By Vicente Labro
Inquirer Visayas

Philippine Daily Inquirer
November 21, 2010, p. A20

TACLOBAN CITY – Neophyte Rep. Rogelio J. Espina questioned the study made by the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (Cenpeg) on alleged fraud in Biliran.

The Cenpeg study entitled “A Case Study: Biliran Province , Probing into Possible Automated Cheating” under Project 3030 Research, cited electoral irregularities in the May 2010 national and local elections in the province.

However, Espina said Cenpeg “has only looked and considered in its study the protest complaint of Chong.”

“This means that the Cenpeg acted only as speaker of Chong,” Espina said in a text message on Friday.

Espina, who served as Biliran governor for three consecutive terms, won the congressional seat in the lone district of Biliran over his closest rival, then reelectionist Rep. Glenn Chong.

Espina said if elections in Biliran had been fraudulent, then two of his allies – sister Roselyn, who ran for vice mayor of Naval, and Lucila Curso, who ran for vice governor – could have not lost.

Espina said the people of Biliran simply rejected his political rivals.

Chong’s father, Charles, lost the gubernatorial race to former Biliran congressman and former Naval mayor Gerardo Espina Jr., a brother of Representative Espina.

Espina said the younger Chong controlled four of eight mayors in Biliran, who shifted alliances during the elections. Most village officials in the province, he said, were also pro-Espina.

“There are really some politicians who cannot accept defeat,” said Espina.

Highlights of Cenpeg report

  • The Biliran chapter of Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the accredited watchdog in the May 10 elections, was not informed of the reconfiguration of CF cards.
  • In one barangay (village) in Caibiran, Biliran, Comelec documents were found falsified, including voters’ list and registration records. A case has been filed against members of the board of election inspectors in relation to this finding.
  • Sworn statements were issued saying a deceased resident and some who worked in Metro Manila or overseas on May 10 were recorded as having voted.
  • Extension of voting hours in Barangay Iyusan in Almeria town led to more irregularities.
  • Voting was extended until May 11 in several villages without prior Comelec approval.
  • In some areas, voting went on despite the absence of CF cards.
  • Election returns were stamped with the wrong date and time.
  • Results by precinct were not made public.
  • In five clustered precincts, results were retransmitted but the transmission showed a different Internet protocol address, not that of the PPCRV or Comelec.
  • A brownout took place while one Attorney Santos and representatives of an election watchdog, the PiNoy Lawyers, were questioning the votes’ statistics. Rogelio Espina was declared winner of the congressional race when power was restored.
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24 COMMENTS

  1. to all biliranion:

    can any one answer?, for us all to be clarified re the highlights of the Cenpeg case study result? just a brief reaction, pls. from numbers one to nine highlight case study results. anyone, pls?
    just put your real name on your comments and reactios aron magmatuod kang tawo nga biliranon.

    nelson casio logro

  2. biliranon

    Former Makati City Rep. Teodoro Locsin Jr., then the chair of the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms, said ERs from Biliran’s lone district showed huge discrepancies. Joey Gabieta, Inquirer Visayas
    i got this from biliran island Watchdog: biliran polls tainted news. how true is this? anyone?
    just put your real name when you put a comment!. pls!

    nelson casio logro

  3. NELSON,

    ANG SEGURADO ANI MAO NGA ANG KADA USA SA 10 KA HIGHLIGHTS SA CENPEG REPORT BAHIN SA LINIMBONGAY DINHI SA BILIRAN DUNAY GIPASIKARAN NGA OFFICIAL REPORT O AFFIDAVIT NGA NAHATAG NA KARON SA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL.

    ANG MGA UNOFFICIAL DETAILS MABASA NIMO SA USA KA THREAD DINHI, DIIN ANG MGA BLOGGERS MISMO ANG NAGHATAG SA DESKRIPSIYON SA MGA NANGHITABO. PARA LANG NI SA KASAYURAN, KAY DILI MAN MAGAMIT ANG MGA BLOGS BASTA BISTAHON NA ANG KASO DIDTO SA HRET.

    NING PIYAIT NA GAYUD GIHAPON SI DOK RABBIT SA MGA AKUSASYON SA ILANG PANLIMBONG. DUGAYDUGAY NA INTAWON NILANG GI DEADMA ANG MGA TAGA INQUIRER BAHIN SA MGA NAHITABO DINHI SA BILIRAN. TAMBAG KONO NI JACK SA ILA NGA DILI LANG GAYUD SILA MOHATAG UG ILANG STATEMENT KUNG PANGUTAN-ON, ARON DILI MAPATIK ANG BALITA NGA WAY KOMENTARYO NILA.

    PERO NALUTSAN GIHAPON SILA KARON, UG NAALIMYON NA SA INQUIRER READERS ANG NAHITABO SA ELEKSIYON DINHI NIADTONG MAYO 10 TUNGOD SA CENPEG REPORT.

  4. NELSON,

    KANANG STATEMENT NI REP. TEDDY BOY LOCSIN NABATIAN NA LIVE SA NATIONAL TV KANIADTO SA ILANG CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS. NATAHO POD NA SA INQUIRER NIADTO, SA HUNYO MAN SEGURO TO.

