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QC inmates register for 2010 polls

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 16:43:00 09/07/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) conducted a mobile satellite voter’s registration at the Quezon City Jail to allow
detainees to join the 2010 polls, an official said.

Comelec National Capital Region (NCR) regional director Michael Dioneda said the poll body aims to register at least 300-400 male and female inmates who were residents of Quezon City District 4, the location of the city jail. Read the rest of this entry »


About 50,000 detainees to vote in 2010 polls

By Anna Valmero First Posted 15:52:00 08/12/2009 Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections, Human Rights, Crime and Law and Justice

MANILA, Philippines—About 50,000 detainees nationwide will vote in the 2010 national and local elections, said an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

At least 80 percent of the 58,783 population in Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facilities nationwide are eligible to register and vote in next year’s national and local polls, said Commissioner Rene Sarmiento. Read the rest of this entry »

COMELEC GROUP ‘Detainees’ right to vote is our goal’

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 19:40:00 04/14/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Inquirer Politics

MANILA, Philippines–The Commission on Elections (Comelec) technical working group for detainees’ right to vote will submit its proposal to provide mechanisms for detainees to vote in the 2010 polls, an official said.

“With the proposal, we hope for Comelec en banc’s approval to allow detainees who are in detention facilities located at the municipality or city of their residence to register for and vote in the upcoming 2010 elections,” said Comelec commissioner Rene Sarmiento who also heads the group.
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