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your sentiments and reactions on the 2010 election experience, voice them out here

first time that the country is conducting an automated election in its history. aside from that historic omoent, this election is also one of the most important in the country’s history.

you have gone to the polling places and casted your vote, now let us know how you feel, how the experience went and whatever your thoughts are.

tell us what you think, some leads for your to answer:

  • areas of improvements
  • what were the problem areas
  • where were the problems
  • what irritated you the most
  • what went well
  • what made you happy
  • what are the good things
  • what did you like the most
  1. Elaine Friend
    May 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    The bottleneck was the verification of ID before giving of the ballot. We were in line for more than 2 hours since 7 am! There was only one BI (Inspector) for our cluster and another one in charge of giving the indellible ink. Comelec should have added more manpower in the verification process…there was no problem with our pcos machine, it took only a few seconds. I voted at the BF homes, pque multi purpose hall (basketball court which was so hot!)

  2. HappilyBackAtHome
    May 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    First time voter here. I had no problem with the machine, but my name was in the wrong precinct (far from my place that I didn’t even speak their dialect), and it took me 6 hours to finally vote. People were jumping the line and getting away with it and the folks in charge of the machine were really slow. The pace only improved when some important looking guys showed up and scolded the inspectors. The one thing that went right for me today was that it was windy and cloudy outside.

  3. Fye
    May 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Nabunturan, Comval: It would have been bearable if it did not rain. The people are queuing, wet and hungry. some went home after getting their priority nos. thinking it would take that long. I doubt they will go back…I had #251 by 9 am and was able to vote by 1230nn. No problem once inside the precinct, PCOS went well–just a few paper jam but as a whole–no glitches.

  4. cardeipine
    May 10, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    5 hours to be exact! 15th ave. elementary school in cubao!

  5. Jose Rafael S. Dimagiba
    May 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    What I found most frustrating about this election was the infernally long wait you have to endure before casting your ballot. I was standing in queue for more than an hour waiting for my turn to vote as chaos and confusion goes all around me. This mayhem can be attributed to the fact that no one inside the polling station was enforcing the COMELEC’s mandate of giving each voter a maximum of 8 mins to make his/her selection and the actual casting. Each individual in my voting prescint took at least 30 mins to vote. While this was going a squadron of poll watchers just watched nonchalantly eating their breakfast heartily! Some pollwatchers are even so blatant as to wear ballers of certain candidates. Even more audacious were people from certain camps trying to influence people’s votes by campaigning for their bets even while inside the polling station.

  6. May 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I went out to vote around 9 am. I was able to vote at 6 pm. In between though, I was able to attend a birthday party. The machine worked out fine, save for minor glitches.

    The early problems was because of normal adjustments, which fall within the learning curve. The process eventually went smooth. It is very positive.

    • Rod
      May 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

      hahaaha. kudos to u for voting despite the wait and party. c”,)

  7. Ria Vecin
    May 10, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    It took me about 2 hours to vote from start to finish. Aside from the fact that it was very hot, there were just too many ‘unneccesarry people’ there, too many pollwatchers or ‘people who are standing around’ all doing nothing, with the exception of a few who asked out last name / precinct # and gave us our #’s …

    however, i really did like the convenience of the PCOS unit as the voting process alone, took me a total of 5 minutes, to filling it up to feeding it in the machine.

    so overall, it is the organization / logistical nature of the voting i feel, that was problematic … it could have been organized way much better than it was …

  8. Bad Day
    May 11, 2010 at 12:35 am

    This election I never expected that it will be the worst election I’ve had since the time I started voting. My family and I went to the school very early as early as 7:30 am expecting that we will finish early and can go home early too. But it turned out to be a disaster. When we arrived there in our precint, it was delayed. Our priority number fell 200 plus and expecting that this would be no problem cause time will just pass until we just get tired of the long wait especially it was very hot and we already felt hungry. we decided to go out for lunch and perahps by the time we will be called. Unfortunately, it was 2 when our number were called..ggrr..It was very exhausting waiting. It was better if first come first serve no priority number. The precint beside was very very distructing, they had no system. Voters were shouting for numbers cause the one holding the numbers didn’t give them away properly.

