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Gov’t urged to let workers enlist weekdays

By Anna Valmero
First Posted 22:43:00 09/18/2009

Filed Under: Government, Elections, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines—With 234 days before the 2010 elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged the labor department and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to issue guidelines allowing private and public employees to register on weekdays and that their temporary absence from their work be considered as official time, an official said.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said the poll body haS requested the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) and the CSC to help the poll body encourage more Filipinos to register for next year’s elections. Read the rest of this entry »


Comelec urged to extend voters registration

Poll chief says it’s impossible
By Anna Valmero
First Posted 19:54:00 09/01/2009

Filed Under: Inquirer Politics, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines—Youth leaders led by Kabataan party-list Representative Raymond Palatino trooped to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday seeking to extend the voter’s registration until December, but this was quickly rejected by the poll body.

Palatino said Comelec should move back the registration deadline to its original date, December 15, instead of October 15 to ensure eligible voters, especially first-timers, would be able to enlist for the 2010 national elections. Read the rest of this entry »

Register and vote, Comelec urges Filipinos
By Anna Valmero
First Posted 20:09:00 05/13/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines—With just five months before the deadline for voters’ registration, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged eligible voters both here and abroad to register for the May 2010 polls, an official said.

“The Commission is encouraging all eligible youth, first-time voters and Filipinos who have not registered and voted in previous elections to take the opportunity to register this summer in their respective municipal or city election offices so they can vote in the 2010 elections,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez told Read the rest of this entry »

Youth voters need to register again for 2010
By Anna Valmero
First Posted 16:51:00 05/11/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines– Youth voters who registered during the 2007 Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council, SK) elections should register again with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) if they want to vote in the 2010 elections, an election official said.

Filipinos aged 15 to17 years old may have registered for SK elections but this registration does not make them “qualified for regular elections,” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said. Read the rest of this entry »


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