November 30, 2015
THE founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines warned of massive cheating in the 2016 elections to benefit only the administration’s presidential candidate, Mar Roxas.
Prof. Jose Maria Sison, who is the chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), said the results will be dictated by those who have control over the automated electoral system – the Central Intelligence Agency of the US and the British Service.
“The automated electoral system is being controlled by the CIA and the British Intelligence System and they dictate the results,” said Sison in an online interview.
According to Sison, Smartmatic’s chair, Mark Malloch-Brown, is a “veteran British spy master.”
Smartmatic provided election services during the first automated elections in 2010 and in 2013. The Venezuelan company reportedly failed to deliver 23 percent election results in 2013 but despite that, it won another contract to lease 93,000 optical mark readers to the Philippine government. The contract is worth P5.7 million.
The company’s website described Brown as “a former number two in the United Nations as well as having served in the British Cabinet and Foreign Office. He now sits in the House of Lords and is active both in business and in the non-profit world. He also remains deeply involved in international affairs.”
Roxas, as the appointed successor of President Benigno Aquino III, has the leverage, according to Sison.
“This is because he tows the line of the US and the UK,” said Sison as he described Roxas as a “a rabid neoliberal Wharton boy.” (In 1979, Roxas attended the Wharton School of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.)
Sison believes Roxas will eventually emerge as the winner in the presidential race.
“Huwag magtaka kung siya ang lalabas na panalo kahit na mabaho siya sa pang-amoy ng mga botante,” he said. “Ang magpapasiya naman ay yong computer pre-programming at hindi yong botohan.”
(Don’t be surprised if he will still be the winner even if he stinks and disliked by most Filipinos. The results will be decided by the computer pre-programming, not by the people.)
He added: “Because of this, I am wondering why the other presidential candidates are not giving attention to the probability or the certainty that the automated electoral system will be used in favor of Roxas.”