'Automated [elections] eliminated some forms of cheating but it increased the number of incidents of vote buying,' says former Comelec commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal
(UPDATED) Failing to certify the voting system before Congress, however, 'will not render the entire process null and void,' ex-poll chief Sixto Brillantes Jr says
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Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says some of his colleagues 'just want to hold elections, any kind of elections', while he wants orderly and credible elections
'We're stuck with superficial things that shouldn't really matter on election day,' former Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal says
Election lawyer Emil Marañon III says the Comelec seems 'obsessed with superficial and cosmetic reforms' at the expense of 'critical matters'
The most senior Comelec Commissioner, Christian Lim, disagrees with the new ballot rule, hinting it can also be used for cheating