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.
The Philippine Consulate General here advised all registered voters that Comelec has released new guidelines to ensure that those registered voters who have yet to receive their electoral mails would be able to vote.
By Cherry Joy Veniles
Gary Garcia has been working as a seafarer for almost 10 years—and has been a registered absentee voter for just as long. In fact, it’s as long as the existence of Republic Act No. 9189 or the Overseas Absentee Voting Law, which provides for a system for Filipino citizens working or residing outside the Philippines to vote in a national election.
The Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) has begun mailing the ballot packets directly to registered voters abroad, the Philippine consulate here announced.
By Rose Estepa and Florante Ibanez
Akbayan’s Rep. Walden Bello began a campaign tour of Filipino American communities to raise support for his party and President Benigno Aquino III’s common reform agenda in the coming May elections.