WHEREAS, he anomaly in the ARMM has nationalramification because these "ghosts", fictitious ariddouble (some&re triple) registrants constitute the so-called "command votes"or "controlled votes" wielded by political warlords that could decidethe winner not only in local but most importantly the nationalelections;WHEREAS,Congress has recently enacted Republic Act No.
which synchronizes the
election with the nationalelection as a major step towards electoral reform in the ARMMand this Resolution will supplement and complement said law;WHEREAS, he Executive Department, the COMELEC,the ARMM Regional Governor and all stakeholdershave expressed support to the need for the new generalregistration of voters in the ARMM: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, as it is hereby resolved by the Senate
the House of Representatives
o annulthe Book of Voters of the municipalities/cities in the
and to direct the COMELEC to immediately conduct a
general registration of voters in the said Region.
That to enable the COMELEC
fieldsufficient personnel to effect the new general registration ofvoters in the
the registration of voters in non-ARMMareas to be designated by the COMELEC is hereby suspendedfor the whole month of July
and the personnel andnecessary equipment from these areas shall be deployed in the
for the registration.
That due to its urgency
onlyfor the purpose of acquh5ng the necessary equipment and otherregistration paraphernalia
the new generalregistration of voters. in the
the COMELEC shall beauthorized to resort
direct contracting or other alternativemethods of procurement under Republic Act No:
That the amount necessary to carryout the new general registration in the ARMM shall-becharged against the savings of the COMELEC including, butnot limited
the savings realized horn the postponement of