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    Social media influencers lead calls for 2022 polls voter registration

    MANILA, Philippines – Ready to vote and be heard? Young Filipino Advocates of Critical Thinking (yFACTph) launches its voter registration campaign titled “Boto Mo, Bukas Natin” (Your Vote, Our Future), tapping influencers to encourage young Filipinos to register for 2022 national elections.
    Social media influencers lead calls for 2022 polls voter registration

    Social media plays an important tool for communication, particularly now that everyone is staying at home as much as possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    There have been a lot of people, well-known ones and ordinary folks alike who complain about the government as they seek change. Others wish to defend the current administration. A lot are even quarreling online due to these differences in political opinion!

    But while social media is a great outlet for sharing your sentiments and feelings, it’s not the only place where you can make a difference. By registering as a voter, you can truly make your voice be heard by casting your vote for the leaders whom you think deserve to be the ones in the government’s seats of power.

    The country needs YOU. 🇵🇭 Make your voice louder for 2022 national elections. Dahil ang...

    Posted by The Summit Express on Sunday, February 7, 2021

    yFACTph encourages every qualified Filipino to register. They wrote on social media:

    “Your vote is important, because it defines everyone's future, and the country's future.

    Your votes, from the President down to municipal Councilors, can affect our way of life — in Health, Education, Agriculture, Technology, Housing, Youth, and other aspects.

    To encourage Filipinos to join in on the exercise of one of our most important rights, yFACTph has asked for help from friends to share how it is important to vote in every election.

    The power is within you. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make your voice heard.”

    #MagpaRehistroKa​ dahil #BotoMoBukasNatin​ | yFACTph

    Your vote is important, because it defines everyone's future, and the country's future. Your votes, from the President down to municipal Councilors, can affect our way of life — in Health, Education, Agriculture, Technology, Housing, Youth, and other aspects. To encourage Filipinos to join in on the exercise of one of our most important rights, yFACTph has asked for help from friends to share how it is important to vote in every election. The power is within you. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make your voice heard. Dahil ang #BotoMoBukasNatin! In Partnership With: The Philippine Online Student Tambayan The Summit Express Of The People Katribu Youth Kilos Ko Youth Youth for Youth Alpas Youth Organization Rotaract Club of Quirino Manila Central Youth for Human Rights and Democracy AMA College Supreme Student Council - USC #VoterReg #MagpaRehistroKa

    Posted by Young Filipino Advocates of Critical Thinking on Saturday, February 6, 2021

    Social media influencers and celebrities backing the calls for voter registration include Sebastian Castro, Isa Rodriguez, Luis Gragera, Cherry Pie Picache, Paolo Pangilinan, Rain Matienzo, Sassa Gurl, Kyle Vergara, among others.

    During the launching, yFACTph Chairperson John Philip Bravo, shared a passionate plea about the importance of voter registration and how the outcome of an election can impact communities.

    “As we approach the 2022 elections, it’s important that we reject hate speech, fake news, greed, bigotry, and online negativity. That’s why we need to take advantage of the ongoing voter registration. This is an opportunity to have our voices be heard and to make a change. And if you care about peace, equality, LGBT and women’s rights, education, press freedom and free speech, please vote,” said Bravo.


    The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has so far recorded over a million new voter applications for the 2022 polls, though still short of the 4 million new voters being eyed by the agency.

    qualifications register to vote

    To accommodate those who are not available to register during weekdays, COMELEC is set to open voter registration on Saturdays beginning February 20.

    “Starting February 20, from 8:00 [a.m.] to 5:00 [p.m.] ang voter registration. May Sabado na, Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 to 5:00, starting Feb. 20,” Commissioner Rowena Guanzon announced earlier.

    Previously, voter registration was only administered from Monday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Voter registration will only be until September 30, 2021. Don’t wait for the deadline!

    Register now and get ready to be heard! Go to COMELEC’s website https://irehistro.comelec.gov.ph/cef1 for Online Accomplishment of Forms and setting of appointment for Voter Registration. You may download the Health Declaration Form here as needed once you go to your local COMELEC office.

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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