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42,000 poll machines to arrive by end-December—Comelec

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 22:45:00 12/11/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Infotech, Eleksyon 2010, Computing & Information Technology

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said about half of the 82,200 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that will be used in the 2010 elections will arrive in the country by month’s end, an official said.

Automation provider Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) gave assurances the first batch of 42,200 machines is set to arrive by December 31, said Comelec commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal, head of the steering committee on automation. Read the rest of this entry »


Smartmatic vows on-time delivery of poll machines

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 15:07:00 11/13/2009

Filed Under: Infotech, Eleksyon 2010, Politics, Elections

MANILA, Philippines—The automation partner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has assured the poll body that it would deliver on time the 82,200 poll machines to be used in the 2010 polls.

Cesar Flores, Smartmatic president for Asia-Pacific, told the in an interview Wednesday that Smartmatic and Total Information Management (TIM) would be able to manufacture and deliver 42,000 poll machines in December and the remaining 40,000 units in January next year. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Why pay P11.2B for poll automation?’

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 17:15:00 04/09/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Technology (general)

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MANILA, Philippines—A group composed mostly of information and communications technology (ICT) professionals challenged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to explain to the public why it has to spend P11.2 billion in automating the 2010 elections when it can implement an open election system (OES).

“The Comelec must explain to the public why they have to pay P7.3 billion more for an inferior system using precinct count optical scan (PCOS) when they could adopt OES which is more transparent and costs only P4 billion?” asked head Gus Lagman.
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Comelec readies for poll machine testing

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 17:05:00 04/06/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Technology (general), Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) is preparing for the technical evaluation of vendor poll machines on April 27, an official said.

SBAC chairman Ferdinand Rafanan said the poll committee is studying and reviewing the terms of reference/request for proposal (TOR/RFP) thoroughly to prepare for the upcoming technical evaluation, where bidders would demonstrate the end-to-end capability of their poll automation system.
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