By Chito Chavez
The Commission on Elections-Quezon City (Comelec-QC) assured it would proclaim the winning Quezon City mayor within 24 hours after the mid-term polls close on May 13.
In an interview, Comelec-QC election officer Ma. Anne Gonzales promised the continuous workflow of the Board of Canvassers and the immediate proclamation of the city’s new officials.
“We’re targeting to proclaim all local candidates of QC within 24 hours,” Gonzales said.
Quezon City has a total of 111 local candidates: 95 candidates for councilor, six are running for vice mayor and 10 candidates vying for the mayoral position.
Voting precincts will be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Quezon City has a total of 1,330,118 registered voters.
Also on Wednesday, an inter-agency group was created to form the Task Force Kontra Bigay in a bid to thwart vote buying and vote selling activities of rogue political bets and voters.
The task force will be composed of the Comelec, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Philippine National Police (PNP).
Task Force Kontra Bigay was formed to facilitate and hasten the investigation and prosecution of groups and individuals involved in vote-buying activities.