MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Saturday that they will submit the documents explaining the fast transmission of the 2022 election results next week.
This is after former officials of the poll watchdog National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) and former Information and Communications Technology Undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr. requested an explanation from the Comelec for the quick transmission of national and local election results in May 2022, that they claimed may imply irregularities.
According to Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco, the records currently with Commissioner Marlon Casquejo will be handed to the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee, which focuses on election administration, following the commission’s final review and authorization.
“Huwag po kayong mag-alala. Lahat po ng datos na kanilang hinihingi ay amin pong ibibigay.”Comelec spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco via ABS-CBN’s TeleRadyo.
(Don’t worry. We will provide all the data they ask for)
The electoral commission previously stated that the swift transmission of this year’s poll results was due to improved equipment.
Laudiangco further stated that Comelec was not censoring anything from the public, explaining that the joint committee is required by law to acquire the papers first before making them available to other parties.
In response to concerns raised by the fire incident at the company’s IT headquarters in Manila’s Intramuros earlier this month, “Wala pong tinatagong datos at ilalabas po lahat ito,” he said.
(No more data is hidden and it will all be released.)