By DELIA BAGNI
BAGUIO CITY — The Makabayan Coalition-Cordillera blamed the Commission on Election and stated that it should be held accountable for the glitches during the recently concluded May 13 elections.According to Theresa Manglicmot-Panem of Makabayan-Cordillera, the Comelec committed a grave mistake as it did not check the ballots to be used by the voters in Barangay Lualhati here. She said that the residents of the said barangay discovered that their supposed ballots are actually for Compostela Valley. She added that because of this, the voters in the barangay have not been able to exercise their right of suffrage.
According to Comelec Cordillera Administrative Region (Comelec-CAR) Assistant Regional Director Reddy Balarbar during the canvassing of votes at the Baguio Convention Center, a special election is possible yet it may be hard considering the expenses and time needed for such. He said later that it is no longer needed as it will not affect the outcome of the results. Read the rest of this entry →