Task Force 2010
Task Force 2010 is a coalition of election watchdogs pushing for needed reforms in the electoral process and in the Commission on Elections to ensure a “clean, honest, peaceful, and credible elections” in 2010 and for the elections that will follow, including those in the ARMM.
The TF2010 is inspired by late COMELEC commissioner Romeo Brawner’s “Ten-point Agenda for 2008 (ONWARDS)” and Commissioner Rene Sarmiento’s discussion on electoral reforms called “Building the House of Electoral Reforms for 2010 and Beyond.”
TF2010 aims to “awaken the people, particularly the youth, into knowing, reflecting on, and doing something about the current situation of Philippine elections and democracy by encouraging them to become involved in the various initiatives for the ARMM and 2010 elections. The group also encourages the people to come up with their own plans and initiatives to guard and reform the whole electoral process.”
TF2010 prioritizes detainees, first time voters which generally are the youth, the elderly, indigenous people, internally displaced persons, differently-abled persons and migrant workers. The movement also plans to work with the Commission on Human Rights in aiding the said sectors during the electoral period.
TF2010 supports the electoral reform agenda such as the push for the general registration of voters, the Cleansing of the List of Registered Voters, the mobilization for electoral participation of the intended sectors; the enhancement of voters' education and information campaign on registration; the strengthening of ties with other networks and election stakeholders; the full implementation of R.A. 8436 or the automated election systems project. However, the movement is against the amendment of the 1987 Constitution which could result in a postponement of the 2010 elections.
Task Force 2010 is composed of the following organizations: Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA), First Time Voters Project (FTV), Citizen’s Coalition for ARMM Electoral Reforms (C-CARE), Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA), La Sallian Justice and Peace Commission (LSJPC), Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), Teachers & Employees for Change, Education Reforms and Solidarity (TEACHERS, Inc.), Philippine Society of NSTP Educators, Inc. (PSNEI), Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP), Confederation of Independent Unions in the Public Sector (CIU), Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), Christian Convergence for Good Governance (CCGG), VOTE-Net, Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), and Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER).
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