Well, elections have come and gone, and we are again on the front page with allegations of election irregularities. The irregularities were reported as pretty bad in some areas, and even the foreign observers managed to see problems.

No! You don’t say. People actually sold their vote for a couple dollars? Some people were intimidated? You’re joking?
I haven’t talked to my cousin who usually counts the votes…she is pretty busy. But here our mayor won in a landslide. Well, he brought a lot of jobs here.
But the voting couldn’t be too bad, since the opposition won, including two leaders of last year’s attempted coup who were elected as Senators.
The local journal has photos and a bunch of stories of the various shootings HERE… and the government’s sacking of police chiefs and using the military to try to stop the private armies from eliminating political rivals.

See, and you thought chads in Florida was a big deal.


Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines. Her webpage is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket. 

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