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Pateros boy sells dried fish to go to school

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A boy’s determination to study and help his family has caught netizens’ admiration, as photos of him went viral on social media. Lance Abarquez is a young vendor of dried fish and tinapa (smoked fish) in Pateros. Everyday, he walks ...

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Teaching schoolkids to protect themselves from the dreaded dengue was the next step in Taguig City’s comprehensive work to address the spread of the disease. On September 18, the city government distributed long socks to thousands of youngster...

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Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) will offer free rides to government employees on September 19. In its advisory, the MRT-3 announced that the free rides will be free from 7 a.m to 9 a.m and 5 p.m to 7 p.m. The initiative is in celebratio...

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Comelec to reopen overseas voter registration in December

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said plans to start the registration of overseas voters in December 2019 in connection with the May 2022 national and local polls.

Comelec - Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) Director Elaiza David said the overseas voter registration period is likely to start before the end of the year.

"(Overseas voter registration will start) December 2019. OFOV’s review of guidelines and procedures (is underway). Getting ready for resumption of registration overseas," David said in a statement.

The last registration for OFOV was held from December 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018 for the May 2019 elections.

Comelec data show there are a total of 1,822,173 registered overseas voters in the last May polls.

Filipinos abroad, who are at least 18 years old on the day of elections and are not otherwise disqualified by law, are allowed to register as an overseas voter.

The poll body is currently conducting the two-month voter registration for regular and youth voters in connection with the May 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE).

As of August 24, it has already received a total of 802,926 applicants.

The registration period started last August 1 and end on September 30, this year.

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