The authorities yesterday urged the public to be alert to the Mobile phone signal jammers may disrupt the elections on May 13.
Election Commission (Comelec) main Xixisituo Bristol Corrientes and Interior Minister Manuel Roxas II, with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), warned of the potential damage of signal interference, they may interfere with the results of transmission, or compromise the integrity of the election of officers.
Bristol Corrientes and Rojas urged the public to immediately report any use of these devices authorities.
Roxas directed the Philippine National Police (PNP), in particular its intelligence units across the country to monitor suspicious Mobile Phone Jammer user.
Brillantes said signal jammers, counting of votes, and eventually led to the speculation may delay transmission, improve results.
"These gadgets, like a gun, regulators must be registered," Rojas said.
"We decided to issue this public warning and to seek help, to ensure a peaceful and orderly elections in May 2013," he said.
To demonstrate how interference may affect the phone's signal, Roxas instructions to open the press conference before the start of the jamming equipment technicians and people lost their Mobile phone signal within a radius of 20 meters.
"Look in your phone, you will not signal this is the effect of signal jammers to prove," Rojas said, he noted that the different brands, the size is only P30, 000 to buy four jammers.
Roxas, but refused to disclose how they are able to get a signal jammers, but said police and the NTC has begun action to arrest the seller.
Roxas ordered the newly activated on Cybercrime Group (ACG), led by Senior Superintendent Gilbert Sosa PNP to the seller signal jammers.
A cell phone signal jammers is used to stop sending or receiving a signal from the mobile phone transmission tower near the phone or Internet connection.
Range or personal cell phone jammer shielding radius from 10 m to 20 m, according to the type or interfere with the ability, some of which may be suitable in a pocket or a pack of cigarettes and easy to hide.
Larger more powerful jammer has a range can be measured km. Some signal jammers, and even like the WiFi router, and four antennas.
The COMELEC will take advantage of the services of the telecommunications company, on May 13th election voting constituency counting transmitted to the canvassing center.
NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba said that for him, these gadgets are considered "smuggling".
He said the NTC has not issued any import license or sell jammers in the country.
In addition the NTC memo, according to the electoral law and for up to 12 years of imprisonment for two years, Cordoba explained offense Signal Jammer does not allow parole, government offices and the right to vote and the individuals involved will face permanent disqualification.
The the brilliant Benitez admits the loss of mobile phone jammer may delay transmission results canvassing center, which in turn may postpone the announced winners.
Transmission delay may result in the credibility of the elections, "he said."
In addition to possessing prohibited gadgets, Brillantes said, causing delays in the electoral process, constitute a crime, the punishment of approximately 8 years.
Rojas said that losing candidates are likely to use signal jammers, the winning candidate must be vigilant and immediately seek the assistance of the police, confiscation of illegal equipment.
On the other hand, the freedom of movement of citizens election (Namfrel)'s, campus count optical scan (PCOS) machines will be used in the polls expressed concern about the reliability.
Namfrel chair Corazon de la Paz - Bernardo cited several demonstrations of volunteers across the country report on their chapters PCOS machine performance.
Bernard warning mechanical breakdowns caused by the problem of overcrowding and long queues in the hospitals, voluntary deprivation voters who do not have the time or patience to wait for the possibility of election inspectors of the Board of Directors and the low turnout of voters and frustration. "
Bernardo quoted COMELEC Baseco compound, Tondo Manila on February 2 last year during the mock election Namfrel volunteers views.
She said, spent more than an hour before PCOS machine initialization, but not available to immediately solve the problem.
She also mentioned that; Bator, Camarines Sur machine fails in the field of Manila's EDSA Elementary School University in Quezon City, Philippines.
The group also cited the PCOS machine failure in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, transmission the results.
"We know, the Comelec make every effort to ensure that the preparations for the elections of May 13 PCOS machines including business reputation. Enjoin:" Do you have your technical staff carefully check the polycystic ovary syndrome, so that the elections voting will run smoothly transmission,wholesale Mobile Phone Jammer, Bernard urged the Comelec.