New officials in Zamboanga to be declared by Tuesday

By Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News Zamboanga

Posted at May 13 2013 10:29 PM | Updated as of May 14 2013 06:29 AM

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The City Board of Canvassers (BOC) is expected to declare a new set of local officials in Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) on Tuesday morning, according to its chairman Jesus Alvin Lim.

As of Monday night, the BOC has already started receiving transmitted election results from more than a hundred polling centers in the city.

Commission on Elections regional director Francisco Pobe said results for all over the region may be proclaimed before midnight or early Tuesday morning.

He added that the BOC and Comelec will no longer wait for additional PCOS machine replacements and instead will be using reconfigured machines to read the ballots. There were at least 20 defective PCOS machines found.

Pobe also pointed out the polls in Region 9 were generally peaceful despite some reported incidents of violence in Zamboanga Sibugay.