Tag: COMELEC

Is the Comelec ready?

April 11, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 11, 2016   Less than a month before the elections and I get the feeling Comelec isn’t quite ready. They still have to award the purchase of the thermal paper for the individual ballot printout and they have not quite decided on whether to use […]

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Edsa and governmental legitimacy

February 29, 2016

Social Climate By Mahar Mangahas (The Philippine Daily Inquirer) February 27, 2016   In mid-February 1986, the Filipino people did not have a clear idea of the result of the snap election of Feb. 7. The Feb. 9 walkout of 35 Commission on Elections tabulators, alleging that their work was being manipulated to favor Ferdinand […]

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A good beginning

February 25, 2016

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) February 25, 2016   The first of the presidential debates—what can I say that hasn’t been said? It was, as conferences usually are in the Philippines, well-run. It started on time (that’s not usual) and was disciplined (also unusual). But all else was as usual: It […]

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Our circus of a democracy

October 19, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 19, 2015   I am sure the ancient Greeks would be shocked we are claiming we have a democracy. We can excuse ourselves by saying we just learned it from the Americans. The scene at the Comelec last week would have been really funny, if […]

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Will our votes be counted?

October 12, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 12, 2015   I just found out last week that when one of the more reputable survey groups asked Comelec for the final tally of the 2013 senatorial election, they were told Comelec is still encoding it. The term of the elected senators is almost […]

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On citizenship

September 29, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) September 23, 2015   I grew up in simpler times when citizenship and patriotism are one and the same. In those days, I went with the strict interpretation of restrictive laws that favor the citizen in his own country. But times have changed and things have […]

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Why so many malls?

July 26, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) July 24, 2015   Foreign guests inevitably ask me why we have so many malls… and so large. Oh, I tell them, it is because it is rather warm in this country and the malls provide free air conditioning. We have the highest power rates in […]

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Into the lion’s den

July 17, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) July 12, 2015   This column is going to support a friend who’s taken on a Herculean task, who’s stepped in where angels fear to tread, as they say. Andy Bautista has agreed to lead the Commission on Elections through the next elections. I think he’s […]

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Can we trust Comelec’s computer savvy?

July 13, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) July 13, 2015   I received a notice for me to report to the Comelec office in City Hall so my biometrics can be taken again. My reaction was an understandable WTF? No less than former Comelec chairman Ben Abalos took my biometrics when he brought […]

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The biggest threat to the economy is…

January 12, 2015

Introspective by Calixto V. Chikiamco (Business World) January 11, 2015   …THE SUDDEN end of the US Fed’s quantitative easing and rapid reversal of capital flows? A war with China over disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea? Thousands of OFWs in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the UAE, which have been hit by sinking oil […]

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