Poll winners known in 48 hours–Comelec



MANILA, Philippines—The winners in the May 13 elections will likely be known within 48 hours after the close of voting, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

“Maybe in 48 hours, more or less, we’ll know the winners at the national level,” said Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes during a press briefing Wednesday.

He expressed confidence that in the municipal and city levels, just like what happened in 2010, winners will be known in 24 hours.

Brillantes disclosed that for the coming May elections, the Comelec has revised its policies on the proclamation of winners.

“The system before was that all precinct results must come out before you can proclaim. We changed that, it’s one of the enhancements that we’ve done under the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) system,” he said.

In 2010, the system would not generate results unless all votes had been counted.

“Now winners could be proclaimed if the untransmitted results will no longer affect the total results of the elections,” Brillantes said.

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  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Poll winner known in 48 hours — Comelec

    Weh, hindi naman siguro ganun katagal. Ngayon pa lang alam na ni PNoy na 12-0 na raw, dahil malawakang pandaraya ang gagawin ng administrasyon ni PNoy.

    • SMEjhong

      another non-sense comment/baseless argument..parang friedrice na di nilagyan ng asin..(kakatawa naman ang analogy ko)..hahahaha

      • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

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  • OleSapra aka ARGUS


    ANA: “Mas lalo pa palang bumilis lumabas ang resulta ngayong 2013 elections para impormahan ang publiko kung sino-sinong kandidato ang mga nanalo sa eleksiyon kumpara noong 2010 elections, noh?”

    LISA: “Korek ka r’yan ‘ga. Sinabi ni Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes na binago raw nila ang sistema – (Now winners could be proclaimed if the untransmitted results will no longer affect the total results of the elections).”

    CION: “Lalo lamang napurnada ‘yung balak ng mga mandaraya na maibalik sa manual counting ang sistema ng eleksiyon porke hindi raw reliable ‘yung PCOS machine. Wa epek sa publiko ang mga bayarang kolumnistang bumabatikos sa reliability ng bagong sistema.”

  • JasonBieber

    Yes…poll winners will be known but based on the fact that the PCOS machines aren’t reading the ballots properly, who knows if the results will be the correct one.

    Comelec should focus more on the correct results instead of getting faster results.

  • disqusted0fu

    All thanks to the faulty PCOS machines, inaccurate results and cheating have gone much faster now. They’re all automated for the benefit of team pnoy and their goal of creating a yellow government.

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