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30/03/2012: CONSULATE GENERAL PARTNERS WITH INQUIRER TO PROMOTE OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING REGISTRATION

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March 29, 2012

 

CONSULATE GENERAL PARTNERS WITH INQUIRER TO PROMOTE OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTING REGISTRATION

 

 

Click this link at www.inquirer.net for the registration form and other information.  Register now!

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, representing all the Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States, partnered with the Inquirer.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer online to promote Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) registration to all Kababayans in the US and the world. 

From April 1 to October 31, a button ad link on OAV will appear at Inquirer.net, considered to be the most visited newspaper website among Filipinos worldwide.  The link will direct the user to http://www.philippinesusa.org/philippines/oav-registration-main/, which contains the required forms and frequently asked questions and answers on OAV.

Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. thanked Inquirer’s support, which would greatly boost efforts to encourage Kababayans to register for OAV and give them the capability to exercise their right to vote and chart the political future of the Philippines.

“The media, no doubt, is an important partner in empowering our Kababayans to be an informed and pro-active citizenry.  My special thanks go to Ms. Esther Chavez of Inquirer.net for giving us an opportunity to reach out to as many Kababayans as possible and encourage them to register and vote,” Consul General Paynor said.

Filipino citizens or dual citizens, of at least 18 years of age, are encouraged to register as overseas absentee voters so that they may also exercise their constitutionally protected right of suffrage.  To register, visit the Consulate General at its main office or at its outreach locations, and bring a copy of the latest Philippine Passport for Filipino citizens, or Oath of Allegiance or Identification Certificate for dual citizens.