PPCRV says to insist on getting computer logs of transparency server

Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 15 2019 09:34 PM

MANILA - The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) is looking into the glitch in the Commission on Elections' transparency server that delayed parallel tallies for 7 hours Monday night. 

PPCRV Chair Myla Villanueva said this to reporters Wednesday afternoon in response to an earlier statement from Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon asking the PPCRV to look into the problem with the transparency server.

Seeking to determine the cause of the incident, Villanueva said they would insist on their request for the poll body to provide them with computer logs before the failed time of the data push from the transparency server to terminals of the PPCRV and media organizations after an initial release of partial results. 

Villanueva, who has a background on information technology, said they have also asked Comelec to provide them with a copy of results from its central server so they could compare it with results from the transparency server.

Villanueva said this is unprecedented -- Comelec has not released results from the central server before -- but she hopes this would help validate the results.

The PPCRV is also expected to receive the 4th copy of election returns from the poll body to countercheck the count. 

Comelec earlier said an application error caused the delay in unofficial tallies. To fix the issue, the Comelec en banc allowed the opening of the transparency server’s error logs.