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SC asked to suspend polls after Comelec data breach

/ 03:43 PM April 27, 2016

A petition was filed with the Supreme Court on Wednesday to suspend or postpone the elections following the breach of data of over 50 million voters.

People’s Freedom Party through its founder Justino Arandia Padiernos said if the Commission on Elections (Comelec) cannot hold a peaceful, honest, orderly and credible presidential national elections, the upcoming polls should be suspended or postponed.

READ: LOOK: Comelec website hacked

Padiernos, through counsel Atty. Manuelito Luna, said “holding of a peaceful, honest, orderly and credible presidential election may no longer [be] feasible.”

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Petitioners took note of the leak of voters’ data after the Comelec system was hacked.

READ: Dismissing data breach shows Comelec insincerity on polls

They also noted the alleged vote diversion in the ongoing overseas absentee voting.

Petitioners also cited the threat of President Benigno Aquino III to launch people power if Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will win the vice presidential race and the meeting between Liberal Party officers and police generals.

“The foregoing are sufficient enough for the Honorable Court to order the Comelec to suspend or postpone the presidential election,” petitioners said. RAM

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