4 May 2010 – The reports about the failure of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to perform adequately in tests in several cities in Metro Manila confirm our worst fears, now egregiously manifested in local contests. The Comelec proposes that a random manual audit (RMA) can detect machine failure as well as fraud. But […]
5 May 2010 – We, the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines, and Philippine Bar Association, are vehemently against any proposal to postpone elections scheduled on May 10, 2010. While proponents of postponement may argue that more time is needed to correct minor errors, we do not […]
29 April 2010 – We are deeply disappointed in the Commission on Elections for their outright rejection of our proposal to count just three positions in all the ballots cast on May 10, as a way to validate the count of the PCOS machines and make the historic 2010 election credible. Since the PCOS machines […]
25 April 2010 – With a strong sense of urgency, we, concerned citizens of the Philippines, respectfully request that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) consider our proposal for a simplified parallel manual count as a means to guarantee the credibility of the May 10 national elections.
9 March 2010 – The Makati Business Club notes with some satisfaction the apparent truce between the Philippine Government and Pilipinas Shell in their public disagreement over back taxes. The Office of the Solicitor General has accepted, and the Court of Tax Appeals has approved, Shell’s issuance of a bond to secure their alleged tax […]