Election Watch (May 10, 2010)

Here’s a compilation of recent tweets and retweets regarding the elections of May 2010. Please note that these are copied as is. Let us know if there has been a misinformation and we’ll do our best to rectify them immediately.

Updated as of 7:05 PM on May 10, 2010.

Election Results URL released by COMELEC. [via @joeyalarilla]

  1. Updates/Alerts
  2. Failure of Elections
  3. Voting Issues
  4. Automation/PCOS Machine Issues
  5. Violence
  6. Against COMELEC Rules
  7. Power Outages
  8. Telecom Problems
  9. Contact Numbers


  • voter in precinct 228 in kauswagan, CDO complains that he received pre-shaded ballot [via @mindanaoan] [17:40]
  • via SMS: may ballots na may shade na bago pa man bumoto ang voter sa Bgy. Burgos-Padlan, San Carlos City -EO 05:26pm [via @coderadiophils] [18:16]
  • Early election results to be released at 9pm, sez Comelec [via @beamandac] [18:32]
  • GMANEWS: Voters in line 2 vote & those w/in 30 meters of polling center by 7 pm allowed 2 vote even after 7 pm deadline-PPCRV [via @DrewArellano] [17:13]
  • COMELEC: Voting hours will no longer be extended, after various groups sought another extension [via @NBN_Ch4] [16:34]
  • Failure of elections has been recommended to 11 municipalities in the Visayas and Mindanao due to various reasons [via @NBN_Ch4] [16:32]
  • Two Precinct Count Optical Scan machines caught fire during elections in Masbate province [via @NBN_Ch4] [16:08]
  • Comelec addresses long lines in precincts, extends voting hours http://bit.ly/dyTRZY [via @ABSCBNNews] [14:17]
  • Spokesman James JImenez confirms COMELEC website is down, gives HOTLINE nos. to call; site targetted to be up again around 11am [via @aka_java] [05/10 10:34]
  • PICC: Smartmatic’s Cesar Flores said that they plan to post first round of updates about voting nationwide by 9 AM (Kim Tan) [via @gmanews] [05/10 08:31]


  • Failure of elections in Gimbal, Iloilo and Pagsanjan, Samar.  [via @iammiguelito] [17:35]
  • Comelec to set date for spec elex in Guimbal, Iloilo & Pagsanjan, Samar. Failure of elex in both after ballots switch. [via @tinapperez] [17:19]
  • Mindanao update: 4 areas in lanao del sur declare failure of elections. 1 area had a bogged down pcos machine. replacement bogged down too [via @mindanaoan] [15:46]
  • Comelec asked to declare poll failure in parts of Mindanao http://bit.ly/aX2QQr [via @inquirerdotnet] [15:31]
  • Failure of elections declared in 3 municipalities in Lanao del Sur: Sultan Dumalondong, Tubaran, Lumba-Bayabao: http://tl.gd/17olsv [via @attysamina] [05/10 14:26]


