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100% of 5,110 Eastern Visayas precincts receive PCOS machines, testing doing well

Tacloban City (May 9) -- All the 5,110 voting precincts in Region 8 have received the PCOS machines allotted to them, Comelec Region 8 Director Jose Nick Mendros informed.

All the municipalities in Eastern Visayas have already received the sample ballots allocated to them. Some municipalities with interior barangays have already started delivering the supplies and other election paraphernalia, Director Mendros added.

The precincts have also received the CF memory cards and testing and sealing procedures have started since May 7.

The precincts which have defective PCOS or CF memory card found during the testing and sealing have been reported to the Comelec Region 8 office which in turn have reported the same to Comelec Manila.

Municipalities in the province of Samar, particularly the cities of Catbalogan and Calbayog have yet to finish the testing and sealing of PCOS machines.

Seventeen municipalities in the province of Leyte reported that all the PCOS machines and CF memory cards in their respective municipalities have passed the Testing and Sealing processes. These are the municipalities of Dulag, Pastrana, Tabontabon, Hindang, Sta. Fe, Tunga, Mayorga, Tabango, Calubian, Inopacan, Abuyog, Merida, Hilongos, Barugo, Jaro, San Miguel and Babatngon.

In Eastern Samar, all the PCOS machines are working, however, there are still some areas like the four upstream barangays of Can-Avid where the PCOS machines have not been tested.

In the province of Southern Leyte, there were precincts in the municipalities of Hinunangan, Libagon, Limasawa, Maasin City and Liloan where the PCOS machines were defective but the same were already fixed. (PIA 8) [top]

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