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California adds 8 languages, including Tagalog, to online voter registration system

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California’s system of online voter registration – launched in English and Spanish in 2012 – has been expanded to allow voters to register online in eight additional languages: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am clout grows in Nevada


In a show of growing political muscle, three Filipino-Americans are seeking elective office this year amid increasing evidence that the community is surging in numbers.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Consulate sends out notice for registration of overseas absentee voters

The Philippine Consulate sent out a notice that Filipino citizens not registered as voters under Republic Act No. 8189 (“The Voters Registration Act of 1996”) can file an application for registration. Those who are already registered under the Act should file an application for certification.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Suisun City’s Fil-Am mayor mulling bid for county seat


Filipino-American Mayor Pete Sanchez may run for a seat on the Solano County Board of Supervisors 3rd District, Sanchez told FilAm Star in an exclusive interview.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

2 Fil-Ams win big in Vallejo council race


Jess Malgapo and Dr. Rozzana Verder-Aliga were elected to the Vallejo City Council on Tuesday last week, Nov. 5, according to the Solano County Office of Election Registrar tally.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am group endorses re-election bid of Rep. Honda

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Incumbent Rep. Mike Honda received the endorsement of KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress for his re-election to California’s 17th Congressional District.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Residents of Filipino-populated Daly City skeptical of voter-redistricting

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A proposal to alter San Mateo County electoral boundaries to shape future elections of district supervisors failed to gain initial support last week when residents and district-wide representatives voiced skepticism over redistricting.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Overseas absentee voters no longer required to swear they will return to PH

A Filipino election clerk conducts the final testing and sealing of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines ahead of the Philippines's 2010 National Elections for Overseas Absentee Voting at the Philippines Embassy in Singapore on April 7, 2010. The number of Filipinos abroad who have registered as overseas absentee voters for the 2013 elections has reached over 900,000, said Senator Aquilio Pimentel, chairman of the Senate committee on electoral reforms and people’s participation.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Overseas Filipinos will no longer be required to swear under oath that they would return to the country within three years before they could be allowed to cast ballots in Philippine elections, the Commission on Elections has announced.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Overseas votes cost P1,310 each

Senate President Franklin Drilon: Unity.  FILE PHOTO

They spent so much but showed very little for it.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Civil groups taking poll plaints to UN


Civil society groups Solidarity Philippines and Kontra Daya on Tuesday said they were bringing to the attention of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) the inadequacies and lapses committed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) during the May 13 balloting.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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