  • Camiguin Island is Gibo country so competitors have to buy votes , Camiguin residents claim [via @mindanaoan] [17:47]
  • Mindanao update: reports say that vote buying rampant in Camiguin. Gibo supporters “urged” to vote for another #juanvote [via @mindanaoan] [17:46]
  • BEI in CDO precinct where pre-shaded ballot allegation took place ddn’t entertain queries/interviews frm media [via @mindanaoan] [17:42]
  • voter in precinct 228 in kauswagan, CDO complains that he received pre-shaded ballot #juanvote @ANCALERTS #eleksyon2010 #halalan [via @mindanaoan] [17:40]
  • people in the precinct CAN CHOOSE IF THEY WANT or DONT WANT to have their pointer fingers placed with INEDIBLE INK after voting… WOW!!!! [via @minganterter] [17:28]
  • via SMS: Employees of SM Mkt were only allowed to vote till 12nn.Bec of the long lines only a few of them got to vote. [via @coderadiophils] [16:57]
  • At least sixty voters were disenfranchised in Payatas’ main precinct, according to PPCRV. Many waited seven hours to vote. [via @patevangelista] [16:50]
  • no comelec rep here at fairview elem sch w/c has 13k voters. [via @imom] [16:54]
  • In V. Mapa High School in Sta. Mesa, Manila, PCOS machine shut down after 176th ballot. Manual voting ongoing. [via @bulatlat] [16:45]
  • Jojo Manzano (vice-mayor candidate) buying votes in meycauayan bulacan! [via @chel_ice] [16:29]
  • Bangued, Abra team visited PPCRV who documented that armed men stay near precincts, 15 reports of PCOS malfunctions. [via @bulatlat] [16:08]
  • PPCRV reports that in Lagayan & Langiden in Abra, different person submitted the ballots to PCOS instead of the voter. [via @bulatlat] [16:16]
  • Elections have been suspended in the municipalities of Sultan Dumalondong, Tubaran, Masiu, Lumba-Bayabao in Lanao delSur due to no BEI [via @NBN_Ch4] [16:12]
  • Report: Sa Commonwealth Elem School, maraming patay na nasa Voters List pa rin. Ang mga buhay, wala. [via @tonyocruz] [16:09]
  • Mindanao update: in malaybalay city bukidnon, lots of ballots got rejected. unfortunately, the voters have ALREADY PLACED THEIR THUMBMARKS [via @mindanaoan] [15:41]
  • Mindanao update: ballot secrecy folders are SHORT and ordinary looking folders. the kind that you can buy in just abt any bookstore [via @mindanaoan] [15:40]
  • Mindanao update: BEI in malaybalay bukidnon precinct REQUIRE ppl to place thumbmarks even before they get a blank ballot [via @mindanaoan] [15:35]
  • via SMS: voted for past 2 elections, have a voters ID. told my name not on masters list this morning – Mary Joy Celiz-Gonzales, Mandaluyong [via @coderadiophils] [15:35]
  • At Vicente Lim Elem in Tondo, registered voters with IDs cannot vote because their names are not in the official voters list. [via @bulatlat] [15:35]
  • Samar ballots wrongly delivered to Iloilo. [via @sunstaronline] [14:48]
  • via SMS: mom wasn’t able to vote because there was no voter’s list posted [Bagong Silang High School, Caloocan] – caloocan poll watcher [via @coderadiophils] [14:38]
  • via SMS: There’s a bit of confusion in enetering the respective precincts here in Brgy. Labas in Sta. Rosa, Laguna – KatarHol5 [via @coderadiophils] [14:41]
  • Cebu: Voter refuses to accept shaded ballot;BEI fed it to the PCOS before giving the voter a clean ballot. .#kontradaya http://ht.ly/1IVmQ [via @workerswatch] [14:17]
  • AbraDeIlog, Occ.Mindoro: Bagong balota may naka-shade nang partylist, ulat ng Katribu Partylist pollwatchers. [via @pinoyweekly] [14:04]
  • MARIKINA CITY: A voter was able to remove the indelible ink on her finger with a hand saitizer. (Jessica Fenol) [via @gmanews] [14:18]
  • Voting halted in Iloilo town due to wrong ballots http://bit.ly/cSis1b [via @inquirerdotnet] [14:20]
  • Justice Palma ElemSch, Payatas: Gutom ang inabot ng mga nakapilang botante, 8am pa naghihintay, ayon kay Dar Galang. [via @pinoyweekly] [14:06]
  • Ang mga PPCRV pollwatchers sa precinct 98B Naga Elem. School, Tiwi, Albay ay mga bulaklak lang sa pader. [via @delajoker] [05/10 10:56]
  • No UV lamp scan of ballots being done in Clustered Precinct 198, Makati. [via @random_salt] [05/10 10:40]
  • Baguio: many registered voters can’t find names in official list  http://bit.ly/aOoOPb [via @kabataancordi] [05/10 10:23]
  • No PCOS machines, COMELEC officers yet at Concepcion Elementary School, Marikina. [via @Patrick_Austin] [05/10 10:34]
  • Incident report: Napindan Elem. Sch., Taguig : http://ht.ly/1IS8a [via @workerswatch] [05/10 09:29]
  • nagkakagulo na dito sa binan laguna, wala sa listahan yung mga registered voters, pero yung mga patay nandon pa rin. [via @ilikeEdV] [05/10 09:22]
  • Quezon City: Machines yet to be initialized in Roxas Dist. school [via @kontradaya] [05/10 08:39]
  • Makati West HS line worse thn b4. They’re not letting anyone in. Names missing. 2 neighbors can’t find names on list. [via @iammiguelito] [05/10 08:42]
  • Batasan Hills National High School sa QC, dagsa na ang mga bomoboto; mga botante, nalilito sa paghahanap sa kani-kanilang mga presinto [via @DZMMTeleRadyo] [05/10 08:23]
  • Nagkakainitan na po sa precinct 80a sa Bangkal Elementary School Makati. Labo-labo na ang pila. [via @reklamotion] [05/10 08:19]
  • No ballot secrecy folders in precincts at Quezon City High School [via @reklamotion] [05/10 8:01]
  • Dito sa maximo estrella elem sch sa makati, magulo mga tao! Di marunong makinig sa BEI at gusto lahat makasingit sa pila! Darn [via @thaniathania5] [05/10 07:46]


