nothing brilliant about brillantes

17 May 2013

so brillantes promises to resign, yet again ( the fourth time by sunstar‘s account), this time over last night’s partial proclamation of the top six winning senators.

There is no way the six candidates who were proclaimed as senators on Thursday night will be removed from the top 12 once the full results are in, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes said Friday.

“I will fight for it. I will resign if any of the six (winners) will be bumped off the (top) 12,” he told reporters, adding the six candidates have already netted enough votes to ensure election.

no doubt that those six are in the “magic” 12.  hindi naman iyon ang problema.  ang problema is the rush to formally proclaim them when the numbers are not all in.  you wonder why nga ba  brilliantes is so nagmamadali to proclaim anyone when the count has stalled, slowed down, with no clear and credible explanations.  it’s not as if these piecemeal proclamations render the automated system more credible.  the cloud of doubt only grows grayer and heavier.  it would seem that brilliantes is as much the problem as the pcos and cf cards.

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8 Responses to nothing brilliant about brillantes

  1. May 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    i wonder if brillantes would have so rushed to proclaim the top six, now the top nine, if most of them were from UNA.

  2. May 17, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    “Teachers protest Brillantes’ wrong send. Comelec’s rush to proclaim despite millions of votes still missing aimed to preempt nullification call. Nancy Binay’s first post-election move well-advised. Catholic vote worked vs. Risa Hontiveros.” Bel Cunanan

  3. May 18, 2013 at 12:26 am

    “Of proclamations and dynasties” by winnie Monsod

  4. May 19, 2013 at 12:24 am
    manuel buencamino

    Na-proclaim na ang 12 winners. Nancy, Jinggoy, and Gringo ng UNA and Cynthis and Kokoy of Team PNoy have accepted their proclamation. So yun nguy-nguyan binaliwala na nila. Tulad nga ng sinabi ni JV, “Maraming may duda sa mga kasamahan natin. Maraming hindi makapaniwala, and the bottom line eh ikaw ang ibinoto ng taumbayan, and we have the mandate to fulfill, kaya nandito kami.”

    So would Brillantes have proclaimed the top six if most of them were for UNA? Maybe yes, maybe no but it really does not matter anymore because all the three UNA winners accepted their proclamation. I await Dick Gordon raising hell about the premature proclamation of JV and Gringo and their acceptance of it. :-)

  5. May 21, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Let’s bring back abalos?

    • May 21, 2013 at 12:40 am

      christian monsod na lang pls

    • May 21, 2013 at 12:41 am

      or gus lagman

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