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Philippine Legal Resource Center

in association with

APV Law

presents

 

Demystifying the 2010 Automated Elections

Problems, Prospects and Some Answers

 

SPEAKERS:

 

ATTY. SIXTO BRILLANTES

(Election Lawyer)

 

DEAN RUDYARD A. AVILA III

(Professor, Election Law, U.P. College of Law; Election Law Practitioner; Consultant, House of Representatives)

 

MR. RAMON “IKE” SENERES

 (Former President, National Computer Center; Expert on Election Technology)

 

ATTY. PATRICK VELEZ, MNSA

(Election Law Practitioner; Consultant, COMELEC; Partner, Soriano & Velez Law Office; Author, MNSA Thesis on The 2008 ARMM Automated Elections)

 

October 24, 2009

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Function Rooms D & E

Quezon City Sports Club

E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Quezon City

 

Seminar Fee: P3, 900.00 only

(Reserve and pay before Oct. 19, get 10% off!)

 

Limited slots available!

 

For registration, please contact:

Jen/Cecil at APVLAW – 584-5685/5683

http://seminars.apvlaw.net

 

 

 

 


 

PROGRAM

 

MORNING

 

8:30                           REGISTRATION

 

9:00 – 10:30         ATTY. SIXTO BRILLANTES                 

Changes in Election Law under the Automated Election System & PCOS: From Canvassing up to the Filing of Election Protests

 

10:30 – 12:30         DEAN RUDYARD A. AVILA III

Survey of Election Law Jurisprudence 2007-2009: Focus on Effects brought by the Automated Elections (PCOS)

 

NOON

 

12:30 – 1:30         Lunch

 

AFTERNOON

 

1:30 – 3:30                  MR. RAMON “IKE” SENERES

Technology and Lawyers: Preparing for the Automated Elections, Understanding PCOS Technology and its Implications in Election Law

 

3:30 – 5:00                  ATTY. PATRICK VELEZ, MNSA

                           Election Security and Technology for 2010

        

 

REGISTRATION FORM

 

PARTICIPANT ______________________________________________

            Last Name                     First Name               M.I.

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION_________________________________

ADDRESS __________________________________________________

CONTACT NOS._________________ EMAIL_____________________

MODE OF PAYMENT

[    ] cash

[    ] check, payable to APVLAW, which may be deposited

       to Banco de Oro Account No. 4440-0466-17.

Note: Please fax the deposit slip with the participant’s name      together with the registration form to 584-5681. Thank you.

 

 

Some Observations in the Use of PCOS Machines for 2010

 

Practical problems for lawyers, coordinators and watchers stemming from the technical problems of computerization will be discussed in detail in the seminar, such as:

 

·      Source code has not been released yet to political parties, etc.

 

·      There will be 82,200 PCOS Machines to be used for 2010 using a u Linux 4.0.6 operating system; PCOS Installer v1.12.1+; PCOS application will be a v1.29+

 

·      Each precinct will be given ONE activation button (RF key) assigned to a member of the BEI; this is one of the things that should be watched for the casting and counting procedure.

 

·      The embedded Linux+ voting application v1.29 in firmware is essentially a closed special purpose system.  This is GOOD because it can’t be affected by viruses and malware but BAD because this can actually be RIGGED by internal authorized users; and can either be a ground for a pre-proclamation controversy or failure of elections in the precinct where this happens depending on the circumstances.

 

·      The PCOS machine is a stand-alone machine.  This will connect via GPRS modem to the Internet for five (5) minutes only per destination.  This is GOOD because this will be difficult to hack by external hackers but BAD because the shared GPRS modem would be TOO SLOW.