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NAMFREL is Bantay ng Bayan in the May 2010 Elections Returns to the original role it performed in 1983 when it was first engaged in the Philippine election.

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1 NAMFREL is Bantay ng Bayan in the May 2010 Elections Returns to the original role it performed in 1983 when it was first engaged in the Philippine election process Reports to the Filipino people its observations, findings, and recommendations of the critical aspects of the election process

2 Basic Principles of the BnB UDHR Article 21 - Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives working for free, fair, clean, and credible elections Looks at critical aspects of the election process Looks at the performance of the key players in the elections

3 ICCPR Article 25 - Every citizen shall have the right to vote and to be elected at genuine periodic elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret ballot, guaranteeing the free expression of the will of the electors.

4 Critical Aspects of the Election Legal Framework: Election Law, General Instructions and Resolutions Candidates and Parties’ Registration Voters List Automated Election System Campaigning Election Day Counting, Transmission and Canvassing Proclamation Protests

5 Players in the Elections COMELEC - Commission - Board of Election Inspectors - Board of Canvassers Candidates Political Parties Police and Military Smartmatic (Technology Supplier) PPCRV (Citizens’ Arm) Media Local and Foreign Election Monitors - TF Bantay Eleksyon (47 NGO’s) - AESWatch - LENTE- We Watch- Kontra Daya

6 Facts about the May 2010 Elections 50,723,734 Registered Voters (as of Jan. 15, 2010) 76,340 Clustered Precincts 37,422 Voting Centers 82,200 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) Machines -6,729 Backup PCOS Machines P 7.2 B Cost of Automation (Contract Price) National Positions: 1 President, 1 Vice President, 12 Senators, 230 District Representatives, 57 Party List Representatives Local Positions: 80 Governors, 80 Vice Governors, 137 City Mayors, 137 City Vice Mayors, 1,497 Municipal Mayors, 1,497 Municipal Vice Mayors, and Sanggunians Members at Province, City and Municipal levels

7 Why BnB? Does not need accreditation from the COMELEC Will run with or w/o accreditation by COMELEC of Random Manual Audit (RMA) Engages its nationwide volunteers in the entire election process Monitoring Instruments and process of evaluation use international standards of free and fair elections (____)

8 The BnB Protocol (One Cycle)

9 BnB Reporting Period Nat’l NAMFREL Reports to the Nation Submission by Provinces Pre-Election 1Feb. 28 Pre –Election 2March 15March 12 Pre-Election 3March 31March 28 Pre-Election 4April 15April 12 Pre-Election 5April 30April 27 Pre-Election 6May 8May 5 Election Day 112 NN May 102 PM May 10 Election Day 29 PM May 1011 PM May 10 Post Election Day May 13May 12 Final ReportMay 31May 25

10 Responsibility Centers 1.Chairman and Secretary General presenting the report to the public 2.National Council acting as Oversight Committee to review and approve BB Reports before these are released 3.Three Teams at NAMFREL National Operations 1 Operations 2 Research of National Situation 4.Provincial Chairperson mobilizing BB observers (recruitment and performance monitoring), organizing data, and supervising submission at the appointed time ; releases reports at the provincial level where appropriate 5.Provincial BB Teams (2-4 people) in each province consolidating data and writing reports 6.(Municipal and City Chairpersons mobilizing BB Ground Observers – where applicable) 7.Local Observers – ground Bantay ng Bayan securing data.

11 Summary of Role & Task May 2010 With an accreditation – Random Manual Audit (Pagsuri ng Bayan) With or without an accreditation – Parallel Count (Bilang ng Bayan) With or without an accreditation – monitoring & observation (Bantay ng Bayan)


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