• Comelec wants new counting machines

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    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) wants P18 billion to purchase brand new counting machines for the 2016 presidential elections.

    Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes told the House committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms that P10 billion will be for the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) counting machine hardware while the remaining P8 billion will be used to buy other paraphernalia and software.

    “We need to buy brand new counting machines because we are no longer sure the old Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) which are stored in an air conditioned warehouse can deliver 100% accuracy,” Brillantes told the committee chaired by Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro.

    When asked by Valenzuela City Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo what the Comelec intends to do with the old counting machines, Brillantes said they can be disposed or reused. The commission is paying P1 million a month for the storage of these machines.

    “Using counting machines for 2 to 3 elections is enough. Technology is fast changing,” Brillantes said. He pointed out that the PCOS machines were used in the 2010 presidential elections, barangay elections and the 2013 senatorial elections.

    The Comelec chief said they can still use the old machines but they need to buy additional ones because the number of voters have grown to more than 50 million.

    Brillantes also gave assurances that the Comelec will push automated elections in 2016. The Comelec chief will retire on February 2, 2015 along with Commissioners Elias Yusof and Lucenito Tagle. He said four commissioners will remain—Grace Padaca,

    Christian Lim, Luie Guia and Al Pareno.

    PNA

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    1. Ano ang kabuluhan ng ating pagboto sa ating napiling tunay na maglilingkod sa ating bayan bawat eleksiyon kung hahayaan na lang natin na madaya tayo sa magiging resulta ng ating eleksiyon dahil sa pagma-manipulate ng eleksiyon machines ng mga taong may masamang layunin? Panahon na na tayo ay maki-alam at manindigan ngayong eleksiyon para siguraduhin na ang magiging resulta ng eleksiyon ay ayon sa tunay na mga boto natin. Dito natin maipapakita ang pagmamahal hindi lang sa ating bayan at gayun na rin sa mga darating na henerasyon. Ilang eleksiyon na tayong naloloko sa eleksiyon machines, sana ay matigil na natin ito sa pamamagitan ng ating paninindigan, pakikialam at pagtutulungang masugpo ang mga taong may masamang layunin.

    2. Nuon panahon ni Comelec Comm Leonardo Perez, sinabi ni late Speaker Mitra na hinid-hindi sya tatakbo sya tatakbo sa elction hangang nasa COMELEC si Leonardo Perez at hangang hindi matutong magbilang ang Comelec. Ito ang dahilan na matapos ang EDSA I ay ginawang computerized ang pagbilang at nagging computerized ang pagdaya pati na ana dagdag bawas. Bakit hindi tinanong ni Reps. Castro at Guinogundo kung bakit hangang ngayon ay di nilalabas ng COMELEC ang SOURCE CODE na syang requirement ng batas? Bakit takot ba sila Comelec Chairmen Melo at Brillantes na malaman ng tao na baka hindi si Pnoy ang nanalo nuon 2010 at yuon 12 senador sa 2013 election? Ito ang madalas sabihin nila Atty. Alan Paguia at Eddie Passion sa GNN tv. Meron din nagsasabi na pinaiikot sa Computer Society na meron ng nakabili ng SOURCE CODE para sa 2016 election kaya tapos na ang 2016 election.. Ang nakabili daw ay syang mananalo sa election.
      Upang mawala ang duda ng mamamayan sa COMELEC dapat Comm. Brillantes ilabas mo na ang SORCE CODE at ang bilhin mo counting machines ay mayroon recibo na lalabas ang binoto kandidato hindi lang ” CONGRATULATION”, DI BA HO MO ITO ALAM , COMM. BRILLANTES at Reps. Castro at Guinogundo?