Successful automated polls to restore Comelec’s credibility – Melo
Posted by akosistella on May 12, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) expressed confidence yesterday that the success of the automated polls would redeem the agency’s credibility that had been tainted by the so-called “Hello, Garci” election fraud scandal in the 2004 polls.
“I would say it is our work in this election which will give us credibility,” said Comelec Chairman Jose Melo in an interview at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) where the poll body is canvassing the votes for senators and party-list groups.
Melo said that the results of the elections were available quickly because of automation.
via Philippine Star.
Counting for president, VP votes to start soon if Congress convenes early
MANILA, Philippines – It is possible that Congress may start counting the votes for president and vice president earlier than May 31, when it resumes session, House Secretary-General Marilyn Yap told The STAR last night.
“That will depend on the mutual agreement of the Senate and the House of Representatives,” Yap said.
She said under their calendar of sessions, the two chambers are scheduled to reconvene three weeks after yesterday’s elections primarily to canvass the votes for president and vice president.
Via Phil. Star