The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has created a special Board of Canvassers (BOC) that will re-canvass the election returns of Compostela, Cebu for the positions of mayor, vice mayor and 10 municipal councilors.
Cebu Provincial Election Supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano said the new BOC is composed of Comelec lawyers who are based in Manila.
As this developed, Castillano said, the BOC that conducted the first canvassing of the northern town’s election returns was ordered to send to Manila all relevant election documents.
The BOC in the town was composed of election officer Desierto Hortelano Jr., school principal Rodrigo Puebla and municipal treasurer Lorenzo Almodiel.
In response to the directive, Hortelano asked Comelec Manila to specify which election paraphernalia it needs and funds for the transport cost.