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Monday, May 14, 2007

Halalan 2007: ABS-CBN & Pulse Asia Exit Polls

Pulse Asia started conducting its exit polls as soon as voters finished casting their votes Monday for the national and local elections and returned to their homes, ABS-CBN News learned.

While the counting of ballots and precincts are being finished in precincts nationwide and canvassing of votes have started in some of the cities and municipalities in the country, Pulse Asia has also started tallying the results of the exit polls that is a project of the survey firm and ABS-CBN.

The two teamed up to deliver the exit polls for the senatorial, congressional, and the local bets in 79 provinces in the country.

Pulse Asia Executive Director Ana Tabunda describes exit polls as similar to surveys. She said that as any other random sample survey. "We select a random sample but this time that of registered voters who actually voted," she explained.

The survey firm is targeting 10,620 completed response forms to be filled up by respondents from 79 provinces less than a day after polling precincts have closed.

In the conduct of the exit polls, Tabunda said "we choose to interview the respondents at the households because of our culture." She said the survey firms method of conducting the exit polls is different from what polling firms in countries like the US use where pollsters randomly select precincts then go to the precincts to randomly select voters that they will interview as they are coming out.

She explained that there is nothing illegal with conducting interviews outside the precincts. However, she said that a respondent’s answer may not be as accurate in public.

"There will be a tendency for the people who voted along with you to make their own comments as you are being interviewed and the respondent might not indicate the people he voted for if its done in public", she said

She added that the presence of the military, the police, or even local officials in the area could affect the answers. "They might not be willing to disclose who they voted for in the presence of all these other people. That is why we conduct surveys, interviews in the privacy of their homes", Tabunda said.

The process of getting respondents

Tabunda described the conduct of the exit polls in an interview with Friday.

She said said Pulse Asia would choose 15 respondents per precinct in urban districts and 12 respondents per precinct in rural districts. Once a house is randomly chosen, the interviewer randomly selects voter. An indelible ink on the voter’s finger will indicate that he has voted. If he or she is registered and did not vote, the interview would still push through.

Once a voter was selected, a form that is similar to a printed COMELEC ballot is given. The respondent will be instructed by the interviewer to fill in the names that the repondents wrote inside the polling booth. The voter will then fold the form and drop it in a box that is sealed.

"It will be very evident for the respondent that it cannot be opened easily", she said.

The pollig firm's executive director said Pulse Asia would deploy 1,000 workers to conduct the exit polls. They would start randomly choosing the respondents at 9 a.m. election day. The cut-off time for the results of the exit polls will be 9 p.m. of the same day.

The results would then be encoded in a software progam made by Taylor Nielsen Software (TNS) after which a group of statisticians will then analyze the results for accuracy and completion.

Tabunda said the results may be skewed because some individuals from the socio-economic class of A-B-C tend to refuse answering exit polls. The problem with these refusals, is that the results may not mirror the proportion of voters in the region.

"We will be flagging areas where the response is possibly not as accurate as could be. That will help us make decisions as to what level we read. We assure to have the NCR reading, balanced Luzon reading, Visayas reading, and Mindanao reading"

The NCR exit polls are expected to be released Tuesday morning while the complete tally of the exit polls for the country may be complete by Thursday morning.

Tabunda said problems and limitations exist such as the exit polls might have difficulty getting respondents. Tabunda cited that some voters might refuse to participate in the exit polls. Another problem that would arise would be that a lot of voters do not immediately return home after voting.

"It was the particular problem in 2004. Apparently, people in urban areas went to shopping centers and stayed there. It’s a big problem, sometimes we might hit a house when the occupant has gone home to a province where he or she is registered and so we hit a house that is empty."

Senatorial Race: Latest ABS-CBN-STI Quick Count

ESCUDERO, Francis Joseph G.NPCGO1,400,481
LEGARDA, Loren B.NPCGO1,335,457
LACSON, Panfilo M.UNOGO1,227,666
AQUINO III, Benigno Simeon C.LPGO1,192,448
VILLAR JR., Manuel B.NPGO1,161,082
PANGILINAN, Francis N.LPLP1,150,697
CAYETANO, Alan Peter S.NPGO1,000,276
ARROYO, Joker P.KMPTU921,667
TRILLANES IV, Antonio F.UNOGO909,691
HONASAN, Gregorio B.IndInd892,006
ANGARA, Edgardo J.LABANTU879,658
PIMENTEL, Aquilino L.PDP LabanGO876,563
ZUBIRI, Juan Miguel F.Lakas CMDTU802,802
RECTO, Ralph G.Lakas CMDTU782,411
ROCO, Sonia M.ADGO717,242
DEFENSOR, Michael T.Lakas CMDTU697,788
PICHAY JR., Prospero A.Lakas CMDTU619,127
OSMENA, John Henry R.UNOGO565,522
SOTTO III, Vicente C.NPCTU531,264
COSETENG, Anna Dominique M.IndGO465,570
MONTANO, Cesar M.Lakas CMDTU463,840
MAGSAYSAY, Vicente P.Lakas CMDTU399,418
GOMEZ, Richard I.IndInd271,724
ORETA, Teresa A.NPCTU266,383
SINGSON, Luis C.Lakas CMDTU261,793
KIRAM, Jamalul D.PDSPTU199,759
PAREDES II, Zosimo Jesus M.AKAK143,574
BAUTISTA, Martin D.AKAK100,624
ENCISO, Ruben C.KBLKBL93,439
SISON, Adrian O.AKAK92,526
LOZANO, Oliver O.KBLKBL90,821
ESTRELLA, Antonio L.KBLKBL85,175
CHAVEZ, Melchor G.KBLKBL82,236
ORPILLA, Eduardo F.KBLKBL71,758
WOOD, Victor N.KBLKBL60,429
CAYETANO, Joselito P.KBLKBL57,757

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Central Visayas Peaceful: PRO 7 Chief Alarcio

Camp Sergio Osmena Sr., Cebu City--PRO 7 Director Silverio Alarcio says the conduct of the May 14 elections is generally peaceful in Cebu and Central Visayas. This despite the abduction of four political supporters in Carmen, Cebu and the arrest of armed men in Daanbantayan and Bantayan Island. Alarcio has alerted his men to continue their vigilance when precincts close for the counting.

