Kontra Daya sees chaos, failure of elections next week

by Doris Bigornia, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at May 06 2013 04:20 PM | Updated as of May 07 2013 12:20 AM

MANILA - Poll watchdog Kontra Daya sees a repeat of the 2010 elections when massive disenfranchisement, failure of elections in some areas and chaos in election precincts were experienced.

Kontra Daya spokesman Nardy Sabino says the final testing and sealing (FTS) process yielded numerous technical glitches, jamming of precinct-count optical scan (PCOS) machines and incompatible PCOS and manual counting that shows there are serious lapses.

He said the Commission on Elections (Comelec) failed to address these issues.

Kontra Daya is monitoring the Comelec’s final testing and sealing of the PCOS machines. The group said based on reports from their people posted in precincts nationwide, the FTS is a failure, making Kontra Daya doubtful of Comelec's claim that there will be clean, orderly and peaceful elections.