MANILA (UPDATE) — The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting said Tuesday it is looking into reports about a supposed voting pattern in the partial, unofficial results of the 2022 presidential elections.
Some people have raised concerns on social media of a possible electoral fraud over an alleged 68:32 ratio transmission of poll results favoring presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.
The 68 percent of votes supposedly went to Marcos while the remaining ballots went to Vice President Leni Robredo.
"We've seen those reports. We've been receiving the same information din. Right now, it's no cause of concern but PPCRV is looking into it," lawyer Vann Dela Cruz, the poll watchdog's spokesperson and director for legal affairs, told reporters in a press briefing.
The PPCRV's IT team is already coordinating with the Commission on Elections to check the server logs.
"We've actually already communicated our request sa Comelec to request for what they called a system log server," Dela Cruz said.
"Doon po natin makikita and to verify din po kung merong any anomaly. But right now, it's no cause for concern."
In a separate press briefing, PPCRV national chairperson Myla Villanueva said no irregularity about the alleged "68:32" pattern has been found as of now.
She said the group asked some experts from the Ateneo de Manila University and University of Santo Tomas to look at the data.
"At the moment, since their time this afternoon, they have reported no irregularities in that pattern. Let's give them a little more time," Villanueva said.
The son and namesake of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos takes a commanding lead in the presidential election vote count, according to the poll monitor.
Based on 98.11 percent of voting precincts' numbers transmitted, Marcos had over 31 million votes, data from the PPCRV's tally showed as of 8:17 p.m. Tuesday.
He is followed by Vice President Leni Robredo who got more than 14.7 million votes.
The Church-backed poll watchdog is the unofficial vote counter accredited by the Comelec.
There are more than 65 million registered voters for this year's elections, excluding the over 1.6 million overseas Filipinos voters.
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