#AplikanteSaSenado | Casiño vows to push for electoral suffrage reforms

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March 16, 2019 – Information technology expert Edmundo “Toti” Casiño vowed to ensure the accuracy of election results by pushing for electoral reforms once he is elected in the Senate.

In an interview with News5’s Aplikante sa Senado, Casiño stressed that the security features of the automated system utilized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic are inadequate.

“Hindi natin matiyak ang siyang mga binoto ng taumbayan ang siya mismong binilang,” Casiño said.

Casiño, who is a member of the Philippine Computer Society (PCS), would also like to be part of the Senate Committee on Electoral Suffrage to improve the technology used in voting.

“Ilang beses na namin [PCS] isinisiwalat ang mga kamalian ng Commission on Elections gayunpaman ang Smartmatic,” he said.

“Ang Commission on Elections ay siya’y binuo ng ating Saligang Batas bilang quasi-judicial office. Hindi po siya eksperto sa hangarin ng teknolohiya. Kaya nga ‘yung pagpatupad ng batas ‘yun ang kanilang hangarin, ‘yun ang kailangang malaman nila,” he added.

The senatorial candidate also pointed out that the measures involving digital signatures of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) are not strictly implemented.

Casiño also said Smartmatic should not give digital signatures for automated elections since it is not authorized.

The Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino (KDP) senatorial bet would likewise develop and promote science and technology in the country, including robotics, artificial intelligence, solar and hydropower energy.

“Sa darating na mga lima hanggang sampung taon ito na mismo ang magko-contribute sa pag-unlad ng bawat bansa,” he said.
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