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Filipino archbishop thanks poll watchdog volunteers for their sacrifices in 2022 elections

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas visits PPRCV command center at UST on May 12, 2022. (Photo by PPRCV)

A Filipino archbishop thanked more than half a million volunteers of a poll watchdog for their sacrifices in the 2022 elections.
Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas called the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) volunteers "New heroes."
PPCRV is the accredited citizens’ arm of the Commission on Elections. 

The PPCRV Command Center operates for its unofficial parallel count at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) in Manila.

One of its tasks is to ensure that the data in the hard copy matches those in the electronic election return.
The PPCRV volunteers helped for the elections as poll watchers and voters' assistance desk staff in the precincts across the country, including encoding data at UST from May 9 to 20.
The volunteers serve as encoders, manpower for their call center, ushers, and other functions to help in efficient operations

The command center is where the poll watchdog receives in their transparency server the electronic results of the election.

Archbishop Villegas on May 12 visited PPCRV Command Center at UST.

“Many thanks for the genuine and honest service from our youth volunteers,” he said.
"They are so young and they are so heroic, they are so generous and I am really touched and inspired," said Archbishop Villegas. 


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