Archive for category: Press

Law students to help check malpractice

Source: Gulf News (Published 11 May 2007) MANILA—Thousands of law students have been approached to assist lawyers who will act as counsels for teachers and poll watchdogs as they handle complaints in the run-up to the national elections later this week. The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) aims to […]

3,000 law students join anti-poll fraud network

Source: Malaya Online (Published 11 May 2007) Around 3,000 law and paralegal students from the Ateneo de Manila University, Lyceum of the Philippines and Manuel L. Quezon University have volunteered for active roles in preventing election fraud through the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE). LENTE is looking to deploy […]

Escalating the watch

Source: (Published 14 April 2007) MANILA, Philippines—Just as the technology of cheating in the elections has graduated from such crude tactics as buying votes, using guns and goons to intimidate opponents and voters, and stealing and stuffing ballot boxes to more sophisticated mechanisms like “dagdag-bawas” [vote-padding and vote-shaving] at […]

Teacher details poll cheating in province

Source: (Published 21 May 2007) MANILA, Philippines—It happened in the dead of night, hours before the polling precincts opened. With armed guards supposedly watching over them, they were forced to fill blank ballots with the names of Team Unity senatorial candidates, starting with Luis “Chavit” Singson and Prospero Pichay. […]

Election watchdogs step up activities

Source: (Published 15 May 2007) Church-based and militant poll watchdog groups on Tuesday stepped up their efforts to thwart various forms of poll irregularities. The groups released email addresses, landlines and cell phone where the public can send in reports of intimidation, snatching and irregularities. “Di lang ang mga […]

2007 Elections: Eye Witness Reports

Although the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) was established to monitor only the canvassing of votes (which began in 15 May 2007), people had been calling up the LENTE hotline to report irregularities they observed on election day. LENTE’s nationwide pool of lawyers, paralegals, and law students also sent […]

Quotes on Elections

Election Reminders and Quotes

Here we compile some reminders for candidates, campaigners, and voters: On Campaign Donations “If you donate to a candidate, you need to file a report of your donation to COMELEC 30 days after election.”–Atty. Luie Guia, newly appointed COMELEC commissioner   On Vote Buying Key to eliminating vote buying is […]