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.
Episode 48: Protecting the Democratic Process
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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