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.
By Ed Yra
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.
By Ed Yra
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.
Incumbent Rep. Mike Honda received the endorsement of KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress for his re-election to California’s 17th Congressional District.
By Rose Paquette
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.
By Philip C. Tubeza
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.
By Norman Bordadora
They spent so much but showed very little for it.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
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.
Overseas absentee voting (OAV) turnout was way below the Commission on Elections’ hoped-for 60 percent in major precincts around the globe. Based on available reports, the overseas vote may be even less than the 26 percent achieved in 2010 despite the stepped up OAV campaign, with some major areas logging only five to eight percent voters turnout.
The results of overseas voters have yet to be officially tallied. However, here are unofficial results from different parts of the world.
Chiz Escudero tops the poll in the United States, where only 11 percent of some 125,604 registered voters cast their ballots.
By Redempto Anda
The mayor of Kalayaan town in Palawan, along with around 200 people, were harassed by two unidentified vessels while they were traveling by sea before midnight Thursday, the local official said.