Comelec shifts canvas venue in nine Cebu local govt units
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) approved the change of venues for the canvassing of votes in Cebu and 81 others around the country last March 19.
In a statement, the Comelec said the change of venue was approved due to security, space and power supply concerns. Some also wanted a change in venue for better transmission of votes to the central office.
In Cebu City’s south district, the canvassing venue was changed from the session hall to City Hall’s Social Hall due to fluctuating transmission signals.
In Barili town, the canvassing venue was also transferred to the municipal social hall.
In the cities of Carcar and Naga and the towns of Pilar and Malabuyoc, the canvassing venues were transferred to the Session Hall.
In the Capitol, the Cebu-Provincial Board of Canvasser transferred from the Provincial Board session hall to the Capitol Social Hall located at the second floor of the Capitol Main Building in Escario St., Cebu City for more space.
In Mandaue City, the venue was transferred from the City Council session hall to the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex at A. Soriano Avenue, barangay Centro, Mandaue City.
And in Toledo City, the venue was transferred from the City Council session hall to the Marcelo Barba Sports Complex.
Other LGUs which also changed their canvassing venues were Batangas, Bataan, Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan province, Camarines Sur and Cavite. Correspondent Renan Alangilan