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    Ayan na binayaran na ng pauna yung mga martial law victims. Ano pang proof kelangan ng marcoses at bbm tards para amining talagang winalangh!y4 ng rehimeng marcos mga pilipino? Ano pang kelangang patunay? Mga kulay regla sagot. Legalidad na usapin na naman isasagot.

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    Opportunism and Leni Robredo

    posted May 09, 2017 at 12:01 am by
    Victor Avecilla
    Manila Standard


    The two weeks prior to the recent four-day weekend saw several public officials making preposterous, self-serving allegations.

    In the spotlight is Leni Robredo, the purported vice president of the Philippines, whose public acceptance has deteriorated drastically these past months.

    According to the final tally of the Commission on Elections, Robredo won the May 2016 vice presidential election by a margin of more than 200,000 votes over her closest rival, ex-Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

    Although the Congress proclaimed Robredo as the winner, Robredo’s supposed victory wasn’t as credible as she had hoped it to be.

    Right after the polls closed on election day, and when the tally began, Marcos was winning by over a million votes over Robredo. A few days thereafter, Marcos’ lead was slowly but systematically trimmed. By the sixth day, Robredo was winning.

    Was this unusual turn of electoral events attributable to computer fraud? Let the following facts speak for themselves.

    Robredo was the Liberal Party bet for vice president. The national headquarters of the LP was the Novotel Hotel at the Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City. This hotel is owned by the family of Mar Roxas, the LP candidate for president. Smartmatic was the foreign service provider retained by the Comelec for the operation and maintenance of the automated voting machines used in the May 2016 national elections.

    Days before election day, the Comelec moved its nerve-center to the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Instead of housing the foreign executives of Smartmatic at one of the many reputable hotels at the PICC complex, the Comelec billeted them at the Novotel.

    On election day, it was reported that several voting machines were seen at the Novotel. After Comelec head Andres Bautista inspected a few, but not all, of the rooms of the hotel, he declared that there was no basis for the report.

    It was discovered that a Smartmatic official made alterations on the computer program of the voting machines without the permission of the Comelec. After that, Robredo, who was losing in the initial tallies for the past days, was suddenly winning over Marcos.

    The facts have spoken.


    At any rate, Marcos filed an election protest with the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. Claiming it was Marcos who cheated her, Robredo filed a separate election protest with the PET.

    After due proceedings, the PET directed Marcos and Robredo to pay their respective protest fees in two installments. Although Marcos paid his first installment, Robredo maintained that she ought to pay her protest fee only after the Marcos election protest shall have been resolved.

    Because that excuse did not convince the PET, Robredo was forced to pay the first installment of her protest fee. According to her press releases, Robredo’s relatives raised the P8 million needed. How much was contributed by the LP is uncertain.

    Robredo’s political career has been characterized by opportunism. She got elected to the House of Representatives in 2013 on the fame she inherited from her late husband, a Cabinet secretary of former President Benigno Aquino III. After Grace Poe turned down the LP offer for her to run as its vice presidential bet in the May 2016 polls, Robredo readily agreed to do so, even if it was obvious she was only the LP’s second choice.

    The Robredo campaign strategy for the vice presidency highlighted her having worn slippers like her husband did, and her having ridden an air-conditioned bus to Bicol.

    Taking advantage of the defeat of the LP presidential candidate, Robredo ordained herself as the leader of the political opposition.

    Robredo currently resides in a large mansion in the plush New Manila district of Quezon City owned by the LP-controlled QC government – a privilege past vice presidents never enjoyed because they were not partymates of the QC mayor during their terms.

    The unsuccessful attempt by Robredo to avoid paying the P8-million installment also speaks much about her. It’s time Robredo realized that she can’t be a freeloader all the time.

    Expectedly, Robredo alleges that in paying his election protest fee, Bongbong Marcos is using ill-gotten wealth to return to power. Robredo’s frequent reference to the so-called ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family is not only irritatingly repetitious; it underscores her manifest inability to discuss and fathom other social and political issues.

    Perhaps Robredo is unaware that her campaign bogeyman about the so-called Marcos wealth is no longer as effective as it was during the 1986 elections. Robredo used that bogeyman to scare the electorate against voting for Bongbong Marcos as vice president. She also asserted that a vote for Bongbong will restore the Marcos family to power.

