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Locsin says koala Locsin says koala By Marie Surbano and Aytch S. de la Cruz 05/22/2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Locsin says koala Locsin says koala

By Marie Surbano and Aytch S. de la Cruz

The hunt for the identity of the koala, or the poll fraud whistleblower sporting a mask similar to the Australian marsupial, is on with the Commission on Elections (Comelec), saying yesterday it already had clues on who unleashed him while Makati Rep. Teodoro Locsin Jr. claimed at a House hearing yesterday that the supposed witness is a creature of the Palace. 

“I know who you are. Do not provoke me to name you,” Locsin said, referring to personalities in Malacañang. The Palace quickly denied Locsin’s allegations.

The whistleblower who hid behind the name Robin recounted a supposed elaborate and systematic operations of electronic vote shaving in the May 10 elections which Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino leads in the Comelec tally.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said the person behind the whistleblower is “a losing candidate” without specifically identifying anybody.

Jimenez refused to divulge details on its supposed findings saying initial reports that they received from several government agencies point to a “losing presidential candidate” as the mastermind behind the masked man nicknamed by Congressman Teddy Boy Locsin as a koala bear. 

“The information is still very very difficult to substantiate but we trust our sources,” said Jimenez. The Comelec, according to Jimenez, is still verifying the identity of the whistleblower.

Asked what they will do if they find out who engineered the masked man’s revelation, Jimenez said, the mastermind face sanctions for undermining the credibility of the elections.... MORE  

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20100522hed2.html


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