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Taxpayers paid P864 million to refurbish the vote-counting machines and to lease additional units used in the May 9, 2022 polls. The supplier, Smartmatic (SMMT-TIM 2016 Inc.), has consistently won major Automation Elections Systems-related contracts since 2010 when the automation was rolled out for the first time.

Over 60 participants from the academe, civil society, government, and the media join the second focus group discussion of PCIJ's Prison Reporting Project.