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23 06 2009

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2010 Elections fast facts

22 06 2009

Source: Inquirer

322 days to the May 10, 2010 elections
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:23:00 06/22/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections

5,802 Total elective posts*
1 President
1 Vice President
12 Senators
80 Provincial Governors/Vice-Governors
1,630 Mayors/Vice-Mayors
(136 cities ; 1,494 municipalities)
812 Provincial Board Members
1,288 City Councilors
219 District Representatives
49 Partylist Representatives**

352,980 Voter precincts (as of March 17, 2009)
48,275,594 Registered voters (as of March 17, 2009)
4 million Reported number of delisted voters (as of March 2009)

August 31, 2009 Registration deadline for absentee voters
October 31, 2009 Registration deadline
for new voters (non-ARMM areas)

*Estimated total elective posts excludes municipal councilors
**Estimate based on the number of incumbent partylist representatives

Compiled by Inquirer Research
Source: Commission on Elections





Magparehistro. Bumoto. May Pag-laum Pa! FTV Davao

19 06 2009

A network of youth groups will tour campuses today, June 19, 2009, to encourage young people to register for the 2010 elections. The First Time Voters’ Network in Davao City said that this is a continuation of their voters’ registration information drive campaign.

“The young people will make up nearly 60% of the electorate in 2010, NINE million of whom will be first time voters. In Davao alone, there’s a rough estimate of 100, 000 first time voters next year. This number, if mobilized and educated well could definitely influence a positive change in our country,” says Karen Vina Abellana, FTV Davao Coordinator.

The First Time Voters Network was first launched in 2001 in NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao as the collective response of different youth groups like Student Council Alliance of the Philippines, Akbayan Youth, Movement for the Advancement of Student Power, etc. to the wide disenfranchisement of millions of young Filipinos that year. Since then, the group has spread out in different parts of the country, getting more youth organizations involved like the Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Councils) and other student groups not only to encourage young people to register but also to craft and forward the First Time Voters’ Youth Agenda.

FTV will be visiting San Pedro College, Holy Cross of Davao City and Ateneo de Davao University today after its press conference in NCCC Mall this morning.

“We will fly several balloons in ADDU later this afternoon, after our caravan, to symbolize our great hope for our nation. Magparehistro. Bumoto. May Pag-laum Pa! We call on all young Davaoeños to register and reclaim our future in 2010,” adds Abellana, who’s also an SK officer in Davao City.

The group is also part of many electoral reform groups like YouthVotePhilippines which was launched in Davao City last November 2008; TaskForce2010, a consortium and partnership between and among various election watchdogs which was also created earlier last year; and Bantay Eleksyon, a citizen’s electoral monitoring group formed by Consortium on Electoral Reforms in 2007.

FTV also mentioned that there’s only 133 days left to register in COMELEC.

“We should beat the deadline. Let us not flock the COMELEC offices only on October 31, 2009, the deadline for registration, which has always been the case during the previous years. Let us also be more responsible in order for us to be able to exercise our right to vote,” concludes Abellana.

The group will have a “Register to Vote” concert party tomorrow night, June 20, in Matina Town Square featuring several youth bands who have also volunteered to join the campaign through their music. FTV, aside from doing its string of activities in Davao City, will also be participating in the many events on electoral reform advocacy of the different civil society groups in the area in the coming months.

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Catch the First Time Voters Network in South Mindanao this June! :)

19 06 2009

ftv south minda tour june 2009





perstaym

5 06 2009

First Posted by ai-kit on June 5, 2009 at 3:15pm

Source: FTV Network Ning Site

Nagkaroon ako ng unang kasintahan noong akoo’y disisiete anyos. Tumagal lamang ng dalawang buwan ang illegal na relasyon na siya din naman ang tumapos. Oo, espesyal sa akin ang relasyon na iyon dahil ito ang una kong relasyong seryoso. Ngunit sa kabila ng pagiging espesyal nito, punong-puno ito ng pagsisisi. Oo, pinagsisisihan ko na pinasok ko ang isang bagay na bunga ng padalos dalos na mga desisiyon. Kahit na may mga bagong karakter na dumating sa aking buhay ang hindi ko pa din maialis ang takot na maulit ulit ang kalapastanganang naranasan ko (exagge ah). Hanggang ngayon, pag nakikita ko ang aking dating nobyo, may halong pagkasuklam pa din ang bawat ngiti kong ibinibigay sa kanya.

Ano namang koneksyon nito sa pagiging isang first time voter? Simple lang. Dalawang puntos. Una, sasabak na naman ako sa isang bagay na “first time” para sa akin. Mas mangingibabaw na naman ang emosyon ng pagkasabik, pero syempre, hindi ito dapat ang maging tanging sukatan sa pagpili. Hindi tulad ng aking pumalpak na relasyon na pagkasabik lamang ang aking pinagana. Padalos dalos kung baga. Sa darating na eleksyon, aalisin ko ang emosyong iyon. Bawal magpadalos dalos. Bawal ang maskipops/basta na lang. Pangalawa, titimbangin ko ng husot ang abwat panaglang isusulat ko sa aking balota. Ayoko ng araw araw nagsisisi. Hindi na ako magpapadala sa pa-tweetums/pa-sweet sweetan. Hindi lang naman kasi ako ang maaring magsisisi dahil sa isa na namang maling desisyon, marami tayong magsisisi–na naman.

Isa sa mga batayan ng isang mature na indibidwal ay ang kakayanang pumili. Ito man ay sa pagpili ng susuotin, pagpili ng nobyo, pagpili sa tamang sagot, hanggang sa pagpili ng mga susunod na mamumuno. Wastong pagtataya, wastong pagtitimbag, at laging isa isip sang kapakanan ng nakararami. Simpleng mga pamantayan. 🙂