By: Elena Grace Flores
Many Filipinos not just the media have monitored the results of the National Election on May 9, 2016 – and it came smoothly with the Presidential outcome with its constant and steady ratio of partial counts as per the transparent server source accessible to the media as it goes along.
However, with the Vice Presidential counts, only until 60% of the partial unofficial results are consistent within the day itself with Senator Bongbong Marcos leading at almost 1 million votes. When people turned on to the news the next day, it was another story. Senator Chiz Escudero’s votes decreases as Leni Robredo’s of the Liberal party increases – beating the almost 1 million lead of Senator Marcos.
People in the IT business or those with technical knowledge would see the relevance of the sudden switch of votes – since it is hard to cheat using the individual ballots as reported earlier. With the computerized system the results can be manipulated through the reports generated by the server itself. It’s just a matter of pushing few buttons to customize the fields of the numbers – to program it to the desired outcome. Given the much publicized disapproval of President Noynoy Aquino of the Marcoses’ return into the executive office – Leni would be in the bad light in the eyes of the Filipino majority if she wins. Check these links out: