Taguig City, Philippines
Barangays of Taguig City, in the Metro Manila Area, Philippines
Bagumbayan • Bambang • Calzada • Central Bicutan • Central Signal Village • Fort Bonifacio • Hagonoy • Ibayo-Tipas • Katuparan • Ligid-Tipas • Lower Bicutan • Maharlika Village • Napindan • New Lower Bicutan • North Daan Hari • North Signal Village • Palingon • Pinagsama • San Miguel • Santa Ana • South Daan Hari • South Signal Village • Tanyag • Tuktukan • Upper Bicutan • Ususan • Wawa • Western Bicutan
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Taguig City, Philippines
- Taguig City is in the island of Luzon and is one the 17 cities in the Fourth District of the Metro Manila Area
- Taguig City has a total of 28 barangays
- Taguig City Registered Voters as of (2010) = 270,731
- Taguig City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 613,343
- Taguig City Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = 4,521
- Taguig City is a 1st class City and Highly Urbanized.
Location of Taguig City, Philippines
Taguig is situated at the northwestern shore of Laguna de Bay at the upper mouth of the legendary Pasig River, also known as the Napindan Channel. Taguig joins Laguna Lake at a shoreline stretching 7.5 kilometers from Napindan to Bagumbayan in the south.
It is bounded to the north by the towns of Pateros and the City of Pasig; to the east by the towns of Taytay and Laguna Lake; to the south by Laguna Lake and the City of Muntinlupa; and in the west by cities of Parañaque, Makati and Pasay all of Metro Manila.
Except for the hilly portion on the western and southern ends, Taguig is a vast plain once devoted to agriculture.
Taguig enjoys the nation's tropical months of rain and even longer months of sun. It has two major rivers that feed from the Laguna Lake - the Taguig River and the Napindan Channel. Taguig River runs through barangays Wawa, Sta. Ana, Bambang, Tuktukan and enters the town of Pateros through Ususan. Napindan Channel is part of the Pasig River. Five other rivers flow across Taguig - The Bagumbayan River, Mauling/Tabacuhan Creek, Hagunoy Creek, Tipas/Labasan River and the Sta. Ana River.
As of the year 2003 Census, Taguig is home to 532,641 people with mixed cultural backgrounds. Its population density of approximately 8,000-person/sq. km. in 1999 is believed to grow by 4.45% annually, mostly by the tremendous in-migration. The native Taguigeños is now a minority with only 30% of the population and the new settlers comprise the majority at 70% of the population.
As highly urbanized city, Taguig is home to Fort Bonifacio Global City and five (5) thriving industrial centers - (1) the Mañalac Estate in Bagumbayan; 2) the Food Terminal, Inc., the nation's food center, is situated in Western Bicutan. It boasts of over 300 medium scale companies with businesses covering food manufacturing, electronics, garments and service industries; (3) the Veteran's Center and the (4) RSBS in Western Bicutan are also home to industrial companies. (5) The Napindan-Elizalde Industrial compound produces steel.
- source of article: Taguig City Government
History of Taguig City, Philippines
Before Taguig came to be, there was a part of the Kingdom of Tondo with a population counting 800 tributes, believed to be mixed with Chinese settlers as revealed by archaeological artifacts like glasses, cups, porcelain plates and utensils bearing Chinese characters dug in the area.
The Spaniards, subjugating the islands in 1571, formally ordered Taguig a part of the Encomienda del Tondo headed by an Alcalde Mayor, Captain Vergara. In 1587, it was turned over to the Augustinian friars to Christianize. On April 25, 1587, Taguig was decreed a pueblo or town of the province of Manila. Kapitan Juan Basi ruled it until 1588. It was comprised with nine (9) barrios, namely: Bagumbayan, Ususan, Hagonoy, Wawa, Bambang, Toctocan (now Tuktukan), Sta. Ana, Palingon, and Tipas. In later years, during the Spanish occupation, Ibayo-Tipas, Napindan, and Bicutan grew to be separate and distinct barangays.
