COMELEC is rotten to the core and they are for sale, says ex-military official - The Daily Sentry

Wednesday, August 1, 2018



COMELEC is rotten to the core and they are for sale, says ex-military official



Former Scout Ranger Lt. Col. Abraham Purugganan, COMELEC Logo | Photo from Facebook
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has long been the subject of ridicule, criticisms, and speculation in the Philippines. Faced with numerous controversies most of which are alleged fraudulent in nature, the Filipino people had constantly lost trust to the poll commission thereby affecting the sanctity of democracy in the Philippines. 

One who shares the same sentiments and resentments against the COMELEC is Abe Purugganan, a former military official and an outstanding graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). In his recently published Facebook post, Purugganan slammed the COMELEC through a juxtaposition of its mandate and its current illicit actions. 


READ HIS POST BELOW:
Commission on Elections, photo from Google
"Comelec is supposed to be the guardian of the sovereign will. 
They are supposed to be the protector of the people's will.
They are supposed to be the protector of the people's right of suffrage. 
They are supposed to be the premiere guardian of the ballot.

None of these statements are true anymore. 
Comelec is, in fact, the destroyer of the sovereign will. 
They undermine the people's will. 
They sabotage the people's right of suffrage. 
They are a destroyer of the ballot."

Purugganan then asserted that the Comelec is "rotten to the core" and that the agency do not commit to its mandate and that it now serves as its master not the Filipino people but the political opposition, the elitists. 

"Comelec is rotten to the core. They are for sale. 
The Filipino people are no longer their master but the political opposition and the oligarchy, and corrupt politicians," he claimed. 

Conclusively, the ex-military official asserted that in order for the Philippines to once again uphold genuine political reform, the Commission on Election should be reestablished. 

"Comelec must be re-established first if we want a genuine political change to happen. It must be renewed before we can even begin to change our system and government," he concluded.


A lot of netizens agree with Mr. Purugganan's statement and here are some of their reactions:

Former Scout Ranger Lt. Col. Abraham Purugganan, photo from Twitter



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Source: Abe Purugganan