Comelec sets special registration for girls and women in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will conduct a Special Satellite Registration for Women and Girls at the Baguio Convention Center lobby on March 8 from 8:30 am to 5 pm in line with its goal to attain inclusive elections and in connection with the celebration of International Women’s Day.

In a letter to councilor Lilia Farinas, chair of the city council’s committee on social services, women, and urban poor, city election officer John Paul Martin said that Comelec resolution No. 10175 was promulgated to establish a special registration kiosk for women and girls on March 8, 2017 and that Baguio is one of the venues for the conduct of the activity.

He is seeking Farinas’ cooperation in ensuring the success of the activity by considering the special satellite registration for women and girls as one of the major activities for the celebration of International Women’s Day in Baguio on March 8, this year.

Martin is also asking assistance in informing all groups, non-government organizations and associations that represent the women sector, including schools, to avail of the special registration designed for them.

For her part, Farinas sent a letter to all barangay captains, thru councilor and Association of Barangay Captains president Michael Lawana, requesting them to post the announcement in their respective barangay halls and inform all concerned.

“Help us disseminate this information to girls ages 15 to 17 years old, in line with the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections, and to women ages 18 years old and above who have not yet or failed to register in the previous years, in line with the simultaneous Barangay Elections,” her letter states./Gaby Keith and Cassey Francis (pio intern)#


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