House panel OKs addt’l P11.3B for 2010 polls

MANILA, Philippines – A House panel on Tuesday approved the proposed P11.3-billion supplemental budget for the automation of the upcoming national elections.

Aside from automation, the P11.3-billion additional budget for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) passed by the Appropriations Committee will also be used for “cleansing” of the voters’ list via mandatory biometric voter registration.

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