Lawyer Lilian Suan-Radan ordered poll officers in the various municipalities to secure hard copies of the files stored in their computers and keep these in safe places.
According to Radam, this could help in retrieving various records of the Comelec in each town should the inevitable happen.
The Comelec’s Mlang office was ransacked on New Year’s Day. Police reported that the office’s computer was destroyed.
In a related development, Kidapawan City election officer Diosdado Javier has requested the office of the city mayor to deploy police personnel to guard the Comelec office here as a preventive measure to avoid another M’lang incident.
Mayor Rodolfo Gantuangco immediately responded to the Comelec’s request, fielding police personnel to secure the local poll office, especially during night time. (Williamor A. Magbanua / MindaNews)