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Electronic, paper election returns match, so far – PPCRV

/ 01:35 PM May 16, 2019
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The PPCRV command center (Photo by LYN RILLON / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — The results of the electronically transmitted and physically encoded election returns (ERs) for the May 13 midterm polls have matched so far, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) media director Agnes Gervacio said Thursday.

“We see no discrepancies at this point. Everything that has been encoded has been proven to be what the electronic returns are saying. So far so good,” Gervacio assured during an interview at the PPCRV command center.

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“Everything that has been received and encoded has a total match to what is being shown electronically on the board,” she added.

As of 1:00 p.m., Gervacio said the Commission on Election’s accredited citizen’s arm already received 15 percent of the total physical ERs from Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Novaliches, Parañaque, Pasay, Quezon City, Pasig, Pateros, Cavite, Ifugao, Baguio, Laguna, Bulacan, Mountain Province, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Tagbilaran Bohol, South Cotabato, and General Santos.

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The fast-paced arrival of ERs are to be expected, she added.

READ: PPCRV gets hold of 12% of paper election returns

As of 12:29 p.m., 97.42 percent or 85,582 out of 87,851 local and overseas clustered precincts have successfully transmitted their ERs, according to the PPCRV-Inquirer Transparency Server.

The Church-backed poll watchdog is mandated to conduct voter’s education, poll-watching, and an unofficial, parallel counting of votes.

Meanwhile, the Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, continues to hold its separate partial and official tally which was at 53.29 percent as of 11:59 p.m. on May 15. (Editor: Cenon B. Bibe Jr.)

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