Eyewitnesses to the Philippines Election

nlgThe National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
UCLA Labor Center
UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)


Eyewitnesses to the Philippines Election: A report-back and discussion from the People’s International Observers Mission (PIOM), Philippines

Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

UCLA Downtown Labor Center
675 South Park View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Members of the NLG delegation to the Philippines invite you to join as we discuss our observations from the 2010 Philippines elections and talk about next steps in organizing against human rights abuses in the Philippines.

The delegation witnessed:

  • Military intimidation
  • Widespread irregularities
  • High potential for fraud
  • Voter machine breakdowns
  • Gun battles inside the polls

Despite the widespread irregularities, propensity for fraud and election violence, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino has been declared president-elect and Incumbent Gloria Arroyo and Imelda Marcos, widow of the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, won seats in the House of Representatives.

Please join NLG delegates as we give a presentation, discuss our findings, and talk about our plans to push U.S. policymakers to take heed of the human rights situation in the Philippines.

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