, the ID cards could not be signed quick and fast, dahil bigla raw nangalay ang kamay ng pipirma, and, dig the exact words of our Comelec point-person, “Kailangan hong masahiin ang pipirma.”... MORE


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