In civilised countries voting is really important – Legal, Open, reasonably transparent and safe….
Nobody wants that in the Philippines – Even the Police just laugh.
The basic requirement of voting is that you can do it in secret so no voting bribes can be made to stick. In the Failippines the voting is conducted in open windowed rooms where ‘observers’ can see what people are voting.
I know an area where the Mayor is offering 7000 Pesos per voter so that she can get her and her councillors back in. She can only do this when she is confident that the money paid will result in a vote for her and her coterie.
If the voting was done properly and in private this would not happen – I guess the Flips will get their comeuppance again and continue to elect the worst people.
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