The Commission on Elections has demanded a formal explanation from Davao bilyonaryo Dennis Uy’s F2 Logistics over the discarded election materials found in Amadeo, Cavite.
The boxes –– which contained secrecy folders, envelopes, copies of election returns, and other election paraphernalia –– were found abandoned in Amadeo town, ways away from the Comelec’s Sta. Rosa, Laguna warehouse.
Comelec officials said picking up these supplies weren’t even part of F2’s deliverables on reverse logistics after the May 9 polls.
“Pati ba naman ‘yung mga kahon, isinakay eh dapat ang kukunin lang ay yung mga VCMs (vote counting machines),” Commissioner George Erwin Garcia explained Monday.
“We will call for the electoral board members, we will call for the responsible comelec personnel, at the same time we will call for F2 Logistics para maexplain nila sa atin,” he added.
Garcia said the chain of custody of election materials is important.
“Hindi natin alam if somebody is undermining our electoral process, kung meron nagsasabotahe maganda ring nalalaman natin yun para di naman laging nasa losing end ang Comelec,” he said.
F2 has a P535.99 million contract for the 2022 polls.
Officials said letters have been sent to F2 President and CEO Efren Uy and Sales Manager Levis Gimeno to explain the incident. Comelec has the option to rescind its contract, collect damages, withhold further payments, and even sue F2 for an election offense for causing such a controversy.
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