First State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2016 of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte – FULL TEXT

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA 2016) at Session Hall of the House of RepresentativesBatasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City Philippines.

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Updated Partial or Unofficial Results of 2016 Philippine Election

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55,735,757 registered voters in Philippines

as of May 11, 2016, 11:00 p.m.

95.65% VOTES COUNTED

PRESIDENT
DUTERTE, RODY
15,879,761 VOTES
38.54 %
ROXAS, MAR DAANG MATUWID
9,663,869 VOTES
23.46 %
POE, GRACE
8,913,006 VOTES
21.63 %
BINAY, JOJO
5,301,756 VOTES
12.87 %
DEFENSOR SANTIAGO, MIRIAM
1,417,450 VOTES
3.44 %

VICE PRESIDENT
ROBREDO, LENI DAANG MATUWID
13,968,884 VOTES
35.13 %
MARCOS, BONGBONG
13,738,585 VOTES
34.56 %
CAYETANO, ALAN PETER
5,655,489 VOTES
14.22 %
ESCUDERO, CHIZ
4,797,834 VOTES
12.07 %
TRILLANES, ANTONIO IV
840,154 VOTES
2.11 %
HONASAN, GRINGO
757,121 VOTES
1.90%

SENATORS
1. DRILON, FRANK (LP)
18,087,456 VOTES
2. VILLANUEVA, JOEL TESDAMAN (LP)
18,031,767 VOTES
3. SOTTO, VICENTE (NPC)
16,776,076 VOTES
4. LACSON, PANFILO PING (IND)
16,479,056 VOTES
5. GORDON, DICK (IND)
16,246,971 VOTES
6. ZUBIRI, MIGZ (IND)
15,623,735 VOTES
7. PACQUIAO, MANNY (UNA)
15,522,804 VOTES
8. HONTIVEROS, RISA (AKBYN)
15,497,083 VOTES
9. PANGILINAN, KIKO (LP)
15,474,422 VOTES
10. GATCHALIAN, WIN (NPC)
14,633,351 VOTES
11. RECTO, RALPH (LP)
13,848,397 VOTES
12. DE LIMA, LEILA (LP)
13,747,750 VOTES
13. TOLENTINO, FRANCIS (IND)
12,476,123 VOTES
14. OSMEÑA, SERGIO III (IND)
12,289,741 VOTES
15. ROMUALDEZ, MARTIN (LAKAS)
12,024,348 VOTES
16. DOMAGOSO, ISKO MORENO (PMP)
10,876,292 VOTES
17. GUINGONA, TG (LP)
9,985,633 VOTES
18. PETILLA, CARLOS JERICHO (LP)
6,872,863 VOTES
19. LAPID, MARK (AKSYON)
6,408,087 VOTES
20. COLMENARES, NERI (MKBYN)
6,308,905 VOTES
21. MANZANO, EDU (IND)
5,089,523 VOTES
22. ROMULO, ROMAN (IND)
4,704,714 VOTES
23. OPLE, SUSAN (NP)
2,639,725 VOTES
24. LACSAMANA, ALMA MORENO (UNA)
2,358,651 VOTES
25. BELGICA, GRECO (IND)
2,013,494 VOTES
26. ALUNAN, RAFFY (IND)
1,938,197 VOTES
27. GADON, LARRY (KBL)
1,917,127 VOTES
28. LANGIT, REY (UNA)
1,793,487 VOTES
29. KAPUNAN, ATTY. LORNA (AKSYON)
1,756,222 VOTES
30. SANTIAGO, DIONISIO (IND)
1,748,671 VOTES
31. PAGDILAO, SAMUEL (IND)
1,700,084 VOTES
32. CHAVEZ, MEL (WPPPMM)
1,676,515 VOTES
33. NAPEÑAS, GETULIO (UNA)
1,659,882 VOTES
34. AMBOLODTO, INA (LP)
1,564,884 VOTES
35. MONTANO, ALLAN (UNA)
1,551,191 VOTES
36. BELLO, WALDEN (IND)
1,048,288 VOTES
37. KIRAM, PRINCESS JACEL (UNA)
918,938 VOTES
38. ALBANI, SHARIFF (IND)
839,361 VOTES
39. PALPARAN, JOVITO JR. (IND)
815,106 VOTES
40. PAEZ, MR. COOP (IND)
784,064 VOTES
41. CAM, SANDRA (PMP)
769,831 VOTES
42. LIBAN, DANTE (IND)
748,761 VOTES
43. MONTAÑO, MON (IND)
729,683 VOTES
44. MAGANTO, ROMEO (LAKAS)
698,350 VOTES
45. ALI, ALDIN (WPPPMM)
675,046 VOTES
46. ARQUIZA, GODOFREDO (IND)
653,203 VOTES
47. BALIGOD, LEVITO (IND)
570,566 VOTES
48. VALEROSO, DIOSDADO (IND)
504,679 VOTES
49. DORONA, RAY (IND)
473,183 VOTES
50. KABALU, EID (IND)
351,983 VOTES

