ICYMI: Voter Registration For 2022 Elections Resumes On May 1
Will you be 18 by May 9, 2022? The upcoming election is (hopefully) a big game-changer in the Republic of the Philippines. Voters are set to select not only the president and vice president, but also members of the legislative branch of the government—from 12 senatorial seats to positions in the Lower House.Slots for officials of local government units, from mayors to councilors, will also be on the ballot.
Voter registration for the upcoming election resumed on January 20, but have been temporarily suspended until April 30 following the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine, according to the Commission on Elections. Satellite registration offices reopen on May 1, Friday. Applications are from Monday to Saturday, including holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Any Filipino citizen who has not yet registered for previous elections may apply as long as he/she is 18 years of age on or before May 9, 2022, a resident of the Philippines for at least one year, and living in the place where he/she will be registering to vote for at least six months following the national and local elections.
If you can't go to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) office at Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila, you are encouraged to proceed to any satellite registration office near you. This includes barangay halls, designated public schools, and even covered courts and terminals. Just visit COMELEC's website or Facebook page for a complete list of satellite registration offices and their schedule.
If you're already registered (or if you're not sure if you already did), you can verify your information through the COMELEC's online precinct finder.
For updates, follow COMELEC on Facebook.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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Outdoors Danielle Flestado @artdkf | May 1, 2020 "I miss the outside world. The last time I went outside of our house was on my birthday. We just bought coffee across our village and went back home immediately. This painting made me feel that I'm in a field, just appreciating the beauty of God's creation. Can you imagine the green grass and pink flowers?"
When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.
You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.
You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?
I always thought of life, like a bead where each piece makes it worth sewing together with other piece of beads to make a stronger bond and to create a beautiful result. Today, how do we bond well with different people especially this difficult time? As this day challenges us to a new normal, may we continue to bead along positively with our life.