Photo Release
March 5, 2009

SENATE APPROVES POLL AUTOMATION BUDGET: Independent Senator Richard J. Gordon sits with Senate finance committee chairman Sen. Edgardo Angara and Commission on Elections officials led by Chairman Jose Melo (center) during the Senate deliberations on the P11.3 B supplemental budget for poll automation. The budget was approved by the Senate late Wednesday night. Gordon, author of the amended Automated Election Law said, “We owe it to the Filipino people to have clean, honest and orderly elections. Automation will bring back our people's confidence in the elections.”