Maguindanao, of all places, is the one that will decide the 12th senator? I find that funny and depressing at the same time.
I've always believed na if Recto and Defensor did not concede, siguradong makakapasok sila sa Magic twelve, dislodging Trillanes and the guy at number 10 thru fair and foul means.
UPDATE: JB Baylon says Alan Cayetano should sue Abalos and Co. for their role in electoral fraud.
I think one of the first things that Senator-elect Alan Cayetano should do is to file charges against Benjamin Abalos and the whole Commission on Elections for their participation in electoral fraud, at the very least under the principle of "command responsibility".
And if Alan is concerned that people might say he is vindictive, he should realize he will be doing this not because of what he went through – although that is far more than enough basis – but on behalf of everyone else who has been victimized by the Comelec and in the name of everyone else who will be victimized in the future if we don’t act now.
I was actually revolted at the sight of the Comelec chair and his fellows, smiling and cracking jokes at the proclamation of the first ten of twelve winners in the Senatorial elections that we began on May 14 and have yet to conclude. The Comelec bigwigs even had various ad-libs as they introduced the winners and read the certificates of proclamation. The one who introduced and proclaimed Senator-elect Alan even described him as the "most colorful"!
Well, Senator-elect Alan should pay them back in kind, and turn the Comelec black and blue. Or at least that is what I would do if I were he, just to wipe the smiles off their faces. Then he should make them turn pale at the thought that rather than a comfortable retirement they will be looking at court cases left and right and a potential extended stint behind bars.
We must make an example of these last elections and of this Comelec and demonstrate that we now take seriously our desire for clean, honest, and peaceful elections and that we will begin here and now.
I agree with JB. Dapat alisin sa pwesto ang mga walang kwentang commissioners na yan for their role in sabotaging Alan Cayetano's candidacy (cayetano votes are counted as stray votes? buti na lang palpak pa rin ang plano nila) and coddling Pidal's nuisance candidate, at ipakulong ang mga election officials na involved sa dagdag bawas operations sa Mindanao.