Kapamilya celebrities responded to the call for action in the coming 2010 elections by becoming active citizens in a special voter registration mounted by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in partnership with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
“The special voter registration aims to encourage the people to register and exercise their right to suffrage,” said Bong Osorio, Head of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications Division.
Celebrities like Rayver Cruz, Rodjun Cruz, Cass Ponti, Princess Ryan, Josef Elizalde, Cris Pastor, Pokwang, Valerie Concepcion, Erik Santos, Mark Bautista, Angelica Panganiban, Shaina Magdayao, Mariel Rodriguez, Nikki, Gil, Enchong Dee, Kim Chiu, and Diether Ocampo took their time off their busy schedules to register and appealed to the public to do the same and make a difference In 2010.
Actress Nikki Gil, who stars in “Nagsimula sa Puso,” looks forward to casting her vote for the very first time next year. She stressed the importance of voting, especially in these times when the country is facing a lot of problems.
“Now, more than ever, we have to make a stand and move. No one else will do this for us and for our country,” said Nikki. “And on a personal level, I can say that I now have the right to complain because I feel that I actually have made a contribution to this nation by registering and voting,” she added.
Another first time voter, Enchong Dee, believes that there will always be hope for the country as long as people are willing to do their civic duties. The young actor of “Katorse” encouraged everyone, especially the youth, to register and vote.
“I hope everyone will go register and vote. And when you vote, make sure it will help our country. Choose your leaders wisely and let us always think of the common good,” Enchong said.
This special voter registration held in ABS-CBN’s main office in Quezon City was also part of ABS-CBN’s nationwide election campaign “Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula,” which aims to mobilize new voters to register and help make the 2010 elections work.
Voter registration is until October 31. Go to your respective COMELEC offices to register.