commends the Comelec for pushing through with the continuing registration of voters and for actively promoting citizens' participation in the electoral process,' the group said on Wednesday in a statement.
secretary-general Eric Alvia said elections must have regularity as it one of the ways to assess the performance of local leaders.
There was already an attempt to do that the last time,' Namfrel
Secretary-General Eric Jude O.
'It is unacceptable,' said Namfrel
secretary general Eric Alvia when sought to react to the plan of Senator-elect Christopher Lawrence 'Bong' Go to push for the postponement of the barangay and SK polls which were scheduled to be held next year.
And with regard to NAMFREL
itself, while it has become an examplar for free and honest elections, it has not always acted 'in the name of civil society'.
After the precincts closed in mid-afternoon, canvassing teams working in pencil stayed awake through the night to tally seven different sheets for state authorities, parties, and Namfrel
. Because of the time required to transport official documents to provincial capitals and Manila, the canvassing for national positions lasted weeks.
has said it hopes to finish its unofficial counting of votes within a week of election day.
Emerging a far second in the NAMFREL
count is former Cebu Governor Lito Osmena of the Province First Development Initiative who got 787,975 votes, 14.74%, dislodging from second place to the fourth slot House Speaker Jose de Venecia of the ruling party.
Chairman Gus Lagman said he has long been pushing for the hybrid election system.
Meanwhile, the Comelec should be able to find new methods of minimizing the glitches that tarnished the past polls and of making the process more transparent to answer Namfrel
's valid concerns without risking the horrors of manual voting.
had asked the Comelec to publicly 'disclose and explain' the transmission router.
"This (router) was voted on and Namfrel
was actually part of the voting The results of the voting was unanimous.