Of course there was a failure of elections in Maguindanao. It's as clear as a failure of erection in an impotent man, or an impotent Comelec. A voting population of more than 333,000 that cannot give a single vote to 19 out of 37 senatorial candidates may not even qualify for Guinness or Ripley's. Guinness admits only fantastic records, not satanic miracles, and Ripley's "Believe it or not" is stacked in favor of believe it, not not. As to Prospero Pichay and the rest of the TU 12 having a more exclusionary and fanatical following in Maguindanao than "Wowowee," that is a joke where the joker should be telling only fellow inmates in Muntinlupa. They can laugh their hearts out there, such as they have hearts.
But forget statistics, just trust your eyes. The cheating wasn't just done brazenly, it was done right in front of TV cameras. Talk of in-your-face. You believe in Bedol, you might as well believe in Garci.
The solution is simple: Disregard the votes for senator in Maguindanao and hold special elections for the local positions. The senatorial vote cannot be affected other than by a wowowee showing that Bukinon's Migz Zubiri is absolutely worshipped in Maguindanao and Cagayan de Oro's Koko Pimentel is abjectly disliked there.
I agree with CDQ.
re the 19 out of the 37 senatorial candidates that got ZERO votes. Ano ibig sabihin nyan?
37 - 19 = 18
TU swept Maguindanao the Senatorial race with 12-0 raw. Meaning, at best, only 6 GO candidates (or less) did not get ZERO VOTES.
18 - 12 = 6
Six candidates. Kung may bumoto kay Juju Cayetano o sa tatlong Ang Kapatiran Candidates, Possibleng 2-3 GO candidates lang ang nakakuha ng boto. lol.
It's high time we demanded retribution. No, more than that, it's high time we demanded an end to cheating. It's high time we said enough, these things may not just be "the way things are in Maguindanao," these things may not just be "the way things are in this country" we can't do a thing about them. It's high time we shouted with voices loud enough to wake heaven. We are human beings, not to speak of citizens of a democratic country; we refuse to be flogged like cattle.
We owe it above all to Musa Dimasidsing.
That is where the gall of Abalos and company oppresses most. To not declare the elections in Mindanao a failure is to declare Dimasidsing a failure. It is to add insult to injury. It is to spit on his ashes, or curse his memory. It is to say that this simple and honest man, whose feet Abalos and Borra and Bedol may not kiss lest they profane them with their corrosive saliva, died for nothing. It is to tell his wife and children that their husband and father did not live up to the teachings of Islam, in Islam right is wrong and wrong is right, tyranny is good and decency a blight, he was an idiot for not thinking of family first before honor, he was an imbecile for thinking he could change the world by exposing iniquity.
No, I wasn't being facetious or hyperbolic when I said last week that the Comelec should be changed into the Musa Dimasidsing Election Office. I meant it perfectly literally, if only to remind anyone who has anything remotely to do with it of the ideals this great man stood for. That is the first bill Koko Pimentel should file in the Senate. Meanwhile, let us take to the streets, let us take to the pulpits, let us take to mosques and on pew or prayer mat, on knees or on toes, shout for all the world to hear: Enough of the cheating, enough of the bullying, enough of the charlatanism.
In other news...
GMA is asking the heads of 117 corporations and financial institutions owned or controlled by the government to submit their resignations... raw! Kasali ba diyan si DBP Direk Alex Magno?
JB Baylon on Rene Sarmiento: "To late the hero."
Pinays with foreign blood dominate Mutya 2007. Gusto kong makita ang photos nila.