Fellow Filipinos, be not afraid!

@eileenleyva (10964)
Philippines
May 6, 2010 12:30am CST
The forces of evil did it again. They managed to disconcert the voting public. Now, everyone from the tsismisan sa tindahan to the talakan at bidahan sa radyo at telebisyon is expressing fear and apprehension whether our one vote will be counted. After all, who would believe that techie gadget could be produced by Monday, election day! But let us remain calm. When Monday comes, let us get out and troop to the precincts and cast that one vote. It is our duty to do so, our formidable right as Filipino. Be not afraid of the scheming dirty tricks. The cheats will have their day of reckoning. But Monday is our day to stand up. Remember, the voice of the people is voice of God! See you guys!
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@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Let us vote this coming May 10! If worst comes to worst, we just have to trust that COMELEC has a back-up plan ready. Right now, nobody wants to be associated with COMELEC. I remembered seeing their faces at the news when they had press-con regarding the recalled flash cards. I actually felt pity on them. It is very obvious that they all are blanking out. But at least SMARTMATIC seems cool. Maybe they can fix the problem by May 10. MAYBE. My voter's list is ready. I am actually eager to vote for the first ever automated elections in our country! By the way, my neighbor who was hired and trained by Smartmatic told me that they are expecting the PCOS machine tomorrow if I'm not mistaken. By Saturday they will be testing it. I hope I'll be hearing good news from her. Because we are definitely not getting any from the local media.
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@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I definitely don't pity the COMELEC officials.
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@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
6 May 10
they seem to be really pitiful... they look like lost dogs... HEHE. Joke!
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@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
6 May 10
they seem to be really pitiful... they look like lost dogs... HEHE. Joke!
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
6 May 10
If we are serious in moving forward as a nation each Filipino should be more involved in politics and not just leave the politicking to politicians. Those who want the automated elections to fail have only one thing in their minds and that's to protect their own interests and stay in power. Can just God strike them with ligthtings all at the same time? ...hmmm... what a beautiful philippines this would be. Ahhh...wishful thinking.
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• Philippines
6 May 10
well, few days ago people who supports yellow both local and national candidates rallied here. i don't where they are going but rumors had it that they got lost, and then suddenly it rained which disperse them
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Well i'm those yellows could have a different opinion about that. They will claim that the rain soaked them to protect them from the searing heat or it's just cory weather...
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
ybong, I think it would be better to pray for twisters that would scoop these gators and deliver them to Neverland, where they could feast on bandits like Hook!
• Philippines
6 May 10
I agree with you, don't be afraid, what we need now is trust everybody that we can have peaceful election on Monday.
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• Philippines
6 May 10
All we have to do is to vote wisely.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
That's the spirit!
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
8 May 10
been a long time since i've seen you here... or was it i who hardly had the time to hit mylot. well, regarding your topic... filipinos are resilient, patient and suffer to a fault... that is why we have abusive leaders and corrupt officials... the same resilience and patience will get us through this phase -- the automated elections -- in our history. have faith, and the almighty will see us through...
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
9 May 10
I will be on my knees today.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Yes, whatever happens, let's all go and cast our votes, that's what's important.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Yup!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
7 May 10
my wife had asked me, while watching the news report about the new compact flash cards, and the new testings done in the precincts, "so what does it mean, is it good?" and so i replied, "yes, and we should not be afraid". we will all go out on Monday to exercise our voting rights. that is only ONE so let's not waste it.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Yeah! neil, that is it! We cannot afford to waste that one vote.
• Philippines
6 May 10
It was proven that gossips are true over the television; that this administration is excruciating all the resources just to let it's candidates win. I have fear also because the COMELEC don't have a credibility to process a clean election. But I believe God would intervene. Let's hope for the best!
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Exactly! We are so down. But you know that graph we study in school? The line has nowhere to go but up!
@Kisha14 (117)
• Philippines
6 May 10
On monday I am going to vote actually this is my first vote. All I can do is to shade the ballot and wait for the result. If the machine encode the wrong result which I have voted I am going to tear off the ballot infront of them and tell them how disgusting that smartmatic and comelec preparation is. They had given so much time to prepare why are they cramming now? They are making hocus focus for someone I wont allow them to do that so please let us unite for clean election in regards with the result it is in our hands.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Kisha, don't tear the ballot. That may subject you to such a thing as disrupting the elections. The corresponding punishment is not very wholesome. Cast your vote and let the pcos do its thing. Whatever the outcome is, I am sure it will not be to the detriment of the voter nor our people. You'll see. Have faith, little one.