Taguig moved through history in impact political developments:
- Taguig was proclaimed as an independent municipality with the promulgation of General Order No. 40 on March 29, 1900 during the American regime.
- Taguig was incorporated to the newly created province of Rizal by virtue of Philippine Commission Act No. 137.
- Taguig was merged with the towns of Muntinlupa and Pateros, with Taguig as the center of government under Philippine Commission Act No. 142.
- Under Philippine Commission Act 1308, Pateros was separated. Muntinlupa remained part of Taguig
- Executive Order No. 20, Taguig was again declared an independent Municipality
- PD 824, Taguig becomes part of Metro Manila
- Taguig became a highly urbanized city on December 8, 2004 as a result of the recount of the results of the city plebiscite held in 1998
- source of article: Taguig City Government
The History of Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
It was also during the American colonial period when the US government acquired a 2,578 hectare property of Taguig for military purposes. This large piece of land, which had a TCT dated 1902, was turned into a camp and was then known as Fort McKinley after the 25th US President, William McKinley.
After the Philippines gained its political independence from the United States on July 4, 1946, the US surrendered to the Republic of the Philippines all rights of possession, jurisdiction, supervision and control over the Philippine territory except the use of military bases. On May 14, 1949, Fort McKinley was finally turned over to the Philippine government by virtue of US Embassy Note No. 0570.
Fort McKinley was made the permanent headquarters of the Philippine Army in 1957 and was subsequently renamed Fort Bonifacio after the Father of the Philippine Revolution against Spain, Andres Bonifacio, whose father, Santiago Bonifacio, was a native of Tipas, Taguig.
Following the nationwide implementation of the Integrated Reorganization Plan (IRP) in 1972, Barangay Bicutan was subdivided into six (6) new barangays, namely, Bagong Tanyag, Lower Bicutan, Upper Bicutan, Signal Village, Maharlika Village and Western Bicutan. When Fort Bonifacio was privatized and placed under the administration of the Bases Conversion Development Authority, the whole area was restored to Taguig
- source of article: Taguig City Government
The name: Taguig
The early inhabitants of around 800 farmers-fishermen were good at threshing rice after harvest; hence they were referred to as "mga taga-giik", and their settlement "pook ng mga taga-giik". Spanish friar Fray Alonso de Alvarado, together with conquistador Rey Lopez de Villalobos who crossed Pasig River to reach Taguig in 1571 found "taga-giik" difficult to pronounce, and could only produce the word sounding like "tagui-ig". So many mispronunciations later, "tagui-ig" was shortened to the present day "Taguig".
Like most of many Philippine locales, significant characteristics of places had been the sources of the names given to the first thirteen barrios that comprised Taguig.
The center of the pueblo where the Parish of St. Anne was established came to be known as STA. ANA, which was so named to honor the town's patron saint. Barrio WAWA was so called because it was the "wawa", the mouth of the river Taguig that imbibed its waters from Laguna de Bai. The riverbanks are "bambang". The place where people wash their clothes was called "tuktukan", and the area where the river drains or slides as "ususan". And so when settlements grow in the areas along the Taguig River, the inhabitants called their barrios as WAWA, BAMBANG, TUKTUKAN, and USUSAN.
Almost parallel to the Taguig River, at about two kilometers to the northeast, is the Tipas River, which had a loop where Sta. Ana River is joined. People following the course of the loop detour or in Tagalog "tumitipas" or "lumiligid". Early settlers who were said to be from Pasig escaping from the harsh policy of their ruler settled at this area and called it TIPAS. When a community grew at the other side of Tipas River, they called the settlement IBAYO-TIPAS.
