By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL
BAGUIO CITY — Commission on Election (Comelec) Cordillera maintains that all is set for the May 13 political exercises despite the glitches recorded during the final testing and sealing (FTS) of precinct count optical scanner (PCOS) machines last My 9 and 10.Task Force Poll Watch Makabayan (TFPW Makabayan) on the other hand urge the public to be vigilant and guard their votes to make them count. TFPW Makabayan is formed by the progressive bloc of partylist groups, candidates and allies as part of their bid for a clean and honest elections.
In an emailed statement, TFPW Makabayan said the group already expected the glitches and irregularities recorded during the FTS. Among the glitches recoded by the group include PCOS machines accepting bollots that were improperly shaded, folded or with over votes. The group also said many of the board of election inspectors (BEI) and PCOS technicians lack the technical know how to operate the PCOS machines. Read the rest of this entry →