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Duterte asks Comelec to investigate poll glitches

The Manila Times logo The Manila Times 12/05/2022 Kristina Maralit

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to investigate the alleged glitches that occurred in the last elections to put to rest allegations of cheating.

He was particularly referring to problematic Vote Counting Machines (VCM) on election day that delayed either the casting of votes in some precincts around the country or their transmission to the poll body's transparency server.

"'Yung may glitches, glitch, o sabi nila na mga sira na hindi nagbasa ng votes (That there were glitches, a glitch, or what they said broken and votes weren't read), I hope that Comelec would also find time to investigate. Just to — well, disabuse the minds of those na may dayaan (that were was cheating)," the Chief Executive said in his pre-recorded "Talk to the People" public briefing aired on Thursday.

"Wala akong nakita sa totoo lang at hindi rin talaga ako papayag ng dayaan (I didn't see any to tell you the truth and I really won't allow cheating). Pero ganunpaman (but just the same), just to satisfy the doubts of a few of them na para may imbestigahan 'yung result, ibigay sa tao kung ano ang nangyari (to investigate the result and let the people know what happened)," he added.

Duterte then enjoined the public to still keep a close watch on the process until the official results have been declared and winners proclaimed.

"Once the will of the people has finally been made known, and all the winners have been officially proclaimed, we will begin the important process of transition of power to our new set of leaders," he stated.

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