A seed of doubt has germinated

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A seed of doubt has now started to sprout. The are some serious questions and valid points that watered this seed into germination:

1. In Smartmatic's best judgment, how really serious or how really important is it that, while significantly more than halfway in the course of the Automated Election System's on-going critical phase of data transmission, they seemingly have the sense of urgency and decided to proceed to change the sensitive program (sensitive because it has the [seemingly overlooked] potential to be maliciously taken advantage of such that it could make or break the outcome of the whole Automated Election System) that runs the counting of votes in the transparency server (the main/central computer where all the votes are ultimately received, consolidated, counted, and stored) in order to merely correct a relatively harmless single-character "cosmetic" error (allegedly to specifically correct an error that wrongly displays the "ñ" character as a "?" character possibly in the names of candidates or places in the vote-counting results shown on screen -- for example: To correctly display "Osmeña" instead of "Osme?a")?

Smartmatic said they wanted system perfection. Fine. But have they even thought of the seriousness of the repercussion of the action they have to take before the incident had to happen?

2. If the system was set up such that it would take two separate and different passwords (one password with Smartmatic, and the other one with Comelec) to be able to gain access to the server's program, then in Comelec's best judgment, what serious or important explanation made them decide to collaborate with Smartmatic to change the program?

3. Why was Smartmatic seemingly allowed on its own to decide on what action to take concerning that particular problem without at least a quick prior discussion with higher officials of Comelec and not asking for any high-level prior approval?

4. Who were the [unbiased] I.T. experts (if there were) tasked to check and certify that the newly introduced program source code or script, which was intended to correct the error, was really accurate in addressing the particular problem only, and that nothing else unauthorized will be secretly done undetected?

5. At the height of the campaign, PNoy openly expressed his vow (without perhaps thinking ahead of what would be the future consequence) to thwart the return of the Marcoses into power. That vow now has seemingly served to predicate this election-cheating perception/issue.

6. Because of this "poorly-authorized" access to the server, there now is a perception of a seemingly lax system security of the Automated Election System's vote counting procedure. This incident has undesirably given the camp of Bongbong Marcos a bitter right to question the integrity of the vote counting procedure of the system.

Let us pray that light shall prevail so that darkness shall not befall the land.


Into your hands, oh Lord, we lift up our differing choices of leaders


* Senatorial candidates Sotto, Gatchalian, & Drilon are deemed sure winners, so my vote for them I have given instead to other candidates.

For faster voting, it helps that you bring your sample ballot when you vote. It only took me less than 10 minutes to cast my vote. The voting transaction receipt was accurate. My voting precinct together with its team of election officers and personnel are on time.

I have observed a minor glitch in the feeding of the ballot into the VCM (Vote Counting Machine). At times the VCM displays a paper jam error message due to three common causes:

1. Voters fail to properly position the paper ballot during feeding.

2. Sometimes even a minor curve at the top side of the paper ballot could prevent it from completely dropping down into the plastic container causing the next ballot being feed to be obstructed from dropping down to the plastic container as well.

3. Some very tiny rough edges along the path of the paper ballot could sometimes prevent the paper ballot from dropping down into the plastic ballot container.

Thanks to the assigned VCM technician for his quick resolution to the problem.


Back to where it rightly belongs


Some time ago, something of authority was put in place, but not for long because it was schemingly removed; for they deemed it as being unlawfully placed. But since they have rejected it, it's now being taken away from them back to where it rightly belongs. It was supposed to be a package of good help -- only that it was wrapped in the disguise of a seemingly hostile gift. Its rejection turned out to be its own victory.

(That seemingly hostile gift was meant to be a help after the end of your days in authority. But since you rejected it, it is now granted the grace to quietly be free of its assigned task.)


Tungkol sa mga LBC at DHL Packages



Di nila nilampasan ang bahay namin, may iniwan silang LBC at DHL packages.

LBC (Lagay na Bigay ng Candidato)
DHL (Diay Hinatag sa Limbongan)

Ito ang mga posibleng gagawin ninyo sa mga inaalok na LBC at DHL packages ng mga politiko.

1. Kung sa iyo mismo inaabot ang ibinibigay nila, tanggihan mo sa maayos at magalang na paraan.

2. Kung hindi sila nagpaalam sa iyo at iniwan lang nila sa kasambahay mo o kaya nilagay lang nila sa mailbox mo, kunan mo ng picture at ipakita mo sa internet at ikaw na ang magpasya kung ano sa iyong kunsensya ang dapat at tamang gagawin sa perang iniwan nila. Pwede rin na subukan ninyong ipamimibigay ito sa mga namamalimos. Huwag ninyong ibigay sa simbahan. Kung malaki-laki ang halaga, subukan ninyong i-donate sa mga charity institutions.

3. Huwag ninyong gamitin sa inyong pansariling kapakanan ang mga LBC at DHL packages kung ayaw ninyong malasin ng tudo sa mga masasamang maidulot nitong masamang espiritu na dala ng gawaing ito.

If you want real change, then start it from within your self. It is time we must put a stop to this corrupt tradition of vote buying in our society.