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Comelec opens hotline for poll complaints

October 28, 2007 10:02pm

The Commission on Elections on Sunday set up hotlines to allow the public to report violations of election rules in line with the conduct of the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth advisory council) polls Monday.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said the hotline numbers are 5259294, 5259295, 5259334, 8270821 and 5275574.

In an advisory posted on the Comelec Web log (, he said personnel will be taking the calls, taking down the details of the complaints and coordinating with the appropriate Comelec deputy.

As of 5:30 pm, the hotline has received 66 calls on queries ranging from basic information on the conduct of elections to reports of violations.

Jimenez said all calls have so far been from the National Capital Region and nearby provinces.

"Those who report violations are referred to the Election Officer with jurisdiction, and the concern is followed up with the same EO by the Hotline," he said.

He added other concerns are endorsed to the appropriate Comelec department or deputized agency for action. - GMANews.TV
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