The Commission on Elections today hailed the decision of the Supreme Court upholding the poll body’s procurement of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) Machines for the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections.
The High Court voted 11-3 in favor of the COMELEC, SC Spokesperson Gleo Guerra announced this afternoon.
“We are elated with the decision of the Supreme Court,” COMELEC Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes told reporters. “We will be happier if the petitioners can join us in moving forward for a successful May 2013 elections,” he added, noting that it is “time to go together,” since the SC has decided on the issue.
The COMELEC Chief stated that the poll body will immediately proceed with the inspection of the PCOS machines“as soon as the Temporary Restratining Order (TRO) is lifted”. ###