    AYAW LANG UG PUGSA ANG MGA BLOGGERS PAGBUTANG SA ILANG TINUOD NGA NGALAN, KAY DELIKADO. MAAYO KA MAN, KAY LAYOLAYO KA DIRI.

    TINGALIG MOGAMIT NA POD ANG MGA PILDIHONON UG TINIPI-AY, KUNG MOTAKILID NA SILA SA HRET. LISOD NA UG MADUGANGAN PA TONG NAHITABO NGA KANHI GOB. DANNY PARILLA.

  5. Oh ang congdoctor ning palag sa findings sa cenpeg? Pagpaka-arong-ingnon! I found out in my research about this issue that cenpeg was requesting them to conduct an interview but he and his father continue to disregard it! Ka dako’g boot! Interbyohon btaw unta mo, pero unsa man, giatubang ba ninyo ang cenpeg? Unya karon nagpaka-aron-ingnon ka congdoctor nga diskompyado ka sa ila case study sa Biliran?

    What you were trying to imply here is somehow pa-epek-epek kunohay nga ala ma balanse ang findings sa cenpeg aron makapanguwat sa wala’y salabutan ani nga isyu! Mahiya naman kayo!

    Source: Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) Case Study – Biliran Province: PROVING INTO A POSSIBLE AUTOMATED CHEATING pp. 2.

  6. Mao na ni karon kongdoktor roger ug mga ESPINATUAN, bisan unsaon pa ninyo ug tago sa kamatuoran, mogawas ra jud na gihapon!

    Pa-epek-epek pa ka nga diskompyado kunohay pero ning request bitaw ang CenPEG ug interview ninyo nagpabungol-bungol lang mo para maka BENEPESYO SA BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT kay mahimo mang one sided lang ang dating sa maong isyu.

    Pero basaha ni ninyo pp. 2 sa maong case study: “UNFORTUNATELY, THE RESEARCH TEAM WAS UNABLE TO INTERVIEW REP. ROGELIO ESPINA. HE IS SAID TO BE BUSY WITH THE ONGOING HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BUDGET HEARINGS. INTERVIEW REQUEST LETTER LEFT AT THE KAWAYAN MUNICIPAL OFFICE FOR MAYOR GERRY ESPINA WERE LIKEWISE NOT ANSWERED.”

    Unya unsaon nalang man na karon nga kamatuoran kay duna man nay resibo nang maong isyu? Cge paniguro jud KONGDOKTOR pangita ug lusot! Palaban nalang sa imong amahan nga DOCTORATE NA SA PAGKABAKAKON may nalang makakita pa diay mo ug lusot gamay ba bisan pangtabon nalang sa MAKAKAPAL NINYONG PAGMUMUKHA!

  7. SA AKONG PAGTUO ANG KAMPO SA MGA CHONG ANG MAOY ANGAYAN PASANGINLAN NGA limbongan kadtong mayo nga eleksyon…KAY DI BA SILA MAN TO ANG NAGPAKAHAWOD KANIARI? KOLBA GAYOD TO ANG ILANG kongresistang intisk moasta…NING PALIT UG UBAY2X NGA MGA toyota fotuner ug kia ceres aron makargahan sa ilang goons NGA MAOY SIGE UG TABAS2X SA KADALANAN UG MAOY MAKAHIMO UG KAGULIYANG.

    BISAG GANI SA MGA presinto KUNG ATO LANG HINUMDUMAN ANG KADTONG eleksyona ANG KAMPO SA MGA chong MAOY NAKAAKOPAR SA KADAGHANON SA MGA watchers? KAHUMAN MAKAINGON PA NGA SILA GILIMBONGAN…SA AKONG PAGTAN-AW ANG MGA chong PA ANGAYAN PASUMANGINLAN NGA MAOY kawatan sa eleksyon KAY NGANO NGA KAKUHA MAN SILA UG dikit nga boto NGA SUMALA SA survey yamado man ang mga espina sa ila ug DOUBLE DIGIT? dili ba kaha to mao ang hinungdan sa ilang gipanghakot nga mga FLYING VOTERS gikan sa samar ug tacloban? diin kontratista nila maoy gigamit? MAO NI ANG ANGAYAN HINOON NATO hisgotan KAY KUNG ATO BAYA TAN-AWON SI charles chong TESTED NA BAYA NA NGA MAY PAGKA marama? sumala ang ambush kaniya nga unsa ba hinoon nga mao naman maoy dili gusto kaangkon ug kasolbaran ug hustisya sa iyang pagka biktima, kay ngano? himbis hinoon nga siya maoy mopakita ug interes sa pag kab-ot ug justice o mag protesta sa HUWES O SA RTC sama sa ilang gihomng protesta sa pa MANUAL RECOUNT aron madali o molihok na ang ilang gipanampang kaso nila spo 2saul ug 2 ka cidg? NAUNSA NA BA HINOON NGA MAO NAMAN MAOY MANALAW O MO FILE UG POSTPONEMENT,kahibolongan gayod sa biktima ug ambush…sanglit dako gayod ang akong pagtuo nga DRAMA RA TONG HITABOA?NGILNGIG GAYOD NGA KLASENG TAWO TUNGOD SA PAGKA GAHAMAN SA poder kahimo gayod ug binuang ug pagpatay sa kang knahing inton PARILLA nga maoy iyang SIDEKICK kay mao lagi nagtuo nga mosikat napod sama ang kadtong ilang PAGSAKAY SA KAMATAYON NI EX.GOV PARILLA!!! mahiligon gayod mogamit sa apilyedong parilla!!!parilla!!!

