Statement of Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye: Re Poll automation
Manila (13 October) -- We appreciate the prompt action of the Senate and the House on the poll automation bill that will pave the way for a stronger democracy founded on the sanctity of the ballot.
Electoral reforms are on top of President Arroyo’s good governance agenda. It is high time to put an end to the mess of the past and to bring our nation closer to the threshold of political modernization and maturity.
All concerned government institutions will continue to team up with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on this front and we laud both the Comelec and the Department of National Defense (DND) for signing this unprecedented agreement which will insulate the Armed Forces from the electoral process, thus removing a source of recurring political controversy. (OPS) [top]