PIA Press Release
Sample ballot for PCOS machine testing in Taft, East Samar, missing
Tacloban City (May 9) -- At 11:30 in the morning of May 8, one Elmerto Pagadora, 40 years old, married, a security guard and resident of Barangay 06 Poblacion, Taft, Eastern Samar, reported to the elements of Taft Municipal Police Station that one sample ballot intended for the PCOS machine testing was missing.
The holder of the said sample ballot was allegedly identified as one Ricky Latosa, of legal age, married, a resident of Brgy 04, Taft, Eastern Samar.
Allegedly, prior to that incident, they saw a candidate running for Mayor of Taft, Eastern Samar came out of Precinct 04 situated at Brgy 04 Taft Elementary School and secretly whisper at Ricky Latosa.
More over, one alias "Atsing Semanes", driver of the said mayoralty candidate, went to window of Precinct 04 and called upon said Ricky Latosa, who then went outside the precinct where they had conversation.
Both parties were invited and investigated at the Taft Municipal Police Station in the presence of Ms. Erlinda Bergonio, COMELEC Assistant II of Taft Eastern Samar. (PIA 8) [top]