Comelec calls on IT support volunteers for 2010 elections
by Maritess Beņas
Bangued, Abra (6 February) -- The provincial election supervisor of of Abra is calling the participation of computer-literate employees of all government agencies and instrumentalities to join the workforce during the May 10, 2010 elections.
Atty. Vanessa Mico-Roncal aired her call to all heads of government offices in the province to send their computer-literate employees to serve as Information Technology Support for the Board of Canvassers during the election period.
This is pursuant to COMELEC Resolution 8738 entitled "The Deputation of Information Technology-Capable Personnel of Agencies and Instrumentalities of the Government, including Government-owned and Controlled Corporations, in connection with the May 10, 2010 National and Local Elections".
COMELEC will train the Information Technology Support group on February 18-28, 2010. The Information Technology Support staff will be deputized to assist the Board of Canvassers in the operation of the Computerized Canvassing System (CCS) in the May elections.
Earlier, COMELEC-Abra in collaboration with the Abra Multi-Sectoral Group headed by Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian, SVD conducted a voters' education at the Abra Philippine National Police Provincial Command last February 2. This was attended by local officials and representatives of government and non-government agencies and offices.
During the voters' education, the research on "Election-Related Violence in Abra" conducted by the Ateneo School of Government was presented. The presentation gave the local leaders of Abra the opportunity to realize their vital role in carrying out a more peaceful and orderly elections considering the result of the research on election-related violence in the province.
The voters' education was highlighted with the presentation and demonstration of the Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) machine and how it works. The PCOS demonstration is part of the COMELEC's nationwide roadshow by Director James Arthur Jimenez, the spokesperson of the Education and Information Department of the COMELEC. (PIA-Abra) [top]