just when everyone thought the coast was clear for the 2010 poll automations, the winning bidders recent joust – Smartmatic and TIM – just proved how far this saga could go.
“The question is why is TIM now asserting itself against its partner Smartmatic to the point of jeopardizing the whole automation process? I think it’s not just about the money. Perhaps TIM is deliberately sabotaging the automation because it could not get its way in controlling Smartmatic’s system for the benefit of its power backers,” Rep Robert Casiño stated.
now in case this doesn’t push through, i don’t think COMELEC has a choice but to go back to it’s manual computing.. haaay Pilipinas olats talaga!
read more [inquirer.net]