We know that our country needs–to put iit n medical terms–a liver cleanse, a complete detoxification, a heart bypass and a brain surgery.  We all acknowledge the need to spare our system of corruption and greediness to fully effect change and developments in society.

Most of us have expressed our grievances over our failed electoral system, seeing as to how it has been used to keep power-hungry personalities safe in their comfortable positions.  But still, some of us still hope for a spark, a catalyst that will drive change throughout the system.  While many detest our electoral system, I think there are still a considerable few who have hope in it.

So, if you’re one of those who still hope and believe, you may want to attend Bloggers’ Kapihan and Comelec‘s Bloggers’ briefing on poll automation.

What: Bloggers’ briefing on poll automation

When: July 19, Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Where: COMELEC Automated Electoral System Information Office, ground floor, Palacio del Gobernador Bldg. Intramuros, Manila (near Manila Cathedral)

The Commission on Elections will give a special briefing on poll automation to 20+ bloggers on July 19.

COMELEC and its technology suppliers will conduct actual trainings on the usage of electronic voting machines and automated counting machines. Video presentations and tutorials will also be shown. The voting machines will be used in the ARMM elections next month.

The briefing will also be an opportunity to hear the feedback of voters and bloggers about the poll automation program of Comelec.


1:00 Opening remarks – Mr. James Jimenez, Comelec Spokesperson

1:05 Comelec presentation

2:40 Reaction from Bloggers’ Kapihan

2:45 Open Forum

Due to limited seats, we urge the interested participants to send an email to right away.  Hope to see you guys there!

[UPDATE] If you’re not a blogger and would still like to demo the units for poll automation, the comelec office on Poll Automation is open to the public everyday for public demonstrations.

The poll automation demos for the public will run in two sessions daily at the COMELEC Automated Electoral System (AES) Information Office, ground floor Palacio del Gobernador Bldg. Intramuros, Manila; at 11:00 AM – 12:00 Nn and 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

However, due to the limited seats available, the COMELEC advises the public to schedule their visits. Interested parties may call telephone numbers 525-9294 or 525-9301. They may also visit

Read more here.

4 Responses to “BK Event: Bloggers and the Election Automation”
  1. richard says:

    thanks for the info., 🙂 looks interesting.

  2. aajao says:

    wow, active ang BK 🙂

  3. Ederic says:

    Kita-kits sa Sabado, JM. 🙂

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