On Monday (May 10th) here in the Philippines its election time. I am kind of worried right now. I’ve heard talk on TV that the election might be postponed for a month or so, due to the voting machines that they are going to use, they are not working properly. See they wanted to have the voting machines here in the Philippines for the first time ever. Wow, why they did not test this machines a long time ago? Why so rapidly testing now and almost all the machines not working right.
A lot of the smart flashcards not working the way they should. They showed some footage last night on TV the flashcard that are defective are not even picked up yet. And they said the replacement will be in the proper voting place by Friday or even on the day of the election. Some are not even here in the Philippines yet. It might have been arriving while I post this article. My problem on that how could they train the teachers how to use the machines and assist the voters if even the teachers didn’t have the proper training on how to use them. Gosh, we really are in for a disaster here. I really hope not.
It could really get nasty here if this thing with the Comelec does not have a resolution soon. I wish the Comelec also had the old voting system for a back up just in case the voting machine did not work. But as I keep seeing and hearing on the news I don’t think the Comelec has a Plan B system. I heard also last night on TV that maybe the remote areas like the place that is far from the city, they might not have an election on Monday. The machines might not be there on time they said.
I’m pretty sure the candidates are mad right now upon hearing the Comelecs comments. They spent a lot of money for the campaign and they might have to spend more if the election will be postponed. I am worried more with the people. They could uprise and do something if this election will not go through. I am already worried with some of the killings here related to politics. The other candidates killed the opponent or the people that supports them. It could be more violence happen if the election be postpone. Just hearing from a lot of the people here they want the president to be out of power now. They said they are tired of her. The people might blame her for the Comelec’s mess up.
I wish and hope for peaceful and honest election. Pray for the Philippines. Peace to all!