Saturday, May 26, 2007

US gov't pleased overall with RP elections

Unfortunately, Ganyan rin ang sinabi nila nung 2004 elections.

Concerned raw sila sa violence na nagaganap sa election natin, pero overall successful raw ang elections natin.

From the Tribune:

A senior US State Department official yester-day took cognizance of violence-marred elections in the Philippines.

“I know there have been some problems with violence,” US Assistant Secretary for East Asian and the Pacific Christopher Hill said.

“But I would say overall the elections have been very successful and a real sign that the Philippines has a very well developed democracy. It has never been an easy process,” he added.

Earlier, international human rights watchdog Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) found “extremely appalling” the extent of deaths, violence, cheating and corrupt practices that have occurred during the recently concluded national and local elections.

I'm sure tuwang tuwa si Arroyo sa hatol ng US.

More from GMA7:

A visiting senior US State Department official on Friday said Washington has taken note of the turbulent midterm elections in the Philippines conducted last May 14.

“These are pretty tough elections. Were pleased that overall, elections have gone forward. We know that there are some cases, problems. We know authorities are investigating these," said US Assistant Secretary for East Asian and the Pacific Christopher Hill in a GMA News interview.

Hill said although the polls have been marred by violence and charges of fraud, the Philippines has proven again that democracy is operating effectively.

“When you look at the standard of the region, it’s not bad at all," he said.

Hill’s view sharply contrasted with the International human rights watchdog Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) findings.

AHRC said it found “extremely appalling" the extent of deaths, violence, cheating and corrupt practices that have occurred during the recently concluded balloting.

I guess if you're going to compare us to china or myanmar, panalo tayo!

UPDATE: Heh. I'm So Ronery, So ronery and sadry arone...

4 comments:

manuelbuencamino said...

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john marzan said...

i rike it!

Manila Bay Watch said...

John, Philippine is very far behind of war-torn, fractious Afghanistan in terms of exercising their democratic rights and elections.

Har to believe but Pinas has hit rock bottom.

luzviminda said...

It is a case of 'I scratch your back, you scratch mine'. The present admin of US is also suffering image problems like Pidal-Arroyo.