  8. Hahahahahahaha
    congdoctor?
    Dili mo tubag kong pangutan’on?

    Amang na cya!

    Si arsenal nalang interviewha kay maayo to mamakak.
    Ganahan pod to cya interbyohon kay feeling henyo.
    Pasiatab raba nga bisag lompongon pa kunu ang utok ni Jobel og joram, dili kunu maka apas sa iya.ü

    kong si tigulang Espina pod enyong paatobangun, mag pasumangil na nga nayayay…
    Hehehehehe

  9. #7 NAKABIKTIMA

    NAA NA PUD NANG INYONG STYLE NGA MO-ESTORYA NGA WAY RESIBO! PITLOKA NANG IMO AMO NGA KONGDOKTOR UG KANANG IMONG LOLO NGA HUBAKONG OPAW KAY NGANO NGA WALA NILA TUBAGA ANG CenPEG kun Center for People Empowerment in Governance?

    Ang CenPEG ang naghimo sa ilang case study sa Biliran unya ilang nasuta ang kamatuoran nga dunay dakong limbong sa Biliran niadtong Mayo 10, 2010 unya ang kampo na hinoon inyo balisingan? Ka mga dagko gyud ninyo’g itlog! hahaha!

  10. #7 NAKABIKTIMA

    Unya nganong wa man pud ninghimo ug counter protest nang imo among kongdoktor sa protesta ni Glenn Chong? Hala sagpaa na kana kay ikaw ra’y nagsige paniguro diri ug depensa unya kana imo mga amo nagpaka-inosente lang kunohay! Duna na bitaw mga oportunidad gihatag sa ila aron ilang ka depensahan ila mga kaugalingon pero unsa man wa lamya kay hadlok nga makompirma ang kamatuoran diha mismo sa ilang baba! Unya nakabiktima, anus-a man na nimo sagpaon imo among kongdoktor? Sagpaonon na kana kay ikaw ra’y gipasagdan nga sige ug depensa sa ila! Alayona ug video inig sagpa nimo ha? Thanks! hehehehe.

  11. To Biktima si Saul ug 2 ka CIDG (7)

    You know Biktima, the truth is truth no matter how the facts and details were twisted but the truth is universally remains the truth!… You have made counter reverses to what what had happened but still the facts point to its originality. Your counter charges are anymore useless even assuming that they are valid. Because the problem is nobody is listening to what you are saying. Even yourself is afraid to hear on what you are saying. Right? Biktima? NObody is listening and believing on you or to the ESPINAS so what is the use of your arguments? Your words are pointless and no weight……I think it is better for you to maybe shutdown?

  12. ARON MAKA KLARO NA IPA MANUAL RECOUNT NA, UNSA
    MAY INYUNG KAHADLOKAN NGA DA-UG MAN KAHA MO?
    ABER TUBAGA……. NGANONG MAG CGE MAN UG MOTION
    NOT TO RECOUNT? TUBAGA…… NGANONG DUGAY DUGAYON
    MAN GYUD PAG RECOUNT? TUBAGA…… ARON MAHUWASAN
    ANG MGA TAWO KUNG KINSA GYUD ANG TINNUOD MANANAUG.
    MAO RANA. MANUAL RECOUNT, MANUAL RECOUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. SABLAY NA ANG MGA ESPINA NIINING CENPEG CASE STUDY BAHIN SA PAGPANLIMBONG SA AUTOMATED ELECTION DINHI SA BILIRAN. MAHIMO NA NING CLASSIC REFERENCE DOCUMENT SA PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE SCHOOLS UG SA MGA POLICY WORKSHOPS UG CONFERENCES DINHI SA PILIPINAS.

    DAGHAN PANG MGA BAHO ANG MANGGAWAS ANI KUNG MAGSUGOD NA SA MANUAL RECOUNT ANG HRET. DILI LANG NANG 10 KA HIGHLIGHTS SA CENPEG REPORT. MAPRUYBAHAN PA NI NGA MAS DAKO ANG DIGITAL TOTAL KONTRA SA AKTUWAL NGA PAPER BALLOTS NGA NAA KARON SA BALLOT BOXES.

    SEGURADO NGA I-RECONSTRUCT GAYUD NI ANG DETALYA SA PAGPANLIMBONG DINHI SA BILIRAN, ARON DUNA NAY SUMBANAN ANG ATONG POLICY MAKERS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WATCHDOGS, UG LEGISLATORS ARON MAPUGNGAN ANG SUSAMANG HITABO SA MGA SUMUSUNOD NGA ELEKSIYON DINHI SA PILIPINAS. ANG MAHIMO NGA REFERENCE POINT PIRME MAO ANG BILIRAN ELECTORAL FRAUD.

