Comelec dismisses Peña protest vs Abigail Binay

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 24 2016 08:57 PM

MANILA - The Commission on Elections has dismissed the protest against Makati Mayor Abigail Binay by her opponent, Romulo "Kid" Pena Jr.

Pena failed to indicate in his protest the precincts where supposed errors with vote counting machines happened, thus it was deemed "insufficient in form," the poll body said.

"Peña failed to prove allegations that the ballots were prepared and fed into the VCMs by people other than the voters. The poll body cannot guess where in the 287 clustered precincts being protested these anomalies happened,"according to the 11-page decision.

The losing candidate should have also specified the alleged discrepancies between the certificate of canvass and the statement of votes, it added.