TASK FORCE 2010 is a consortium and partnership between and among various election watchdogs aiming to push for the needed reforms in the electoral process and even in the COMELEC in order to restore credibility to the whole exercise and to ensure that there will be a clean, honest, peaceful, and credible elections in 2010 and beyond.
TF2010 gives priority to ensuring that the following vulnerable sectors of our society are given utmost attention in the exercise of their sovereign electoral rights: (1)detainees, (2)first time voters/youth, (3)elderly, (4)indigenous people, (5)internally displaced persons, (6)differently-abled persons, and (7)migrant workers.
As a national network, membership of TF2010 included organizations such as the Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan(SLB), Parish Pastoral council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines(CEAP), National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA), Teachers and Employees for Change, Education, Reforms and Solidarity (TEACHERS, Inc.), First Time Voters Network (FTV), Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA), Citizens Coalition for ARMM Elections (C-CARE), Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), Association of Major religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP), Christian Convergence on Good Governance, Inc. (CCGG), Confederation of Independent Unions in the Public Sector (CIU), Institute for Political and Electoral Reforms (IPER), La Salle Justice and Peace Commission, Philippine Society of NSTP Educators, Inc. (PSNEI), Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), VoteNet, and the Caucus of Development NGOs (CODE-NGO).
Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), based in the Ateneo de Manila University, serves as secretariat for the national network. In Bicol Region, the Ateneo de Naga University Institute of Politics is the secretariat and coordinating center for the TF2010 activities.
TF2010 was launched in the Camarines Sur area last April 22, and in the Albay area last April 25. A regional multisectoral consultation and launching is expected to be done May 2-3 at the Ateneo de Naga University.
Atty. Noriel Badiola of the COMELEC explains the ageny's preparations:
The participants are grim and determined...
Mr. Duke Dolorical of the SLB explains TF2010: