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MAASIN CITY (PIA) -- The regional office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that the Register Anywhere Project (RAP) of the poll body will continue next month, January 2023.

It was learned that RAP underwent pilot implementation in three selected areas of the country, such as at the National Capital Region (NCR), Bicol region, and here in Eastern Visayas region.

Focused location for RAP in Eastern Visayas was in Tacloban City, thus residents of the city and province who have been living there due to work assignment or to study may make use of the opportunity.

Lawyer Jose Nick Mendros, Comelec regional director, encouraged affected registered voters to have themselves listed for RAP at the giant mall of Tacloban where the pilot listing was held every weekend starting on December 17.

There was no registration on December 24 and 25, also on December 31 and January 1, and its resumption will be every weekend next month until January 22, 2023.

Mendros said the program was intended to solve the woes and concerns of voters, or would-be voters, who are studying or working in a place far from the original place of residence, hence there will be no need for them to come home just to register in order to vote.

As of this writing, PIA has yet to get in touch with the Comelec in the city or province for more details and updates of RAP program. (MMP/PIA Southern Leyte)