Comelec solution proposed

A member of the advisory council of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has urged the poll body to continue with the planned automation of the 2010 national and local elections despite the fact that winning bidder Total Information Management (TIM) Corp. already terminated its partnership last Monday with its foreign partner Smartmatic.

In a press briefing, Ramon C. Casiple, executive director for the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER), said that everything is not lost although TIM already abandoned its joint venture with Smartmatic
that will pave the way for the computerization of next year’s polls.

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