COMELEC dismisses video of alleged pre-shaded ballots, calls it fake info


LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 11 (PIA) - - A Commission on Elections (Comelec) official  here   dismissed the video  circulating in the social media of alleged pre – shaded ballots and branded it as a fake information that only aims to malign  the integrity of the May 13, 2019  National and Local  Elections (NLE).


COMELEC – Cordillera  Assistant  Regional Director Vanessa Roncal, in a kapihan forum for Safe and Secure Election 2019,  said  the ballots in the said video did not come from COMELEC , it does not bear the security features of the real ballots that will be used in the election.

"There are no pre – shaded ballots  because all the ballots are secured  that will be given directly to the voters  when they cast their votes on May 13," Roncal stressed.

This fake information undermines  the efforts of all the agencies that are working together to ensure a safe, fair and orderly May 13 election, she said. 

All systems go for May 13 election, assures  COMELEC - CAR Regional Director Maria Juana Valeza (with mic) in a Kapihan media forum. With Valeza in the photo are COMELEC - CAR Asst. RD Vanessa Roncal (left) and Police Regional Office - Cordillera Regional Director BGen. Israel Ephraim Dickson. (CCD-PIA CAR)

In the same forum, COMELEC – CAR Regional Director Maria Juana Valeza   assures that   in partnership with the Police Regional Office - Cordillera (PRO-Cor), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and other stakeholders, all preparations are set for the  May 13 polls.

Valeza  encourages  voters  to  go out and  exercise  their right to vote,   and to vote wisely according to their conscience and   not get influenced by money  or get intimidated. With the help of all of their partners , they will do their best to ensure a safe, fair and orderly May 13 elections, she said. 

'The ball is now in your hands. Go out and vote as May 13 is the day that we can make our voice heard for a better future, for us and the country,' Roncal added.

PRO – Cor Regional Director BGen. Israel Ephraim Dickson also assured the people of Cordillera that the Philippine National Police along with the AFP will always be there to ensure a safe and secured election. But he seeks the cooperation of everyone  to  help  in the conduct of  a peaceful and honest political exercise.

The Cordillera Regional Joint Security Command Committee (RJSCC) chaired by COMELEC - CAR in a final meeting in preparations for the May 13 National and Local Midterm election. (CCD-PIA CAR)

PRO – Cor on Monday sent - off  the  initial  batch of 1,235 police personnel   for election duties and augment the PNP’s field units in various parts of the region.

The Regional Joint Security Command Committee  on the same day conducted  the final meeting  in preparation for the May 13 election.

COMELEC – CAR data shows that there are 1,013,418 registered voters in Cordillera who are expected to cast their votes in the 6,586 established polling precincts all over the region. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar







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