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Temperature Range: vs Comelec, Smartmatic By Gerry Baldo 05/22/2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Temperature Range: vs Comelec, Smartmatic

By Gerry Baldo

Legislators zeroed in on more anomalies in the recent automated polls ranging from empty “back up memory cards,” election returns found in junk yard to questionable technology subcontractors at the resumption yesterday of the hearing conducted by the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms on allegations of massive electronic poll fraud.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and automated poll supplier Smartmatic Corp. continued to get the blame for the flawed automated elections even as lawmakers raised more questions about alleged anomalies in the conduct of the recent polls.

Abakada Guro Rep. Jonathan de la Cruz said the Comelec and Smartmatic should come out with a list of all its subcontractors for information technology because some of them could be questionable.

He added he received information that one of those who subcontracted the IT system was a company owned by Atong Ang and this was deployed in Rizal province and Region IV.

“Is it true that Atong Ang was among the subcontractors in Rizal and in Region IV?” De la Cruz asked Comelec officials.

He said that Ang’s involvement in the elections could have resulted in former President Estrada’s loss in Laguna, Rizal and Region IV.

“Who is Atong Ang? Is he now involved in information technology? Who were his technicians in Rizal and Region 4?” De La Cruz asked.... MORE  

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