Comelec registers 4 million new voters aged 18 to 21

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MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has registered over four million new voters between 18 to 21 age group.

Based on the data from the poll body’s Information Technology Department as of October 14, a total of 4,094,614 young adult Filipinos are newly registered voters.

The majority of first-time voters are women, with 2,156,657 (52.67 percent), followed by men with 1,937,957 (47.32 percent).

Those under the age of 21 topped the list at 1,547,469, with 796,891 women and 750,578 men, followed by those under the age of 20 at 1,238,284, with 655,663 women and 582,621 men.

Meanwhile, those who are 19 years old are at 990,380, with 533,070 women and 457,310 men.

Those who are 18 years old are at 318,481, with 171,033 women and 147,448 men.

Approximately 61 million people are currently registered to vote in the country.

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.