WASHINGTON, D.C.—With less than three weeks to go before the deadline for the registration of overseas absentee voters, the Philippine Embassy and Consulates General in the United States are working double time to get as many qualified Filipinos as possible to participate in next year’s elections in the Philippines.
“Those among us who are qualified are reminded of their sacred duty to vote for the kind of leaders who will lead the Philippines to the path of progress,” Ambassador Cuisia said in urging Filipinos to exercise their right to vote in national elections in the Philippines as provided for by Republic Act No. 9189 or the Overseas Absentee Voting Act or 2003.
“We are hopeful that we will receive the support and enthusiasm of all Filipinos in America,” he said, adding that the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Consulates General in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Guam and Saipan have made overseas absentee voting registration a key component of their consular outreach programs.
“We continue to exert efforts to reach out to our kababayans and impress on them the significant role that they play in molding our country’s future by choosing the leaders of our nation,” Ambassador Cuisia said.
A consular team from the Philippine Embassy led by First Secretary and Consul Arlene T. Magno recently conducted onsite registration for qualified Filipino personnel of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and has scheduled onsite registration at the International Finance Corporation in Washington, D.C. on 23 October 2012. ###
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