Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Comelec: Beware of Fake poll papers - June 19 2007

Aquilino Pimentel 3RD, who is hanging on to 12th place in the senatorial contest, on Monday warned that the Commission on Elections could be presented with doctored documents if it holds its inquiry in Maguindanao.

The 12th spot has not been declared thats why it is considered crucial and comelec should not be caught off guard because doctored documents is possible in this kind of situations.

Bedol said the municipal COCs were stolen. After several days he said the COCs were misplaced and can still be located. Stolen is different from misplaced, Pimentel said.

He said the poll commissioners will surely find the documents, and given that 30 days had passed, there are so many things that can be done to the documents.

Pimentel, who ran in the Genuine Opposition ticket, said it would be the first time in history that the Comelec en banc, sitting as National Board of Canvassers, would personally collect election documents.

He urged the Comelec to consider reports from the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and other poll watchdogs of widespread cheating in the province.

Zubiri said that based on the copies provided to Team Unity, he got 195,000 out of the 212,000 votes cast during in Maguindanao. He said Pimentel received only 67,000 votes.

Pimentel leads Zubiri, 10,865,397 votes to 10,753,836, in the Comelec tabulation. If it is confirmed that Zubiri garnered 195,000 votes in Maguindanao, he would overtake Pimentel by at least 17,000 votes.

Good luck to the both of you. may the one really chosen by the people win.

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