    Obviously, Robredo’s strategy failed. Despite the alleged corruption Robredo attributed to the Marcos family, Bongbong Marcos obtained millions of votes, enough to put him in the lead in the initial tallies.

    If the Marcos family were as bad as Robredo tried to portray them to be, Bongbong Marcos should have been clobbered at the polls. On the contrary, the millions of votes Marcos got from the electorate not only upset Robredo’s prophecy; it also proved that the Filipino people have had enough of anti-Marcos rhetoric. Political analysts also observed that the millions of votes for Marcos in May 2016 were also votes against the corrupt regime of President Aquino III and his henchmen in the LP—which happens to be the political party of Robredo.

    Marcos had many accomplishments as a senator. His greatest achievement was his having almost single-handedly stopped the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (endorsed by President Aquino III) which would have dismembered the Republic of the Philippines.


    What has Robredo accomplished as a member of the Congress or as vice president?

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    Quote Originally Posted by isQuash View Post
    puro akusasyon. hindi naman maipakulong.

    sina gma, bong revilla at 'yung jinggoy naipakulong agad, pero ang mga marcos hindi maipakulong. puro akusasyon lang kasi.
    hanggang ngayon tikom pa din bibig ng dilawan

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    ^nakakapagtaka nga eh. chance na nila ipakulong si bbm nung kasagsagan ng pdaf dahil hawak nila ang lahat at madali nang gawan ng kaso si bbm. kaunting kendeng lang at magkakampi-kampi na ang lahat: mainstream media, justices, aquino ang pangulo, ang katarayan nila leah navarro, cynthia patag at si jim "look at me!" paredes.

    pero nganga!

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    PET to Comelec: Answer Robredo's queries on stripping activities
    Published May 15, 2017 2:35pm
    By VIRGIL LOPEZ, GMA News

    The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), has ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to respond to the concerns raised by Vice President Leni Robredo on the stripping activities involving poll materials used in the 2016 elections.

    Robredo filed a manifestation with the PET on April 7, listing down her concerns which the tribunal said the Comelec must answer within 10 days from receipt of notice.

    The vice president asked why do the certificates in consolidation and canvassing system (CCS) USB tokens expire and whether the other data contained in CCS laptops would be affected in light of the proposed change in the system date.

    She also asked how much is being spent by the Comelec on the rent of the warehouse and the timetable for the use of CCS laptops by the poll body.

    Sought for comment, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said: "We will comply [with the PET resolution]."

    According to the Comelec, the stripping activities entail the physical dismantling of the rented vote counting machines, the consolidation and canvassing system (CCS) laptops and their respective components and other election paraphernalia that have to be turned over to poll technology provider Smartmatic.

    The Comelec begun the stripping of unused CCS kits and backing up of SD cards on March 27 at the Comelec's warehouse in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.

    The poll body scheduled the stripping of the used CCS on March 31 but it was suspended since the certificates installed in the CCS USB tokens expired in December 2016.

    The Comelec suggested to "change the system date to an earlier period, preferably October or November 2016."

    The poll body is also doing a backing-up activity in order to collect the statistical data from the SD cards, such as, among others, the number of undervotes per position, the number of abstention per position, and the number of over-votes per position.

    Robredo is fighting an electoral protest lodged by former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. whom she defeated by only 263,473 votes.

    Marcos claimed last year's vice presidential election was marred by fraud.

    Robredo and Marcos had earlier posted the initial installment of P44 million of the P81.46 million required of them by the PET for the protest and counter protest to move forward.

    The fees will cover the retrieval of ballot boxes and election documents from contested precincts nationwide. —KBK, GMA News

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    The yellows keep on talking about the marcoses, martial law, human rights abuses but just like what you said, they don't seem to be doing anything about it especially when CORY, FVR AND PNOY WERE IN POWER. Hanggang dakdak at paninira na lang.

    BAKIT KAYA?



    Quote Originally Posted by isQuash View Post
    ^nakakapagtaka nga eh. chance na nila ipakulong si bbm nung kasagsagan ng pdaf dahil hawak nila ang lahat at madali nang gawan ng kaso si bbm. kaunting kendeng lang at magkakampi-kampi na ang lahat: mainstream media, justices, aquino ang pangulo, ang katarayan nila leah navarro, cynthia patag at si jim "look at me!" paredes.

    pero nganga!

