Dr. M points out the obvious, after he did the tedious work of “grabbing” the precinct-level data from the Comelec website, that some 17% of all precincts are still not accounted for. He asks whether these precincts are in the COCs ready for Congressional canvass? My question is Why? Or is the Comelec just being “slow” on its promise of transparency?
With Congress ready to canvass, and Comelec not yet having published the data for 5 million votes on its official precinct-by-precinct website, it appears to be another piece of opaqueness, the kissing cousine of vagueness. Certainly, it cannot be a piece de resistance; Charles de Gaulle’s freedom fighters just might take offense.