The 2010 Philippines National Elections on May 10, 2010 will have its counting automated. Part of automating the counting is a need to change the ballot that will be used by voters. Originally, Filipino voters write the names of the candidate that they wish to vote. In the new ballot, the names of the candidates are already printed on the ballot. Voters just need to shade the oval on the side of the candidates name. A Precint Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine will be used to scan the ballot and count the votes for each candidate.
It is only a few days left before the very first automated elections in the Philippines is implemented. The very first automated elections will be held at the May 10, 2010 Presidential Elections. In this elections, a machine called Precint Count Optical Scan (PCOS) will be used to count the votes of each candidate. Only the counting of the votes is automated in this election. The ballot to be used and the way of voting was changed, but it will still be done manually.
One of the most common problems that Filipino voters encounter on the day of election is getting lost in the polling place. Most voters either forget their precint number or they don’t have their voter’s ID with them. To assist Filipino voters, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) provided an online tool wherein voters can verify the existing voting precint where a specific voter is listed or registered.
The VillArroyo syndrome is a new epidemic that is spreading rapidly throughout the more than 7,100 islands of the Philippine Archipelago. This sickness, which continue to creep the over 90 Million Filipino populace, is not the one that brings down the health and physical strength of a human being, rather, this syndrome seems to perk up the almost two way election fight between Manny Villar and Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. Villar currently is on the hot tail of Aquino in all presidential surveys for the 2010 Presidential Elections. VillArroyo was coined because Villar is being likened with incumbent president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and they are rumored to be having a secret deal.
Cause of VillArroyo Syndrome:
- Multi-million peso ads. The extravagant and widespread TV, print, Radio and Internet Ads of Manny Villar has greatly succeeded in implanting its tune in the subconscious of some sectors. The many street children are now singing about Villar’s alleged humble origins. But will this tune really sound well and will not give a bad after taste come election time? The following are some of the popular TV Ads of Manny Villar.
These political ads melodies have been very effective in leaving a nostalgic and sentimental experience to its viewers. This is because the songs and tunes are related to childhood or teenage experiences that brought about deep, emotional, and sentimental impact to anyone. The “hindi coño, taga-Tondo”, “mag-aalis ng ating kahirapan” are all tag-lines that really create a lasting impact to the majority of televiewers and radio listeners.
As usual, Villar hopes that this songs will remain in the minds of the people come election time and not saturate them and becomes irritating because of too much emphasis on the poor situation of a lot of Filipinos.
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