Upon Executive Director Tolentino’s recommendation, comelec en banc approved acquisition of ballot secrecy folders at Php380 per piece, without public bidding. These are folder for use by voters to cover their ballot while voting. For 1.8 million pieces we would pay Php690 million.
Chairman [Jose] Melo and Director Ferdinand T. Rafanan conduct an investigation on this matter because this will taint the integrity of the Comelec.
Source (Law Department)