Voter Validation for the Elections

Voters are required to submit themselves for validation for them to be able to vote in the upcoming 2016 Elections. Voter validation simply means the adding of a registered voter’s biometrics data into his existing registration record using the Voter Registration Machine (VRM) at the local COMELEC office. 

As per REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10367, Validation is the process of taking the biometrics of registered voters whose biometrics have not yet been captured.  RA. 10367 provides “Voters who fail to submit for validation on or before the last day of filing of application for registration for purposes of the May 2016 elections shall be deactivated pursuant to this Act. (Section 7)”

COMELEC spokesperson and director James Jimenez on his blog mentioned "...if you’re already a registered voter, the only way to make sure that your biometrics are in the the system (as they ought to be) is to have yourself validated...A person who is “deactivated” remains in the List of Voters but will not be able to vote.It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a regular voter, or if you voted in the last elections. 

If you don’t validate before the deadline (31 October 2015), you will not be able to vote in 2016. A voter-applicant only needs to personally appear at the local COMELEC office in the district, city or municipality where he (or she) is registered in order for his (or her) biometrics to be captured. The voter will be subjected to the usual screening process to verify his (or her) identity.

Validation schedules:
  • NCR and Highly Urbanized Cities – Sunday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Others – Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

PIA: APO CEMEX gives P2M School Building, skills Training to San Remigio

CEBU CITY, January 27 (PIA) --- Cement company APO CEMEX today turned over a P2 million school building to the municipality of San Remigio
san remigio official seal

This is a concrete manifestation of a strong public-private partnership, said San Remigio Mayor Mariano Martinez.

Nino Ybanez, San Remigio Information Officer,  said the turn over ceremony was done at the Training Center in Barangay Poblacion.

At the same time, they also held the graduation of 30 San Remigiohanons from the “EXPERTO AKO” Masonry Skills Training.

Ybanez said the 30 residents compose the first batch of the training participants that was purposely under the typhoon Yolanda assistance of Cemex.

But for the formal masonry course, Ybanez said that Cemex and the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) will have to be finalized along with their PESO Manager Antonio Villamor.

Apo Cemex is located in Barangay Tinaan, southern City of Naga.  It was originally called Apo Cement Corporation (APOCEMCO) until it was acquired by Cemex Philippines in 1999.

It is among the largest cement producers in the country. CEMEX Foundation's support for education, environment, and livelihood primarily revolves around the objectives of promoting sustainability and welfare of the community. 

San Remigio was one of the northern towns heavily affected by typhoon Yolanda in 2013.  (rmn/fcc/PIA-Cebu)

SunStar: Medellin Employs Mobile Nurses

By Oscar C. Pineda
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Municipality of Medellin Official Seal

THE municipality of Medellin, Cebu now has two roving nurses tasked to answer house calls and provide medical assistance to senior citizens in its 19 barangays, said Mayor Ricky Ramirez.

Medellin has around 5,000 senior citizens, said Ramirez. The 2010 census placed its population at 50,000.

“Mas nindot ni kay ang di kalakaw murag gi-door-to-door ang pag-atiman nila (This is good because it is like providing a door-to-door service to those senior citizens who can no longer walk),” said 66-year-old Angelina Mangubat, Office of the Senior Citizen Affairs (Osca) president and Barangay Dayhagon secretary.

Ramirez said that the blood pressure and vital signs of the elderly will be regularly checked by the nurses, giving priorities to those who are bedridden and on wheelchairs. He revealed that the nurses will use two motorcycles.

These nurses, who are also called mobile health care workers, are given barangay assignments where they would visit the homes of the elderly from Monday to Friday.

They are also on-call anytime of the day to respond to emergency cases.

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