    TINUOD NA DUNAY MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEGREE SI PUGAK, APAN BUWA NGA DUNA SIYAY DOCTORATE DEGREE SA UNIVERSITY OF OWAGAN, AW OREGON DIYA. ANG IYANG DAKONG KABILIN PARA NIINI NGA ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE MAO ANG KASINAW SA IYANG KAHIWIAN ISIP MAGSISILBI SA GOBYERNO. GIYATAKYATAKAN NA NIYA ANG KAUGMAON SA TIBUOK NIYANG PAMILYA, DILI LANG SA IYANG MGA ANAK KONDILI HASTA SA IYANG MGA APO – ILLEGAL RA BA ANG UBAN.

  14. RATED #10

    Congressman Espina should not act like that, as if he questioned like his guilty and liable on election fraud. He should have the strength that he’s not affected of this CASE STUDY. Because a true COLOR is a true COLOR and it never fades. Why to be worry? If he won then he won, he don’t have to be scared of this nightmares. Act a winner not a loser after all Mr. Espina.

  15. biktima
    ang gpalit ni chong nga fortuner duha ra tanawa ang mga espina biliran garden duha ka balay sa caray2 naa ra sa usa ka compund..karon sakyanan nga montero kng opaw,innova kng roselyn,forutner ug lite ace kng gerry bak..i compara kuno b asa ang damo nga na corrupt?
    asa man ug kwarta ang mga espina nga wala man cla negosyo nga stable?bdaw b answer my question?ayaw pag bnulok…

  16. NGANONG HANGTOD KARON WALA PA MAN NING LIHOK ANG PAMILYA CHONG MAY KABAHIN SA GIPANAMPANG KASO SA ambush kang charles chong NGADTO SA MGA MAGKADURODILAING MGA TAWO NGA ILANG GIPANUMBOK O GIPANUMNGINLAN? PILA NA KA TUIG GIKAN TONG HITABOA HANGTOD KARON NGANONG ANG BIKTIMA DILI MAN MOPAKITA UG interes aron ang pamilya chong kakuha ug justice? NGANONG NAGKINATULOG MAN LANG NI SILA KUNG MAHITUNGOD NA SA ILANG pagka biktima ug krimen diin 2 ka kinabuhi nila INTON PARILLA ang nauyamot kaniadtong hitaboa?

    MAAYO PA ANG PA manual recount KAY KUSOG O INTERESADO KAAYO MOPROTESTA…interesado gayod kung bahin na kung asa sila kapanapi,ANG MAY KABAHIN NA HINOON SA PAGLAMPASTANGAN SA NGALAN NGA chong DIIN BIKTIMA MAN KAHA UG ambush NAUNSA NA BA NGA WALA MAN LANG NILA ANG MAKAKAB-OT UG justice…isog man kaha moatubang o motubag? kahuman sa pag atubang sa korte o sa ilang gipanumanginlan? manalaw o motago lagi? protestae ninyo ang HUWES O TRC kay ngano hangtod karon pila na kakatuigan ang nakalabay sa kadtong hitaboa,nganong wala pa man ang CHONG kahatagi ug justice? mao ni ang angayan dapat ninyo tagaan ug importansya ang ngalan sa CHONG nga gidungisan o gibugal-bugalan…mao nani ang angayan nga MOPAKITA SI ATTY.GLEN CHONG sa iyang pagkamaayong laki ang pag depensa sa iyang ngalan? hastang bagaa gayod ang nawong nga dili molihok sa ilang pagka biktima ug AMBUSH!!! AMBUSH!!! ug paghatag ug justice sa 2 ka kinabuhing nauyamot nga sila kanhing INTON UG BARCELO…

  17. nagbinulok naman pud ning NAKABIKTIMA! Sanglit bitaw ma-contempt of court kay hilabtanon ug bulokerrrr!

    UNA, OUT OF TUNE ANG GISUDLAN NGA TOPIC! klaro kaayo ang tuyo nga gustong e-twist ang isyu! One thing is for sure, dili me nimo maowat kay ang imong pagkatawo nagpabilin nga samad sa publiko. hehehe. Pasi-aw lang gamay. Dili ta kaayo magseryoso kay patulon unya ka nakabiktima.

    IKADUHA, DILI BA DIAY MO MAKAHIMO UG MOTION FOR A SPEEDY TRIAL NGA KATUNGOD MAN NA NINYO? Abtik pa man lagi sa manatad nga gutom nga nagfile ug mga motions aron lang ipabusara ang protesta ni Glenn Chong? Nganong diha di man ninyo mahimo? KAY KAMO MAN ANG NAGLANGAY-LANGAY MAO NGA MOANGAY! Mora ba sa kabutang sa school buses nga inyo pasanginlan c glenn nga maoy naglangay-langay pero ang tinuod nga storya, kamo man diay ang hinungdan ngano nga nalangay!

