Alleged whistleblower claims Hocus-PCOS election cheating, says Binay bought 7M votes
An alleged whistleblower revealed automated cheating allegations against leading vice presidential candidate Jejomar Binay, among other politicians, TV Patrol World reports.
A masked man claiming to be an employee of the Commission on Elections who asked to be called "Robin" related how thousands of so-called "players" supposedly rigged the recent elections. Using pre-programmed compact flash (CF) cards and pre-shaded ballots, the players sent data via the "hocus-PCOS machines" to the central server of the Comelec three minutes ahead of certain precincts' transmission, blocking the transmission from the real PCOS machines.
Robin said they started offering ballots to candidates a year ago and had everything ready three months prior to the elections. Their going rate was P20 per ballot for those running for national positions and P10 per ballot for those running for local positions.
Nacionalista Party presidential bet Manny Villar allegedly pushed for P5 per ballot but the players rejected the offer. Villar is currently in third place based on unofficial and partial election results.
Only Jejomar Binay, vice presidential frontrunner from the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino party, allegedly bought ballots among the vice presidential bets. Robin said Binay paid 1.4 billion pesos for seven million votes and added three million votes to presidential frontrunner Noynoy Aquino's ballots.
Binay and Nacionalista Party spokesperson Gilbert Remulla denied the allegations.
Robin also revealed the number of shaved votes of the other presidentiables: five to six million for Gilbert Teodoro, four million for Joseph Estrada, and two to three million for Eddie Villanueva.
Robin admitted he came out in public because the players have not yet been paid.
GMANews.tv also reported a videotaped interview with an alleged whistleblower who surfaced "because of a crisis of conscience," said Manila Times columnist Buddy Cunanan, who provided the video. The interview was shown to the media in a forum sponsored by the Catholic Media Network.
It is unclear if this masked man is also "Robin" because their reasons for coming out differ, though some of their revelations are the same such as the number of shaved votes and the "hocus-PCOS machine" process.
The masked man in the video claimed current second placer in the vice presidential race, Mar Roxas, "paid another group of players." The man said in Filipino, "This is why the players are having trouble right now. If Roxas' players are good, Binay will lose. But if Binay's money is better, he'll win."
He said it was actually Teodoro who was supposed to win with Estrada as the runner-up. He added, "[Vice presidential bet Loren] Legarda had no money. About four to five million of her votes were shaved off."
Cunanan said the masked man has "documentary evidence that he would be willing to [reveal] with the proper protection."