Comelec welcomes survey showing most Filipino trust May 9 polls

THE leadership of Commission on Elections (Comelec) is elated over a survey showing favorable sentiment of people on the May 9 national and local elections.

Comelec chairman Juan Andres Bautista is convinced that the positive assessment of the public only showed that they did well in the last presidential polls.

“We are very pleased with the result. It is an affirmation of the Comelec’s work in pursuit of credible elections,” he said.

Based on the results of Pulse Asia's July 2016 Ulat ng Bayan Survey, majority of Filipinos said the conduct of the results of the May 2016 elections in their area was fast (92 percent), orderly (93 percent), and free of electoral violence (95 percent).

Around 89 percent of respondents described the electoral results as being believable.

Likewise, the survey showed that there was no vote-buying (66 percent), and no cheating (83 percent) during the last elections.

With this, the poll body chief acknowledged the members and employees of the commission for doing their job in ensuring the successful holding of the electoral exercise.

“I was generally pleased with the Comelec’s performance,” Bautista said. (FP/Sunnex)

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