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Comelec to Binay: Clean 2016 polls

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday assured Vice President Jejomar Binay of a clean May 2016 presidential polls.

“For the past two elections, 2010 and 2013, no cheating happened. The races were won cleanly. There were no problems except for some noisy detractors. We are giving the same assurance (to Binay) that, whatever technology is used, it will remain clean in 2016,” Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. said in an interview.



“He won in 2010 using the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines. In 2013, his daughter (Sen. Nancy Binay) won also with the same voting machine. It only shows there was no high-tech tampering of results,” he added.

Binay earlier warned of a possible high-tech cheating in the 2016 polls to favor certain candidates.

The vice president already made known his intention to run for president in the next presidential polls.

Brillantes, however, said they don’t know yet what automated election system (AES) will be used in 2016 as they are still waiting for the recommendation of their advisory council.

“If he is wary of the new technology, it has no basis since we don’t know what it (AES) is yet. It (fear) will all just be anticipatory and speculative,” he said.

The poll body is set to hold a technology fair this month to help its advisory council determine which AES is best for the May 2016 polls.

Under the Poll Automation Law, the advisory council is tasked to recommend to the Comelec “the most appropriate, secure, applicable and cost-effective technology” to be used in the elections.

  • Derek

    Eh si binay nga nag cheat nung 2010 and 2013 eh. Where is that guy from pcos why wont he turn over the master code ba yun. Dapat e random check nyo actual ballots and the actual number of votes sa automated machines and see if they match. I just have to remind as many people as possible na these so called manipulations do exist

  • juan katutubo

    kating-kati na maging Presidente ang dating mayor ng Makati! GANYAN KAMI SA MAKATI!!!

  • Jun P. Espina

    When Binay shows up, the howl of the netizens suddenly becomes ever more loud and restless. Like angry wolves, the netizens as a whole cried out defiantly their chorus of dislike for Binay to be our next president. One commenter even said: “Inay, huwag si Binay.” But there was one who wrote: “Mahal kong Binay…blah blah blah.” Was he a bootlicker, who was dreaming for a Binay appointment–just in case?

  • jonald

    Binay brillantes, kitang kita mgkasama kayo assure binay clean and honest, alam nyo ba pinagsasabi nyo? meron ba kayo nun?

  • jonald

    oi SIXTONG BRILLANTES, mind conditioning ang pagpapa diaryo nyo, nawowory ka siguro dun sa nagfile sau nung june 23, Presidential Electoral Tribunal,SC na may pending case si mar vs binay, na naglagay ng precautionary protection order sa dati company PSI,tapos inilipat mo ng walang paalam sa SC. para ma tampered mo? kaya ka nga di makapagrecall ng palawan db? kc wala ang machine sa dati nito warehouse. check MAGAP sa Facebook nabsa ko petition nila sa Supreme Court.

    • IMHO

      nag rerespond lang siya sa pag papansin in binay na ayaw niya ng picos baka daw siya madaya at matalo.

  • RogineBalesteros

    Buhay nanaman si Jojo Binay ngayon.Lahat ng issues sinasawsawan para lang magpapogi. Sukang-suka na po kami sa kaepalan niyo