A total of 5,017,267 individuals have been registered as new voters, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Elections Registration Board (ERB) announced on Wednesday.
MANILA, Philippines — Comelec spokesman also mentioned that about 32.7 million of the total count of voters belonged to the youth category, which means they comprise of more than 50 percent of the 61.9 million total number.
He added that since the report was based on numbers from 18 October, the count should still be expected to increase.
“Again, dadami pa yan. Madadagdagan pa ‘yan but that is where we are at right now,” he said.
(Again that number will still increase. It will still grow but that is where we are right now.)
The Comelec had extended voter registration last October, which allowed about 400,000 more Filipinos to register.
Because of the huge number, many places particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR) even had to suspend the issuance of voter’s certification for the last two days due to the large number of registrants, Jimenez stated. (HMP/JuanManila)