  • Mindanao update: reports say that Camiguin’s Gov Romualdo’s private army harassed non-supporters #juanvote #halalan #eleksyon2010 [via @mindanaoan] [17:45]
  • There are reported incidents of shootouts in munipalities of Kapia, Bayang & Lubatan in Lanao del Sur. [via @bulatlat] [17:34]
  • Blast rocks La Union precinct http://bit.ly/aMkEUE [via @inquirerdotnet] [17:27]
  • LP mayoral bet abducted in Mindoro http://bit.ly/c0SZFz [via @inquirerdotnet] [17:19]
  • Tensions rose in precinct at Ortiz, Naguilian, La Union when 2nd dist. Rep. Butch Dumpit dragged an NPC watcher. [via @bulatlat] [17:17]
  • My uncle’s convoy was ambushed just now. He’s running for Vice Mayor of Aurora, Isabela. 1 wounded. [via @quitonitura] [17:33]
  • armed men fired on election officials in basilan en route to polling centers delaying elections via anc [via @caffeinesparks] [16:59]
  • 3 die in Zambo Sibugay encounter http://bit.ly/due6U0 [via @verafiles] [16:35]
  • Congress bet’s vehicle strafed in Cavite; 2 dead http://bit.ly/bO0Q1A [via @ABSCBNNews] [16:11]
  • 2 dead and 1 wounded in cavite, supporters of LP cong. candidate abaya, via anc [via @caffeinesparks] [16:10]
  • Batangas voter shot for refusing attempt to buy his vote http://bit.ly/8XfHDT [via @gmanewstv] [16:07]
  • CAVITE candidate PLARIDEL GARCIA was ambushed! 1 Colonel & 1 Captain (escorts) killed [via @CrisN73] [16:05]
  • Armed men abduct local newsman after mauling two others in Camiguin [via @NBN_Ch4] [16:04]
  • Drunks arrested after reportedly harassing vice mayor’s household in Agusan – http://bit.ly/bogS96 [via @gmanewstv] [15:53]
  • 2 patay sa barilan sa isang polling center sa North Kabuntalan, Maguindanao http://bit.ly/9gcKtN [via @DZMMTeleradyo] [15:52]
  • Incidents of violence as verified by the PNP http://bit.ly/ciMs05 [via @ABSCBN_Halalan] [15:51]
  • Mindanao update: 1 killed in election related violence in lanao del sur [via @mindanaoan] [15:36]
  • SULU:PCOS machine in Indanan town was destroyed. The precinct closed due to tension,conflict bet. candidates (Ely Del Rosario) [via @gmanewstv] [15:35]
  • Malicbong, Abra #piom team reported voter threatened that he will not receive livelihood program if certain candidates lose. [via @bulatlat] [15:10]
  • 6 dead in shooting incident in Bacoor,Cavite police HQ,near sch. [via @reyrefran] [15:07]
  • Bomb explodes in La Union polling booth, 4 hurt http://bit.ly/9mHvxj [via @jeturrian] [15:06]
  • More poll violence in Comelec-controlled Abra http://bit.ly/dic84e [via @Namfrel] [14:46]
  • 11 election-related violence, naitala ng PNP simula nang mag-umpisa ang botohan kaninang umaga http://bit.ly/d849Bt [via @DZMMTeleradyo] [14:45]
  • 2 killed in Maguindanao firefight http://bit.ly/dsksPD [via @inquirerdotnet] [14:42]
  • Deped condemns torching of elementary school in Miag-ao –  http://bit.ly/bDAXFd [via @gmanewstv] [14:37]
  • Mayoral bet’s supporter shot dead in Palawan – http://bit.ly/9xBuzv [via @gmanewstv] [14:37]
  • Groups clash in Maguindanao poll center; 2 die http://bit.ly/cTkHhd [via @ABSCBN_Halalan] [14:35]
  • Village chief shot dead in Aklan http://bit.ly/cA0yNj [via @inquirerdotnet] [14:24]
  • One dead in first Philippine election day killing http://bit.ly/alox60 [via @ABSCBNBreaking] [05/10 09:31]
  • [Regions] 1 dies as mayoral bets’ supportes clash in Palawan [via @ABSCBNNews] [05/10 08:48]
  • Unconfirmed report of encounter between AFP and NPA at Brgy. del Rosario, oas, albay per DZGB report [via @bicolanodevil] [05/10 08:33]
  • Shots fired near and around buldon, maguindanao, startling voters. Soldiers scamper to check. [via @carlosconde] [05/10 08:36]
  • Bombing attempt foiled in Sultan Kudarat—military http://bit.ly/9RJlr3 [via @inquirerdotnet] [05/10 7:53]


