PPCRV lauds Palawan plebiscite volunteers

PPCRV lauds Palawan plebiscite volunteers

Bishop Socrates Mesiona visits the PPCRV volunteers assigned in Quezon town during the March 13 Palawan plebiscite. PHOTO FROM AVPP

By CBCP News

March 17, 2021

Manila, Philippines

A Church-backed poll watchdog thanked its volunteers for making sure the clean and orderly conduct of the Palawan plebiscite.

The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) said thousands of volunteers offered their time and service during the March 13 plebiscite.

Local poll watchdog teams, it said, operated a command center at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Puerto Princesa City.

PPCRV volunteers also staffed the Voter’s Assistance Desk at voting centers, served as poll watchers, and witnessed the canvassing of votes.

The PPCRV also commended the Palawan voters for the large turnout despite fears of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It congratulated the Palaweños “for exercising their right of suffrage and making their voices heard”.

The PPCRV also lauded the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the proper conduct of the plebiscite amidst the pandemic.

Palawan remained as one province after voters rejected the proposal to split the island into three provinces.

The Provincial Board of Canvassers on March 16 proclaimed the rejection of the proposal with 172,304 voted for “no”, while only 122,223 voted “yes”.

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