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Pimentel sees 10 million overseas Filipinos voting in 2016 elections

Senatorial candidate  Aquilino Pimentel III

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III expects 10 million overseas absentee voters to cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election following the Senate’s ratification last week of amendments to the Overseas Absentee Voting Act.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Killer roadblocks to overseas voting


MANILA—The 2003 Overseas Absentee Voting Act (OAVA) requires overseas Filipinos wishing to register to vote to first execute an “affidavit of intent to return” to the Philippines within three years and if they  fail to do so within that three-year time period, they may face penalties that include imprisonment of up to one year. The […]

Posted: October 6th, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »