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Comelec awards logistics deal to F2 firm

Philippine News AgencyAugust 25, 2021

Comelec central office in Intramuros, Manila (File photo)

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc has approved the notice of award to F2 Logistics Philippines to transport election materials and warehousing of the May 2022 elections equipment and supplies.

“The notice of award was approved by the en banc,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in a Viber message to the media Wednesday.

The contract covers the delivery of automated election system-related equipment, vote counting machines (VCMs), ballots and other supplies in the May 2022 national and local elections.

The company submitted the lowest calculated bid for the PHP1.61-billion contract.

Malacañang said on Tuesday President Rodrigo Duterte has no hand in the Comelec’s selection of the company that will transport election materials.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the reaction after poll watchdog Kontra Daya questioned the participation of F2 Logistics Philippines due to its alleged link to Dennis Uy, a Davao-based businessman.

“The Comelec has the sole power to conduct elections, including [power] to award ‘yung mga kontratang gaya nito (contracts like that). Wala pong kinalaman ang Presidente diyan. Comelec po ‘yan (The President has nothing to do with that. That’s up to Comelec),” Roque said. (PNA)

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