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    Imee Marcos says ‘unfair’ to call use of tobacco funds ‘highly irregular’

    Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos wrote to the House of Representatives on Tuesday to deny that P66.45 million in tobacco funds have been misused, calling it “unfair and unwarranted” to make such a judgment even before a hearing on the issue could be started.

    In a letter dated May 15, 2917, Marcos wrote to the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability lamenting that the House resolution calling for an inquiry in aid of legislation called the use of tobacco funds “highly irregular.”

    It was Rep. Rudy Fariñas, the majority leader, who filed House Resolution 882 calling for a House investigation of the Ilocos Norte provincial government’s use of the excise taxes on locally-produced

    Fariñas is on his last term in Congress, raising speculations that he would challenge Marcos’s anointed one in the provincial capitol. Marcos is on her last term as governor.

    The Fariñas and Marcos clans had been in a love-hate alliance that has rocked the political atmosphere of Ilocos Norte every elections.

    The Marcoses cut ties with the Fariñases in 2015, reportedly due to political differences.

    In calling for the probe, Fariñas alleged he received cash advances that P66.45 million tobacco funds were used to purchase minicabs, buses, and minitrucks for the different Ilocos Norte municipalities, even though the law Republic Act 7171 that imposed the tax on Virginia cigarettes states that the excise tax should be used for livelihood projects and infrastructure projects benefitting the tobacco farmers.

    Fariñas alleged the purchases were done without public bidding, constituting violations of the procurement law and the government auditing code.

    Marcos said it would not be proper for the committee to investigate Ilocos Norte’s use of the tobacco funds when other provinces like Abra, Ilocos Sur and La Union were also beneficiaries of the tobacco excise tax.

    She also lamented that the resolution already called the purchase of motor vehicles “highly irregular” prior to conducting a hearing.

    “With due respect, the assertion is unfair and unwarranted. Any inquiry in aid of legislation is, first and foremost, intended to gather information. To declare irregularity even before an inquiry is conducted is lamentably irresponsible,” Marcos said.

    Marcos said there was nothing irregular in the purchase because it was intended to improve transport to increase productivity, market produce and access.

    Marcos said the highly charged words used in the House Resolution that called the purchase irregular reek of ”bias and oppression” which may be used for “political persecution.”

    “It is in the spirit of fairness that I sincerely request the Committee on Good Government and Accountability to address these legitimate concerns, so that the integrity of the proceedings, and the legislature itself… is not diminished by a haphazard and unconstitutional exercise of congressional authority,” Marcos said.

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    ^^ While we "all" hate the Marcoses and look forward to Korap vs Empanada Ilocos showdown in 2019, what has that Inquirer news got to do with BBM's PET poll protest?

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    Election data quash Marcos' cheating pattern claim

    MANILA, Philippines – Now that the hash mismatch issue has been explained, is there any truth to the claim that votes for vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos eroded at a "distinct pattern" after the error in displaying the character "Ñ" was corrected in the transparency server results files?

    This question triggered a graph-making frenzy online among supporters of Marcos and those of his rival, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo.

    Our own analysis of the unofficial, partial results data from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) mirror server shows that this argument is erroneous. We embedded the spreadsheet with our summaries of various cross sections of the data to help you analyze this issue on your own.

    The Marcos camp said that the alleged “cheating” script was introduced to the transparency server at around 7:30 pm on May 9. After that, they said, Robredo started gaining over Marcos.

    The data, however, show that Marcos’ total lead against Robredo still increased for an hour after the correction to the "Ñ" in the result files was introduced.

    The correction was made so that entries that used "Ñ" would read correctly instead of having "?" in its place. Thus, entries like "SE?ERES" and "OSME?A" would read correctly as "SEÑERES" and "OSMEÑA".

    This is why the Comelec earlier described the fix as a "cosmetic change" that did not alter the results. Former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr, who will represent Marcos in the canvass, also agreed.

    What we saw in the data

    1. Were the votes that Marcos was receiving dropping? Yes. But this can be explained by the total transmission pattern. Very soon after polls closed, the bulk of polling precincts transmitted their results. This is illustrated in the graph below, which compares transmission times for the past 3 elections in the Philippines which used the automated election system.

