Comelec sets probe on VCM burning incident in Isabela
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.
Based on Comelec en banc Resolution No. 10531, 1,196 election hotspots were identified nationwide. (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)
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