Ateneo prof explains 60-30-10 pattern

Posted at 05/24/2013 4:32 PM

MANILA - An Ateneo math professor who first pointed out the "60-30-10" voting pattern in the recently concluded May 13 senatorial election believes the trend only shows the effectiveness of Team PNoy's 12-0 campaign.

Prof. Lex Muga said former Commission on Elections (Comelec) IT director Ernie del Rosario was the first to notice the 60-30-10 pattern favoring Team PNoy candidates. The pattern showed that majority (60%) of votes at the national level favored Team PNoy, 30% of the votes went to United Nationalist Alliance senatorial bets and the remaining 10% went to independent candidates.

Muga said the same pattern emerged in some provinces but not all. He cited as example the province of Palawan where former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn got many votes.

The math professor said the strong showing of Team PNoy candidates nationwide only shows the effectiveness of their 12-0 campaign.

"Nung unang inspection natin sa pattern, talagang ganun ang nangyari. 12-0 campaign ay malakas talaga. Naging effective. After that, may ibang lugar hindi naman lahat nadala yung 12-0. Katulad sa Albay, hindi lahat. Yung iba naging 9-3 pero naging effective yung 12-0 campaign," he told radio dzMM.

He said the 60-30-10 pattern also showed the inherent weakness of the UNA coalition's campaign.

"Dun naman sa UNA, hindi sila nagkakaisa at nagkakanya-kanya," he said.

Muga urged the Comelec to make public all election-related data for the 2013 elections including data from the PCOS machines and Comelec servers as well as audit logs of the machines.

Radio dzMM, May 24, 2013