Poll plans laid out for outages in Mindanao
Posted by akosistella on March 10, 2010
EVEN as energy officials disputed allegations the power-supply shortfall, especially in Mindanao, is contrived for various reasons, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has moved to finalize plans to deal with possible outages in the May polls.
Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said on Tuesday a meeting was set this week to lay down solutions to the power crisis happening in Mindanao, the traditional field of election cheats, which is suffering five to 12 hours of brownouts daily.
The National Power Corp. (Napocor) had suggested the Comelec hold manual elections in Mindanao, but Larrazabal said that is not acceptable. “[The lack of power] is not reason enough to hold manual elections [there].”