    IKATULO, AYAW MO DIRI SA BLOGS UG RADYO CGE UG YAWYAW, DIDTO MO SA KORTE KAY MANGA-HAWOD MAN BITAW MO! Tan-awon nato ug dili ba mo manga-priso ug balik!

  18. ALL ABOUT CENPEG… SAMPAL MUKHA SA NING-QUESTION SA INTEGREDAD UG KREDIBILIDAD SA CENPEG:

    ABOUT US

    The Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) is a public policy center established shortly before the May 2004 elections to help promote people empowerment in governance. Mindful of the elitist and patronage-driven character of the current electoral and political system in the country, CenPEG is especially advocating the democratic representation of the poor.

    CenPEG adopts a governance perspective by examining critically the electoral and political systems that give rise to problems like corruption and underdevelopment using governance indicators of transparency, accountability and people participation. The center’s programs are aimed at securing political and electoral changes to help ensure people participation and nurture a culture of integrity in governance. It conducts research and policy studies, education and trainings as well as undertakes advocacy and community-based projects that help people participate as key players in governance.

    FELLOWSHIP

    CenPEG sees the vital role of local media, people’s organizations and the academe not only as effective sources and purveyors of information but as catalysts of change as well. To pursue its programs in research and education-training, CenPEG taps a wide pool of resource persons coming from diverse backgrounds but commonly advocating the highest ideals of public service in governance. CenPEG “Fellows” are comprised of political analysts, public policy experts, leaders from people’s organizations and academic scholars. They help conduct research on government performance and social investigation on governance concepts and practices. They contribute their knowledge, expertise and experience in public governance as well as in grassroots empowerment.

    VISION – MISSION – GOAL

    VISION
    CenPEG envisions governance that is democratic and pro-people where the marginalized poor become active movers for change in government and society.

    MISSION

    To ensure the active participation of the marginalized sectors in decision and policy-making in government affairs, and on issues and programs affecting their rights and well-being, CenPEG is committed to
    Put the marginalized people’s agenda (democratic rights and interests of workers, farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous and Moro people, women and youth) at the core of government policies and programs.
    Promote governance that is empowering — participatory, sovereign, representative, and mass-based.
    Advance the politics of change as alternative to one that is elitist and patronage-driven as part of a process to achieve fundamental societal changes.

    GOALS

    To work for and promote a unified framework of democratic governance among a wide range of groups with shared principles and values based on the people’s agenda and program for genuine development. Empowerment of marginalized sectors through policy studies, education and training that challenge the elitist character of governance in favor of one that is democratic, participatory and representative of the sovereign will of the people.

    OBJECTIVES

    Undertake critical policy studies and timely issue analyses.
    Develop a comprehensive database program for electoral and political concerns.
    Conduct education and training on issues, principles and practices of democratic governance for people’s organizations (POs), broad-based parties and groups.
    Advocate politics of change and the people’s agenda as bases for good/honest governance
    Support people’s initiatives, mobilizations and other forms of active intervention in state affairs
    Promote stronger linkages and coordination among/between: elected people’s representatives and their constituencies, representative political parties, and concerned groups and individuals promoting people empowerment.

    What CenPEG says about the three basic indicators of governance?

    Transparency

    ”In a democratic state, transparency becomes integral to the whole process of governance as it promotes democratic access and the right of the people to public information.”

    ”Transparency is never decreed and is inherent in a democratic society. It allows the active participation of marginalized sectors’ in defining and shaping the destiny of a country.”

    “To be transparent also means to be responsive to criticisms and open to change.”

    Accountability

    “Power-holders and decision-makers in government are accountable to the people by virtue of their being in the take of taxpayers’ money. Whether elective or appointive, public officials and their respective offices in government are beholden to, and therefore should be, in the service of what is in the interests of the majority of the people.”

    “The people have every right to exact accountability from their leaders. Indicators of Public accountability include just laws, fair Judicial system, politically accountable Congress, democratic representation and consultations, honest elections, respect for human rights and transparent public transactions.”

    People Participation

    “People participation is not simply having a voice in decision-making, either directly or through established institutions. It is a process of empowerment that includes involvement in a wide range of activities — from planning, criticizing, assessing and developing concepts and ideas — that culminate in decision-making and implementation of laws, policies and programs.”

    “Democracy is power of the majority. But in the country, the majority of the people are poor, marginalized and powerless. They are traditionally treated as simply ‘recipients’ or ‘beneficiaries’ of government services. For democracy to work and be vibrant, the marginalized sectors must become key forces in society. The essence of ‘democratic governance’ is that the majority should be made to exercise authority and influence over policies and decisions through the various institutions and processes of government. All efforts therefore should be geared towards building the capacities of these sectors to exercise power, engage in the processes of governance, and promote their basic interests.”

