The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is planning to include more sites for its Register Anywhere Project (RAP), particularly in colleges and universities.
Comelec Spokesperson John Rex Laudiangco said that they are currently coordinating with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in order for some colleges and universities to host the RAP.
“ registration sites sa ating mga leading universities and colleges. Asahan po ninyo ito na gagawin natin sa lalong madaling panahon. Kinakausap na rin po namin ang DepEd at ang CHED (in our leading universities and colleges. Please expect that we will do this as soon as possible. We are already talking to DepEd and CHED),” Laudiangco said in an interview on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Laudiangco said they are planning to conduct the RAP in some educational institutions by January 2023.
“Siguro po sa mga susunod na linggo, perhaps by January po, masimulan po namin ito. Kinakausap na rin namin sila paisa-isa po (Maybe in the next few weeks, perhaps by January, we can start it. We are already coordinating with them),” he said.
The implementation of RAP started on Saturday, Dec. 17, and will end on Jan. 22, 2023— every Saturday and Sunday, except Dec. 24, 25, and 31, 2022 as well as Jan. 1, 2023.
Currently, the RAP is being held at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, SM Fairview in Quezon City, SM Southmall in Las Piñas City, Robinson’s Place Manila, Robinson’s Galleria in Quezon City, Robinson’s Mall Tacloban in Barangay Baras Baras, Tacloban City; SM City Legazpi in Legazpi City, Albay; and Robinson’s Mall Naga in Naga City, Camarines Sur.
Laudiangco said that they also coordinated with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to further promote the RAP.
“Sa MRT at LRT, may posters na rin po diyan. Tumutulong ang Department of Transportation pati din po ibang terminals para maipakalat po sa ating mga kababayan ang registration na nagaganap (There were posters on the MRT and LRT. The Department of Transportation as well as other terminals are helping to spread the information about the ongoing registration),” he said.