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Oversight committee set to launch probe on alleged election glitches

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The joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Automated Election System will launch an investigation in connection with the alleged technical hitches during the recent midterm elections.

According to Sen. Koko Pimentel, co-chairman of the oversight committee, if it were up to him, he would like to immediately start with the investigation, but some lawmakers asked him to suspend it for a few more days.

Based on their agreement, the joint congressional probe is set to start on June 4.

Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police has confirmed that the money collected from alleged vote-buying incidents have reached Php 12 million already.

The said amount came from 225 incidents of vote buying all over the country.

Based on the data gathered by the National Election Monitoring and Action Center, most of the bulk of the money, Php7 million in total, came from region 12 followed by region 10 with more than a million pesos collected from vote-buying.

440 individuals have been arrested, eight of them were even minors.


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