8 months Comelec should use hybrid election system – Sotto MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Senate President Vicente Sotto III hopes that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will finally use a hybrid election system following President Duterte’s order to dispose of the Smartmatic machines. Sen. Vicente Sotto III (Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN) Sotto said he agreed with the President’s appeal to the Comelec to stop using the vote-counting machines (VCMs) from Smartmatic, and look for a new technology provider that is “free of fraud.” “[I am] Supportive [of that]. I’ve been saying that since last year,” the Senate leader told The Manila Bulletin a text message Friday. While ... more