Tuesday, May 22, 2007

MBC to Comelec: Probe Maguindanao before Lanao polls

The influential Makati Business Club (MBC) urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday to fast track its investigation on the alleged fraudulent election results in Maguindanao province that reportedly gave a 12-0 win to the senatorial candidates of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo under the Team Unity ticket.

In a statement, MBC chairman Ramon Del Rosario told Comelec that it should conduct the probe before the May 26 special elections in Lanao del Sur.

“We…welcome the decision of the Comelec to motu propio investigate the situation in Maguindanao, but we urge them to do so as possible and not wait until after the special election in Lanao del Sur," he said.

He added: “These anomalies have happened in previous elections in the same place. We cannot afford (to let this) happen again. If nothing is done to uncover what truly happened, it will be a travesty of justice." - GMANews.TV