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Java error caused dip in transparency survey results; nothing to worry about —Comelec

“Nagka-java error.”

This was Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo’s explanation for the dip in the election results in the Comelec Transparency Server on Tuesday morning.

Casquejo told GMA News on Tuesday that the error affected all media networks and organizations sourcing data from the transparency server.

He said the system will just be reset.

The Comelec official explained that this would only take “mga five minutes lang.”

Casquejo said the updated figures should be available afterwards.

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon also told GMA News a java error was the cause for the dip, and that "there is nothing to worry about."



Comparing the program to a cellphone or laptop, Guanzon said it just needed to be reset.

She said the "erroneous" data should be disregarded and that the reflected data will be back on the right track after Comelec restarts the program.

"Don't mind the data that is erroneous...We are fixing it, Comelec is fixing it," Guanzon said.

The number of election returns processed were already at 92.89 percent as of 5:20 a.m. but this went down to 49.76 percent at around 6:21 a.m.



By 7:11 a.m., the figures reverted back again to the 5:20 a.m. update.

Election watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) earlier said it is seeking clarification on the supposed glitch.

"We're seeking clarification and checking out data whatever is available there. We're anxious to receive the news as you guys are... We're seeking clarification as we speak," Agnes Gervacio, media director of the PPCRV, told reporters.

A glitch also occurred on Monday evening that Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said may be due to a  problem with the application that pushes the data from the transparency server to the different media outlets.

The hitch in the system caused a halt to the unofficial count of media organizations and watchdog groups for the 2019 midterm elections.

The same occurred early Tuesday morning. —With reports from Bernadette Parco, Anna Felicia Bajo and Jessica Bartolome/KG, GMA News