PNP tells elderly, youths to postpone plans to register for 2022 elections

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The Joint Task Force COVID Shield urged the public, especially the elderly and the youth, to postpone plans for voter registration activities as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

“Hindi po bawal ‘yun subalit ang sitwasyon parang mass gathering ‘yan. Since ang registration natin ay aabot hanggang September 2021 ‘wag na muna pong makipagsabayan at ito po ay delikado para sa kanila,” said JTF COVID Shield Commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar.

[It is not prohibited but with the current situation, it’s like mass gathering. Since our registration is until September 2021, let us not join in mass registration because it is dangerous for them.]

The Metro Manila Council has reportedly asked the Inter-Agency Task Force on the COVID-19 response to delay the registration due to surge of infections.

“Yun po ang ating narinig sa mga nakarang talakayan. Kami naman po sa Joint Task Force COVID Shield ay humihimok sa ating mga kababayan na habang wala pang suspension nito ay sana po madiscourage natin ‘yung mga matatanda, mga senior citizens, at mga minors na magparegister,” said Eleazar.

[That’s what we are discussing in our past meetings. We in the Joint Task Force COVID Shield however are discourage our fellow citizens, especially minors and elderly to register this early as we have no suspension yet.]

The Commission on Elections resumed voters’ registration for the 2022 elections on Sept. 1, 2020 in areas under general community quarantine. The poll also set health safety guidelines like wearing of face masks and shields for the registration.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.