I think Manolo will be on the GMA election telecast at 8:30 pm tonight, to help analyze the politics of the 2007 vote. Others from the Inquirer will take their turns after; I will be on at past 1 am. Will anyone still be awake at that time? (In the last election, I did my bit at 7 am on the morning after the vote, a decidedly more godly hour.)
It will still be too early, at 1 am, to "call" the election; I think the Pulse Asia exit poll won’t be out for several more hours. But certain trends, or more accurately patterns-in-the-making, should make for a good conversation starter. I just wouldn’t place too much importance on the quick counts of both AMA (a coverage partner of GMA and the Inquirer) and STI: They are partial, unofficial … and irrelevant.