‘Sexy Jessy’ no-no in poll code review
The photo of bikini-clad actress Jessy Mendiola flashed during the review kick-off event at the De La Salle University, to the surprise of elections reviewers from the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, different political parties, and other stakeholders. The local source code will be used for the May 2019 automated elections, including QR (quick response) codes that will help ensure the accuracy, security, and transparency of the polls. Because of the incident, Jimenez apologized and took responsibility for the incident, saying the image inadvertently appeared because it was his personal computer that was used during the presentation event. “I would like to apologize for the inappropriateness of the image,” Jimenez said. “The image was on my computer, she was a desktop image,” he said.