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Over 23,000 inmates register for 2010 polls

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net First Posted 11:06:00 10/28/2009 Filed Under: Elections, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines—An official from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported that over 23,000 detainees nationwide registered to vote in the 2010 national elections.

Elections Commissioner Rene Sarmiento told INQUIRER.net that 23,657 detainees or 43 percent of the total 54,866 detainees in 414 facilities of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) have registered with the poll body between July and October 15. Read the rest of this entry »

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COMELEC:
12,452 prisoners register for 2010 polls

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:47:00 09/11/2009

Filed Under: Prison, Eleksyon 2010, Inquirer Politics

MANILA, Philippines—A total of 12,452 inmates nationwide have registered for the 2010 general elections, the Commission on Elections announced Friday.

“Detainees who are not convicted of any crime are still presumed innocent and retain their right of suffrage so they can vote in the elections,” said Rene Sarmiento, Comelec commissioner and chairman of inter-agency committee for detainee voting. Read the rest of this entry »

QC inmates register for 2010 polls

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
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 »

Pasig inmates register to vote in 2010

Comelec working on rules for detainee voting
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:13:00 08/21/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Prison

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) held an on-site voters registration for Pasig City Jail detainees on Friday.

Pasig City Jail warden Supt. Hilbert Flor said about half of the 887 detainees, of which 785 males and 102 females, who have not yet been convicted of crime can register as voters for the 2010 elections. Read the rest of this entry »


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