    Looking at patterns, it is apparent that after polls closed – from 6:30 pm to 6:40 pm – the initial surge in transmitted precinct results pushed Marcos' total votes from 1.79 million to 4.78 million. His lead over rival Robredo in total new votes, however, decreased in the succeeding 10-minute intervals.

    Ten minutes after the big boost, Marcos got only an additional one million-plus votes vs Robredo's 984,494 votes. Another 10 minutes later, he got only an additional 697,515 votes vs Robredo's additional 613,285 votes.

    Below is a snapshot of the summaries we made of votes for vice president per 10 minute intervals. (You can see the full data summary under Tab A of the spreadsheet embedded below this story.)



    Note that Marcos' lead over Robredo peaked at 8:30 pm at 938,622 votes, a full hour after the big boost, and also about an hour after the hash in the results file changed. This means that the change in the hash had no adverse bearing on his votes. He was still getting a bigger slice of new votes being transmitted.

    The results data also show that way after Marcos was overtaken by Robredo in the unofficial count at 3 am of May 10, there were periods in the transmission when Marcos received more votes than Robredo, further belying the argument of a "distinct pattern of erosion" in his votes.

    2. If the transmission pattern is the reason why Marcos' votes were going down, and even the new votes Robredo was receiving were going down, how was Robredo able to overtake Marcos?

    The explanation lies in bailiwicks and transmission rates. This is a snapshot of the map of regions. Those colored red favored Marcos more, while those colored yellow favored Robredo.




    If you graph the percentage of precincts from each region that had already transmitted at a particular point in time, it would look like the interactive graph below. Hover over the lines to see the transmission level at each particular point in time.

    The interactive graph below shows precinct results accumulated over time. It clearly shows that in the regions that favored Robredo, precinct results transmission was not as fast.

    As of 10 pm on election day, May 9, the NCR was almost done transmitting with 94.65% of precincts reporting. Transmission in the Ilocos region was also at 85.88%, while that for Region II was at 83.58%.

    Altogether, these regions, known bailiwicks of Marcos, had already delivered 4,540,787 votes for him by 10 pm.

    Note that the lines break at some points in the graph. This indicates that no precincts reported from that particular region for that specific hour. You can also double check this graph against the data summaries in the spreadsheet embedded above.

    As of 11 am of May 12, Robredo’s lead over Marcos in the Bicol region amounted to 1.3 million votes. In VII (Central Visayas), she was leading by 700,000 votes. In Western Visayas (Region VI), the gap between her and Marcos was almost 1 million.

    Bicol, Robredo's home region, and Western Visayas, home region of administration standard-bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, were both rather slow in transmitting results. Western Visayas had transmitted only 77.99% of results at that time, and has, so far, given Robredo a lead of almost 1 million over Marcos.

    Even as of 3 am of May 10, when Robredo finally overtook Marcos in the count, these regions still had a significant number of untransmitted votes. Only 88% of precincts from Bicol had transmitted at the time, while Western Visayas' transmission rate was only at 87.28%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddyw View Post
    Election data quash Marcos' cheating pattern claim

    MANILA, Philippines – Now that the hash mismatch issue has been explained, is there any truth to the claim that votes for vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos eroded at a "distinct pattern" after the error in displaying the character "Ñ" was corrected in the transparency server results files?

    This question triggered a graph-making frenzy online among supporters of Marcos and those of his rival, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo.

    Our own analysis of the unofficial, partial results data from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) mirror server shows that this argument is erroneous. We embedded the spreadsheet with our summaries of various cross sections of the data to help you analyze this issue on your own.

    The Marcos camp said that the alleged “cheating” script was introduced to the transparency server at around 7:30 pm on May 9. After that, they said, Robredo started gaining over Marcos.

    The data, however, show that Marcos’ total lead against Robredo still increased for an hour after the correction to the "Ñ" in the result files was introduced.

    The correction was made so that entries that used "Ñ" would read correctly instead of having "?" in its place. Thus, entries like "SE?ERES" and "OSME?A" would read correctly as "SEÑERES" and "OSMEÑA".

    This is why the Comelec earlier described the fix as a "cosmetic change" that did not alter the results. Former Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr, who will represent Marcos in the canvass, also agreed.

    What we saw in the data

    1. Were the votes that Marcos was receiving dropping? Yes. But this can be explained by the total transmission pattern. Very soon after polls closed, the bulk of polling precincts transmitted their results. This is illustrated in the graph below, which compares transmission times for the past 3 elections in the Philippines which used the automated election system.

