National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel)

BANTAY NG BAYAN

Archive for January 2010

Namfrel at UE

leave a comment »

Mr. Albert Oasan and Mr. Lester Toribio of NAMFREL participated in a voters education symposium at the University of the East on January 18, attended by about 200 Political Science and Legal Management students and faculty.

Concerns raised by the students during the symposium include the scenario of having failure of election and a possible back-up plan of the Comelec. The representative from the Comelec who also spoke during the event said in a worst case scenario, the plan is to revert to manual election. A comment was raised by a professor regarding NAMFREL’s presentation, which highlighted vulnerabilities of the system. He said NAMFREL is creating a skeptical or cynical picture of the status quo that instead of encouraging students to participate, they are being discouraged instead. NAMFREL responded that they are showing the harsh reaities and negative conditions to help convince people to action.

Click HERE for more photos.

Advertisements

Written by namfrel

January 25, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Posted in Briefings

Namfrel at RTU

leave a comment »

The Student Council of Rizal Technological University, in cooperation with NAMFREL Mandaluyong, held a voters education symposium on January 12, attended by about a hundred students and faculty. Mr. Albert Oasan of NAMFREL discussed some of the problems currently faced by the country and how the youth can help solve them. He also discussed how NAMFREL started and its contribution to clean and credible election as part of citizens’ social responsibility to preserve democracy. Mr. Oasan called on the youth to participate in the coming election, specifically to get involved in NAMFREL. Mr. Terry Nolasco, NAMFREL Mandaluyong City chairperson, expressed his desire to partner with RTU students for the coming election.


Click HERE to see more photos.

Written by namfrel

January 25, 2010 at 11:30 am

Posted in Briefings

aesWatch: “Comelec’s poll automation is endangered”

leave a comment »

aesWatch — an independent, nationwide networking of individuals and organizations promoting clean elections–released during its launch this afternoon its STAR (System Trustworthiness, Accountability and Readiness) Scorecard, presenting the group’s rating on 20 areas of concern for the Comelec’s handling of the 2010 automated elections. In the report, the group concludes that the Comelec is in the “danger zone” in its preparations for the coming elections, and is now calling on the Comelec to prepare a contingency plan immediately, saying that “voters’ rights should be a paramount concern.”

Read the details from their handouts (in PDF).

Written by namfrel

January 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Posted in Automation issues