The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) has urged senior high school students and Catholic school personnel to register to vote for the 2022 national and local elections.
Those eligible to vote should register as this is important in choosing the country’s next leaders, said CEAP-National Capital Region (NCR) Trustee Fr. Nolan Que in a statement.
“We call on all Catholic school personnel and all senior high school students of our schools, to fulfil their God-given duty and right to vote so that all of us may be able to select the candidate that best fit the duties required on governing the Catholic faithful,” he said.
“Change will only happen if we perform our duties and obligation to our God and our country,” he added.
Que said that a ballot “is a symbol of the foundation of a democratic government where the people have the right to choose their leaders.”
“Its sacredness is the inherent duty of Catholics to become the instruments and channels through which authority flows from the hands of God into the hands of our elected leaders,” he said.
“The ballot is sacred because it guarantees that Catholics, who are conscious of their accountability to God, vote to safeguard God’s will on who is best to lead the country,” he added.
Voter registration nationwide will be until Sept. 30, 2021.