    Looking at patterns, it is apparent that after polls closed – from 6:30 pm to 6:40 pm – the initial surge in transmitted precinct results pushed Marcos' total votes from 1.79 million to 4.78 million. His lead over rival Robredo in total new votes, however, decreased in the succeeding 10-minute intervals.

    Ten minutes after the big boost, Marcos got only an additional one million-plus votes vs Robredo's 984,494 votes. Another 10 minutes later, he got only an additional 697,515 votes vs Robredo's additional 613,285 votes.

    Below is a snapshot of the summaries we made of votes for vice president per 10 minute intervals. (You can see the full data summary under Tab A of the spreadsheet embedded below this story.)



    Note that Marcos' lead over Robredo peaked at 8:30 pm at 938,622 votes, a full hour after the big boost, and also about an hour after the hash in the results file changed. This means that the change in the hash had no adverse bearing on his votes. He was still getting a bigger slice of new votes being transmitted.

    The results data also show that way after Marcos was overtaken by Robredo in the unofficial count at 3 am of May 10, there were periods in the transmission when Marcos received more votes than Robredo, further belying the argument of a "distinct pattern of erosion" in his votes.

    2. If the transmission pattern is the reason why Marcos' votes were going down, and even the new votes Robredo was receiving were going down, how was Robredo able to overtake Marcos?

    The explanation lies in bailiwicks and transmission rates. This is a snapshot of the map of regions. Those colored red favored Marcos more, while those colored yellow favored Robredo.




    If you graph the percentage of precincts from each region that had already transmitted at a particular point in time, it would look like the interactive graph below. Hover over the lines to see the transmission level at each particular point in time.

    The interactive graph below shows precinct results accumulated over time. It clearly shows that in the regions that favored Robredo, precinct results transmission was not as fast.

    As of 10 pm on election day, May 9, the NCR was almost done transmitting with 94.65% of precincts reporting. Transmission in the Ilocos region was also at 85.88%, while that for Region II was at 83.58%.

    Altogether, these regions, known bailiwicks of Marcos, had already delivered 4,540,787 votes for him by 10 pm.

    Note that the lines break at some points in the graph. This indicates that no precincts reported from that particular region for that specific hour. You can also double check this graph against the data summaries in the spreadsheet embedded above.

    As of 11 am of May 12, Robredo’s lead over Marcos in the Bicol region amounted to 1.3 million votes. In VII (Central Visayas), she was leading by 700,000 votes. In Western Visayas (Region VI), the gap between her and Marcos was almost 1 million.

    Bicol, Robredo's home region, and Western Visayas, home region of administration standard-bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, were both rather slow in transmitting results. Western Visayas had transmitted only 77.99% of results at that time, and has, so far, given Robredo a lead of almost 1 million over Marcos.

    Even as of 3 am of May 10, when Robredo finally overtook Marcos in the count, these regions still had a significant number of untransmitted votes. Only 88% of precincts from Bicol had transmitted at the time, while Western Visayas' transmission rate was only at 87.28%.
    Ano kaya paliwanag ng mga bbmtards dito? Kamusta na kaya ang recount? Nagstart na ba?

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    People are asking us why we do not comment much on recent events like the Resorts World Incident and Martial Law in Mindanao.

    Well we already said our piece about Martial Law. We fully support it and even wish the President would expand its coverage to the whole country so these f*cking destabilizers will think twice before launching another disruption. Not that we're happy about it but we're glad it happened at a time when Rodrigo Duterte is at the helm, and not some spineless, incompetent twerp like Mar Roxas or Noynoy Aquino. We trust in the President's judgment and we are hopeful and confident that he has what it takes to see us through this crisis. Having said that, there is nothing more we can add to the discourse.

