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04/10/2012: OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTER REGISTRATION CONDUCTED ABOARD ZUIDERDAM CRUISE SHIP IN SAN FRANCISCO

 

Photo Left: Mr. Arnel Sotto (right) registers as the 45th registrant during the activity. He works as a tailor and has been with the cruise liner for 17 years. He was assisted by Mr. Jose Mari Lopez (left) during the registration process.

Photo Right: Some of the crew members pose for a group photo with the Consulate team.

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco conducted today an Overseas Absentee (OAV) Registration campaign aboard the Zuiderdam cruise ship of Holland America Line.

Forty-five (45) Filipino crew members successfully registered during the vessel’s temporary berthing at the San Francisco Cruise Terminal. The Philippine Consulate Team was welcomed by Mr. Myles Williams, HR Manager of the Zuiderdam.

Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. thanked the management of Holland America Line for making this possible.  “It is important that we give every opportunity to our Kababayans 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.

Those who wish to register as an Overseas Absentee Voter may still do so until October 31, 2012 at the Philippine Consulate General or during the upcoming Consular on Wheels outreach missions. Bring a copy of the latest Philippine Passport for Filipino citizens, or Oath of Allegiance or Identification Certificate for dual citizens.

For queries on OAV and other consular matters, please call the Consulate General at 415-4336666, email at info@philippinessanfrancisco.org, or visit www.philippinessanfrancisco.org or www.facebook.com/PCGSF.