The Commission on Elections - Iyam through partnership with the office of the Community Outreach Program and the Student Development and Discipline Office conducted a satellite registration in Sacred Heart College from September 12-13.
This 2-day program aimed to maximize the registration of students of SHC and was also made open to walk-in registrants. From the record, 514 registered during the event. Rica Gaviola, a Badjao youth and former PBB housemate, was seen signing-in the express lane provided for the activity.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) directed all election officers (EOs) nationwide to conduct at least one satellite registration of voters in their locality during the two-month registration period starting August, said Atty Ana Mei S. Barbacena, Election Officer IV, head of the agency.
“The Comelec has been conducting mandatory satellite registration activities to bring the registration process closer to the people. It is our way of reaching out to every single Filipino citizen eligible to register but cannot go to their local Comelec offices due to schedule or travel constraints,” COMELEC Chairperson James Jimenez said in a statement with the Philippine News Agency.
The Rotaract Club of SHC, Office of the CVF, HED Student Council, and the SHC COMSELEC also helped in the satellite registration.