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2010 Elections! Vote & Register

My Turn

Boto Mo, Boses Mo!

Magparehistro, Bumoto, May Pag-asa Pa!

Your Vote, Your Voice!

Those are just a few of the messages on different tarpaulins that are scattered & posted on MRT’s, LRT’s electric posts persuading qualified ones especially the youth to vote this coming May 2010 National Elections. Millions of pesos are being spent for these ads. They are taking so many efforts to encourage us, the youth & first time voters to vote.

Have you ever thought why it’s such a big deal??

Dahil san mo man tingnan, tayo pa rin ang pag-asa ng bayan. Oo gasgas na nga. At madami na din ang di naniniwala pero tayo na ngayon ang nagiging mayorya. This is not only based on our national hero’s claim. According to an article from Philippine star, roughly 30 million voters will come from the age bracket of 18-40 years old (United Nation’s definition of youth). And we, (mostly those who are in their 2nd year) are one of them.

Narinig mo na rin ba yung high school teacher mo noon na nagsabi na bata ang populasyon? That is based on the 1995 consensus. So it’s 13 years ago which means that that statement has been profoundly taking effect through time. Di naman babata ang matatanda diba?

We can shape our nation’s future. That is….. if we decide to go out to register for the meantime.

Nothing could be accomplished unless we take the first step. So here are some guidelines on how you can register.

Ang kwalipikadong bumoto ay:
) Mamamayan ng Pilipinas.b) Labing-walong (18) taong gulang o higit pa.c) Naninirahan sa Pilipinas ng hindi bababa sa isang (1) taon at anim (6) na buwan sa barangay kung saan nais niyang bumoto bago maghalalan.d) Hindi diskuwalipikado ng batas.e) Hindi pa rehistrado.

A) Ang aplikante ay personal na magpaparehistro sa Election Officer (EO). Magdala ng mga dokumentong magpapatunay ng inyong pagkakakilanlan katulad ng mga sumusunod:

1. I.D na may lagda ng opisyal ng kumpanyang pinaglilingkuran.2. Postal I.D.3. Student’s I.D. or library card na may lagda ng opisyal ng paaralan.4. Senior Citizen’s ID.5. Driver’s license.6. NBI/PNP clearance.7. Passport8. SSS/GSIS ID9. PRC License.
Kung walang dalang dokumento na katulad ng nabanggit sa itaas, ang botante ay puwedeng kilalanin (under oath) ng mga sumusunod:
Kahit sinong rehistradong botante sa presinto o
Kahit sinong malapit na kamag-anak ng botante.
Ang Community Tax o Cedula o (sertipikasyon ng pagkakakilanlan) na galing sa opisyal ng barangay ay hindi tatanggapin.
Note: Registration is from December 02, until October 31, 2009 – This was extended to November.
It is easy to be cynical. It is easy to stand on the side lines, throw jeers and send out sighs of disappointment about the issues that bombard our country. It is easier to lay back, throw eloquent criticisms at the government, and enjoy the privilege of being an anonymous disgruntled Filipino citizen. But to actually endeavor to be part of the solution– is a more noteworthy task than watching the Philippines sink deeper into its own mud hole.” – a quote from one blogger. I forgot the name.

December 9, 2009 - Posted by | My Sentiments, Social Issues/problems

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