There was a time when the faithful of Tipas were disgruntled over the administration of an assigned priest of Taguig. They preferred to be under Pasig. The parochial jurisdiction over Tipas had to be settled through the sound of the bells, which rang simultaneously from the churches of Pasig and Taguig. The inhabitants walking to Pasig heard the bells of Taguig and turned their heads towards the source. The place where they turned their heads as in "napalingon" was later called PALINGON. A road to the Spanish is "calzada". When the road linking Tipas to Sta. Ana became populated, they named the barrio CALZADA.
To Tagalogs, being pierced through is "napindang". At the northeastern tip of Taguig, the periodical swelling and overflow of Laguna Lake created a channel piercing through the land area. The barrio, as well as the channel, was later called NAPINDAN.
A particular kind of plant called "hagunoy" abounds in an area south of Wawa. The place later came to be known as HAGUNOY.
South of barrio Hagunoy was a wooded area known to be the hiding place of robbers and pirates. When the area was taken over by the Spanish and later the American soldiers, the robbers and pirates were said to have left behind buried treasures in the area. Many inhabitants came to dig for treasures. The place came to be known as "pinagbicutan" later shortened to BICUTAN.
To Tagalogs, new is "bago" and the settlement is "bayan". When a new settlement grew south of Bicutan, the same was called BAGUMBAYAN.
In the course of time, after World War II, the old Barangay of Bicutan was divided- Bagong Tanyag, because it was a newly known barrio and named after the longest serving town Mayor Monico Tanyag; Lower Bicutan, because it is on the low-lying portion of Bicutan, and it embraces the Laguna Lake; Maharlika Village, so-called because it was especially created for Muslims from Mindanao; Signal Village, because it was created for enlisted men of the armed forces; Upper Bicutan and Western Bicutan. A portion of Bicutan fell into the situs of Palanyag, now Paranaque City. This is why the SM City Mall located in Paranaque City across the South Luzon Expressway is called SM Bicutan.
- source of article: Taguig City Government
People of Taguig City, Philippines
- Registered Voters (2010): 326,027
- Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 613,343
- Elected Officials of Taguig City for the term of of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Taguig City: Maria Laarni Lopez Cayetano
- Vice-Mayor of Taguig City: Ricardo Samonte Cruz Jr - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Councilors in the 1st District
- ICAY, DARWIN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 20813 8.23%
- LABAMPA, JAIME (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 19651 7.77%
- SAN PEDRO, GAMALIEL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 19097 7.55%
- TANYAG, ROMMEL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 18960 7.50%
- OGALINOLA, CARLITO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 18828 7.45%
- MARCELINO, RODIL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 18671 7.38%
- SANTOS, FERDINAND (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 17170 6.79%
- SANTOS, DELIO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 16840 6.66%
- Councilors in the 2nd District
- ALIT, ARVIN IAN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 36672 8.73%
- MANALILI, ERWIN (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 31214 7.43%
- ERON, JOJO (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 30581 7.28%
- ZAMORA, PAMMY (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 30449 7.25%
- DIZON, NOEL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 29371 6.99%
- GONZALES, ATE CHE CHE (KDT) KILUSANG DIWA NG TAGUIG 29027 6.91%
- JORDAN, RIC PAUL (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 28888 6.87%
- SUPAN, MHER (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 27531 6.55%
- House of Representative in the 1st District of Taguig and Pateros: Arnel Mendiola Cerafica - LIBERAL PARTY
- House of Representative in the 2nd District of Taguig only: Lino Schramm Cayetano - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Elected Officials of Taguig City for the term of of 2010-2013
- Mayor Maria Laarni Lopez Cayetano
- Vice-Mayor George Aquino Elias
- 1st District
- 2nd District
Barangay Elected Officials of Taguig City
Businesses in Taguig City, Philippines
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Schools in Taguig City, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Taguig City can be listed here. You can list it like this:
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- Colegio de Santa Ana: A Private, Catholic (Parochial) institution located in Liwayway Street, Sta. Ana, Taguig City. Founded in 1980 by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Augurio I. Juta
Economy of Taguig City, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Taguig City, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
- Dambanang Kawayan
A century old church with altar, wall sidings, ceiling and benches that are made of pure, native bamboo, located in Ligid, Brgy. Tipas. This symbol of Filipino design and artistry stood in history as the site where over 500 men were gathered and brutalized during the tragic "sona" of December 1, 1944 conducted by the Japanese forces. The men were later imprisoned in the dungeons of Fort Santiago in Intramuros -- never to be seen again, alive or dead.
- Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne
Built during the term of Fr. Diego Alvarez of the Augustinian Friars in 1587, this is definitely one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. Located in Liwayway st, Brgy Sta. Ana, this was destroyed by an earthquake in 1645 and reconstructed in 1848. It was destroyed again by another earthquake and rebuilt in 1896.
Standing as centerpiece of the Sta. Ana Catholic Cemetery is the Simboryo, located in Brgy Tuktukan. It was constructed through Filipino labor and supervised by Spanish friars in the year 1700. The dome is made of tiles and the walls of stones. The structure is 12 meters in diameter. It has retained its quaint mysterious appeal despite the minor repairs it has undergone in 1980 and in 1993.
Built in the 17th century, it stands guard at the mouth of Napindan Channel where the Pasig River crosses into the Laguna Lake. It became the secret rendezvous point of the Katipunan as it planned its moves to achieve Philippine's Independence. The Parola was chosen by KKK Supremo, Gat Andres Bonifacio, as a meeting place because of its strategic location being the most accessible channel from Tondo, Manila and from the Municipios along the Pasig River and the Province of Laguna.
- The VFP Museum
At this Museum located in Veteran's Road, Western Bicutan, history comes alive in life-sized tableaus depicting ambuscades and encounters between invading Japanese and the defending Filipinos. War stories are retold here using all forms of art fused with state-of-the-art technology. It has a library, an archive, and an audiovisual theater. It is a place to experience, relive, learn, and appreciate the sacrifices our predecessors went through to give us the kind of life and freedom we have now.
- Fort Bonifacio Global City
A marvel on its own, this 440 hectare Global City is based on a Master Plan that has been molded after the functionality of Seoul, the excellent systems of Singapore, the innovation of Vancouver and the Visionary outlook of Paris. It is both a quiet residential paradise with areas designed for international educational tourism and is also the heart of Asian Commerce.
Large crescent gardens interspersed with a series of green ways and wide breezy lanes abound in the City. Plazas and fountains flourish in open spaces. Huge majestic trees adorn streets creating a peaceful, green dome for pedestrians. There are class shopping centers and restaurants galore for world class shopping and fine or exotically casual dining complementing every lifestyle. Numerous events are lined up year in and year out from grand parties to sports festivals and concerts to cater to various cultures.
It is the location of the Government Center for Investment, the Philippine Stock Exchange, and business headquarters of the world's largest banks, and a campus zone for institutional schools, and a seminary. It is a 5-minute drive from the current central business district of Makati and only 15 minutes from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
- Libingan ng mga Bayani
Located in Fort Bonifacio, the Libingan ng mga Bayani is the memorial ground of 33,520 Filipino soldiers who were killed in Corregidor, Bataan, and in other battlefields during World War II. It lies side by side with the American War Memorial.
- The Bantayog ng mga Bayani ng Tipas
Located in Ligid, Tipas, this is an endearing monument in memory of hundreds of men from Brgy. Tipas who were captured and killed by the Japanese in the prison cells in Intramuros, Manila. Names of victims were carved on the monument. Commemorative events of the "sona" victims are held every 23rd day of February.
- The American Cemetery and Memorial
Established in May 1947 at Fort Bonifacio, this is dedicated to American soldiers who fought in the Philippines and in New Guinea during World War 2. Set among masses of a wide variety of trees and shrubbery, the lovely and serene memorial ground is a favorite destination of tourists, war veterans, and their families and descendants.
