Monday, May 2, 2016

DOST, Comelec train teachers for 2016 elections

Around 168 teachers from the different municipalities of La Union have been assessed and trained on March 7 and 8 by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Commission on Elections (Comelec) here for the proper operation and management of the Vote Counting Machine (VCM).

This is in response to section 3 of Republic Act 9369 where at least one member of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) must be Information Technology-capable towards ensuring a clean, fair and safe conduct of the 2016 upcoming elections as certified by the DOST.

In an interview with Virginie C. Rendon, Teacher II of Paraoir National High School in the municipality of Balaoan said, the orientation to them was excellent because of the film viewing, giving them a background for an effective facilitation of voting with ease.

"Through this orientation, we have seen a strong partnership between the Comelec and DOST as they were able to help us in fully determining the parts and use of the VCM, final testing and sealing procedure, and election day procedure," Rendon further said.

Moreover, the conduct of the DOST orientation and certification to BEI is simultaneously being conducted regionwide and will end on March 22, 2016.

(DOST)

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