Delivery of VCM still awaited

TAGBILARAN CITY.- For the 4,066 vote counting machines in Central Visayas, 3,543 are already in Cebu while the remaining 523 is still to arrive this week.

The VCMs which are in the warehouse of 2GO were examined yesterday by COMELEC and the PRO7. These machines are for Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor.

These will all be distributed in May and if possible, early distribution for mountain barangays according to COMELEC Regional Director Jose Nick Mendros.

Then, they will conduct the final testing to make sure that it would be delivered properly to polling precincts.

Mendros clarified that the VCMs cannot be interchanged since it has already been designated to respective polling precincts.

He also said that the ballot boxes are already completed and other peripherals like batteries.

The said ballot boxes will go straight to the city and municipal treasurer who will received it last Monday and tight security will be implemented by COMELEC, PNP and 2GO.

According to 2GO operations chief, Roy Quidlat, they have employed extra security to guard their warehouse.

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