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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. […]