Comelec sets probe on VCM burning incident in Isabela | Inquirer News

Comelec sets probe on VCM burning incident in Isabela

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 05:59 PM May 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will look into the burning of a vote counting machine (VCM) used in the midterm elections in Isabela.

“Paiimbestigahan natin ‘yan (We will have it investigated),” Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas said in a press conference on Tuesday.


Abas was referring to a report that armed men snatched and burned a VCM and election paraphernalia which were being transferred to the municipal canvassing center in Jones, Isabela Tuesday morning.

Board of Election Inspector head Arlyn Borromeo-Santos, who reported the incident to authorities, said the VCM earlier malfunctioned and failed to process some 200 ballots.


READ: Armed men torch VCM, election paraphernalia in Isabela

Based on Comelec en banc Resolution No. 10531, 1,196 election hotspots were identified nationwide.  (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)

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