Episode 48: Protecting the Democratic Process

Episode #048
(24:56 min 22.8MB)

Understanding that the integrity of Philippine elections cannot be left to the government alone, Attorney Carlos Medina Jr., Ateneo Human Rights Center executive director, speaks about the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE). LENTE is a non-partisan election watch group he helped form in 2007 to monitor the then national elections. Composed of lawyers, law students and paralegals, Atty. Medina discusses how LENTE has evolved and expanded its efforts in preparation for the May 2010 elections.

He explains that aside from monitoring the proceedings, LENTE will also work to ensure accountability during the electoral process. It is seeking accreditation with the Commission on Elections as a citizen’s arm so that it can partner with it not only in the filing of electoral fraud cases but also in educating the public on protecting its right to vote.

The music is provided by Dieter Bachmann and Dan-O.

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