COMELEC REGISTRATION AT ROBINSONS MALLS LINGKOD PINOY CENTERS
Robinsons Malls is the first shopping mall chain to host registration and biometrics inside shopping malls. This was made possible by the partnership forged between Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) last August 2014.
“With 39 shopping malls nationwide, we are able to continuously provide public service and convenience to millions of Filipinos all over the Philippines,” states Frederick D. Go, president, Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC).
This partnership with Comelec invokes and encourages Filipinos to vote since Robinsons Malls are accessible and offers comfort and convenience to voters.
According to Comelec, this registration and biometric booths will be able to provide voters and non-voters information on their precinct, allow them to verify status of their registration for new voters and capture of biometric information for new and old voters.
There will be a series of voters registration at the following Robinsons Malls: Robinsons Magnolia on August 12 for residents of District 4; Robinsons Town Mall Malabon on August 23, 24 and September 20 for residents of Malabon City; Robinsons Place Antipolo on July 23, 24, 30 and 31 for the residents of Antipolo City; Robinsons Place Santiago on August 1 for the residents of Santiago City; Robinsons Place Angeles on July 26-31, August 16-17 and September 20-21 for the residents of Angeles City; Robinsons Place Malolos on July 29-31 for the residents of Malolos; Robinsons Place Lipa on August 12-15 for the residents of Lipa City; Robinsons Sta. Rosa on September 11, 12, 18 & 19 for the residents of Sta. Rosa, and; Robinsons Place Palawan on August 20 & 21 for the residents of Puerto Princesa City.
For voters in Visayas and Mindanao, they may register at the nearest Robinsons Malls on the following dates: July 24 and 31 at Robinsons Place Dumaguete for the residents of Dumaguete City; July 24, August 24 and
September 10 & 24 at Robinsons Place Roxas for the residents of Roxas City; July 25 & 26 at Robinsons Cybergate Cebu for the residents of Cebu City; August 30 & 31 at Robinsons Cagayan de Oro for the residents of Cagayan de Oro City, and; July 26, August 30 and September 27 at Robinsons Place Butuan for the residents of Butuan City.
Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) signed up with Comelec for the latter to be part of Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Center, the first and only mall-based facility which houses all government agencies under one roof.
Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Centers
“In 2011, we conceptualized and created Lingkod Pinoy Center with every Filipino in mind,” adds Mr. Go. Hence the final design of this facility now allows important government agencies to be housed under one area.
Currently included in the Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Center portfolio are all important government agencies: the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) , Pag-ibig, PhilHealth, SSS, GSIS, LTO, Bureau of Immigration, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Land Regulatory Authority (LRA) , the Department of Trade and Industry-Small Business Corporation (DTI-SBC), TESDA, Phil Post and now COMELEC.
To date, Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Centers have serviced over 8 million Filipinos nationwide. The Centers provide ease in completing requirements for OFWs, and job seekers since Robinsons Malls are strategically located. Families, PWDs and the elderly find convenience in procuring their renewals for the driver’s license and passports, updates in pensions and loan applications. Students and entrepreneurs can easily drop by TESDA, DTI-SBC and SEC for queries.
“We even receive positive comments that these persons are able to accomplish all requirements in one day since these government agencies are located all inside Lingkod Pinoy Center or within Robinsons Malls’ premises,” shares Irving Wu, senior operations director for Robinsons Malls-Luzon.
There are currently 27 Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Centers. In Luzon, these are located inside Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Otis, Robinsons Metoreast, Robinsons Novaliches, Robinsons
Place Las Piñas, Robinsons Place Antipolo, Robinsons Town Mall Malabon Robinsons Place Imus, Robinsons Place Dasmariñas, Robinsons Sta. Rosa, Robinsons Place Lipa, Robinsons Place Malolos Robinsons Starmills Pampanga, Robinsons Place Angeles, Robinsons Luisita, Robinsons Place Pangasinan, Robinsons Place Santiago and Robinsons Place Palawan. In the Visayas and Mindanao Regions, Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Centers are located inside Robinsons Fuente, Robinsons Place Bacolod, Robinsons Place Iloilo, Robinsons Place Dumaguete, Robinsons Place Roxas, Robinsons Place GenSan, Robinsons Cagayan de Oro and Robinsons Place Butuan.
6 more to Open by 2016
RLC is slated to open 6 more Robinsons Malls Lingkod Pinoy Centers bringing up the numbers to 33 by 2016. These centers will be located in Robinsons Place General Trias (Cavite), Robinsons Ilocos, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Robinsons Place Tacloban, Robinsons Place Jaro and Robinsons Place Tagum (Davao).