MANILA, Philippines — There is no deadline set for F2 Logistics to respond to issues hounding the company, following reports that election paraphernalia were discovered dumped in a vacant lot in Cavite.
Commission on Elections (Comelec) acting spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco revealed this Tuesday as Commissioner Aimee Ferolino ordered the poll body’s logistics partner to explain amid the incident in Amadeo town.
“Before coming in here, the chairperson of the packing and shipping committee, Commissioner Aimee B. Ferolino had already issued directives and orders to F2 Logistics to answer and account for the eventualities that we had discussed yesterday,” Laudiangco said in a press briefing.
When asked if F2 Logistics was given a deadline to respond, the acting spokesperson answered that there is none.
“There is no deadline yet. As we all know ‘pag ‘yung investigation kung gusto po nating exhaustive ang investigation, you do not set a hard deadline. But of course, sinusunod din namin ang timelines namin kasi hindi naman ding pwede maging lax pagdating sa investigation. Kailangan po kasi meron ding pressure na mabilis dapat,” he explained.
(There is no deadline yet. As we all know if we want the investigation to be exhaustive, you do not set a hard deadline. But of course, we are following our timelines because we cannot be lax when it comes to the investigation. There should be a pressure that they should be quick.)
“Pero as to setting a hard deadline, that is impossible at saka it is counterproductive pagdating po sa investigation kasi kung gusto mo maging exhaustive ang iyong investigation, dapat thorough and comprehensive po ‘yan,” he pointed out.
(But as to setting a hard deadline, that is impossible and it’s counterproductive when it comes to the investigation because if you want to have an exhaustive investigation, it should be thorough and comprehensive.)
Comelec Commissioner George Garcia recently said that the disposal of poll materials in the vacant lot appears to be a case of “human error.”
He nevertheless assured the public that the liable person or people would be held accountable.