    CENPEG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera – Chairman Dr. Eleanor Jara
    Dr. Temario Rivera – Vice Chairman Dr. Felix Muga II
    Ms. Evi-Ta Jimenez (Executive Director) Prof. Roland Simbulan
    Prof. Lanie Abad Dean Luis V. Teodoro
    Dr. Edgardo Clemente Prof. Bobby Tuazon
    Bishop Gabriel Garol
    Atty. Cleto Villacorta

    ROSTER OF CENPEG FELLOWS

    Lanie Abad Felix Muga II
    Lu Abreu Elmer Ordonez
    Jose Enrique Africa Julie Po
    Karol Baguilat Sonny Querijero
    Edgardo Clemente Ramon Ramirez
    Bishop Gabriel Garol Temario C. Rivera
    Bonifacio Ilagan Luis V. Teodoro
    Leni Jara Roland Simbulan
    Evi-ta Jimenez Bobby M. Tuazon
    Ben Lim Cleto Villacorta
    Bienvenido Lumbera
    CONTACT US

    Want to reach us? Get interviews or documents? Request for trainings and/or consultations?

    Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG), Inc.
    3F CSWCD Bldg., University of the Philippines Diliman,
    Quezon City 1105 Philippines
    Telefax +632-9299526

    You can reach us at: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

    You are invited. Be a CenPEG Fellow. Contribute your ideas and expertise.

    PARTNERS:

    CenPEG’s Partners, Network, and Affiliations include:
    Transparency International – Philippines
    European Commission Delegation in the Philippines (European Union)-EIDHR
    Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
    National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)
    Access to Information Network (ATIN)- Right-to-Know!
    University of the Philippines (in Manila; College of Mass Communication; CSWCD)
    UP College of Law, Office of the Dean
    National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA)
    National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)
    Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao (InPEACE Mindanao)
    Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) – Asian Center, University of the Philippines
    Light a Candle Movement – Mindanao
    League of Corporate Foundation (LCF)
    Urban Poor Resource Center in the Philippines (UPRCP)
    Automated Election System Watch (AES Watch)
    University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA)
    National Secretariat for Social Action –Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (Nassa-CBCP)
    Ecumenical Bishops Forum
    Association of Schools of Public Administrators
    Concerned Citizens Movement
    De La Salle University –College of Computer Studies- Caucus
    Transparentelections.org
    Movement for Good Governance
    Solidarity Philippines
    Coordinating Council for People’s Development
    Sisters in Mindanao (SAMIN)
    Agri-Watch
    Computer Professionals Union
    Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines
    Philippine Computer Society Foundation
    Philippine Computer Emergency Response Team
    Council for Health & Development
    Honorary Convener, Hon. Teofisto Guingona, Jr,, former Vice President
    Individual IT and Academic Experts

    Observer, Resource Group, and Briefer:
    Joint Congressional Oversight Committee (JCOC), Philippine Congress
    Commission on Elections (Comelec)
    Initiatives on Human Rights; Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights (Supreme Court of the Philippines, 2007, 2008)
    Political Parties, Party-list groups, and local government units (LGUs)
    Philippine International Observers’ Mission (PIOM)
    Consortium of Christian Organizations for Rural-Urban Development (CONCORD)
    Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc (EILER)
    National Movement for Free Elections (NAMREL)
    Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development, Foundation (PLCPD)
    Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
    Philippine Association of Maritime Training Centers, Inc (PAMTCI)
    Management Association of the Philippines (MAP)
    and others

    LINKS:

    Transparency International
    Basil Institute of Governance
    Institute of Politics and Governance (Phils.)
    UP National Center for Public Administration and Governance
    Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP)
    Reality of Aid
    Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
    Electronic Resources for Legislators
    Philippine Senate
    House of Representatives
    Transparency and Accountability Network (Phils.)
    Transparent Accountable Governance(TAG)
    Public Services International
    North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA )
    World Bank
    Social Science Research Network
    Hills Governance Center
    Development Academy of the Philippines
    Procurement Watch
    The Asia Foundation
    Chan Robles Virtual Law Library (Philippine Legal Resources)
    Makati Business Club: Congress Watch
    American Center for Democracy
    Centre for Democratic Institutions
    Independent Commission Against Corruption (Australia)
    Independent Commission Against Corruption (Hong Kong)
    Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption
    Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center
    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
    Anti-corruption Network
    http://www.worldpolicy.org
    Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

    2007 election
    Task Force Poll Watch 2007
    kontradaya – blog
    Commission on Elections (COMELEC)
    Inside the COMELEC
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    National Movement for Free Election
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    eu-cenpeg.org

    PROGRAMS and PROJECTS

    CenPEG supports informed and active citizen demand and participation throughout the process of drawing up policy to practicing it. To promote the empowerment of the marginalized sectors towards active citizen action for political and electoral reforms, CenPEG pursues the following programs or services:

    PSPA – Policy Studies, Publication & Advocacy program conducts research and policy study; develops an electoral database program called BODEGA; publishes discussion and working papers; organizes conferences, roundtable discussions, seminars, workshops and other fora; and provides public policy consultancy for groups and/or individuals in private or public office.

    EDTRA – Education and Training program produces multi-media education and training modules, holds trainings of facilitators and trainors engaged in education, training and literacy seminars/workshops on CenPEG’s various concerns to promote political and electoral changes.

    PROJECTS:

    CenPEG projects cover a wide-range of community-directed activities for PSPA, EDTRA and Media advocacies.

