81.39 % of election results in Leyte now transmitted to PBOC

May 16, 2013 9:50 am 

TACLOBAN CITY, May 16 — The provincial board of canvassers (PBOC) of Leyte has already received 81.39 percent of election results in the province and is just waiting for the transmitted results from six municipalities and one city to finally proclaim all winning bets in the province.

The delay in the replacement of damaged compact flash (CF) cards in Palo, Jaro, Tunga, Calubian, Villaba and Kananga and Ormoc City has been causing the delay of the transmission.

Nonetheless, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here received information that replacement CF cards were already on transit.

The PBOC decided to adjourn past five o’clock Wednesday afternoon but will convene at 9AM today at the provincial legislative building here.

Meanwhile, based on the transmission from 35 municipalities/cities some 684, 996 of the 816, 257 registered voters have actually voted during Monday’s polls.

The province of Leyte has the biggest coverage among the six provinces of Leyte. It is composed of 40 towns and three cities with 1,072,743 registered voters.

On Tuesday, the PBOC has already proclaimed incumbent Reps. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Sergio Apostol as winning candidates in the congressional race in the first and second district of Leyte, respectively.

The PBOC is chaired by Atty. Richard Alvin N. Japson, the province’s provincial election supervisor, with Atty. Cesar Merin from the provincial prosecutor’s office as co-chair. (PNA)

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