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Comelec mandates expansion of satellite registration efforts

Comelec orders conduct of more satellite registrations

In the 2025 midterm elections, Comelec will extend satellite registration to accommodate more voters. On Monday, Comelec chair George Garcia stated that all voters are significant, regardless of geography.

“If you noticed, it’s not only for Indigenous Peoples (IPs). There are satellite registrations all over the country. We bring satellite registration to areas where we didn’t get registration in the past. We have it even in Metro Manila,” Garcia told members of the Tigwahanon tribe in Sitio Kalinawan, Kibongcog.

Registration should be brought to the remotest area of the country. You shouldn’t have to go to the town proper to register,” he added.

If there are sufficient voters, Garcia stated that the Comelec might bring the battery-operated automated counting system to the upcoming polls.

71 IPs could submit their applications for registration as new voters and transfer registration. Among them was first-time voter Mary Grace Ibalao, 19.

Nagparehistro ako para makaboto sa susunod na eleksyon. Excited din ako (I registered to vote in the next elections. I’m also excited),” she said.

Another first-timer, 74-year-old Datu Deimas Sumu-nao, would like to support the candidates who know the needs of IPs like him.

Nagparehistro ako para masuportahan ko ang mga taong nakaka-intindi sa aming mga pangangailangan (I registered to support the candidates who know and understand our needs),” he said in their dialect.

The nationwide registration will run until September 30. 


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