The re-canvassing of the COCs from South Cotabato has just been completed and showed that there were serious discrepancies in the recorded votes of some senatorial candidates.
Some candidates received more than a hundred thousand additional votes; some received as little as two extra votes (which is kinda sad, btw). But large or small, these discrepancies motivated COMELEC Chairman Ben Abalos to order the immediate investigation of the provincial boards of canvassers which prepared the faulty COCs, with a view to criminal prosecution.
Commissioner Romeo Brawner – CIC – specifically mentioned that Atty. Lilia Radam would be immediately relieved as Provincial Election Supervisor (PES) of South Cotabato. Atty. Yogie Martirazar, I believe, will also be relieved as PES of North Cotabato. North Cotabato COCs are currently being re-canvassed.