Comelec sets SK voters' registration dates


Posted at Jul 13 2010 09:53 PM | Updated as of Aug 03 2010 05:33 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The registration dates for voters in the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections have been set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Comelec Resolution No. 9004, promulgated July 12, 2010, set the registration dates from August 6 until August 15, 2010, a statement from the office of Comelec Director James Jimenez said.

Any Filipino citizen 15 to 18 years old, and are residents of the barangay where they intend to vote for at least 6 months, may register as members of the Katipunan ng Kabataan.

"The applications for registration as members of the Katipunan ng Kabataan shall be filed from 8:00 o’ clock in the morning to
7:00 o’ clock in the evening, at the Office of the Election Officer of the city/municipality where the applicant resides," the resolution said.

Registration will also be open on weekends, the Comelec said.

Applicants must present any of the following documents when they register: A) Certificate of Live Birth, B) Baptismal Certificate, C) School Records or any other document that will establish his identity and other qualifications.

Community Tax Certificates or cedulas or certification from the barangay will not be honored.

The Comelec resolution stressed the value of having an “assembly of youth” in every barangay.

Called the “Katipunan ng Kabataan,” its primary objective, according to Article 202, Rule XXVII of the Rules and Regulations Implementing the Local Government Code of 1991, is “to enhance the social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual, moral, moral, spiritual and physical development of the youth of the country," according to Comelec.