Comelec Commissioner George Erwin Garcia (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday, May 10, said the transmission of election returns has been faster this year compared to previous elections.

“Nabakabilis na po ng pagpapadala. At the same time wala na po nabulunan (The transmissions have been fast. There is no more choking,” Comelec Commissioner George Erwin Garcia during an interview on DZBB.

“We learned from our experience in 2019 na may nabulunan (where there was a choke in the transmission). Ngayon po walang nabulunan (Now there is no choking),” he added.

The commissioner also attributed the fast transmission of election results to the improved services of telecommunication firms.

“Di ba po kahit sa atin sa internet e mas mabibilis na po yun depende kung ano yung ia-avail mo na mbps (Our internet is faster depending on what internet speed you will avail),” he said.

Based on data Garcia shared to the media, over 80,000 were able to transmit data within four hours after the end of the voting hour of 7 p.m.

While, in 2019 and 2016, it took seven and six hours more, respectively.

Source: Manila Bulletin (