    As for the other issues like the RW attack, everybody else is talking about it so similarly, we do not see any need for us to add to the noise. Besides, what good would it do us if we're gonna parrot pretty much what everyone else says? As far as we're concerned, a tragedy such as this can either be viewed as an isolated event caused by a desperate guy who went nuts or a premeditated attempt at diversion, something that the destabilizers are extremely good at. So giving much attention to it is giving the destabilizers exactly what they want. We're not saying such is the case, we're merely saying that if it is (hypothetically) - then the original intent is to divert - to deviate us from the real issues so that we lose focus. It's a clever ploy. Not much different from what triggered Marawi. Noynoy used it to divert attention from the scandals hounding his administration (have you read Deception 2?), so there is a possibility that they could be using the same tactics to throw us off the scent. Instead of focusing on the culprits - the narco pols, destabilizers, the thieving PDAF legislators, the drug lords - we end up talking incessantly about the "hot issues of the day." If we were Trillanes and company, heck we'll do this every other day or every week if we could. Disruption is a form of destabilization. It can be an extremely powerful tool in a destabilizer's arsenal (Hello FVR!).

    This is the reason why we focus so much on Leni. This is not driven by some sort of petty vengeance on our part but by a conscious understanding that Leni Robredo holds the key to ending all these destabilization plots. The LP and its allies (the terrorists, commies, corrupt officials, drug lords and narcopoliticians included) are beefing up their destabilization efforts because Leni stands to be President when Duterte is taken out of the equation.

    Without Leni to replace Digong, what good would destabilization bring them? Do you think they'd act the same way if Bongbong Marcos is our VP? h3ll no. So they're all joining forces to destabilize government now while Leni is still the VP. They're trying desperately hard as if they're on a tight deadline.

    Eyes on the prize guys. Eyes on the prize.
    You want an end to all this chaos and mayhem? Focus on Leni Robredo.

    Without the b*tch, these f*ckers are nothing.

    #Focus #Priorities #EyesOnThePrize

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    DOJ indicts Comelec, Smartmatic staff for 2016 quick count script change
    Published June 7, 2017 3:36pm
    Updated June 7, 2017 3:36pm
    By VIRGIL LOPEZ, GMA News

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the filing of criminal cases in court against personnel of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and poll technology provider Smartmatic in relation to the script change in the transparency server during the May 2016 polls.

    In a resolution dated June 2, Justice Undersecretary Deo Marco found probable cause against Smartmatic personnel Marlon Garcia, head of the Technical Support Team; and his subordinates Neil Baniqued and Mauricio Herrera for violation of Sections 4(a)(1), (3) and (4) of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

    Also found liable were Comelec information technology experts Rouie Peñalba, Nelson Herrera and Frances Mae Gonzales.

    The complaint filed by former Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan Dela Cruz had reached the DOJ after the Manila Prosecutor's Office ruled in September last year that there was no evidence that the respondents committed the script change in bad faith.

    Dela Cruz was the campaign adviser of former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., who raised the issue of script change in his election protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.

    Marcos’ camp had wondered why his lead over Robredo in the unofficial count began to erode following the introduction of a new script in the transparency server.
    Robredo eventually overtook Marcos in the tally.

    The complaint filed against Smartmatic project director Elie Moreno, meanwhile, was dismissed for lack of evidence.

    Section 4 (a)(1) of RA 10175 penalizes the access of a computer system without any authority while Section 3 penalizes the intentional and reckless altering of computer data.

    Section 4, on the other hand, penalizes the act of hindering or interfering with the functions of a computer and computer network by inputting, deleting and altering computer data and programs, without any right or authority.

    The Comelec had admitted the script of the transparency server, which hosts the unofficial election results, was tweaked on the night of election day, May 9, 2016, but only to correct the “?” character into “ñ” that appeared in the names of some candidates.

    The poll body also maintained that the script change did not affect the results.

    Still, the DOJ said the respondents committed an illegal act for failing to secure the required authorization from the Comelec en banc before changing the script in the transparency server stationed on Pope Pius Center in Manila.

    "[I]t was established that the respondents was able to access the transparency server to change the name without notifying the Comelec en banc," the resolution stated.

    "It must be noted that the Comelec IT personnel assigned at the PPCRV center had no authority to allow any Smartmatic personnel to tweak the transparency server. As a result thereof, the hash codes failed to match. However, despite the said alteration, said fact was not announced until after the lapse of 24 hours when the parties were alerted of said fact," it added.

    For the DOJ, whether or not the script change caused "material damage" is "immaterial" as the "perpetration of the acts, without right or authority, constitute an offense against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of computer data and systems."

    "In any case, it is deemed best for said issues to be resolved and threshed out at the trial proper," the resolution stated. —NB, GMA News

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