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Nothing to show for P1.8-B expenditure

/ 09:08 PM June 21, 2013

The Commission on Elections spent P1.8 billion of government money for the controversial PCOS machines to improve the electoral process. And all it has to show for it is more controversy. It appears that the recent elections were no different from the previous ones. There are doubts about the integrity of the results. There were delays in the transmission of results. And a lot of questions about the elections are up in the air, left unanswered.

If the Comelec, courtesy of Filipino taxpayers, is given about

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P2 billion to improve something, it better make the improvement. Instead, the same questions and problems cropped up, only in different forms. The Comelec had a good, long enough time to resolve the issues but it did not act accordingly. Certainly explanations were provided, but the fact remains: the results are “murky” and the country spent P1.8 billion for this. Almost P2 billion! Yes, P1.8 billion to improve something that didn’t improve.

—MELANIE SANCHEZ,

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