Comelec to publish online all election protests in 2022 polls

Published May 25, 2022, 3:32 PM

by Martin Sadongdong

For the sake of transparency, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will publish in its website all the electoral protests lodged before them in relation to the May 9 national and local elections.

Comelec Acting Spokesperson John Rex C. Laudiangco (JEL SANTOS/MANILA BULLETIN)

Comelec acting spokesperson Director John Rex Laudiangco said there were “about 30” electoral contests that are being investigated by the poll body right now.

All of these will be published by the Comelec’s Electoral Contest and Adjudication (ECA) Department in the Case Management System (CMS) which can be accessed through the Comelec’s website.

“All of these cases that were docketed will be open for public viewing. There were about 30 of them and the ECA confirmed that we will be publishing the titles, the parties, as well as the current status in our case management system,” Laudiangco said in a press briefing.

Despite the filing of several electoral protests, the Comelec said that the automated elections remained 99.9 percent accurate based on the results of the random manual audit (RMA) of ballot boxes to the election returns (ERs).

Out of 757 ballot boxes, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and civil society organizations have so far received 737 ballot boxes at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.

“They have audited 181 and they are now processing 17 of these ballot boxes,” Laudiangco said.

“The accuracy rate remains to be at 99.9 percent,” he added.