    I thought we, voters can vote much easier and faster I was wrong. And I was not the only one experiencing this.

    However, since this is the first automated election,it need more adjustemnts or improvements for the next election. This can be forgiven because its the first. Perhaps nextime..lets see

  9. May 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Over all POSITIVE. Filipino’s are just complainador. The long lines have always been with us. Let us just consider all the negatives as BIRTH PAINS of automation. But, hey, look at the positive side: Much, very much, early election results, no more dead tired BEI’s and poll watchers and supporters from the outdated canvassing of votes before, more credibility of the outcome, no ELECTRONIC GARCI, most importantly and because of this, we now have a clearly mandated president within 48 hours after the last vote was cast. How is that, huh?

  10. CRIS
    May 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Nakakainis ang ELECTION kahapon naging pahirapan..akala ko b magiging madali ang botohan but it seems na hindi di dahil sa mga machine but bec. of those teachers who handle us here in FVR NORZAGARAY, BULACAN especially those teacher in CLUSTER 60(PRECINT 215A-219A)..maraming hindi bomoto dahil sa sobrang tagal.Instead na 10 person per batch and by turn kung cno lumabas pplitan ay hindi nangyari…5 person lng at hinihintay pang matapos ung 5 person before palitan ung nsa loob..Madami pa watcher s bomoboto…Sabi ng mga tao dun ng bumalik kmi yung mga teacher ang may gusto…We been there at 6:20 AM tapos wala na agad number which is they told us na 1-100 lng we w8 until almost 11 am but still a couple of hours passed it’s only 36 persons p lAng ang nakakaboto…dahil d pa kami nagbreakfast coz we all thought(my family)that day is more easier than last year(compared last year it’s much easier to vote coz we took more or less 2-3 minS. aside from the time na pumila kami na 20 minutes we also been for 6:30 AM last 6 years ago)…but im wrong then umalis kmi dahil we have to cook for our lunch and eat,,but we still keep tracking of the numbers then at 1:30 pm we came back pra pumila stiil ganun pa din number 65 pa lng ang number aside from that the usual na ugali ng ibang tao ang sumingit..ABA!!!tlagang nkkainis we been there again for more than 3 hours at walang nangya2ri tapos maraming sumingit at walang assistance kaming naku2ha to make those people na pumila ng tama at wag sumingit bukod pa dun my mga pumapasok na tao s LOOB ng ROOM pra bumoto yung mga ksama nila…so I need to react coz that’s too much palakasan,singitan..Aba!!tlagang sobrang badtrip…i have to call a barangay tanod to assist us(muntik ng pulis ang ipatawag kung di ko lng iniisip na ma-bbypass ang brgy.namin)At ang NAKAKATUYO NG DUGO SA LAHAT PURO PA MGA LALAKING MALAKI PA SA KALABAW ANG SUMISINGIT ANG KATWIRAN MAINIT!!!!!BAKIT ANG MGA BABAENG,NKAPANTALON,NAKAPALDA,NKASHORTS,MATADANG UUGOD-UGOD,MY ANAK NA KSAMA,,ETC,BASTA NAKAPILA…AY HINDI TAO AT SILA LANGANG TAO NA DAPAT MAUNA..VIP!!!!!!!!!ESPECIALLY UNG MGA TAUHAN NG MGA KANDIDATO PAG ANAK NILA IPPASOK NA LNG BASTA…NAISIP KO NGA KUNG WALANGHIYA AKO I CAN DO THAT TUTAL MARAMI AKONG KAKILALA SA UNAHAN AT SA PINTO BUT STILL I CAN’T TAKE IT AND BESIDE AYAW NG FAMILY KO BEC. PATAS DAW KAMI DAPAT SA IBA HINDI DAHIL MY KILALA O KATUNGKULAN MAN ANG ISANG TAO HE/SHE CAN USE IT ANYTIME..NANGHIHINAYANG AKO KAHAPON DAHIL ANG DAMING TAO SA LUGAR NAMIN NA HINDI BOMOTO AT BUKOD PA DUN YUNG IBANG BOMOTO SA AMIN KAHAPON AY MY SHADE NA YUNG IBANG HUGIS ITLOG NA DAPT I-SHADE KAYA NAGKAGULO LALO KAHAPON AKALA KO RAMBOL NA DAHIL IF WE CAN THINK ABOUT IT IT’S A WAY OF DECIEVING PEOPLE…STILL HINAYANG NA HINAYANG AKO DAHIL SANA WE CAN HELP THE CANDIDATES NA SINUSUPORTAHAN NAMIN NG ORGANIZATION NAMIN ANG SULONG BULACAN MOVEMENT NA NAIS PANG MAPAGANDA ANG MGA PROGRAM PRA SA MGA MEMBER AT PRA SA MGA RESIDENTE NG BUONG BULACAN WHICH I’M ONE OF THE CO-MUNICAPAL COORDINATOR OF THE SAID ORG IN OUR AREA..AFTER A LOT OF ARGUING OF THOSE PEOPLE NA PALASINGIT!!!!,MANDARAYA!!!,MANLOLOKO!!!..MY FAMILY AND I

