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Written by Ado Paglinawan   
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 21:42


By Ado Paglinawan


Crisis of Sovereignty Series (Part Six)


It is now common knowledge that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was caught on tape discussing gruesome details about how she stole the elections from Fernando Poe, Jr. The smoking gun was her conversation with Comelec official Garcillano, reporting on conditions in the field and where she was giving specific instructions to dagdag-bawas votes in her favor.


This time, there will be less talking, more of writing, but where it will be obvious that President Arroyo and Secretary Ronaldo Puno of Interior and Local Government were in direct communications discussing sensitive election matters.


Curiously, the US State Department becomes part of the loop on the matter of easing out specific ballot safeguards and certain justices of the Supreme Court on constitutional matters involved in the possibility of a no-proclamation for president and vice-president.


As early as March also, what would be self-explanatory was that Secretary Puno was very active in building scenarios involving some key candidates for President. 


We are reprinting these materials to alert media to verify and storify (sic) these developments to serve the best interests of the general public and the electorate at large.




From: "Ronaldo V. Puno " <>

Subject: Concerns

To: "President G. Arroyo" < >

Received: Friday, 12 Mar 2010 10:42:08 AM



There is something that I have to bring to your attention that I have believe (sic) we should look into very seriously.

I was on the phone with the William Burns of the US State Department. He told me that the US Government is seriously considering in sending a Delegation to Observe the Upcoming Elections.

This was personally recommended by State Department Hilary Clinton to President Obama. This was brought about by the following and I quote Burns "pilot tests of this automated election system’s precinct count optical scanners are erratic and unreliable." he also added and again I quote "Smartmatic has disabled the machine’s ultra-violet ray reader of each ballot’s barcode. In so doing, it removed the safeguard and protective measures against multiple counting of the same ballot resulting (in) cheating and possible vote padding," plus the Bangit appointment was also discussed as something questionable. and finally he inquired about the veracity of the Power shortage in Mindanao.

My concerns are the following. First, a delegation could be detrimental to us and any attempt by us to limit their observation rights might as well be an admission of guilt. Second, the information they have about Smartmatic's move to disable the UV Ray Reader was supposedly confidential and yet they know about it, which points to the fact that we discussed that there is a mole among our people.

Lastly, if they put their backs behind to finding out the true state of our Power Situation, we might as well be sitting ducks. We need to discuss this matter immediately.

So far, we have concluded that our best means of avoiding leakage would be limit the number of individuals with vital info plus limit our communications to the new smart numbers and our emails

which is privately served and is behind intense security.

I am already coming out with an action plan to counter this and will be on your email by tonight. I will be conferring with the justices later to discuss the constitutional provisions for an Election Failure of the Presidency and Vice Presidency only. I know that we have decided that this will be the court of last resort but with the recent developments we have uncovered. It just might become necessary.

Lastly, the individuals we have discussed to be placed on constant surveillance is (sic) now closely monitored 24 hours. However, Smart and PLDT refused to give us any communication details or any aid in the matter. I guess we are on our own. I am exhausting all means for this but still to no avail. I will give you an update.




From: "Ronaldo V. Puno " <>

Subject: Brief on Teodoro Defeat

To: "President G. Arroyo" < >

Received: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:12:26 PM



I have to apologize for not submitting to you even a rough brief regarding your request for information on the possible course of action in the event that we fail to install Teodoro or we allow a victory by somebody else aside from Teodoro. As instructed, I have discussed this with the justices and they too are unable to give me a substantial answer. We really need to look at the matter more closely to give you a better answer.

However, we are in agreement on the following:

1. A Teodoro less June 30 would be very difficult for us.

2. A pre-requisite to a Teodoro less June 30 would be the control of congress.

3. A Villar victory would be more acceptable since we have already struck deals with a lot of his party mates through the ones we have deliberately planted in their party.

4. At all cost, avoid a victory by Aquino. In such an event, we might as well control 100% of Congress.

I will give you a complete brief within a few days that details all possible scenario and what measures we are to take.




From: "Ronaldo V. Puno " <>

Subject: Information you requested

To: "Gary Hardaway" < >

Received: Sunday, 04 Apr 2010 11:33:19 AM



Here is what we've gathered regarding the Information you've asked for regarding the IP's and the MAC addressing scheme of the providers.

The IP address assignment method according to the providers is statically assigned but it is limited to a specific set of IP address. I really don't know what that means. About the MAC address database, they didn't mentioned about the refresh time. What they told us is that the MAC address assignment for the set of IP address to be used during the election will expire in 5 days. Regarding the brand name of the modem to be used. We still haven't gotten any information about that except that it is a 3G HSPA modem.

Hope that this information could be of use. Please get back to me as soon as you can.



From: "Gary Hardaway" < >

Subject: Got the Info

To: "Ronaldo V. Puno " <>

Received: Sunday, 04 Apr 2010 13:12:24 PM


Mr. RVP:

Just got the information, this is great and will be of good use. I am studying the options you can avail of now. I, most probably will have it ready for you by tomorrow.

Truly. Gary


(To Be Continued . . .)


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