If every one of us who are 18 years old and above is registered to vote, we could actually make a difference in our country.
In 2018, The Philippine population is over 106 million. According to a detailed country statistics called Index Mundi, the website said that as of 2017, there are 36.99% of Millennials in the Philippines, born between 1980 and 2000. Meanwhile, 19.16% is composed of Generation Z’s that are born between 1996 and 2005. That means, more than half of the population in the Philippines are composed of Millennials and Gen Z’s.
Who are the Gen Z’s and Millennials?
According to studies, Millennials are considered to be digital natives. They are highly involved with technology, especially social media as well as traditional media. Millennials are usually the target audience of businessmen as well as politicians because of a large percentage of consumers are Millennials.
Meanwhile, Generation Z are considered to be the multi-taskers and fast thinkers. While there is a thin line setting Millennials and Zillennials apart, Zillennials are more tech-innate than Millennials.
Why our vote actually matters
Zillennials and Millennials are covering a large number of Filipinos in the Philippines. Being the future professionals in the industry and political advocates, it’s essential for them to be properly guided.
Civil rights, Political Rights, and Human rights of these two generations should be properly exercised in order to make a more progressive and successful country. If we repeat the same impulsive mistakes we did years ago, what difference will it make for the next generation?
Zillennials and Millennials MUST learn to exercise their civil rights
Gen Y and Gen Z will soon make up the whole Philippines, in relation to this, these two generations must be aware of their rights not only as humans but as Filipino citizens.
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) recently announced via Facebook post that application for voters this incoming election are already open.
New registration, transfer, and reactivation applicants may bring one ID with their complete current address. Applicants may bring any of the following listed identification cards.
- Student ID or Library Card
- Employee’s ID
- Postal ID
- Senior Citizen’s ID
- Driver’s License
- BIR ID
- NBI Clearance
In addition, the following documents require a proof billing address to the owner.
- SSS/GSIS ID
- I.B.P ID
- P.R.C ID
Meanwhile, Cedulas, Barangay Clearance, Homeowners Association ID and Police Clearance are not accepted.
Copy of original documents needed such as NSO or CTC from Local Civil Registrar is required.
Applications will be processed from Mondays to Saturdays, 8 AM to 5 PM.
Read the full details in COMELEC’s official Facebook post:
#VoterReg2018 is ongoing! Take note of the documentary requirements appropriate to your type of application….
As the future of our country, it is your responsibility to do your research, be exposed to the current state of the Philippines, and most importantly, register to vote.