MANILA -- “It's very good,” said Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal when asked about the result of the one-day field test of poll machines Wednesday.

The field test was conducted in 10 polling precincts located in five areas around the country.

The areas include Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Taguig and Taguig National High School in Taguig, Pateros Elementary School and Aguho Elementary School in Pateros, Cabutotan Primary School and Beto Elementary School in Benguet, Alfaco Elementary School and Balran Elementary SChool in Cebu, and Bacdulong Elementary School and Bandala Elementary School in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

“The purpose of this field test is to test the machines and the canvassing system... (A) field test is where we replicate the end-to-end testing of the system,” Larrazabal earlier explained.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the test was conducted for the transmission system only. The test will further ensure that the data will be transmitted in the right manner and the data to be received by the servers is correct.

According to poll officials, the field test experienced only one minor glitch specifically in Aguho Elementary School where the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card used was not able to transmit the data.

But Larrazabal said that after the SIM card was replaced, the precinct count optical scan machine (PCOS) immediately was able to transfer the data.

As of 4 p.m., Comelec is still waiting for Lake Sebu to transmit the data to its server. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)