TOP 40 PARTY-LIST
1. 16 AKO BICOL
1,633,858 VOTES (5.21 %)
2. 36 GABRIELA
1,337,069 VOTES (4.26 %)
3. 25 1PACMAN
1,284,631 VOTES (4.10 %)
4. 31 ACT TEACHERS
1,148,027 VOTES (3.66 %)
5. 69 SENIOR CITIZENS
957,098 VOTES (3.05 %)
6. 30 KABAYAN
807,253 VOTES (2.57 %)
7. 1 AGRI
803,885 VOTES (2.56 %)
8. 110 BUHAY
751,891 VOTES (2.40 %)
9. 89 PBA
746,995 VOTES (2.38 %)
10. 62 ABONO
717,064 VOTES (2.29 %)
11. 21 COOP-NATCCO
652,393 VOTES (2.08 %)
12. 63 AMIN
613,898 VOTES (1.96 %)
13. 14 AKBAYAN
588,224 VOTES (1.88 %)
14. 8 AGAP
587,614 VOTES (1.87 %)
15. 81 BAYAN MUNA
585,055 VOTES (1.87 %)
16. 78 AN WARAY
583,467 VOTES (1.86 %)
17. 72 CIBAC
543,495 VOTES (1.73 %)
18. 60 AAMBIS-OWA
483,007 VOTES (1.54 %)
19. 58 KALINGA
482,672 VOTES (1.54 %)
20. 51 A TEACHER, INC.
461,877 VOTES (1.47 %)
21. 6 DIWA
457,963 VOTES (1.46 %)
22. 57 TUCP
456,169 VOTES (1.45 %)
23. 40 LPGMA
456,078 VOTES (1.45 %)
24. 5 ABANG LINGKOD
453,538 VOTES (1.45 %)
25. 34 YACAP
443,650 VOTES (1.41 %)
26. 44 ALONA
429,401 VOTES (1.37 %)
27. 102 1-SAGIP
392,210 VOTES (1.25 %)
28. 93 BUTIL
391,615 VOTES (1.25 %)
29. 52 ANAKPAWIS
353,850 VOTES (1.13 %)
30. 88 ACTS-OFW
343,310 VOTES (1.09 %)
31. 32 ANG KABUHAYAN
339,341 VOTES (1.08 %)
32. 43 ANGKLA
328,547 VOTES (1.05 %)
33. 98 MATA
320,586 VOTES (1.02 %)
34. 97 1-CARE
319,549 VOTES (1.02 %)
35. 91 ANAC-IP
300,651 VOTES (0.96 %)
36. 39 ABS
296,814 VOTES (0.95 %)
37. 100 BH (BAGONG HENERASYON)
295,296 VOTES (0.94 %)
38. 55 KABATAAN
293,154 VOTES (0.93 %)
39. 59 AASENSO
285,518 VOTES (0.91 %)
40. 9 SBP
277,949 VOTES (0.89 %)

2016 Philippine Presidential Election Candidates

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2016 PHILIPPINE Presidential Election Candidates

Get to know all the 2016 Philippine Presidential Election Candidates. It is always better to know all of them first before we give their votes to them this coming May 2016 Presidential election.

