Namfrel to prod precincts to release party-list results
Responding to calls from left-wing groups that the party-list elections be included in quick counts, National Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) chairman Edward Go on Tuesday said he would prod polling precincts to include these in the results they submit.
"They [precincts] have not come out with tabulation of party-list…they are concentrated [on] the senatorial candidates," said Go. "I will have to follow it up."
Nevertheless Go said he is hopeful the initial first party-list tally will be released later in the day.
Earlier in the day, mobile phone users’ group TXTPower urged the Commission on Elections to order Namfrel to release a party-list quick count result.
Bayan Muna (People First) Representative Satur Ocampo also expressed concern over what he called a "lack and shortage of information on the party-list elections."
"We are deeply concerned over the lack and shortage of information on the partylist elections. Such a situation serves the purposes of those who seek to subvert the party-list system and deny victory for winning party-list groups," said Ocampo in a statement.