- The Bantayog ng Bayani
Located at the City Hall Complex, this stands as a fitting tribute to the heroes of Taguig who sacrificed, died or lived in defense of freedom during the Second World War. Many of the sons of Taguig played key roles and many gave up their lives in the various battlefields during the war either as regular members of our armed forces or as guerillas. Veterans who are still alive share stories and provide witness accounts of the Taguigenos' courage and heroism.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Taguig City, Philippines
- Article below from the LGU of Taguig
Sta. Anang Banak Taguig River Festival
(July 26 - Whole day event)
A grand fluvial parade in honor and devotion to the patroness Saint Anne, the Sta. Anang Banak annual river festival rises from a wide spectrum of traditionally religious, yet culturally folk and mythical beliefs and practices that make up the unique ethnic base of the people once called "taga-giik". The festival is kept alive by a four-century-old legend of the miracle of the "banak" fishes that happened every July for countless years. The faith tells the town's patroness St. Anne gathered thousand of schools of Banak fishes in the river near Her church to give to the "taga-giiks" and the people on the lakeshore towns whose farmlands are drenched with the floods of the season and are hard up due to poor harvest from stormy seas. Every part of the legend is highlighted in the festivals events.
"Karera ng mga Bangkang Lunday" (native boat race)
Held from 6:00 am onwards. This regatta depicts the race of fisherman from all over to get the biggest "banak" catch. Participants dressed in distinctive colors come in groups of five where four are rowers and one is a drummer. The fastest rowers get cash prizes.
Boys and Girls Festival Parade
A revelry of high school students going to the streets to hang or offer fish cone streamers as gifts to happy house owners along the way. Happens amid band music and cheers from 8:00 am, passes through the main streets of the four barangays comprising the parish and through the bridges of Tuktukan and Bambang.
Banak Fish-Cone Tossing Ceremony (tossing of fish-cone streamers tied to bunches of balloons)
Led by the Mayor, the coterie of city and barangay officials, the parish priests and the townspeople, this symbolical tossing reminds people of the schools of banak literally jumping out of the waters to fill the fishermen's boats. This miracle fired the generosity that made fishermen toss their hoard to throw to the fishermen their offering of fruits and delicacies. The flying fish cone streamers are a symbol of hope for real live fishes to return to Taguig River below.
With the fish cone streamers aloft and flying, the revelers board their bancas the band start playing, and the Pagoda of the Patroness St. Anne leads the fluvial parade. From a special wharf behind St. Anne's Church, the Pagoda goes up all the way to the mouth (wawa) of Laguna de Bay and returns down to Ususan. A fluvial parade of what is used to be; people from all cultural backgrounds coming in themed boats depicting the culture and stations in life to join the river festival in honor of St. Anne, the giver of the fish banak. There is exciting exchange of gifts called "Pasubo", people in the pagoda and the revelers at the riverbanks toss or throw to each other gifts of fruits and food items like boiled eggs, balut, itlog na maalat, and various kinds of native delicacies. Be alert or be surprised with an apple crashing to your head.
Just as soon as the fluvial parade participants touch ground,the dancing procession of the image of St. Anne automatically starts, sending one and all to the sway of music or to catch more pasubo gifts from happy homeowners along the major streets of the parish. Devotees in native costumes dance to the music of the pandanggo or the wasiwas depicting how women light the riverbanks to guide their fishermen home. The general public is free to join the fun with or without the candles or lamps.
Piyesta ng Bayan, Sta. Ana, Bambang, Tuktukan, Wawa (every Sunday before Ash Wednesday - features 9-day series of cultural events highlighted by the Grand Serenata - festival of classical symphony of music by the town's bands.
