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Info officers vow to help voter's education drive

by Jemin B. Guillermo

Roxas City (10 March) -- Information Officers in Capiz assure the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to be a partner in educating the public about the new voting system.

Engineer Julius Abela of the Department of Public Works and Highways, who is re-elected president of the Capiz Association of Government Public Information Officers (CAGPIO) this year, has vowed to support the voters education campaign of the COMELEC.

Abela said that as an information officer, he will be responsible in providing needed knowledge of the employees in his agency.

He added that the members of the CAGPIO can educate the public about the new voting system, particularly on the manner and the do and don’ts in the May 10,2010 automated national and local elections, by starting the information campaign within their respective agencies and offices.

"The first-ever automated elections in the country in May 10 this year is also an opportunity for all the information officers to take active role in educating the voters so that their votes will be counted," Abela stressed.

Abela made the commitment after members of the CAGPIO were given an orientation on the new voting system and demonstration of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine last week.

Prior to the orientation activity, discussions on the El Niño phenomenon as well as the mitigation measures were also taken up.

During the one-day activity, which was facilitated by the Philippine Information Agency, CAGPIO members also elected their new set for officers for this year. (PIA) [top]

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