CBCP urges youth to register and vote
MANILA, Philippines—The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on Saturday called on the youth sector to register and participate in the 2022 national elections.
Bishop Rex Alarcon, the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth chairperson, said in an interview with Church-ran Radio Veritas that voting is more than a responsibility and that it’s a right of the youth in shaping the country for the future.
“I invite, encourage, and urge our young people to register for the upcoming election because this is our contribution and obligation to society and to the community in choosing our leaders and that is also how we participate,” said Alarcon.
Registration for the 2022 national elections is already ongoing and first time voters can process their papers at the local Commission on Elections office in their communities.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, first time voters can still register online through the Comelec website.
Alarcon, who is Daet’s prelate, said voting holds huge power and one vote can ultimately make a difference in the outcome.
“Elections are times when we participate directly in governance also that is how we also make a difference even by a single vote speak of what is called the power of one, a single vote is very powerful,” said Alarcon.
Registration for the 2022 national elections will run until September 30, 2021.
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