Monday, October 8, 2012

Comelec urges 2010 SK voters to register anew for 2013 polls

This is to repost a news about SK voters from the site of GMA News:

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded young people who voted in the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls in 2010 to register again to be able to participate in the 2013 national and local midterm polls if they are already of regular voting age.

In a statement, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez also called on SK leaders to urge their constituents to register.

“We call on the leadership of Sangguniang Kabataan Federations nationwide and the National Youth Commission (NYC) to help us in encouraging the youth, especially the SK voters of 2010, to register,” he said.

The nationwide registration period is ongoing and set to end on October 31. Those who are planning to register must bring a valid ID, and may register from Mondays to Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all local Comelec offices.

Jimenez noted that it has become a common misconception among youth voters that they are already registered voters in the regular elections if they have registered for the SK polls.

A total of 2,459,520 young people aged between 15 to 17 years old registered to vote in the SK polls in 2010.

The 1987 Constitution states that the right to vote in regular elections may be exercised by those who are at least 18 years old.

Last Saturday, the nationwide registration for the 2013 polls resumed after a five-day suspension to give way for the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) last week. — BM, GMA News

Note: ballot boxes image is lifted from

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sali Kami sa Peace Talks

SALI KAMI! 1st Music Video Peace Awards 2012
Mindanao Leg
Who May Join?

  1. Individuals aged 13 years old and above residing anywhere in Mindanao. Filipino citizen.
  1. Open only to amateur entrants - individual or group.
  2. Entrants must not in any way be related to the staff of the organizers and board of trustees of the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), Mindanao Peaceweavers (MPW), Bisayang Dako alang sa Kalinaw (BISDAK).
         Awards Categories

There are two (2) major categories and one (1) online award from which an individual/group can participate upon. Namely :

1. “kaBARKADA” Category.
This category is open to solo or group entrants who have personal relations with each other (e.g. friends, barkada, classmates, workmates, club mates).  Entries are judged on songwriting aspects and how these are produced as a music video materials.  Actual recorded song and video interpretation should run a maximum of five (5) minutes only.   
2. “kaBARANGAY” Category.
An exclusive category for entrants representing a specific community (purok, sitio, barangay, ethnic/tribal group, school or parish community) and formally endorsed by their local leaders. Entrants under this category can be individual or group. Music video entries should run a maximum of five (5) minutes only.

3.  “PEOPLE'S CHOICE” Category. (Public Favorite)
A special awards category whose winners will be judged by the public. From the Top 10 Semi Finalists, one entry shall be awarded as the People's Choice in each category through online voting. The 1-month period for public voting will commence after the Semi-Final elimination round.