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Comelec’s P4.1-B budget for PCOS likened to ‘Voldemort’

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Nancy Binay on Friday likened to “Voldemort” in the blockbuster movie Harry Potter the P4.1 billion given to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in 2012 supposedly from the government’s regular savings.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

99.97% PCOS accuracy ‘practically perfect’

cartoon, june 29, 2013

“Practically perfect.” So said Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr., of the 99.9747 percent accuracy rate of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines, a rate 0.0203 percent short of the 99.995 percent accuracy rate required by the election body.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brillantes admits vulnerability of CF cards to poll saboteurs

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Tuesday that the Compact Flash (CF) cards of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines have become a target for those who wanted to sabotage the recent May elections.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Syjuco cries ‘massive electronic fraud’

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AN ELECTION officer checks ballots not read by a PCOS machine in an elementary school. JOSEPH VIDAL

Defeated reelectionist Iloilo Rep. Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco has questioned the results of the May 13 elections decrying widespread glitches in the compact flash (CF) cards of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 soldiers guarding PCOS machines wounded in CamSur clash


Two Army soldiers, who were part of a unit guarding voting machines, were wounded after their group clashed with an undetermined number of suspected communist rebels in Ragay, Camarines Sur early Thursday, an Army spokesman said.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »