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Eleksyon 2013: “There was no genuine elections.”–Legal Network for Truthful Elections

Eleksyon 2013: “There was no genuine elections.”–Legal Network for Truthful Elections

Released 17 May 2013 “There was no genuine elections,” says the Legal Network for Truthful Elections, not in accordance with international standards of inclusiveness, transparency, accountability and public confidence in elections. Voters being victimized by discrepancies between voters’ lists, discrimination, and insufficiency and manipulation of ballots increased disenfranchisement and the […]

Eleksyon 2013: Enabled and Empowered [Press statement by LENTE, AGENDA and KAMPI]

Eleksyon 2013: Enabled and Empowered [Press statement by LENTE, AGENDA and KAMPI]

Released 25 May 2013 Quezon City, Philippines–Ang inclusiveness o pagpapabilang ay kinikilala ng mga eksperto sa buong mundo na isa sa mga mahahalagang pamantayan ng isang lehitimo at tapat na eleksyon. Maipahahayag lamang na nagkaroon ng tunay na eleksyon kung epektibong napagbigyang bumoto ang mga taong nasa tamang edad at […]

Eleksyon 2013: Technical glitches and vote buying most common issues on election day

Eleksyon 2013: Technical glitches and vote buying most common issues on election day

Released 13 May 2013 Technical glitches in PCOS machines and rampant vote-buying are two of the most common complaints in the past 14 hours since the polling precincts opened on election day. Starting at 6am on May 13, almost 3,000 volunteers of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) have […]

Lawyers’ group tapped to help Comelec implement rules on campaign financing

Source: Philstar.com (Published 3 April 2013) MANILA, Philippines—The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente), a group of lawyers and law students advocating electoral reforms, has been tapped by the Commision on Elections (Comelec) to help the poll body implement its rules on campaign financing. The Comelec confirmed yesterday that a […]

Comelec taps LENTE for campaign finance monitoring

Source: Yahoo! News (Published 4 April 2013) The Commission on Elections has tapped the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) to help it implement its campaign finance regulations in the May 13 elections. Acting as legal consultants and civil society partner, LENTE will augment the limited financial and human resources […]

Comelec, Lente ink MOA to monitor candidates’ campaign expenses

Source: Interaksyon.com (Published 2 April 2013) MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the private lawyers group Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will enhance the monitoring and enforcement of campaign finance laws among candidates. The four-page MOA was signed by Comelec […]

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: Inquirer.net (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: Inquirer.net (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. […]