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Comelec to register 20M IPs

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Comelec to register 20M IPs

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) today signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with  the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National Commission on  Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), an attached government agency under the Office of the President, to ensure that an estimated 16 million to 20 million indigenous people are registered and qualified to vote in the May 2013 national and local elections.

The MoA was signed by Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes and all the commisioners, NCIP Chairman Zenaida Pawid and DILG Secretary Jessie Robredo.

The number of unregistered Indigenous Peoples (IP),  the NCIP claimed, was 16 million nationwide, while the Comelec placed it at around 20 million.

Brillantes said that with  the registration, the poll body may now determine the exact number of IPs qualified to vote..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/1081-comelec-to-register-20m-ips

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