Alvarez said that currently, barangays that do not have natural wealth have no share, which is not fair.
The process is still the same with the regular elections aside from manual voting and counting.
Palawan's 23 municipalities are excluded from the new registration in view of the plebiscite scheduled in May for the proposal to divide Palawan into three smaller provinces.
The poll body said the registration will start on January 20 and will run until Sept. 30, 2021.
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Resolution No. 10620 promulgated on Tuesday prescribed the calendar of activities and certain prohibited acts in line with the plebiscite.
Governor Jose Alvarez said Bataraza's P100 million income and land area qualify the southern town, which hosts a major mining company, into a city. It said its population requirement will be complied with.
Alyssa Rocamora, a professor in Holy Trinity University said that the symposium was focused on raising awareness for the students to realize their roles in government affairs and decision making.
“Hayaan na muna natin ang taong bayan ng Palawan ang mag-desisyon tungkol dyan. It’s a sensitive topic at dapat free mabigyan ang mga tao to make that decision. Let the majority decide,” Nograles said.
While residents are thankful for the road project, he said many are worried that the electric posts would cause accidents to motorists during nighttime.
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