More than 300 international observers invited by the Comelec for the May 9 elections

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OVER 300 international observers were invited by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to monitor and guard the 2022 national and local elections this coming Monday, May 9, 2022.

This was announced by Comelec Chairman Saidamen Pangarungan after they met with the international observers in Paranaque City for a briefing on the country’s electoral process.

Pangarungan said about 338 independent international monitors were given accreditation by the poll body in the interest of transparency and honesty during the elections.

During the briefing, the Comelec showed the international observers the process in the use of Vote Counting Machines, the process involving transmission of data and counting of votes starting from the precinct level up to the National Board of Canvassers, and also on voting guidelines.

In his speech, Chairman Pangarungan reminded the international observers that they will not be prohibited from monitoring the electoral process subject to conditions that are necessary to protect Comelec property and personnel, including privileged information.

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