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PPCRV to continue operations despite transparency server closure

/ 01:24 PM May 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) on Wednesday said they will continue encoding election returns (ERs) to verify poll results despite the closure of the transparency server.

The PPCRV collects election returns from clustered precincts in the country and manually encodes them to check if they match with the results from the transparency server.

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But the Commission on Elections (Comelec), however, officially closed the transparency server on Wednesday morning following the release of the official results of the elections from the National Board of Canvassers.

“We will still continue our validation counting here. In fact, maganda rin na tinitingnan pa rin in terms of coming out with the truth kung ano talaga ang naging resulta ng ating halalan,” PPCRV board member Dr. Arwin Serrano told INQUIRER.net at their command center in Paco, Manila.

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Serrano said that the rankings from the elections returns and the transparency server have matched so far.

As of 12:51 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the PPCRV had received election returns from 51,538 of the 85,769 clustered precincts or 60.09 percent of the clustered precincts in the country.

The election returns came from Metro Manila (7,173 election returns), Luzon (24,331 election returns), Visayas (15,334 election returns), and Mindanao (4,700 election returns).

The match rate stood at 99.98 percent, the PPCRV said.

The Church-backed poll watchdog is mandated to conduct voter’s education, poll watch, and an unofficial, parallel counting of votes for the midterm elections.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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