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High court okays P1.8-B PCOS buy By Benjamin B. Pulta 06/14/2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

SC TOES NOYNOY’S LINE ON SMARTMATIC MACHINES

High court okays P1.8-B PCOS buy

By Benjamin B. Pulta 06/14/2012

From an Arroyo Court to an Aquino Court.

The Supreme Court, now under the leadership of acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio yesterday ruled 11-3 to allow the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to proceed with the multibillion-peso contract for the purchase of machines for next year’s elections.

It will be recalled that President Aquino a few days ago, sent a strong message that he no longer wants any debates on automated polls and made it clear that he wants the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines used in the 2010 presidential polls to be used in 2013.

A day after he issued the strong message, Carpio announced that the high court en banc was scheduled to meet yesterday to decide on the PCOS issue..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120614hea1.html

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