Computation mistake is a serious thing in a 7 billion worth counting project

Smartmatic attributes it to “computation mistake”, thus:

“An official of Smartmatic, one-half of the consortium that automated this year’s elections, on Thursday said computation mistake was the reason why the number of registered voters in the canvassing of votes was excessively higher than in the official Commission on Elections (Comelec) record… In a chance interview with reporters, Smartmatic-Asia president Cesar Flores said the computer added the number of registered voters coming from three servers, in the process also multiplying the number of voters by three.” (from

Now, let us do the simple arithmetic ourselves based on the above explanation and data found in Comelec website and in the news item itself: (more…)

May 17, 2010 at 5:05 am Leave a comment

Bicolanos hold 3-day caravan to protest RP-US Balikatan exercises and demand to junk the VFA

Click here for photos of the 3-day caravan and protest rallies in Bicol as Bicolanos oppose the continuing Balikatan military exercises and want the Visiting Forces Agreement scrapped. The caravan was held from Feb. 23 to 25. Partylist representatives like Rep. Satur Ocampo, Rep. Liza Maza and Rep. Rafael Mariano and Senator Jamby Madrigal were speakers at the grand rally in Legazpi City on February 25.

March 3, 2009 at 12:04 am Leave a comment

Book launching of Vols 1 and 2 of the Selected Works of Jose Maria Sison

Aklat ng Bayan, Inc. held a book launching of  Volumes 1 and 2 in a 4-volume series of the selected writings of Jose Ma. Sison from 1991 to 2008 on February 19, 2009 at the Isabelo de los Reyes Auditorium, School of Labor and Industrial Relations) Bonifacio Hall, UP Diliman.

Click here for photos, video and text of the launching by  Aklat ng Bayan of volumes I and II of the Selected Writings of Jose Ma. Sison (1991-2009), UP Diliman campus, Feb. 19, 2009

March 2, 2009 at 11:52 pm Leave a comment

Reopening the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Senator Miriam Santiago and Rep. Mark Cojuango have filed bills that seek to rehabilitate and operate the 23-year old mothballed Bataan Nuclear power plant in Morong Bataan.

It will be recalled that Marcos started the construction of the plant in 1976 and completed it in 1984. But the Cory administration did not see it fit to operate it although it continued to pay the bill, which totalled $2.3 billion when finally paid up in 2997.

For photos and various articles on the BNPP, go to

Morong, Bataan – Rushing to reopen the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, Jan. 22, 2009o

January 26, 2009 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

Multi-sectoral and interfaith rally vs Charter Change

Ayala Avenue in Makati City was filled with rallyists protesting the plan of the Arroyo government to amend the Constitution, which is seen as simply a pretext to continue in power beyond 2010.

For photos and statements, go to the Arkibong Bayan website.

December 14, 2008 at 3:46 am Leave a comment

Blog Action Day 2008 on Poverty

Bloggers Kapihan has designated today, Oct. 15,  as Blog Action Day 2008 and invited bloggers to discuss the issue of poverty in their blogs.

So we present here a video clip from the 1976 film SAKADA by Behn Cervantes. We like this clip because it conveys well the message that all of us already know: that poverty in this country is an example of the wrong application of the mathematics of division to the distribution of wealth produced by the workers and the farmers.

Click here for the link to the video clip

Click here for the page of the above photo

October 14, 2008 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

Commemorating the 110th birth anniversary of Sen. Lorenzo Tañada

The 110th birth anniversary of the great nationalist Sen. Lorenzo Tanada was commemorated last August 10 by BAYAN, his family and friends.

To see the photos at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani, please visit this link:

August 15, 2008 at 2:31 am 1 comment

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