    “Electoral Watch”
    “BODEGA” — CenPEG’s electoral vote mapping and political database, which provides quick reference for researchers on various information related to political leaders, candidates, party-list groups and political parties.
    Bantay Balota — an independent nationwide poll-watching and quick-counting support system to help ensure clean and honest elections
    Volunteers Integration Program (VIP) – provides practical learning and exposure on governance work and people empowerment at the grassroots level for students and other interested groups like professionals and government local leaders.
    Program for Integrity and People Empowerment (PIPE) – in partnership with Transparency International-Philippines, the program is focused on promoting ethical values of truthfulness and justice as well as the tenets of transparency, accountability and people participation to fight corruption and underdevelopment.
    Democratic Governance
    Local Governance and People Empowerment
    Law and Constitution
    Corruption and Ethics
    Electoral Politics
    Special Courses
    “Paaralang Ati” for Indigenous People (PARATI)
    DAPAT TAPAT

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  19. MANUALLLLLLLLLLLLL RECOUNT AMO GIKINAHANGLAN……….PARA MASAYRAN UG MATAPOS NA ANG KUROKABILDO SA TANANG BILIRANON……..
    MINGAW MAN ATO BAG O KUNO NGA CONG……….UG IYA GOB…….KUNO ………..MURA MAN WA SILAY PLANO MUHIMO PROYEKTO………DI MAN PAREHO GLENN CHONG…..ABTIK KAAYO UTUKAN MAN GUD……MANUAAAAAAAAL RECOUNT NA PARA MATUNGHAN ANG TANAN……………….NGANO INYO MAN BABAGAN ESPINATUAN NGA PARA MAN KINI SA KALINAW SA TANAN………….DUNA MO GITAGO??//????????????…..

  20. POST 20:

    KOREK KA JUD KAAU! UNSA BA’Y ILANG KAHADLOKAN SA MANUAL RECOUNT? KUNG TINUOD JUD CLANG MGA DAUGAN (WHICH IN FACT MAO JUD ILANG GIPANGHAMBOG NGA “BISAN PA KA PILA MAG MANUAL RECOUNT DAUG JUD CLA GIHAPON” MATUD PA NILA SA RADYO) NGANO MAN LAGI NGA NAGKANDARAPA MAN SILA PAGPABASURA SA PROTESTA NI ATTY. GLENN CHONG UG CHARLIE CHONG? HALA IPATUBAG NA NATO SA ILA!

    AKONG BALIKON, KUN TINUOD GAYUD MONG MGA DAUGAN SA MAONG PINILIAY UG NGA WALA JUD NINYO TIKASE ANG ATONG KATAWHAN, NGANO MAN NGA NAGKANDARAP MAN MO PAG-FILE UG MGA MOTIONS ARON LANG IPABASURA ANG PROTESTA NI ATTY. GLENN CHONG?

    SA AKO LANG KABAHIN KUNG AKO LANG GAYUD ANG TINUOD NGA NINGDAUG UNYA GI-AGRABYAR KO SA AKONG KONTRA, DIHA-DIHA MISMO SA IYANG ATUBANGAN AKONG HANGYOON ANG COMELEC NGA MAGHIMO NALANG ME UG MGA KONDESYONES ARON PAREHA NAMONG PIRMAHAN ANG PAGPADALI SA PAGPA-RECOUNT NGA PAGA PIRMAHAN USAB SA COMELEC OR HRET. PERO SUKWAHI ANG NAHITABO, ANG NANGHAMBOG NGA SIGURADO SIYANG DAUGAN MAOY NANIGURO ARON PAGABABAGAN ANG MAONG PROTESTA ARON LAMANG SA USA KA PANUYO NGA DILI LANG GAYUD MAHIMO ANG PAG-IHAP SA MGA BALOTA MANO-MANO!

    OI HALA KARON PAKO, NGA ANG KAMPANTE MAOY KABADO! HEHEHEHE.

  21. UNSA BA’Y ILANG KAHADLOKAN SA MANUAL RECOUNT? KUNG TINUOD JUD CLANG MGA DAUGAN (WHICH IN FACT MAO JUD ILANG GIPANGHAMBOG NGA “BISAN PA KA PILA MAG MANUAL RECOUNT DAUG JUD CLA GIHAPON” MATUD PA NILA SA RADYO) NGANO MAN LAGI NGA NAGKANDARAPA MAN SILA PAGPABASURA SA PROTESTA NI ATTY. GLENN CHONG UG CHARLIE CHONG? HALA IPATUBAG NA NATO SA ILA!

    AKONG BALIKON, KUN TINUOD GAYUD MONG MGA DAUGAN SA MAONG PINILIAY UG NGA WALA JUD NINYO TIKASE ANG ATONG KATAWHAN, NGANO MAN NGA NAGKANDARAP MAN MO PAG-FILE UG MGA MOTIONS ARON LANG IPABASURA ANG PROTESTA NI ATTY. GLENN CHONG?

