PPCRV urges youth, delisted voters to register for 2022 polls

MANILA – An election watchdog on Saturday urged anew Filipinos to register to be able to vote in the May 2022 national and local elections.

Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) national vice chairman Bro. Johnny Cardenas made the call with only 47 days to go before the Sept. 30 deadline of the nationwide voter registration by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

He believed that it is vital for every Filipino to actively participate in next year’s polls and specifically called on 18-year-old youths and those removed from the voter list to register.

“We call on those who have not yet registered, the deadline set for us to have the opportunity to register is near, you know our role as Filipinos is important that we should participate, actively participate in the coming elections,” he said in an interview over Church-run Radio Veritas.

Republic Act 8189 or the Voter’s Registration Act of 1996 allows the poll body to remove from the list of voters those who failed to vote in two consecutive elections.

Cardenas said the elections will determine the next president and vice president of the country where the restructuring and initiation of new plans and policies for the next generation are expected.

“The role of the youth is important, let us also help in encouraging the participation of all,” he added.

Latest Comelec data revealed the number of registered voters for next year’s polls has reached 60.1 million.

Of the number, more than 58 million are existing registered voters, more than 1.2 million are new registrants, while more than 800,000 are first-time voters and will be turning 18 years old before the elections.

The latest data from the poll body also showed there are some 6.3 million delisted voters.

Several lawmakers have urged the Comelec to extend the voter registration until October 31, as sign-up activities are suspended in areas under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ (MECQ). (PNA)

 

Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1150464

FALSE: 2022 preference survey results from Pulse Asia, SWS, PPCRV, KBP

At a glance
  • Claim: A photo in a Facebook post shows purported survey results about presidential preferences for the May 2022 elections, with results claimed to be from Pulse Asia, Social Weather Stations (SWS), Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), and Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP).
  • Rating: FALSE
  • The facts: No evidence can be found that the said organizations conducted surveys with the given results.
  • Why we fact-checked this: The claim was found in a post in the Facebook group “Bongbong Marcos for President 2022” on July 3, with 544 reactions, 696 comments, and 53 shares as of writing. Versions of the post with different numbers are also circulating.
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A July 3 post on the Facebook group “Bongbong Marcos for President 2022” showed a photo with supposed presidential preference survey results for the May 2022 elections. The results were claimed to be from Pulse Asia, Social Weather Stations (SWS), Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), and Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP). 

The post said: “Election Poll para sa 2022 Presidential Elections Ayon sa Survey Poll ng Pulse Asia SWS PPCRV at KBP Survey na Pumili ng Sino ang Gusto [mong manalo].” (Election poll for the 2022 presidential elections according to the survey poll of Pulse Asia, SWS, PPCRV, and KBP survey wherein you choose whom you want [to win.])

 

As of writing, the post had 544 reactions, 696 comments, and 53 shares. Versions of the post with different results are also circulating.

The claimed results are false.

Through an email to Rappler, Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes said that they have not done the survey featured in the Facebook post.

As of the time the Facebook post was made, the latest survey that Pulse Asia conducted regarding presidential preferences was the February 2021 Nationwide Survey on the May 2022 Elections, whose results were released on April 24. The results for presidential prospects are shown on Table 1.

Respondents were asked whom they would vote for as president if the May 2022 elections were held right away with the given candidates on the list. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte led for the entire Philippines with a national voter preference of 27%.

It can also be seen that the totals in each column in the Pulse Asia survey sum to nearly 100% (the difference with 100% is just a rounding error).

Since then, Pulse Asia has posted its results for the June 2021 Nationwide Survey on the May 2022 Elections on July 13. It had also posted its results for the November 2020 Nationwide Survey on the May 2022 Elections on December 31, 2020. In both cases, the leading presidential preference for the entire country was Sara Duterte as well.

Also, through an email, SWS Director for Communication and Information Technology Leo Laroza enjoined the public to “rely on the SWS website for its official reports and survey figures.” 

The survey results on the Facebook post also cannot be found in any release by the PPCRV, a Catholic Church-affiliated organization that describes itself as “a non-partisan, non-profit organization in the Philippines that works and strives for better elections,” or the KBP, a non-profit and non-governmental organization of Philippine broadcasters. 

PPCRV, through an email, denied that they had any part in conducting the survey with the results shown in the Facebook post, and remarked too that the results don’t even add up to 100%. 

