Declaration of Sovereignty
May 31, 2010
Whereas, the presentation of witnesses and mounting evidence of wide-spread election anomalies have more than manifested the gross negligence and incompetence of the officials of the Comelec, as well as Smartmatic officials, those contracted to provide an efficient means of collecting, computing, collating, and transmitting data to automate part of the electoral process, and who have repeatedly lied and misled the general public by issuing contradictory and purposely ambiguous statements, betraying their bad faith and wilful misrepresentation of themselves and their capabilities to conduct good and honest elections;
Whereas, the processes and specific procedures as programmed instructions in the PCOS machines and the “flash cards” have not been available for examination and scrutiny to all the candidates by Comelec/Smartmatic because of their onerous claim that such are private property, despite the fact that Philippine Government is expected to pay for the same and involves an issue of national security and of choosing the leader of a sovereign republic;
Whereas, the U.S. Ambassador Thomas and senior staff of the U.S. Embassy, committed a serious breach of protocol, when they called upon Noynoy Aquino, to congratulate him at his residence, in the presence of mainstream media, prior to his official proclamation, amidst rising controversy on the irregular and dubious conduct of the elections. The visit by the Ambassador was a direct and overt intervention on the process of election and a violation of the principle of sovereignty–the presumed nature of all nation-states;
Whereas, the overwhelming majority of the people, the forgotten men, women and children, continue to be helpless and confused by a conspiracy of politicians, businessmen, media organizations, and members of the academe, who have arrogated upon themselves the power to rule and administer our Republic through whatever dubious means, usurping the people’s will, intimidating and threatening those who dare tell the truth, bribing those who are contemplating to stand by their principles, or physically neutralizing still others who oppose them;
Now and therefore, in-behalf of our constituents, the forgotten yet overwhelming majority of the Filipino people, the disenfranchised citizenry, the confused and manipulated poor, the youth whose future is being stolen, the men and women, who chose to tell the truth despite the ridicule and intimidation they receive from the greedy and the powerful;
We, who are their leaders, their representatives, their spokesmen, their fellow citizens, and their only hope, do hereby denounce the massive electoral fraud committed by unscrupulous and mercenary officials in the Comelec and the Smartmatic corporation;
Furthermore, we strongly denounce the insidious effort to intervene in the electoral process of the Sovereign Republic of the Philippines, by the Ambassador of the United States of America, H.E. Ambassador Thomas, as he called on Benigno Aquino III, PRIOR TO CANVASSING OF VOTES by the House of Representatives, and PRIOR TO HIS OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION, as the winner of the last election, to congratulate him for his victory. This malicious intervention was designed to pre-empt all hearings and investigations on numerous anomalies substantially affecting local and national tallies, and to encourage other nations’ representatives to call and send in their own congratulatory statements. Thereby blatantly ignoring protocol, and officially recognizing an administration which legally has yet to exist;
And lastly, we vehemently denounce any apparent and perceived deals, if made, or about to be concluded, by the incumbent President, and/or her surrogates, with any leading Presidential candidate, which would effectively be a betrayal of trust, criminal conspiracy to share power, prolong and compound the difficulties of our people, delay or deny justice from prevailing in any and all corruption and human rights cases which may be filed against concerned individuals in the proper courts and circumstances.
True to our conviction, our responsibility to the Filipino as a duty of every patriotic citizen of the sovereign Republic of the Philippines, believing and inspired by the One True God, we herein associate and cause this document to be our own.
30th May 2010
SOLIDARITY FOR SOVEREIGNTY (S4S)