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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 »

Advisory: expats with no ballots yet can still vote


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.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Overseas voters still confused

THE SEVEN overseas voting centers listed above are equipped with the  Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine. Polling places are open from 8 a.m. local time of the host country, and will close at 7 p.m. of May 13. Postal voting is also permitted.

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.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ballots sent out to overseas voters for May elections

An absentee voter cast her vote at Bayanihan Kennedy Town Centre Polling Centre, Hong Kong. CONTRIBUTED FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) has begun mailing the ballot packets directly to registered voters abroad, the Philippine consulate here announced.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Akbayan takes poll campaign to Fil-Ams

Rep. Bello asking support from Fil-Ams in San Francisco

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.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Americas,Headlines | Read More »