Four NEU Campuses unite for Virtual Voter Education and Information Campaign

March 23, 2021 | By: NEU Central Student Council Officer | Myr Jdy C. Mahinay

Once held in the New Era University Hall located in the main campus, last March 15, 2019, where students experienced the filling out of sample ballots and inserting it in a PCOS machine, a Voting Seminar was once again held this March 22, 2021, Monday. Thirty minutes before 10 in the morning, the virtual room began to accept Senior High School students from four different campuses of New Era University (Main Campus, Lipa Branch, Gen. Santos Branch and Pampanga Branch). A warm welcome was given to the Election Officers of Quezon City; Atty. Lope T. Gayo Jr., Election Officer, QC, 1st District, Jovilmar G. Igne, Acting Election Officer, QC, 2nd District, Rommel Matreo, Acting Election Officer, QC, 3rd District, Stephanie DC. Bag-id, Acting Election Officer, QC, 4th District, Maria Liza C. Torres, Election Officer III, QC, 5th District and Atty. Zennia S. Ledesma-Magno, QC, 6th District by Prof. Bill Chislev S. Cabrera, a faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences, was the host of the event.

The event was held to educate students on their registration as well for the requirements needed in preparation for the upcoming Maay 9, 2022, National and Local Election. “Yung registration ay huwag lang sana manatiling registration, kundi i-practice ang right to vote,” Atty. Magno said from her lecture in the event. She also added the reminders pertaining tothe issues of deactivation and cancellation of registration records and the health protocols mandated by IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force).

The lecture lasted for about 45 minutes and then proceeded to an open forum where students commented their questions through the chat boxes of the Zoom meeting and the Youtube livestream in regards to their queries for the registration as read by the OSAS Director Enrico Causapin entertained by Atty. Gayo, Mr. Igne, Mr. Matreo, Mrs. Bag-id and Atty. Magno.

In the end, Atty. Serafin Cuevas concluded the seminar with abundant thanks to the QC COMELEC Officials for their help to educate students about voting as Civil obligation but also as a right in suffrage; the Vice President also thanked the NEU Officials especially the Board of Trustees and to the Church Administration of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) for allowing the event to proceed.