    SA AKO LANG KABAHIN KUNG AKO LANG GAYUD ANG TINUOD NGA NINGDAUG UNYA GI-AGRABYAR KO SA AKONG KONTRA, DIHA-DIHA MISMO SA IYANG ATUBANGAN AKONG HANGYOON ANG COMELEC NGA MAGHIMO NALANG ME UG MGA KONDESYONES ARON PAREHA NAMONG PIRMAHAN ANG PAGPADALI SA PAGPA-RECOUNT NGA PAGA PIRMAHAN USAB SA COMELEC OR HRET. PERO SUKWAHI ANG NAHITABO, ANG NANGHAMBOG NGA SIGURADO SIYANG DAUGAN MAOY NANIGURO ARON PAGABABAGAN ANG MAONG PROTESTA ARON LAMANG SA USA KA PANUYO NGA DILI LANG GAYUD MAHIMO ANG PAG-IHAP SA MGA BALOTA MANO-MANO!

    OI HALA KARON PAKO, NGA ANG KAMPANTE MAOY KABADO! HEHEHEHE.

  22. JUN DEL ROSARIO DECLINED A 3-MILLION OFFER FOR THE VICE GOVERNOR SEAT
    Biliranisland.com
    June 12, 2010

    In Jun Del Rosario’s current FB status he stated that before the May 10, 2010 elections, two politicians phoned him to join and consider paying 3M to an operator in exchange to a sure win for Vice-Governor.
    He said that he outrightly declined their offer to cheat.

    The recent elections showed that JDR earned only 7,078 votes. Montejo won the Vice-gov seat with a total number of 27,337 votes. Other opponents like Curso and Gonzales had 27,337 votes and 6,610 votes respectively.

    Does this mean that there was really an anomaly during the 2010 elections, and that those who were questioned only won because of digital fraud?

    I can’t help but wonder and ask how much more did they pay for a sure Congressional and Gobernatorial seats?

    JDR FACEBOOK EXPOSE:

    “TWO POLITICIANS PHONED ME TO JOIN AND CONSIDER PAYING 3M TO AN OPERATOR IN EXCHANGE TO A SURE WIN FOR VICE-GOVERNOR.

    I DECLINED BECAUSE OF PRINCIPLES, NOT JUST THAT I DON’T HAVE THE 3M. MY OWN EXPERIENCE IS SUGGESTING THERE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO COMMIT DIGITAL FRAUD IN THE ELECTION. I HOPE THEY DID NOT SUCCEED.

    INTERESTINGLY, BOTH POLITICIANS WHO TALKED TO ME WON THE ELECTION, NATIONAL AND LOCAL POSITION.”

  23. dia rah ang tnuod nga kmatuuran.,bsag unsaun pa nmu pag pmalit sa news paper espina m gwas ghapon ang tnuod sa imong pgka limbungan… please read via from philippine daily inquire..

    ________________________________________
    Watchdog: Biliran polls tainted
    First posted 02:18:24 (Mla time) November 19, 2010
    Philippine Daily Inquirer

    TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines—A study done by the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) maintained that there was massive electoral fraud in Biliran during the first nationwide automated polls last May 10.
    The survey, spearheaded by Nadja Castillo of the CenPEG, entitled “A Case Study: Biliran Province, Proving into a Possible Automated Cheating” under Project 3030 Research, cited possible electoral irregularities in the May 2010 national and local elections in the province.
    The study said there were allegations that members of board of election inspectors (BEI) in one barangay in Caibiran town, Biliran, had falsified Comelec documents, particularly computerized voters’ list and voters’ registration records.
    A case had been filed against the members of the BEIs for allowing “ghost” voters to vote.
    The CenPEG study also noted the extension of voting hours in several barangays, including Barangay Iyusan in Almeria town, which paved the way for more irregularities, such as the presence of a barangay chair clad in a campaign shirt and giving orders who to vote for.
    The study added that other irregularities included voting without a CF card from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; the failure to feed ballots into the PCOS machines; the entry into a voting precinct of a village watchman believed to be a supporter of the Espina clan; PCOS machines malfunctioning in Barangay Balaquid and Barangay Julita; erroneous date and time stamps on election returns (ERs) and the use of thermal paper without Comelec seal in printing ERs in three villages in Caibiran.
    Citing the study, CenPEG said only the total number of votes for all municipalities was publicly shown during the proclamation and poll watchers were not able to make a comparison of votes during the canvassing due to the failure of BEIs to show the breakdown of votes from the precincts.
    Lawyer Richard Alvin Japson, Biliran’s Comelec provincial election supervisor, had said the numbers were only for the municipality of Biliran, and not for Biliran province.
    But based on statistics written on the board, reelectionist Rep. Glenn Chong got 39,659 votes compared to Rogelio Espina’s 40,010 votes in Biliran town, which only has 10,095 registered voters.
    A brownout also took place while one Attorney Santos and representatives of an election watchdog, the PiNoy Lawyers, were questioning the vote statistics. Espina was declared winner in the congressional race when power was restored.
    Former Makati City Rep. Teodoro Locsin Jr., then the chair of the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms, said ERs from Biliran’s lone district showed huge discrepancies. Joey Gabieta, Inquirer Visayas

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