2013 ELECTION : QUESTIONABLE

 Statement of the CBCP-National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA) The recent mid-term national election makes a mockery of our democracy.  Reports of rampant and large scale vote-buying, disenfranchisement of voters, malfunction of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines, corrupted Compact Flash (CF) cards, transmission failures and the non-compliance on the election laws by the Commission on Election (COMELEC) which is mandated to manage and protect the electoral processes, create public mistrust among the Filipinos, thus making questionable the authenticity of the result of the 2013 automated election. Even before election, the refusal of COMELEC to allow interested parties to review the…