  11. Rod
    May 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Read all the comments. You guys are all nice and sweet even though you all endured some form of hardship. This group has class and a testament of the new breed of Filipinos. Thanks for voting guys.

  12. Glyceryl May
    May 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    The automated election is just another step for us Filipinos to improve for the better but still if we want to be succeeding, we have to have discipline in ourselves first. We have to make a difference, behaving like a civil person in any crowd where there is a test of patience is just another way of showing your discipline. This is a good start! Bayan ni Juan wake up! It’s another type of leadership that you are bound to choose and there’s no more we can do if we fail again but to maintain the discipline in ourselves. After the election we should be facing the realization that we have just elected another person that will eventually take advantage to all of us but we have to stand by this because this started with us. Let’s just hope that this person knows how to share his blessings that we may all taste the glory of success! Peace among Filipinos! God bless this country!

  13. Jose G. Francisco
    May 13, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I was disturb by an alleged election return for Manila dated 08 May 2010 which was alleged by Mr. Atienza, a Mayoralty candidate . It seems that the allegation by a man I saw at ABS-CBN News Channel is true – That it is easy and possible to configure the flash card to send to the Comelec canvassers a pre-encoded list of votes and not the actual votes last May 10. He even said that, this might be the reason why the flash cards were changed, in such a so short a time, 10-days. The pressure was so great to make this first computerized election a success that the whole nation was cooperating and was very eager to see it thru and make history.

    Please consider very deligently the following hypothesis.

    According to some computer software developers, the flash cards can be configured:

    1. To have two files. File A is a pre-encoded list of votes and File B which is initially blank and in which the actual votes on May 10 will be encoded by the PECOS machine.

    2, To set default that when the start button is pressed, the PECOS machine will open File B and print a clean list to show that the machine is empty of any records.

    3. To read the ballots and record the actual votes during May 10 in File B.

    4. To set default that when the close or transmit button is pressed, the PECOS machine will close and delete File B, then open File A and save it to changed the file date to May 10 and transmit the pre-encoded list of votes. The pre-encoded votes should be by ratio as near as the latest survey percentages to erase doubts.

    This seems to be a fool-proof clearing of the files and cheat everyone. However, in the case of ENRON, in the USA, the FBI were able to recover deleted e-mail files from the computer hard-drives and convicted the executives involved in the fraud and in the obstruction of justice.

    I strongly suggest that we should initiate a complete recount, either manually or even using a PECOS machine, but this time, connected directly to several servers, so that the configurations of the flash cards will not apply.

    Jose G. Francisco, CPA

    College Prefessor of Computerized Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Feasibility Studies, etc.

  14. Hannah
    June 21, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Noynoy Aquino won in the election. A landslide win is very clear and loud that the people of the Philippines wanted change in the government.

    Of course there would be critics and sore losers that would continue to put him down.

    But people who voted for him are very sure of their choice. They would continue to give support in order that this administration would succeed. I know everybody would benefit later including the critics.

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