Comelec warns poll bets vs. swindlers PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:17

The Commission on Elections bared Tuesday several suspects who claim they can fix election results were apprehended in an entrapment operation by government operatives in Tawi-Tawi.

The poll body also warned candidates against swindlers who claim they can manipulate the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said a local candidate from a small town in Tawi-Tawi went to the Comelec office and reported the claims of the swindlers that they could rig the PCOS machines for P5 million.

He said the poll body sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation in arresting the suspects.

One of the suspects apparently introduced himself as an engineer of Smartmatic—the supplier of PCOS machines in the May 13 polls.

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. reiterated that the PCOS machines cannot be manipulated.