Rappler has written fact checks about May 2022 presidential preference surveys, such as the following:

PPCRV to hold lecture series on election technology for 2022

Election watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) will conduct a three-part lecture series that will tackle the different aspects of technology in Philippine elections.

The webinar, titled “It’s Good to Know,” will run for three consecutive Saturdays, beginning June 26.

For its first installment, the election watchdog invited Henry Aguda, PPCRV trustee and chief technology officer at UnionBank, to discuss vote-counting machines (VCMs).

VCMs are where voters insert their ballots for electronic tallying.

Hundreds of faulty VCMs marred the conduct of the 2019 midterm elections, but a random manual audit yielded a 99.9953% accuracy rate, the highest since the Philippines began holding automated polls in 2010.

For the 2022 elections, Smartmatic will remain the Comelec’s technology provider after already securing P1.04 billion ($20.8 million) worth of deals.

The PPCRV will also discuss the topics below on the following dates:

  • July 3 : How does transmission of votes happen?
  • July 10 : How does PPCRV do parallel counting?

The lecture series is among the voter education initiatives for the 2022 polls lined up by the PPCRV, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization “that works and strives for clean, honest, accurate, meaningful, and peaceful elections.” — Rappler.com

Source: https://www.rappler.com/nation/elections/ppcrv-lecture-series-techonology-2022-polls

PPCRV, nagpahayag ng suporta sa COMELEC mobile registration App

Nagpahayag ng buong suporta ang Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) sa inilunsad na Mobile Registration Form App ng Commission on Elections (COMELEC) na naglalayong higit na mapabilis ang kasalukuyang voters’ registration na isinagasagwa ng kumisyon.

Ayon kay PPCRV National Trustee and Secretary Dr. Arwin Serrano, malaki ang maitutulong ng iba’t ibang mga pamamaraan upang higit na mapabilis at matiyak ang kaligtasan ng mamamayang magpaparehistro ngayong pandemya.

Inihayag ni Serrano na kaisa ng COMELEC ang PPCRV sa pagnanais na mapabilis ang proseso ng pagpaparehistro ng bagong botante.

“Fully support kami doon sa COMELEC’s initiative especially pandemic tayo so it’s good that COMELEC is also adjusting its process especially sa voters registration with regards doon sa mga paano maminimize o mamitigate itong mga health protocols natin and one of which nga yung pag-conceptualized ni Commissioner Marlon Casquejo regarding itong new voters registration concept.” pahayag ni Serrano sa panayam sa Radio Veritas.

Naniniwala naman si Serrano na dahil sa panibagong Mobile Registration Form App na inilunsad ng COMELEC ay higit na mahihikayat ang mga kabataan partikular na ang mga first time voters na magparehistro dahil sa mas mabilis at makabagong paraan ng pagpapatala.

“Yan yung nakikita ko na talagang magandang target audience din kasi yan naman talaga from the very start and even yun campaign natin before campaigns natin on voters registration ang priority talaga natin ay yung mga first time voters like yung mga youth sector kaya ito ay siguradong sigurado ko na gamay na gamay nila ito so yun yung nakikita natin na magandang target sector kung i-embrace ba ito ng mga youth.” Dagdag pa ni Serrano.

Una ng inihayag ni COMELEC Commissioner Marlon Casquejo na layunin ng Mobile Registration Form App ng COMELEC na higit na mapabilis ang proseso ng pagpaparehistro ng bagong botante.

Maaring magamit ang Mobile Registration Form App kahit walang data o internet ang isang mobile user kung saan hindi na rin kinakailangan pang i-print ang form.

Matapos na mapunan ang mga kinakailangang detalye ay magkakaroon ng QR Code ang bawat isa na kinakailangang i-save ng mga magpaparehistro at tanging kinakailangang ipakita sa mga tanggapan ng COMELEC kung saan naman kukunin ang biometrics ng bawat isa.

Dahil dito, tanging valid ID at QR Code na lamang mula sa Mobile Registration Form App ang kinakailangang dalhin ng mga magpaparehistro sa tanggapan ng COMELEC.

 

Source: https://www.veritas846.ph/ppcrv-nagpahayag-ng-suporta-sa-comelec-mobile-registration-app/

PPCRV asks help of dioceses to encourage voter registration

With less than four months before the deadline, a Church-based poll watchdog encouraged the dioceses to help encourage voter registration for next year’s elections.

Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting executive director Maria Isabel Buenaobra said the PPCRV will formally ask the dioceses to help raise awareness on the importance of voting.

“We are collaborating with dioceses for this campaign to encourage everyone, from the youth, those deactivated, and even OFWs, to get registered and reactivated,” Buenaobra told Radio Veritas.

 

Voting in the May 2022 presidential elections, she said, is important because it gives people a voice about who they want in office and it is an opportunity for change.

“Let us get registered because the May 2022 polls is a high-stakes election. We need to use our rights to vote,” Buenaobra said.

 

Comelec data showed about 3.7 million applicants for voter registration filed since January 2020.

Officials estimate that there will be some 4 million new applicants or those that just turned 18, who will get registered.

The poll body is also looking at some 1.5 million applications being filed for other types of transactions including transfer from other municipality, transfer within the same municipality, transfer with reactivation, and correction of entries.

The Comelec has earlier said it is unlikely to extend the nationwide registration period beyond the September 30, 2021 deadline as they prepare for the May 9 polls.

 

Source: https://interaksyon.philstar.com/politics-issues/2021/06/08/193398/ppcrv-asks-help-of-dioceses-to-encourage-voter-registration/

Comelec Suspends Voter Registration in NCR Plus

Critics have accused the Duterte administration of hiring online trolls to attack the opposition. Let’s get the views of the election watchdog of the Catholic Church. Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting Executive Director Maribel Buenaobra.

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Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gicNgjnTyIE

PPCRV seeks help from churches to encourage voter registration

The election watchdog of the Catholic Church,theParish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), has formally asked dioceses around the country to help encourage people to register for the May 2022 elections.

In a post in the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website, PPCRV Executive Director Maria Isabel Buenaobra said they asked for help to raise awareness of the importance of voting.

“We are collaborating with dioceses for this campaign to encourage everyone, from the youth, those deactivated, and even OFWs, to get registered and reactivated,” she said in an interview on the Church-backed Radio Veritas.

“Let us get registered because the May 2022 polls is a high-stakes election. We need to use our rights to vote,” she added.

Meanwhile, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in an interview with journalist Malou Mangahas there are millions of Filipinos who have not registered.

On The Mangahas Interviews, Guanzon said that out of the four million new voters or those who will be 18 years old on election day, around 3.5 million have registered.

Lifting data from the Comelec, the CBCP post reported that about 3.7 million applicants for voter registration filed since January 2020 and about 4 million new applicants or those that just turned 18 are expected to be registered. — BAP, GMA News

 

Source: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/790599/ppcrv-seeks-help-from-churches-to-encourage-voter-registration/story/

Final Call for Test Voters

FINAL CALL: COMELEC – Office for Overseas Voting is looking for online test voters! Interested participants may apply through this link: https://forms.office.com/r/HmyYybFwru

 

 

 

 

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Dumaguete diocese joins PPCRV in 2022 poll preps

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Diocese of Dumaguete through its Diocesan Electoral Board (DEB) will be joining the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) year-long preparations for the May 9, 2022 presidential and national elections.

DEB convenor Msgr. Julius Perpetuo S. Heruela, in an interview Wednesday afternoon, said the PPCRV, headed by chair Myla Villanueva, has written Dumaguete Bishop Julito Cortes for “blessings” and to offer a mass on Sunday, May 9, 2021, to start its nationwide pre-election activities.

“This year, May 9 falls on a Sunday. We chose this day to symbolize the start of PPCRV’s efforts in preparation for NLE (national and local elections) 2022, a challenging role amidst a pandemic as well as our commitment and continued resolve to safeguard the electoral process,” he quoted the PPCRV letter as saying.

The group is seeking the blessing of Cortes for a special mass at 9 a.m. Sunday for the PPCRV and its C.H.A.M.P. mission for clean, honest, accurate, meaningful, and peaceful elections.

Heruela said the DEB is awaiting official communication from the bishop for the possibility of masses to also be offered in the parishes.

The DEB is a diocesan initiative with members such as the Commission on Elections, the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines,  the Department of Education, and other government and private entities.

Voters’ education will be the focus of the DEB with the pandemic restrictions bringing on challenges on how to reach out to the public, but Heruela said, “if there is a will, there is a way”. (PNA)

 

Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1139162?fbclid=IwAR1AeA43CQEWtRgCFxs-3rsOSS0drDIwRGis7C4ZSZimyLmPfQ4lEDT5I7c