Friday, February 1, 2013

Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines

Catholic bishops will be briefed on the precinct count optical scan machines during the 106th Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines set to start Saturday.

A church source revealed that Automated Election System Watch are expected to share their knowledge on the PCOS, during the two-day meet, to be held at the Pope Piux XII Catholic Center in Manila.

The church insider added the prelates are eager to know if the machines are fool proof, thus preventing cheating during elections.

"As early as now, there are already talks of certain people offering wholesale cheating and how much money you need to pay in order for you to win," said the source.

The source added that the bishops support the automated polls because of the speedy result they would also want the process to be credible.

On the other hand, the bishops are also looking to discuss other national issues in the country including the peace process.

"Every Plenary there are certain issues that the bishops want to focus and discuss. The issue of mining is usually included. Since the election is already near it will also be included. Another topic that will be discussed is the peace process," said the source.

The government's peace negotiator Marvic Leonen has been invited, according to the source.

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