September 11, 2009
“There is an unprecedented number of Filipino citizens wanting to be a part of next year’s elections. When we were in Cagayan de Oro for the Register and Vote campaign, people were lining up at the COMELEC office as early as 3AM because they were informed that the commission can only accommodate 300 people. The desire to vote is there. We have to let them participate in the democratic process.”
Pangilinan adds that current developments in the presidential race have added to the public’s desire to participate in the coming election.
“Senator Noynoy Aquino’s announcement stirred the people’s sentiment about the democratic processes. Many feel they now have a viable candidate they can choose. Regardless of who they want to elect, what matters most is that the public is empowered by these political developments. The COMELEC must step up and meet the challenges of registering a large number of our countrymen.”