Feast of St. Ignatius, Ususan (July 31)
Feast of San Bartolome, Tuktukan (Aug. 24)
Feast of San Felipe de Apostol, Sta. Ana (May 4)
Feast of Nuestra Senora de Aransazu, Sta. Ana (May 3)
Feast of San Antonio de Padua, Calzada (June 13)
Feast of Sta. Cruz, Palingon (May)
Feast of St. John the Baptist, Ligid (June 24)
Feast of St. John, Ibayo (June 24)
Feast of Sagrada Familia, Bagumbayan (Last Sunday of December)
Feast of San Isidro Labrador, Napindan (May 15)
Feast of St. John de Sahagun, Bambang (June 12)
Feast of San Sebastian, Wawa (3rd Sunday of January)
Feast of Sto. Nino, Wawa (4th Sunday of January)
Feast of St. Michael, Hagonoy (1st Sunday of May)
Feast of Sto. Nino, Signal Village (Last Sunday of January)
Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Lower Bicutan (1st Sunday of October)
Feast of St. Joseph, Upper Bicutan (2nd Sunday of March)
Feast of Our Lady of the Poor, Western Bicutan (2nd Sunday of January)
Feast of San Isidro Labrador, North Daang Hari (2nd Sunday of March)
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (February 15-16)
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Taguig City News
JUSTICE TIÑGA FILES ELECTION PROTEST VS CAYETANO
Massive vote-buying and pre-programmed CF cards altered results in Taguig
May 29, 2010
Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Dante O. Tiñga on Monday filed an election protest with the Commission on Elections, against Ma. Laarni Cayetano who was proclaimed winner of the tightly-contested mayoralty post of Taguig City.
In his 15-page affidavit, the retired justice has asked Comelec to nullify and set aside the proclamation of Cayetano as the elected Mayor of Taguig, and to conduct a manual recount and revision of the ballots in 217 out of the 370 clustered precincts consolidated and canvassed by the Taguig City Board of Canvassers (CBOC).
Cayetano was proclaimed winner of the Taguig mayoralty race by the City Board of Canvassers last May 12, after she obtained 95,865 votes against Tiñga’s 93,445 votes from the 370 clustered precincts.
Justice Tiñga, a three-term Representative of the Taguig-Pateros district, alleged that the results of the elections have been rigged, because of the irregularities and anomalies brought about by the use of the malfunctioning Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines and “defective and/or pre-programmed/re-configured” compact flash (CF) cards.
“Pre-programmed CF cards configured to add more votes in favor of protestee or to reduce the votes of protestant… creating a major disparity with the actual and true and correct votes as recorded in the ballots cast,” read the complaint.
Tiñga also cited tampered results on several clustered precincts, including Clustered Precinct No. 257 in Brgy. Central Bicutan, wherein the Election Return (ER) generated and printed by the PCOS machine showed that the he received 285 votes. However, the CCS laptop of the Board of Canvassers received transmission and registered only seven (7) votes for Tiñga.
“The election results electronically transmitted, received and canvassed by the CBOC employing the Consolidation and Canvass System (CCS) laptop were substantially discrepant and different from the election returns generated by the PCOS machines, such that the consolidated votes credited to the protestant by CCS laptop is way lesser than the actual votes cast in his favor,” the protest read.
Tiñga also accused the Cayetano camp of massive vote-buying. He alleged that Cayetano’s campaign leaders and cohorts approached and offered money to voters ranging from P200 to P5,000, specifically telling to vote for Cayetano for the position of the mayor, regardless of whom they intend to vote for other local positions.
This vote-buying scheme and the “pre-programmed” CF cards allegedly resulted in the winning of Tiñga’s partymates, from Vice Mayor, the two district representatives down to the councilors, with the exception of Justice Tiñga.
The retired justice is confident that if the ballots are manually recounted, he will emerge as the winner and be proclaimed the true mayor of Taguig City.
“If the ballots cast in the protested precincts are to be recounted and revised, as they should, the poll irregularities that attended the voting, counting and transmission of votes perpetrated against protestant will be uncovered and will reveal that protestant actually obtained more votes than protestee,” the protest read.
Meanwhile, Tiñga denounced continued dirty politicking from the Cayetano camp, who have been circulating text messages all over the city, alluding to the health of the former justice.
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