BAGUIO CITY – The Commission on Elections launched the COMELEC Voter Care Center in this mountain resort last January 7 at the COMELEC Compound. Said center will serve as a venue to bring the COMELEC closer to the people.
“The establishment of the CVCC is the very first hotline and action desk entire the Philippines,” said COMELEC officer Atty. John Paul Martin during the press conference.
The CVCC aims to enhance the level of awareness and knowledge of the people on COMELEC related matters.
Also, the hotline is an effective way to listen to, counsel callers, disseminate information and refer callers to services and resources for further help.
“The hotline number for CVCC is (074)-422-1991 for polling and precinct number and other concerns you can dial our locals 112, 113, 114, and 117, for printing voters’ ID is 115, while reporting anomalies just dial 111,” said Martin.
“The services of the CVCC will be piloted in the city of Baguio to provide details for registered voters, the printing of ID and certification in this city only. But, we can address other services like reporting of anomalies even from other municipalities,” Martin added.
The CVCC will be manned by COMELEC personnel and on-the-job training students from the University of the Cordilleras, University of Baguio and Saint Louis University with two shifts. Though there will be no monetary benefits to be given to the OJTs, the experience and training itself is already priceless, pointed out Martin.
“Once the pilot testing is successful, there is a big possibility that the said program will also be introduced in the other part of the country which will be available all year round,” ended Martin
The twitter account of COMELEC Baguio is @ComelecBaguio while the facebook account is facebook/ComelecBaguio./Jho Arranz