The senator said the JCOC
, together with the Department of Agriculture and other government agencies who are members of the National Biofuels Board, will look for ways on how to meet the demand for bioethanol.
Chairman Koko Pimentel admitted that "It's really difficult to have a perfect, glitch free election.
is a large-scale assault on the public's assumptions: convinced that an up-close view of the armed forces can combat preconceptions formed by news of defense contract scams and sex scandals, the Department of Defense invites a sampling of civilians to visit bases across the country.
Why it took over a year and a half and the Senate president's prodding for the JCOC
to spring into action is beyond me.
'As I stated in previous JCOC
meetings, those VCMs will not be...cannot be used for the 2019 elections.
Considering that the Comelec itself appears to be involved in the matter of protocol violation and to insure impartiality in any investigation, the better move would be for Comelec itself to dispense with its own investigation and leave the same to JCOC
, Brillantes said.
"Our proposal here in the JCOC
is to conduct another mock elections at most April 12, if not earlier, so whatever glitches can be cured by the Comelec [before election time]," Colmenares told reporters in a separate interview.
But, he said the Comelec will first consult its Advisory Council (CAC) and the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee (JCOC
) on the Automated Election System before coming out with a decision.
Another reason that the poll body cited is the apprehension expressed by several members of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee (JCOC
) on Automated Elections System (AES).
The Joint Congressional Oversight Committee (JCOC
) hearing's official transcript revealed through BIR commissioner Kim Henares that the data in the aforementioned STSRO study were supplied by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and was ultimately based on AC Nielsen study paid for by PMFTC.