Initial reports of Kontra Daya – Southern Tagalog reveal that 48% of the monitored and verified cases (55 out of 115) are on VCM errors. These include cases of rejected ballots, and failed or incomplete printing of election returns. 

At least 36% of the reported and verified reports are on disenfranchisement (41 out of 115). These include difficulties in finding their names in the voting list, confusing election process, lack of ballot secrecy folder, incomplete election inspectors, and power interruptions. 

There were also cases of harassment, illegal campaigning, and vote buying. 

These cases contribute to growing concerns on the integrity of elections, especially since these are long-running and ever-present issues that should have been addressed since the Philippines turned to automated elections. ###

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