INFORMED civic leaders and IT specialists unequivocally assert that democracy died starting 2010:
Contrary to Law, Comelec ordered in writing all election inspectors not to sign election returns.
No one could validate or authenticate the returns which were spuriously reported by hidden hands manning PCOS machines.
Therefore, consistent with the Law and common sense, the 2010 and 2013 elections were null and void.
Those Comelec-declared “winners” are de facto, not de jure, officials.
Again, contrary to Law, Comelec prohibited the use of Ultra Violet scanners to detect the fake ballots that proliferated.
Worse, voters did not get any acknowledgement of whom they voted for, except a congratulatory message.
The destruction of democracy resurfaced during the 2013 elections.
In Delaware court documents, Dominion Voting Systems, the PCOS technology provider, stated that Comelec and Smartmatic, its PCOS partner, did not have the right Source Code.
Sinister elements illegally used a Source Code hidden from the public eye.
Dominion further asserted that Smartmatic, its marketing arm, did not have the expertise to efficiently operate the PCOS.
The country faces the grave danger that the Comelec-Smartmatic partnership will deal a third blow to democracy in 2016.
Any use of technology in the electoral process needs to have the principle of the sanctity of the ballot at its core.
We salute the Comelec Bids & Awards Committee for recommending against the Smartmatic “Silent Night” deal and the two new Commissioners for voting against it. We hoist the flag of history censuring the retiring Comelec officials who voted for it.
All freedom-loving Filipinos should rise to repel the blatant third assault against democracy.
[Global Filipino Nation is an organization of international leaders and organizations in 30 countries, including the Philippines, committed to "Building the Global Filipino Nation.”]