When your country’s polling body is run by bigots such as Abalos, expect the elections to be run like hell.
Case in point, the rejection of Ang Ladlad party list accreditation and the and the consequent declaration of senate hopeful Danton Remoto as a nuisance candidate.
The Comelec allows the candidacy of Pepito Cayetano (who on earth is he anyway?) while Professor Danton Remoto of Ateneo is declared as a nuisance candidate?
Ang Ladlad is not accredited while the likes of True Marcos Loyalists are allowed to run? Tell me, how many Marcos loyalists are left and how many LGBTs are there all over the Philippines?
This statement of Abalos takes the cake:
“Kung nais nila na seryosohin ng Comelec ang aplikasyon nila ay dapat na gawin lamang ng mga ito na lumutang at aminin sa publiko na ang mga ito ay bakla, tomboy at lasenggo,” Abalos said.
Mr. Abalos, kung nais nyong seryosohin ang Comelec i disqualify ninyo ang mga obvious na dapat i-desqualify at panagutan ninyo ang nangyaring dayaan sa nakaraang halalan. The nerve! And you ask why I am not voting? Because the only people I’m supposed to vote for are disqualified, and this poll body is run by wackos, that’s why.
Okay, okay, breathe in… breathe out…
If you want to support Ang Ladlad, fax a note to the Comelec at 525-9301. Write firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or to Commissioners Tuason, Sarmiento, and Ferrer at this address: 8/F Palacio del Gobernador, Commission on Elections, Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila 1002
Leave a comment online in the Comelec’s blogs: “inside the Comelec” (http://comelec. wordpress.com), “james jimenez” (http:// htt://jimenez.wordpress.com), and “Overseas Absentee Internet Voting” (http://oaiv.wordpress.com )
If you believe Ang Ladlad should be accredited as a party list, you have this week to express support and add your voice to those questioning the decision of the Comelec Second Division.