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Now it’s overpriced Comelec contract for ballot packaging

Posted by akosistella on May 1, 2010


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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) paid more than double the expected price for materials and services used for packing and sealing ballots for the May 2010 polls, an official in Comelec Chairman Jose Melo’s office said.

The contract, which involves sealing ballots in clear, airtight plastic bags and placing them in boxes, should only cost anywhere from P70 to P80 million, Atty. Melchor Magdamo told GMA News.

Instead, the deal was secured by Noah’s Paper Mills Inc. for P175 million, excluding labor costs, said Magdamo, the same person who blew the whistle on the P690 million ballot secrecy folder contract that was later canceled.

via GMANews.TV.

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1 of 4 voters intends to guard votes –survey

MANILA, Philippines–For every 4 voters that will go to the polls in May, 1 intends to watch the counting of votes, according to a special survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The survey was conducted in February 2010 to determine the planned personal activities of Filipinos voters for the May elections.

It showed also showed that 1 out of 5 wants to get involved in groups helping to have an orderly and clean election.

Via ABS-CBN News

AND:

Comelec says delivery of ultraviolet lamps starts

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) awarded yesterday the contract to supply some 80,000 units of ultraviolet (UV) lamps for P28 million to Philand Industries Inc.

Speaking to reporters, Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said Philand was required to begin delivering the UV lamps yesterday.

“Each UV lamp costs P350,” he said.

Via Phil. Star

Comelec: Poll random audits will not deter proclamations

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said that although the random manual audit (RMA) will be conducted right after voting closes, it will not prevent the poll body from proclaiming the winners of the elections.

“In no way shall the results of the RMA delay the proclamation of the winning candidates based on the results reached by the automated election system,” said Comelec Resolution 8837, which was promulgated Friday.

In Republic Act 9369, which amended RA 8436 or the law on automated elections, Section 24 requires an RMA to be conducted in one precinct per congressional district in each province and city. But after much prodding from groups, the poll body decided to increase the number to five precincts per district, which adds up to 1,145 precincts.

Via GMANews.TV

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