Manila - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has successfully surpassed its registration target of three million new voters for the upcoming 2025 midterm elections, confirming its achievement on Tuesday. The agency has committed to continue enhancing voter registration efforts to ensure that all eligible Filipinos are able to participate in the electoral process.

According to Philippines News Agency, as of Monday, the total number of new registrants stood at approximately 3,020,999, following the commencement of voter registration on February 12. "We will proceed until the very end. What is important is the assurance that they are able to vote. A vote not cast is a voice not heard," Garcia stated in a phone interview.

The region of Calabarzon recorded the highest number of new applicants with 541,724, followed by the National Capital Region with 440,857, and Central Luzon with 349,926. Central Visayas also saw significant registration numbers with 205,784 new voters. Other regions such as Davao, Western Visayas, and Northern Mindanao also reported robust registration figures.

Conversely, the regions with the lowest numbers of registrants included Caraga with 77,348, Mimaropa with 75,673, and the Cordillera Administrative Region with 39,059. Voter registration is scheduled to continue until September 30.

Additionally, Garcia urged the 4.2 million voters who have been deactivated due to non-participation in two consecutive regular elections to reactivate their registration. "You can come to our registration sites to fill up an application for reactivation. The 4.2 million figure is so big and is unacceptable. No need to present anything. Technically, they already have a record with us," he encouraged.

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