Sitoy To Sue Comelec's Castillano

Cordova, Cebu--Kampi Mayoral candidate Adelino Sitoy has threatened to charge Cebu Provincial Election Supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano for forcing open his van despite the absence of a search warrant. Sitoy told DYAB Cebu that he will ask the Supreme Court to disbar Castillano after the elections.

Castillano for his part appealed to Sitoy to reconsider, saying he was just doing his job.

Lito O Concerned Over Killings

Jagobiao, Mandaue City--Former Cebu Gov. Lito Osmena has deplored the violent incidents in Cebu during the campaign period, one of which resulted to the killing of a mayoral candidate in Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island. In an interview over DYAB Abante Bisaya, Osmena says the bloody incidents would discourage potential tourists and investors to come to Cebu.

Mary Ann delos Santos Casts Her Vote

Lahug, Cebu City--Cebu City Mayoral Candidate Mary Ann delos Santos casts her vote in Precinct 504-A in Lahug Elem. School. Delos Santos says here opponent, reelectionist Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena, was dreaming when he said that he will win by at least 100,000 votes.

Tourism Secretary Ace Durano Linked to Abduction

Danao City--Tourism Secretary Ace Durano, in an interview with ABS-CBN Cebu's Randy Jainar has denied involvement in the abduction of the supporters of their political rival in Carmen, Cebu. Similar denial was issued by Ace's father, Danao City Mayor Ramonito Durano III, who is running for reelection against his brother, former Danao City mayor Jesus "Don" Durano.

FVR Votes in Pangasinan

Asingan, Pangasinan--Former president Fidel Ramos cast his vote in Asingan town in Pangasinan province with his sister, former senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani.

Madridejos Mayor's Guards Nabbed

Madridejos, Bantayan Island--The military arrested on Sunday night three supporters of Madridejos Mayor Letty Mancio in a Cebu municipality after they were found carrying firearms.

Mayor Norma Patalinjug Casts Her Vote

Lapulapu City Central School--DYAB Radyo Patrol Therese Amodia reported that Acting Lapulapu City Mayor Norma Patalinjug casts her vote in Lapulapu City Central School. Patalinjug accuses her rival, suspended mayor Arturo Radaza, of vote-buying in Olando Island.

Durano vs. Durano

Danao City--Former Danao City Mayor Jesus "Don" Durano accuses his brother, Danao City Mayor Ramonito Durano III, of abducting four of his supporters in Luyang, Carmen last night. Don Durano rescued the four victims in Danao City at 1 a.m. today.

Gloria Casts Her Vote

Lubao, Pampanga--President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, dressed in a red pant suit, arrived at 8 a.m. Monday and voted at Precinct 1 Barangay San Nicolas First in Lubao, Pampanga as voter #83.

Dapitan Grenade on Poll Eve

Dapitan City--Two unidentified men on board a motorcycle lobbed a grenade outside a polling precinct in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte province on Sunday evening, the regional police chief said.

Col. Vic Loot's Driver Nabbed

Daanbantayan--The driver of former CPPO Chief Vicente Loot, Ryan Chiong, was detained in Daanbatayan Police Station after a .45 caliber pistol was allegedly found in his possession.

Election Brownout

Morong, Bataan--A power outage hit Morong town in Bataan province before dawn Monday, Election Day, after a transformer was shot at, the provincial police commander said.

Ballot Box Snatching in Mandaue?

Opao, Mandaue City--Former Mandaue City mayor Teddy Ouano alleged in an interview with DYAB Radyo Patrol Dave Tumulak that the ballot box of Precinct 0439-A in Labogon, Mandaue City was snatched by armed men at 5 a.m. today. But this was denied by Comelec officials. Mandaue City Election Officer Ferdinand Gujilde did not receive any complaint from the board of election inspectors (BEIs) in Labogon.

Zaspa Son Released

STA. FE, BANTAYAN ISLAND--DYAB Radyo Patrol Najib Cubio reported that Dindo Zaspa, 32, son of Sta. Fe mayoral candidate Domingo Zaspa was released by Sta. Fe policemen after one of his companions claimed ownership of the .45 caliber pistol found by policemen inside their vehicle.

KBP Forum

KBP Cebu Forum on the May 14 Elections was aired over DYAB AM and other KBP members stations in Cebu from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. KBP Chairman Edward Abad presided over the forum attended by Msgr. Achilles Dakay, PRO 7's Gen. Ronald Roderos and Col. Anthony Obenza, Centcom's Col. Jefferson Omandam and Cebu's most popular radio personalities.

Monday, October 23, 2006

DYAB Cebu Bakhaw Planting In Cotcot, Liloan

DYAB Cebu Bakhaw Planting In Cotcot, Liloan

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Leo Lastimosa and Kapamilyas

Leo Lastimosa anchors Arangkada over DYAB Abante Bisaya 1512 khz

IBP Cebu City President Alex Tolentino joins the Halad sa Kapamilya Free Legal Mission

DYAB AM's Kapamilya Bloodletting Campaign in Ayala Lagoon

TV Patrol World Senior Anchor Ted Failon with the Cebu media

Cebu City Councilor Arsenio Pacana attends the Halad sa Kapamilya Thanskgiving Cocktails