The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) joint panel will resume its investigation and find necessary evidence to pin down other personalities involved in rigging the results of the 2004 presidential elections.
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes yesterday said the poll body and the DOJ will continue with the inquiry into the electoral fraud. “Tuloy-tuloy na ito dahil walang temporary restraining order. Lilipat na kami sa 2004 (The investigation will proceed since there is no TRO. We will shift now to the 2004 polls),” he said.
Brillantes said the DOJ-Comelec joint panel has started gathering evidence in connection with the 2004 elections even if the Senate electoral reforms committee will conduct its own probe on the alleged poll cheating.
He added that the joint panel would also try to get the testimony of former Comelec commissioner Virgilio Garcillano, who was allegedly caught on tape talking with former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regarding the results of the 2004 elections.