COMPACT-International Observers Mission
The 2010 International Observers Mission, which will deploy independent foreign observers to the following “hotspots”: Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Pasig City, Maguindanao and Negros Occidental (as of March 2010/changes due to the number of IOM delegates confirmed as well as the other major CRITERIA like-support from LOCAL IOM, security concerns etc.). As of the moment, 18 foreign observers representing (7 countries) Sweden, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands (completed requirements,1st four ready to submit to COMELEC), USA, Indonesia and Malaysia have already signified their intent to become delegates this May. Like during the previousCOMPACT-IOM Projects (2004 and 2007), the COMPACT-IOM 2010 Project will come out with an official Report that they will present to the Diplomatic Corps, Media, Civil Society and key international bodies. Each “hotspot” area will also feature local COMPACT Groups composed of local organizations, institutions and individuals actively advocating for electoral and political reforms.Please expect in the coming days, the documents on the following; Philippine Electoral System,HOTSPOT’s Profiles and more election related materials for the advance reading of our IOM delegates.