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Comelec opens ‘register anywhere’ site at Batasan for gov’t employees 

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) has added a voter registration site at the Batasang Pambansa complex in Quezon City for members and employees of the House of Representatives and nearby government agencies such as the Post Office and Land Bank (LANDBANK) of the Philippines. 

House Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez and Comelec Chair George Erwin M. Garcia led the signing of the memorandum of understanding for the partnership on the Register Anywhere Project (RAP) on Tuesday.

Under the RAP initiative, Comelec aims to set up satellite registration booths nationwide in sites that are easily accessible to the public such as shopping malls and government buildings. 

“If it will become so successful, our intention really is to conduct a Register Anywhere Project nationwide,” Mr. Garcia said at the signing ceremony.

At least eight RAP sites have been opened in malls and one at the GSIS compound in Pasay City. 

An estimated 1.1 million additional voters have applied during the registration period that started in December. Comelec expects to log in 1.5 million voters until the last day of registration on Jan. 31. 

Comelec said there will be about 71 million registered voters this year. — Beatriz Marie D. Cruz