TAGBILARAN CITY – “Duterte’s name was shaded on the ballot but the receipt showed the vote went to Roxas” during the vote counting machine (VCM) testing yesterday, according to fb post of Clement Lofranco Ingking.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) held the VCM testing during the DepEd teachers and Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) training held at Alta Bohol Resort and Convention Center in Panglao, Bohol, Ingking’s post said.
Ingking asked the Comelec to do something about this error.
The OFW Update, an online publication, had this to say: “An OFW from HONG KONG was enraged after she cast her vote and choose Rodrigo Duterte as her president but the receipt printed Mar Roxas.”
“Cecile Caluya voted on April 30, 2016, at Bayanihan Kennedy Town Center polling center at around 12 noon.
She went at room 402, and she made sure she shade the ballot properly, and according to Caluya, she even double checked everything to make sure everything is correct.”
“To her surprise, the receipt printed the name Mar Roxas instead of the one she voted, Rodrigo Duterte. She approached the poll official and she was asked if she shaded it properly, which she says, yes.”
“The poll official suggested to make an affidavit which Caluya agreed.”
“Voting in Hong Kong will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Hong Kong statutory holidays until May 10.”
“The overseas Filipinos could cast their vote through the PCOS machines located in Hong Kong and Singapore, by personal voting or postal voting.”
“The DFA said voters using the personal and the automated modes of voting should bring their passports or other personal identification documents to facilitate the process.”
Meanwhile, Comelec earlier said that it will hold the final testing and sealing (FTS) of VCMs today simultaneously with the rest of the Central Visayas in preparation for Monday’s elections.
Security measures are already in place to ensure a peaceful and oderly May 9 elections despite inadequacy of police personnel deployment during election.
Police provincial director Col. Dennis Agustin said that that a total of 988 men in uniform are needed to comply with the Comelec’s order.
Agustin said that Comelec requires that at least two police officers should be assigned in every clustered polling center. If the total of 1,066 poll centers province-wide multiplied by two PNP men, there would be 2,132 police officers needed to man the election, he said.
There’s only a total of 1,144 policemen excluding those already assigned on other tasks, hence the balance of 988.
Those assigned in other tasks include: QRT, 32; standby, 29; RED, 9; Comelec office, two; vital installations, four; canvass areas, seven; PEMA/PTOC, 11; and Cuaming island, seven.
Agustin said that the shortage of personnel for the election could be augmented by personnel from regional headquarters or RPSB and national headquarters.
Police identified the municipalities with the most numbers of clustered precincts, including the top ten: Loon with 60; Tubigon and Inabanga, 48 apiece; Ubay, 45; Valencia, 36; Dimiao and Candijay, 35 apiece; Buenvista, 34, Jagna and Calape, 32 apiece. (rvo)
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