More reports of PCOS fails in Manila reached election watchdog Kontra Daya earlier this afternoon.


At the Almario Elementary School in Tondo, Manila, the PCOS machine for cluster precinct 42 started rejecting ballots, compelling the BEI to stop using the machine. A technician was called in to look into the mechanical failure.


At the cluster precinct 875 in Legarda Elementary School, Manila, the BEI resorted to manual voting as the PCOS machine stopped working by around 2:00 p.m.


The PCOS machine in precincts 1201-1206A at the Pedro Guevarra Elementary School, Brgy. 281, Manila was reported non-functional since 8:30 a.m. The BEI said it would borrow another PCOS machine currently in use.


In the cluster precinct 494 of the Abada High School, poll watchers reported that the PCOS machine repeatedly stopped, further delaying poll operations.