- The ballots for the mid-term polls arrived in Manila and Pasig
- However, the seals of the vehicles were noticeably broken
- The Commission on Elections had addressed the concern
The official ballots for the upcoming mid-term polls arrived at the Manila City Hall on Sunday. However, KAMI learned that some seals were broken which alarmed many people.
In a report by the GMA News (author Dona Magsino), 1,502 boxes were delivered for 1,502 precincts. Josephine Daza of the Manila City Treasurer's Office said that they would be reporting the concern to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
In addition, the same matter was raised in Pasig City. TV personality and politician Shalani Soledad shared on social media that the ballot truck that arrived in their area had a broken seal as well.
As reported by the CNN Philippines, the Comelec has spoken regarding the issue. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said that upon investigation, the movement of the truck might have torn the seal.
Jimenez also mentioned that the integrity of the election remains since the ballot boxes inside the truck that arrived in Pasig were still intact.
The Comelec will be conducting a post-delivery inventory as part of their protocol to ensure that there was no tampering that happened.
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