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Auto poll field test fails again By Marie A. Surbano and Aytch S. de la Cruz 01/30/2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010


But Comelec, Smartmatic say tests a ‘success’

Auto poll field test fails again


By Marie A. Surbano and Aytch S. de la Cruz
01/30/2010

The field tests conducted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on the Smartmatic Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines were a failure as the machines failed to read four sample ballots out of 10 during their testing at Aguho Elementary School in Pateros.

The transmission of election results also failed again in the second field test, but both Smartmatic and Comelec brushed this failure aside, claiming that the problem was lodged in weak transmission lines. Earlier, the blame on the delay in transmitting election data was laid on the mobile phones’ SIM cards..... MORE


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Losing it all EDITORIAL 01/30/2010


Losing it all



EDITORIAL
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01/30/2010
That there was a coup attempt against Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile by the camp of Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. earlier this month is no longer doubted.

But was not the coup attempt made because the camp of Villar was desperate to kill that Senate committee of the whole report that seeks the censure of Villar on unethical conduct with regard to the C-5 controversy where Villar was charged with having realigned the road extension project to benefit his properties and businesses?.... MORE


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Passing the buck of failure again FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 01/30/2010


Passing the buck of failure again


FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
01/30/2010

Looks like the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines aren’t performing well.
According to a QTV report, poll machines failed to read ballots and transmit data in two separate field tests conducted by the poll body in Pateros yesterday.

The report said four out of 10 valid sample ballots were rejected by the Smartmatic machines in Aguho Elementary School.

But Smartmatic wasn’t about to take the blame, as usual..... MORE


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Noynoy cashing in on the people’s ignorance BACKBENCHER Rod. P. Kapunan 01/30/2010


Noynoy cashing in on the people’s ignorance


BACKBENCHER
Rod. P. Kapunan
01/30/2010

All because there is a growing clamor for a reduction of taxes, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino is cashing in on that sentiment, in the hope of easing the pain of being tagged as an intellectual loafer. For one, the Jesuits, who have been acting as the shepherds of the country’s elite, are already batting the idea of canonizing Cory Aquino, and they have every reason because it was she who restored to them the privilege of tax exemption while playing the dual role of attacking and collecting donations from the government.

This is why Noynoy, and obviously upon the advice of the hypocrites and the self-righteous, has come out in favor of a tax rate moratorium. Thus, people who are not familiar with the way the system works, easily buy the idea..... MORE


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