Easy to cheat using PCOS, ex-Comelec official says

MANILA – After the commission on elections approved the use of the Precinct Count Optical Scan machines for the 2016 polls, former Comelec Commissioner Gus Lagman, also an IT expert, claimed these machines can be rigged.

Lagman said the PCOS system is even more dangerous than manual voting because it is difficult to guard against the tampering of election results stored in the machines’ memory cards.

“Madaling matamper ng technicians ang impormasyon sa memory cards, walang makakaalam,” Lagman said.

Lagman also reveals several politicians have come to him after learning from political operators of the possibility of rigging the elections.

Lagman says this gives Smartmatic, owners of the automation system, tremendous power over the elections.

But Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes merely laughed at Lagman’s claims.

He said there are adequate measures to guard the people’s votes.

One Comment

Leave a Reply to Cancel reply



  • Juan
    7 January 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Sino ba ang tunay na may-ari sa Smartmatic(computer Company) mga dayuhan based in Spain, the same group that count the US and European countries election.In my opinion eto ay controlled and financed by One World Gov’t.Ang balita namin ang computer sa Pinas ay sa Presidential votes lang, kaya naging Vice si Binay, hindi naki alam ang computer sa VP votes. Si Erap ay naging 3rd place para hindi makapagprotesta. Sa Final total count nang boto nagkakatalo. Ano ang isang solution; Ang computer count will stop at the provincial level, copy of the result in CD will be given to all party’s and media, news and TV.On the 3rd day that will be the only time for the provincial count to connect their link to Manila Comelec for final count.Dito sa US medyo mahirap because it is electoral college votes. Sa Vatican Pope election, same computer ay pumili nang leftist commy Pope na naniniwala sa global warming.