By DANILDA L. FUSILERO
Jay Apiag, Kontra Daya coordinator for North Cotabato province said their forecast was due to delays brought about by glitches of PCOS (precinct count optical scan) machines, the heavy rains that started 3 PM Monday and blackouts in the villages of Katipunan and Amas.
By MART D. SAMBALUD
Chairman of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) Emelia Jordan said that she could not identify the cause of the problem, “(D)espite the fact that correct procedures were followed.”
By DON J. PAGUSARA
The behavior of the Comelec district attorney is not surprising. Certain public officials, thinking that the little authority invested in their official position, also grant them the license to be arrogant. They act like little emperors or empresses over their little dominions or “turfs.”
By MARILOU AGUIRRE–TUBURAN
“We recognize the statement as unfortunate and we are sorry for it,” Balisado said, as he lamented that the news already went viral, especially in the social media.
By CHERYLL D. FIEL
As the reliability of the PCOS source code remains in question, Professor Aya Ragragio, coordinator of poll watchdog Kontra Daya in Southern Mindanao, said, “(T)he task to monitor the polls remains daunting.”
Teachers from various schools in Davao City picket outside the Commission on Elections-XI office Thursday demanding for a public apology…
By MART D. SAMBALUD
Esther Sison, Election Officer III of Comelec-Sto. Tomas, said there was no reported hardware problem on ballot-counting machines and no PCOS machines have malfunctioned.
By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
“Sa dugay nang panahon, walay pagduhaduha ang mga magtutudlo nga mohatag sa ilang tinuoray nga serbisyo aron lang gyud mogawas ang tinuod nga resulta sa eleksyon. Maong sakit kaayo paminawon nga tawagon mi’g istupido ug limtanon.” — Elenito Escalante, president of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers of the Philippines Davao Region Union
By DAVAO TODAY POOLED REPORT
“We regret that the poor outcome of the FTS would reflect the outcome of the actual polls, which could lead to election failure.” — Aya Ragrario, University of the Philippines professor and convener of Kontra Daya
A PCOS (precinct count optical scanner) technician assists Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) insert the CF card to the machine….