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Folder supplier may get ultraviolet lamp contract

Posted by akosistella on April 8, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – The company that nearly bagged a P689-million contract to supply ballot secrecy folders to the Commission on Elections Comelec could end up winning the contract to supply ultraviolet lamps

OTC Paper Supply submitted the lowest bid of P28 million to supply the lamps that will be used to scan security markings in the ballots, besting two other companies, GMA 7 News reported last night.

Manager Henry Young of OTC Paper said the company might withdraw its bid for the UV lamps if the Comelec would allow it to do so without slapping the company with a fine. He said he had not yet been notified by the Comelec Bids and Awards Committee BAC that his company had won the lamp deal.

Click Philippine Star.


Comelec gets vote of confidence from veep bets

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The Commission on Elections may have a lot of problems concerning the May 10 elections, but vice presidential candidates have given it a much-needed vote of confidence.

Participating in a forum organized by “The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, the Name Above Every Name” of Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy on Tuesday, candidates vying for the vice presidency said they believed that the credibility of the Commission on Elections was still intact.

They said the election body headed by former Supreme Court Justice Jose Melo had the best intentions in preparing for the automation process, ensuring that the will of the people is heard come election day.

Click Inquirer.net


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