DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2019 – 035
8 April 2019
TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PAROCHIAL VICARS, RECTORS of SHRINES, PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL HEADS, DIOCESAN, VICARIATE & PARISH COORDINATORS of the COMMISSION on SERVICE to HUMAN PROMOTION (CoSHP), GOOD GOVERNANCE, PUBLIC AFFAIRS and ADVOCACY (GGPAA), PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL for RESPONSIBLE VOTING (PPCRV), UGNAYAN ng mga BARANGAY at mga SIMBAHAN (UBAS), COMMISSION on YOUTH (CoY), and COMMISSION ON BEC ANIMATION and NEW EVANGELIZATION
RE: GGPAA FOLLOW-UP ASSEMBLY ON APRIL 13, 2019
Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
We invite you to our GGPAA Follow-Up Assembly on April 13, 2019 (Saturday), 7:00AM to 12:00 Noon at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Hall along Don Jesus Blvd, Alabang Hills Village, to finalize preparations for the forthcoming 2019 National & Local Elections.
As the agenda is primarily on Voters’ Education and Poll-Watching, we request your good selves to please send to the assembly your PPCRV Coordinators along with their deputies and Voters’ Education Heads. We also strongly encourage the attendance of the Heads of CoSHP, GGPAA, UBAS, CoY, and ComBANE and their participation in Voters’ Education and recruitment of much-needed volunteers.
When COMELEC accredited PPCRV as its Citizens’ Arm, it mandated PPCRV to conduct Voters’ Education, Poll-Watching, and Unofficial Parallel Count (UPC). As part of the Parish Pastoral Council, may we thus request your kind selves and the Parish Pastoral Councils to fully support PPCRV in its noble task of guiding voters in the selection of candidates, safeguarding votes to reflect the voters’ true will, and participating in the UPC for PPCRV to announce the collected number of votes received by each candidate before COMELEC announces the winners. The UPC uses the number of votes transmitted by the Board of Canvassers to the “Transparency Server” for KBP and PPCRV, and validates the results with actual Election Returns collected by PPCRV volunteers from each precinct and submitted to the Command Center where the UPC is conducted.
If you have not done so yet, we therefore reiterate our urgent request to kindly appoint your PPCRV Coordinators.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
MSGR. MELCHOR DAVID (sgd.) MSGR. ALBERT VENUS
Diocesan Clergy Coordinator, GGPAA Clergy Director, Caritas Parañaque
REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES