Manila, Philippines --- Glitches in the Final Testing and Sealing (FTS) of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines are expected. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes said this yesterday as he expressed more concern if the FTS was perfect.
"There will always be problems. Hindi naman pwede ma-perfect yang FTS. Kapag na-perfect yan, kakabahan na ako," he said. "Kapag na perfect yan ibig sabihin parang naluto yan...there has to be some deficiencies," added Brillantes.
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Last Thursday, several glitches were noted during the FTS in Pasay such as the PCOS machine that malfunctioned in P. Villanueva Elementary School. There was also one instance wherein one machine recognized an unshaded circle marked with an "x" by the voter.
But Brillantes explained that an "x" mark will still be read by the machine if it was able to meet the marking threshold.
"Basta umabot sa threshold at may tatamaan dun sa oval bibilangin yun," he said. "Kaya yung nasabi nung isang reporter na yung 'x' daw dapat hindi binasa, malaking mali yun. For the record, that is a wrong assessment," added Brillantes.
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