As reviewed last December, Negros Oriental was named as one of the “hotspots” for the 2016 election just as the EWAS or watch list areas mentioned. The Comelec (Commission of Election) has yet again reviewed the hotspot areas in the Philippines for the upcoming election that will start this May 9.
Other hotspots of the Philippines that are being reviewed by the Comelec are Pangasinan, Masbate, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and Western Samar. The scheduled for the said review was dated for first week of February
2016 Election polls
Elections will be first held on malls, especially in Metro Manila. Other elections will be dated for May 10 and probably May 11 for provincial and city election. Here in Dumaguete, the elections are usually held at the community hall and school barangays.
According to the Commission on Elections Commissioner Christian Lim, the areas included at the EWAS will be questioned for further reasons of being on the election watch list area.
A two-days training will be occurred on the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsive Voting (PPCRV). The registration says that around 300 priests, religious sisters, and youth volunteers from 18 dioceses in Visayas who attended the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsive Voting trainer’s seminar Manila.
Disclosing the seminar will be for some faculty and staff from Foundation University, who have been invited to join the DEB as volunteers, to familiarize the automated system used in the May 9 polls. After the trainings and seminars, the DEB will cascade the campus voters’ education campaigns before the school year ends sometime middle of March.