ANGELES CITY -- The Kabataan Partylist (KPL)-Central Luzon and Angeles City Youth Federation called on the youth Thursday to take advantage of the remaining days to go out and register for the upcoming youth and village elections.

The groups issued this statement during Thursday's press conference attended by the Kabataan Partylist's regional coordinator, SK representatives, and leaders of major schools in Angeles City.

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The Kabataan Partylist-Central Luzon Chapter said it would like to appeal to the unregistered first time voters here in Central Luzon to go out and take advantage of the weekends to register in their respective Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices.

They also hoped that SK Federations could also find a way to help bring new voters for registration. In Angeles City, Carl John Miranda, SK Federation president, is very willing to support the SK registration and elections.

The Comelec here was reported to have said it is open to accommodate new voters from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., even on Saturday and Sunday since August 15 is the last day of registration. As of August 10, around 2,000 youth in Angeles City already registered but the Comelec was still expecting more new voters. Majority, especially those far from city hall, were not able to register yet due to classes on weekdays.

After seeing thousands of youth who are willing to participate in the SK elections during the first few days of the registration, KPL said that the more the youth seek to create change in their communities, the more people should support the reform for SK.

"The youth should do their part in contributing to change through registration. Let us not be hindered by the allegations of no elections," Ira Dela Cruz, KPL's regional coordinator, said.

Kabataan Partylist and the current SK officials are looking forward to a successful SK registration and elections for a better leadership and more effective service to the youth among communities.