Live Blogging: Covering the Philippines’ First Automated National Elections Day 1

25Mar10

Organized by the US Embassy
March 25, 2010
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Discussions are confidential.

1:30 pm The Challenge of Comprehensive Press Coverage Before, During, and Post-Elections
Eileen G. Mangubat, Cebu Daily News Publisher

2:27 pm Reporting Under Challenging Conditions; Journalists and Human Rights; Press Freedom
Edwin O. Fernandez, DXMS/DXOL Cotabato City Station Manager

Brief Q & A

3:43 pm The Philippines’ First Automated National Elections: The Environment for May 2010 Elections
Dr. Mahar K. Mangahas, Social Weather Station President

4:15 pm The Philippines’ First Automated National Elections: An Overview of the Relevant Laws and Implementing Guidelines and the Voting Process
Atty. Ray Rene P. Buac, COMELEC Region 7 Regional Election Director

Dear Atty. Buac, please don’t say that nobody will bother jamming, cheating, or tampering with the elections in rural, far flung, or low population areas. That’s where cheating allegedly happened in the past elections.

5:46 pm Voters’ Education
Judge Gabriel T. Ingles, Cebu Citizens Involvement & Maturation in People’s Empowerment and Liberation (CIMPEL)

7:45 pm A Look at the 2008 ARMM Experience
Carolyn O. Arguillas, MindaNews Editor

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