Thursday, August 04, 2011

Winnie Monsod praises Zubiri for not being "kapit tuko"

May delicadeza raw si Zubiri:

Whatever reason or reasons Migz has given, the fact remains that this is the first time in the Philippines that an incumbent legislator, whether senator or congressman, has voluntarily given up his seat. And the reason for this "kapit tuko" strategy is obvious: the congressperson is betting that it will take the better part of his three-year term before any decision is made on the electoral protest against him. And the senator, whose term is six years, is betting that his protesting opponent will just run again after three years, instead of waiting for the decision on his protest to be handed down.

If he's not kapit tuko, he should have conceded the elections 4 years ago like Denfensor did.

His legitimacy as senator was questioned and contested the moment he was proclaimed the 12th senator, after all the votes in Maguindanao were counted, which wiped out pimentel's decent vote lead. Maguindanao was the last area where the votes were not yet fully counted. Hinihintay lang ni Bedol at Ampatuan na matapos ang bilangan sa ibang parte ng bansa para malaman nila kung gaano kalaki ang kailangan nilang ipatong sa total vote count ni zubiri.

Zubiri should have conceded the elections like defensor and recto in 2007 and not let this drag on. He should not have used every bullshit delaying tactics like having the all ballot boxes of metro manila and other parts of the country reopened again (kasi doon raw sa manila siya nadaya ng opposition, according to zubiri's camp). he was kapit tuko all the way until one by one things started to fall apart, bedol and ampatuan started talking, military officials started confessing... he couldn't continue pretending to be a legitimately elected representative of the senate anymore.

Monsod also had something to say about the manual/automated voting systems:

Meanwhile, the real question is: What is being done to change a system that actually rewards cheating? Here are the Senate and House, with all their committee hearings "in aid of legislation" -- looking at everybody’s warts but their own, and ignoring the need for reform in its electoral protest process. And here is the Commission on Elections, still insisting on the manual (eyeballing) revision of ballots in protest cases, when one of the benefits of automation was supposed to be a drastic reduction in the time required for electoral protest decisions. And here are the Filipino people, whose collective will is being thwarted with impunity. Where is the tuwid na daan in all these?

Sorry madam, automated systems can't solve the cheating problem if rogue election officials from within the COMELEC are involved. Unless you want automated cheatings, LOL.

"Zubiri mulls re-election in 2013"

Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, who announced his resignation on Wednesday, said he is planning to seek re-election in 2013.

In an interview by GMA News reporter Mariz Umali aired on “24 Oras," Zubiri said he hopes that his victory in 2013 will be more “convincing."

This is what we call kapalmuks.

Shouldn't he worry about more important things, like the growing possibility of jail time for election fraud?

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Migz Zubiri should have done what Mike Defensor and Ralph Recto did

and conceded four years ago. Alam kasi nila Defensor at Recto na "mananalo" sila via come-from-behind kung itinuloy nila ang laban. Naalala ko yung decent-sized lead ni Koko Pimentel sa vote count na nawala after all the "votes" in Maguindanao were counted. Maguindanao "delivered" a 12-0 win for the Adminstration's Team Unity's senatorial bets.

Mike Defensor Faces Defeat With Dignity

Yesterday (May 30, 2007), the administrator’s top defender former Chief of Staff Mike Defensor conceded defeat in the yet unconcluded midterm Senatorial race. According to Defensor, he did so in order “to ease tension” and to discourage his supporters (and in essence Team Unity [TU]) from committing “acts inimical to the essence of democracy and fair play in an electoral battle.”
Why would Defensor (and Recto) concede early kung hindi pa tapos ang bilangan sa Maguindanao?

Here's Zubiri trying to act like an asshole in 2010.

Teddy Boy Locsin was part of the Hello Garci Coverup?

I remember him being one of the more vocal defenders of Arroyo's 2004 legitimacy while pushing the idea that hello garci was just made up by the opposition to overthrow Arroyo.

House probe report sidesteps Garci,
focuses on ˜conspiracy" against Gloria

FIVE House committees which jointly investigated the "Hello Garci" wiretapped conversations yesterday adopted a final committee report which gave more weight to the alleged opposition conspiracy to unseat President Arroyo than to the alleged cheating in the 2004 presidential election.

The report also practically clears former election commissioner Virgilio Garcillano of any liability for his alleged masterminding of the doctoring of the results of the election to ensure Arroyo's victory.

The five panels led by the committee on public information chaired by Rep. Emmylou Talino-Santos (NP, North Cotabato) approved the fourth version of its report which carried almost the same findings and recommendations as that of the 18-page third draft report released on Feb. 18.

The other committees composing the joint panel are suffrage and electoral reforms of Rep. Teodoro Locsin Jr. (PDP-Laban, Makati); public order and safety of Rep. Amado Espino (Kampi, Pangasinan), national defense and security of Rep. Jose Solis (Kampi, Sorsogon) and information-communication technology of Rep. Simeon Kintanar (NPC, Cebu).

More here.

the final full report submitted in 2007 is here.