The anonymous group 'We Are Collective' (WAC) had an exposé about former Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Sixto Serrano Brillantes, Jr. that went viral on social networking site, Facebook.
In a Facebook post, they also said Brillantes was the "syndicate's front man", prior to today's COMELEC Chair Andres Bautista.
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Kindly read WAC's entire exposé below.
In 2013, COMELEC Chair Sixto Brillantes was busy selling senatorial and party list seats to the highest bidder. He was also the syndicate's front man, prior to Andy Bautista.
The bidding was not only confined to the national level. It was nationwide. Down to the regional and municipal levels. Victory was for sale. They were basing it on surveys as well. Kung medyo close fight kayo ng kalaban mo, COMELEC and Smartmatic will guarantee your win - for the right price of course. Nuisance candidates and those who did not have money from the get go were most likely ignored.
Brokers and agents were sent by the syndicate surreptitiously to make offers to particular candidates. Even strong candidates were forced to make a bid, otherwise baka maunsyami pa pagkapanalo mo. At maungusan ka bigla nung closest contender.Brillantes was appointed by former president Benigno Aquino III on January 16, 2011 to serve the unexpired term of Chairman Jose Melo.
Brillantes himself personally made a killing selling party list seats. His group had the power to decide how many nominees from each party list group get to be proclaimed. COMELEC was a marketplace, and secret deals were brokered inside its offices and in random coffee shops.
A lot of people knew. Brokers were everywhere. But nobody dared speak out.
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August 15, 2017 3:00 PM