Namfrel addressesd the 2022 elections' IP address controversy, explaining how the Internet works and the difference between private and public IP addresses.

TNTrio – an IT group led by former ICT chief Eliseo Rio – showed that several election returns (ERs) the Comelec's transparency server received from different vote-counting machines (VCMs) during the 2022 elections have the same IP address. They alleged that the VCMs were pre-programmed to generate spurious ERs.

Namfrel national chairperson Angel "Lito" Averia Jr. said the controversy can be resolved if TNTrio can identify or present which VCMs produced the spurious ERs.

"That will resolve everything kung tama o mali ang sinsabi nila," he said. A manual count can be conducted to compare the results, he added.

Former Comelec commissioner Luie Guia said the controversy shows the need for more transparency moving forward.


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