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11/06/2012: PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN SF PARTNERS WITH GMA PINOY TV TO PROMOTE OVERSEAS VOTING REGISTRATION

June 8, 2012  
PH CONSULATE GENERAL IN SF PARTNERS WITH GMA PINOY TV TO PROMOTE OVERSEAS VOTING REGISTRATION

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco partnered with GMA Pinoy TV to promote Overseas Voting Registration among Filipino citizens.  Up to October this year, an announcement is posted regularly on “Pinoy Inbox” to encourage Kababayans to register for the 2013 Philippine national elections.  Pinoy Inbox is a community billboard where announcements and events are posted on GMA Pinoy TV programs.

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, bring a copy of the latest Philippine Passport for Filipino citizens, or Oath of Allegiance or Identification Certificate for dual citizens.

Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. thanked Jacqueline Ricci of J L Ricci, LLC, for making this possible.  “It is important that we remind Kababayans at every opportunity to take part in shaping the future of our country.   Registering for OAV will give them the capability to exercise their right to vote and help chart the political future of the Philippines,” Consul General Paynor remarked.