I don't believe that the current batch of actual administrators of the COMELEC had been involved in any form of election-cheating mobilization. As I've said, I truly believe that Mr. Abalos and his batch-mates are all effective administrators of the COMELEC. The problem is that Mr. Abalos and his batch-mates have not seriously made efforts to make a full investigation of the Hello-Garci scandal. I do praise Abalos and his batch-mates for fully investigating the serious cheating allegations and poll irregularities in the recently-held mid-year elections in the country. But, still, in order to counter the public perception that the current COMELEC officialdom has been too lazy in properly investigating the Hello-Garci Controversy, Mr. Abalos and his batch-mates should make a full-scale investigation and recommendation for resolving such electoral controversy. Doing such a thing would make Mr. Abalos and his batch-mates at the COMELEC officialdom become truly-heroic in the historic efforts to reform the elitist and political-warlords’ dominated politics in our country.
The current COMELEC officialdom has to be praised for standing firm on its position to hold a special election at Magindanao province. That is the only way to clean the obvious poll irregularities that took place at Maguindanao during the May 14, 2007 elections in the Philippines. Mr. Koko Pimentel should just allow the people of Magindanao to make their general will become known to our nation. What if Koko Pimentel gets defeated at Maguindanao? So what? The important thing is to cleanse the province of Magindanao from the poll irregularities that took place there during the mid-year elections in this country. The important thing is to know what was the "true expression" of the people of Maguindanao during the May 14, 2007 elections in the Philippines. Besides, if a special election will push through in Maguindanao this month, Koko Pimentel has still a chance to make a "last-day election campaign" at Magindanao if he will request it at the COMELEC. The peaceful and lawful struggle to reform the elitist and semi-feudal electoral system in the Philippines should go on.