The La Salle Greenhills Gymnasium has,
since 1986, been the site of the national
tabulation center for Namfrel’s OQC. It is
here where volunteers receive OQC results
from the field, verifies and consolidates
the various reports before these are
released to the public.
A few days before the elections, a team of
volunteers headed by Louie Aguinaldo
arranged the physical layout at the NTC.
This team oversaw the installation of
telephone lines and other communication
facilities at the gym as well as the
setting-up of computers and other equipment
needed for the OQC.
Operations at the NTC would not have been
possible without the volunteers who
functioned as regional desk officers,
systems encoders and support services staff.
Around 400 volunteers, composed of students,
professionals, members of the religious and
representatives of Namfrel’s supporting
organizations, working on eight-hour shifts
volunteered at the NTC for the duration of
Various companies, organizations and
individuals have contributed to the cause of
Namfrel by lending equipment and machines
used at the NTC. Among the equipment and
appliances that were lent to Namfrel were
facsimile machines, photocopiers, PC units,
servers, hubs, routers, UPS, modems, LCD
projectors, printers, AVR, television units,
optical transmitter, industrial fans, water
dispensers and generator sets.
PLDT, Globe Telecoms, PT&T, Smart
Communications and Contel provided telephone
lines, mobile phones, and two-way radios.
Supporting organizations of Namfrel also
offered its services to the volunteers. Free
internet access and e-mail services were
provided by Mosaic Communications, I-Next
Philippines and PLDT – all members of the
Philippine Internet Service Organization.
Members of the Philippine Nurses Association
put-up a first-aid clinic in La Salle while
blind masseuse from Videre offered their
services to NTC volunteers.
Numerous individuals, companies,
organizations, restaurants and food and
beverage companies provided meals and
refreshments to Namfrel volunteers in La