Question: What motivates the youth in Davao City to be registered voters?
Last year, the COMELEC office in Davao City was unsuccessful in listing at least 1,000 new voters each day since the start of registration on May 6, 2014 for the 2016 elections.
This year, as the 2016 elections is fast approaching, the number of youth registered in Davao has reportedly increased by an estimated 30 percent as of July 9, 2015 compared to last year’s number of validated registrants: a total of 2,589 out of 5,075 applicants (based on the Region XI-COMELEC election registration board notice).
Let us uncover what motivates the youth in Davao City to register for the 2016 elections.
“My right to vote motivated me to register.”
Rubbie Lynne Gonzales
“My power to choose, that’s what motivated me to register as a voter.”
“My mother and father motivated me to register.”
Sheera Lyn Legara
“Hearing the national news every day about the never-ending social and economic status of the Philippines urges me to register as an official voter.”
John Mark Bautista
“I love my country. So my love and concern for it became my motivation to register as a voter.”
John Ralph Coronado
“I have a feeling that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will run for the presidency this 2016 elections. That feeling motivated me to register.”
Jhon Dale Pardillo
“Honestly, I just want to have a valid national ID. That’s what motivated me to register.”
“I still hope for change. That want prompted me to register as a voter.”
Christine Jane Roldan
“Corruption is a mainstream problem in this country. My hope that it will still be stopped eventually inspired me to register as a voter.”
Noreen San Luis
“Aside from it is a requirement for our church to be a registered voter, what triggered me to register as a voter was my want to elect the right candidate who can really change this nation.”
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