Comelec still looking for warehouse facilities for PCOS machines

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 6 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is still looking for suitable warehouse facilities where it will stock the almost 82,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that will be used in the 2013 midterm polls.

This was after the poll body conducted public bidding for a three-year lease of warehouses twice but failed.

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said the voting machines continue to be stored at a warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna.

He explained that after the technology provider Smartmatic's "free use" clause with the warehouse expired last Sept. 30, the poll body has been maintaining the Cabuyao warehouse.

Brillantes said they are looking for possible warehouses in Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales, Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga, Muntinlupa City in Metro Manila, and Dasmarinas City in Cavite. (PNA)

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