This is a narrative of the recent triumph of freedom of expression over official attempts to ban publication and broadcast of exit polls and pre-election surveys, thanks to wise and timely actions by the Philippine Supreme Court, which demonstrated, in the words of a key Justice, ‘that the Court could meet head-on new paradigms of free expression brought about by the advances of science and technology’ (Panganiban 2001).
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Pre-election surveys and exit polls
the Philippines, elections are held every six years for President and Vice-President,
and every three years for the bicameral...