• Philippines
6 May 10
i will definitely vote on monday, like i said on another discussion, i traded my siargao vacation for this. and i'm willing to join the ranks of those militants if arroyo will be retained on her post due to failure on election. NO TO OPLAN R.A.FA.EL.!
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Siargao vacation? I am! I am with you in sentiment. But what is rafael?
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I agree...let's all pray for a peaceful and orderly elections...we should be vigilant, lest evil will triumph. May 10 will be a make or break for us...may the will of the Lord be done through the votes that we cast. And may we start the healing process at once after the elections. Remember, there is life after the elections.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Could not have expressed those sentiments as you both did. I have faith in my people because of you guys! Now I feel better!
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Very nicely said in these times of confusion. I think you are right about that we as voters should continue on our precincts on election day and cast our vote. Those concerns should be dealt with Comelec and they are responsible for anything that may come in there. But I am hoping this will be averted because the election should be made on Monday because that is what is in the law. We need the change in leadership in our country.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
I absolutely agree!
@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I really don't like what's happening. I'm afraid that it's possible that we would have failure of elections on Monday. I can't believe how incompetent the officials are. They're supposed to be helping to make our elections more efficient, but instead they made it more unreliable and prone to cheating.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
I also don't like the conditioning of the minds for failure of elections. I don't think that will happen. The few good men somewhere in that Comelec cage will not allow that to happen. (Am crossing my fingers, of course!)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I will vote, regardless if it goes error or not, this machines are very sensitive to the core. the competence is those in the comelec. this is what happened when they let gordon alone in this crusade for the automated election law and inability to take test during the past elections because other areas are actually automated during the last elections, now we see the mistakes around ud. just pray
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
......okay!
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
6 May 10
there is so many shady things that is happening with this automation stuff that i can't stand it, that i just shut off the tv or change channel. denying the manual count,"Reprogramming" of the chips this late?( can't seem to remember but isn't it that they have released the machines last week? am i wrong?) does it take that long to see a mistake this big and how come those mistake mainly from mindanao? this is really intriguing
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Since I am no techie, I also wonder how we could be vigilant.
• Philippines
6 May 10
Well, I am hoping that things will be alright this coming election, May 10. I hope the dirty (and very dirty) tactics of the traditional politicians won't be techie this time. Let's all pray for a peaceful election.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
Likewise here!
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 May 10
Hi Eileen, This is the kind of attitude that all of must have right now. Let’s do our part first and let God do rest. Let us pray hard for a peaceful election. We all can make a difference. God will always be there to guide us! Enough with being a negaholic – even for a moment. Let’s hope for the best.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
9 May 10
Thanks sister-friend for this best response rating. i appreciate. a great gift for mother's day! have a lovely mom's day celebration with your daughters!
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I don't know about being calm, but I am certainly going to vote on Monday. I was so pissed with Smartmatic. After all the work that they put in, they forgot such a simple thing as testing. I was watching the news a few days ago where they covered a technician from Batanes (I think, or some far-flung area) struggle with the PCOS machine. The cameraman had to teach him! My point is that, the timing is so short that some areas might not get their CF cards on time, or worse, they would not be informed of the changes. Well, all we can do is pray now, and yes, go to the precincts on Monday to vote!
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I only said that but my nose and ears are steaming hot!
• Philippines
6 May 10
For me, People must not to over react. I cannot imagine why people are so react regarding vote machine. In the first place, in my opinion.. Filipinos can easily adapt the technology in terms of new cell phone out in the market. But simple machine they cannot even adapt it. They are scare to adapt it or they are scare on how they will buy votes. Sad to say.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
6 May 10
lovely, the people are excited about the automation. The testing of the pcos machine revealed the memory cards faulty and couldn't count the votes correctly.
• Philippines
6 May 10
I hope the smartmatics check first everything before they deliver it to the precints. How I wish. After the declaring of the new president, Im hoping people will just accept what the result. And please dont declare some People Power if you loose or some Rally.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
7 May 10
The Comelec crooks and the smartmatic crooks are one and the same! And people power is sacred to trifle with.