BOC chairman in Caloocan accused of cheating
MANILA – The chairman of the board of canvassers in Barangay 128, Caloocan City was accused of cheating by a winning candidate.
According to Ronald Romero, candidate for barangay chairman, BOC chairman Emma Jacinto intentionally indicated in the certificate of canvass the name of his rival as the one who won, even if the counts showed he was the victor.
"Sa certificate of canvass, ang panalo eh kalaban ko kaya nag-reklamo ako sa principal para kwestyunin ang ginawa nilang pag-count sa boto," Romero said.
"Papaano kung dn na-check ng kagawad ko before pirmahan? So bukas ang mananalo ang kalaban ko? Sa isang pagkakamali niya biglang magdedesisyon ng taumbayan. Gusto kong malaman ang nagbayad sa kanya o nag-utos para gawin sa akin ito."
Jacinto, for his part, said she just forgot to include in the consolidation of votes one of the four election returns.
"Alam ko na ang aking hawak na clustered precincts ay apat. Nung magko-consolidate na, 3 ang envelopes na hawak ko. Nung kinonsolidate ko ang tatlong presinto, di ko naman sinasadya na nawaglit sa isip ko yung isa, so tinotal ko po," Jacinto said.
Romero said he will still press charges against the BOC chairman. – report from Kori Quintos, ABS-CBN News