Top Presidential Candidates are Rodrigo Duterte, Grace Poe, Mar Roxas, Jejomar Binay and Miriam Defensor Santiago.

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Different Views on Parallel Manual Counting during the Election

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electionAn automated election had brought about a number of issues, whether to provide the people with an accurate, reliable and honest election. Since the proposal and approval of holding an automated counting of votes for the first time in the country, a number of possible flaws had been exposed by certain groups like the use of signal jammers and a bunch of plausible factors that may lead to a possibility for a failure of elections. The COMELEC, on the other hand, has taken in measures that will decrease the worries of the public and to ensure a truthful election for everyone.

Recently, Information Technology (IT) professionals have expressed the need for a full manual counting alongside the automated counting of votes on Election Day due to many possibilities of cheating. These professionals have looked unto fraudulent activities during the previous elections and are open to the fact that it can also happen with the automated counting. According to them, the Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) machines can be manipulated and cheating programs can be placed in it that may lead to padding and shaving of votes. They also said that, even if this new trend in the voting process utilizes high technology, modern equipments and techniques; it is not an assurance that the system will be free from fraudulent activities. They mentioned that the proposal for a simplified parallel manual count will only involve the highest three positions namely the president, vice-president and the mayor. The votes of the manual counting would then be in comparison to that of the PCOS counts. If and when there is a deviation of more than eight votes then they would suggest a full manual counting for all positions. Their proposal is only to ensure that cheating will be avoided and to check the accuracy of the machines. They have urged COMELEC to decide on this very important matter and spare some time so that they can execute the proposal and concur on solutions to both legal and logistic concerns.

The IT professionals are not the only ones who are calling for a parallel manual count of the votes as more and more sectors have spoken to support such call. Recently, business groups such as the Makati Business Club (MBC) and Finance Executives of the Philippines (Finex) have expressed their support on manual counting alongside the automated counting during the election. These business groups have uttered the fear of relying exclusively on automated counting and the possibility of cheating that will not truthfully validate the credibility of the results. Just like what the Information Technology experts have proposed, these business groups wanted the manual counting to be done on the top three positions. They also said that if and when a discrepancy of a single percent takes place, then a full manual counting should be done for all the positions to ensure accuracy and credibility. A number of flaws had also been enumerated by the representatives of these business groups which include similar flaws stated by the IT experts. They also made clear that they are not trying to stain the reputation of automated elections but instead, they are only trying to establish its effectiveness and capability of providing an honest and credible election for the Filipinos.

Candidates running for different positions in the government have also their stand on parallel manual counting. Six out of nine presidentiables have stated their support on the matter. One of these presidentiables, who stated his support, is Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Senator Benigno “noynoy” Aquino III. He had said that official ballots may have a possibility of being tampered, which may be visible with the naked which would result to its rejection by the machine. He also wanted the COMELEC to be transparent with their plans on the May 10 polls. Only three presidential candidates did not support the call for a parallel manual counting namely Senator Manny Villar (Nacionalist Party), Gilberto Teodoro ( Lakas-Kampi) and Richard Gordon. According to Senator Manny Villar, conducting the parallel manual counting on May 10 is too late for implementation because Election Day is fast approaching. He also stated that such proposal is already impossible and should have been pushed long before to ensure an honest and orderly election.

The COMELEC, on the other hand, has studied the proposals but according to COMELEC spokesman James Gimenez, the lack of time will make it impossible to execute. He also stated that a parallel manual count for 75,340 precincts is not easy and should be studied well. He also said that it has logistical and cost ramifications and personnel implications, and it’s a complicated thing. The COMELEC has been working around the clock for the poll preparations, and they are making sure they achieve their goal of having a credible election for everyone. The COMELEC also said that a parallel manual counting would no longer be necessary since a random manual audit is good enough. Malacañang has also supported the COMELEC against parallel manual counting stating that it would only result in chaos.