  • [Regions] 6 alleged vote buyers nabbed in Bulacan, Sorsogon [via @ABSCBNNews] [18:37]
  • MANILA: Mayor Alfredo Lim’s visit to canvassing site in Ninoy Aquino Stadium is against election laws (Aileen Perez) [via @gmanews] [18:37]
  • some BEI’s unaware voting extended till 7pm. persons w/in 30m or in line as of 7pm should also be allowed to vote. [via @natoreyes] [18:30]
  • Despite ban, campaign paraphernalia still seen in schools http://bit.ly/ceeEbR [via @yphnewsroom] [17:50]
  • is this legal? Red cross volunteers in our precinct givin out gordon baller bands. [via @cryptonomikon] [17:46]
  • my precinct awhile ago have 3x votees, with different names!!! and they were like “pangatlong balik ko na nga eto pare eh!” [via @yoshiyoken] [17:31]
  • 6 alleged vote buyers nabbed in Bulacan, Sorsogon http://bit.ly/c4mYwU [via @ABSCBNBreaking] [17:30]
  • via SMS: Golden City Imus, Phase 1 PPCRV volunteer nakaupo lang & ppl helping managing lines are partido liberal. – Buen Cruz [via @coderadiophils] [17:26]
  • The NPC pollwatcher in Naguilian, La Union allegedly handed out ‘green slips’ to voters outside precinct. [via @bulatlat] [17:18]
  • Bacoor, Cavite: Poll Watchers wearing IDs with Lani Revilla’s name. Is this allowed? [via @jo_margarette] [16:13]
  • Pre-shaded ballots in favor of LPGMA Partylist in Balara Elem. School in Pansol, QC. 3rd case of pre-shading reported #halalan #juanvote [via @terryridon] [16:53]
  • ballots in Brgy Maragooc, Gloria, Or. Mindoro are already shaded in favor of the incumbent Mayor [via @giandatcom] [16:38]
  • Hindi pinapasok PPCRV volunteer sa Comelec base ng Los Banos kung saan ita-transmit ang mga resulta. [via @johnebora] [16:16]
  • Correction: styro-packed lunches with ISKO & LIM given to BEIs not pollwatchers; in Tondo not in Abra. Apologies. [via @bulatlat] [16:19]
  • People wearing Kaagapay Partylist shirts inside Vicente Lim Elem. school grounds, Tondo. [via @bulatlat] [16:43]
  • PPCRV reports that in Dangla, Abra, a member of political party is dictating who to vote, pointing at the name in ballot. [via @bulatlat] [16:10]
  • Bulatlat correspondents at Brgy. 103 in Vicente Lim Elem, Tondo, witnessed a voter handed a paper bill to a poll watcher. [via @bulatlat] [16:03]
  • No Comelec rep at Tandang Sora ES, Tandang Sora HS, Comnwelt ES [via @tonyocruz] [15:53]
  • From Wenchie-Tandang sora elem sch, tandang sora high, comnwealth elem school- lahat walang comelec rep. Ppcrv lang nandito. [via @momblogger] [15:45]
  • 2010 Election Watch Bukidnon — Unconfirmed, isolated reports of vote buying in Northern Bukidnon; going rate is P50.00 [via @jowana] [15:49]
  • In Babag Elem, Lapulapu City, Cebu, reports of sample ballots of admin candidate Radaza given by those holding d masterlist. [via @bulatlat] [15:44]
  • Vote-buyers nabbed in Bulacan http://bit.ly/cpBvbQ [via @inquirerdotnet] [15:40]
  • A teacher in p. Burgos school in sta mesa was campaigning 4 a certain Cong. in dist 4 wyl i was waiting in the line [via @rockerfemsha] [15:10]
  • How vote buying works in Tacloban city- http://tweetphoto.com/21847718 [via @nmartinez996] [15:07]
  • may vote buying n nagaganap sa Hizon Elem. School., Chairman ng Bgy.255 Z23 ang bumibili ng boto para ilakad si Panti at Torno [via @lesterdukekasih] [15:07]
  • Poll technicians in Negros Oriental lack training http://bit.ly/9hc6o1 [via @Namfrel] [14:50]
  • Alleged flying voter found out in Manila http://bit.ly/anrd3e [via @Namfrel] [14:46]
  • mayor jun bernabe just takes his entire family to the front of the line. while we wait over 3 hours to vote [via @yapatoots] [14:34]
  • 4 nabbed in Bulacan for vote-buying  http://bit.ly/96IzUr [via @gmanewstv] [14:37]
  • SMS from QC – Don De Leon, running for councilor in qc is buying votes for P200 – election observer [via @coderadiophils] [14:34]
  • watchers in Urdaneta 4 Noy r 2 close to pcos&voters. dey r 4 noynoy coz dey r wearng IDs w/ labels, ballers, & shirts – makati PW [via @coderadiophils] [14:33]
  • used 2day: reverse vote buying… paid not to vote . Each gets P3 k, then has thumb marked with indelible ink [via @hotmaila] [05/10 09:31]
  • “whisperers” abound polling centers as supporters of some candid8s whisper their names to voters [via @ellasez] [05/10 08:46]
  • I heard may 3 libreng public fx transpo *daw* from re-elect mayor dito sa antipolo city [via @mekinudois] [05/10 08:40]
  • A PIOM observer in Abra saw a pollwatcher talking to a voter, pointing at ballot, which is prohibited in poll precincts. [via @bulatlat] [05/10 08:36]
  • MANILA: Local candidates still violating the 50-meter rule in Ramon Magsaysay High School. (Earl Guico) [via @gmanewstv] [05/10 08:31]
  • And pati ba naman sa line, namimigay pa ng sample ballots si Acop (for Antipolo)? So desperate! [via @lisawenceslao] [05/10 08:27]
  • 2k per head vote buying last night at mantagbac, daet camarines norte [via @iamreya] [05/10 7:57]
  • In a QC precinct, campaign prop mat’ls still being given out [via @thepocnews] [05/10 7:52]
  • given reports that Governor Romualdo and his supporters in Barangay Tangaro, Catarman, attacked members of… http://bit.ly/ac4xjQ [via @RPElection2010] [05/10 7:46]
  • Some voters in Lipa get P500 for not voting; fingers of people giving up votes are marked by indelible ink. [via @workerswatch] [05/10 07:45]
  • vote buying indicators based on what i heard- voters asked to wear campaign shirts when they vote so operators can spot them [via @almeldiel] [05/10 2:42]


