Oct 302013

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has not ordered the suspension of the canvassing of votes on November 1, a holiday, poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr. said.

That decision will be left to Comelec provincial election supervisors and regional directors in provinces where elections were postponed.

“Pwede naman nila ituloy kung gusto nila. Pero wala kaming order to suspend. It’s (within) the discretion of canvassers to suspend the canvassing,” Brillantes said.

He said Comelec intends to finish canvassing by Thursday. “Kung hindi kakayanin, siguro mag-su-suspend sila sa holiday. Pero puwede silang matuloy sa Sabado o Linggo,” he added.

The country held barangay elections on October 28 but the Comelec postponed elections in at least 40 barangays because of election-related security concerns. Marc Jayson Cayabyab/JDS, GMA News

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