(050507) Elections – 9: Special briefing for The Asia Foundation-Asian Network for Free Elections (TAF-ANFREL) Short Term Observers (STOs). I will be distributing foreign observer information kits. Hopefully, the kits are helpful. [UPDATE @ 5:06pm – The TAF-ANFREL observers are a seasoned lot. I counted only 4 first-time observers in a group of 21. They appreciated the kits, but I think some of them are concerned about how thick and heavy those things are. Plus, they’re all very nice.]
(050607) Elections – 8: Special Media Briefing in Zamboanga. Hopefully, we can also get media practitioners from the surrounding locales, including Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi Tawi to join us.
(050707) Elections – 7: Kapihan sa Sulo, with Radyo ng Bayan.
(050807) Elections – 6: The Foundation Course Lecture: Past Lessons and Preparations for the 2007 Philippine National and Local Elections. I’ll be talking to a group of young Singaporean civil servants about the things we’ve learned from elections past. The irony does NOT escape me.
(050907) Elections – 5: Mass briefing for all foreign observers. More of what I’m doing here today. More kits. More than I saw when I was going to St. Ives and met a man with seven wives …
(051007) Elections – 4: Launching the Special Action Center at the COMELEC Main Offices in Intramuros.
(051107) Elections – 3: Interviews, I think.
(051207) Elections – 2: End of the Campaign Period; launch of the COMELEC National Canvassing Center; more briefings of international observers (although not exactly in-country observers)
(051307) Elections – 1: The calm before the … well, you know.
ELECTION DAY: I want to do an hourly schedule, but apart from (still tentative, I think) appearing on TV coverage programs, I think this entire day will be devoted to voting, sweating bullets, and explaining stuff.