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99.97% PCOS accuracy ‘practically perfect’

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“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

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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

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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 »

In Muntinlupa City, a sampling of problematic PCOS

Six Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines malfunctioned during final testing and sealing proceedings Monday in Muntinlupa City, encountering problems from defective ballot scanners to erratic printing.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Gordon asks SC: Open source code

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With little more than a week before voters troop to the poll precincts on May 13, senatorial candidate Dick Gordon has asked the Supreme Court to compel the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to allow the political parties to examine and review the source code of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to be used in the elections.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

San Juan NGO asks: Whatever happened to PCOS center project?

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) approved in January a P16-million budget for the setup of permanent precinct count optical scan (PCOS) centers across the country in view of the May 13 elections, but taxpayers have yet to see any of these centers with just a few days to go before the balloting, according to a nongovernment organization based in San Juan City.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Hack it or hug it, poll lawyer tells PCOs critics

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Lawyer Romulo Macalintal. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Hack it and prove that the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines can be manipulated, otherwise hug it and embrace the truth that these can be trusted by the voters, an election lawyer told critics Sunday.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Namfrel worried over PCOS reliability

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Precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine. FILE PHOTO

Worried about the reports it was getting from the field, the National Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) on Thursday wrote the Commission on Elections to express its apprehensions about the reliability of the Precinct Count Optical Scan machines.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Brillantes on source code review: ‘It’s too late, too close to May polls’

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.: Richard Gordon’s petition moot and academic.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There is no more time to review the source code of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines even if it would be released soon, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Monday.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Source code of vote machines not yet with Smartmatic – Comelec

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reported being 90 percent ready to conduct the May 13 balloting, and said the lack of source code for the voting machines was the only problem left unsettled.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Deployment of poll machines finished by April 25, says Comelec

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Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.  FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) expects to finish the deployment of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines by the end of April.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Election Photos,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec close to deal with Dominion, Smartmatic on release of source code

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes on Wednesday said they have been finalizing the agreement with automated elections technology suppliers Dominion Voting Systems Inc. and Smartmatic International for the release of the source code of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in time for its review by political parties, accredited organizations and independent candidates.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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