Author’s Note: This article uses virtual reality technology to provide an immersive experience. Click the image to view the 360-degree VR. Adobe Flash 10 or higher is required. Average VR size is 1.7Mb. Less than 12 hours before the opening of the first Philippine automated election, I went around 2 nearby precincts in Manila to see their current scenarios. At Antonio Regidor elementary school in Sta. Cruz, Manila, the new CF memory cards were just delivered this morning and they went through the process of testing and sealing the PCOS machine. The ballot boxes arrived at around 2:30PM, with the rest of the election paraphernalia at a much latter time.
A while ago we produced this 360 object VR of the PCOS (Precinct Count Optical Scanner) machine for ABS-CBN’s election education subsite. This is our public service project in support of the Philippine’s first ever automated election in May 10, 2010. The shoot toke place on-site at Comelec’s office in Intramuros and is probably the very 1st time that an object VR is used for online journalism in our country. Please click the image below for the link. VR taken on March 1, 2010. The author can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org