  • Biglang nag brownout dito sa Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur. It’s a big disappointment! Hindi ko lang alam anong nangyari 🙁 [via @GoJepoi] [18:08]
  • Brgy. Lllano, Caloocan City: Power interruptions last up to 20 minutes for “preparations for counting” http://ht.ly/1IXYx [via @workerswatch] [17:36]
  • Still no electricity in Ampid, San Mateo, Rizal [via @reklamotion] [05/10 10:40]
  • Reports of power outages in various parts of the country received. Will post locations when confirmed. [via @goldengutgirl] [05/10 08:19]


  • Smartmatic signal can’t reach 29 Sultan Kudarat barangays http://bit.ly/9PvMdz [via @Namfrel] [14:44]
  • Pollwatchers in Brgy. Casilagan, Sto. Tomas, La Union, report low to no signal strength of all telecom networks. [via @bulatlat] [14:40]


  • Send electoral fraud reports via sms: Globe 09156701434, Smart 09293361581 and Sun 09235320142 http://ht.ly/1Iw8X [via @workerswatch] [05/09 13:00]
  • PNP Spokesman Leonardo Espina: Police hotlines for the elections: call 117 or text PNP <MSG> and send to 2920 (Globe, Smart). P2.50/txt [via @ANCALERTS] [05/09 09:17]
Justice Palma ElemSch, Payatas: Gutom ang inabot ng mga nakapilang botante, 8am pa naghihintay, ayon kay Dar Galang. [via @pinoyweekly] [14:06]


  1. I dont understand why they r grlling smartmatics with all these?isnt it that comelect should be blamed and brought to court bec its cleared that some of their personnel were the ones being mentioned, they should be investigated.

  2. We r sick and tired seeing the supposed representatives of the people who r just doing the usual grandstandings…enough of this.its a waste of peoples money ..we need actions concluded w/valid results…. Will u?

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